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9:28:27 PM
I've actually been giving this some thought lately and I think I am going to start wearing my helmet a lot more, when I climb. Maybe all the time.

I have an old Edelrid helmet that I got in 1990. It's like this only it used to be white.

Now I'm thinking of upgrading to something like this. It's a BD Tracer .I figure it's about time.

Last year I bought a Black Diamond Half Dome from Rock Hardware and although it seems like an excellent helmet it doesn't fit my head well and I generally still wear my 18 year old Edelrid.

I suppose the answer is to go to some shops and try on a few different helmets and see which I like?


Anyone tried the Tracer or the new Petzl helmet?

I'm not taking the piss here. I am serious.

10:45:32 PM
Rock mag did a survey on helmets a few issues back. You should read it.

(Disclosure of interest: I wrote it).

11:17:56 PM
I seriously can't say enough good things about my Kong Scarab. It's super light, really comfy and has a good solid locking system on the back. I reckon if you're climbing trad and multi pitch there are very few reasons not to wear a helmet. Don't feel ashamed.

10:27:34 AM
On 13/11/2008 evanbb wrote:
> Don't feel ashamed.

It's not wearing a helmet that I'm ashamed of.

It's all the other stuff.

11:12:35 AM
I've got one of the new Petzl Meteor 3 helmets (previously had the Meteor 1, the model featured in the abseiling Mum incident, and for some reason there never was a Meteor 3).

The new Meteor is excellent, light and breathes well and seems a much better construction than the old one. It's encouraged me to wear it almost all the time, sport red-pointing included.
11:52:57 AM
I confess, after doing the survey I decided I did really like the newer lightweight helmets, and also got myself a Meteor III back in April.

I almost forget it's on, the 200g-odd weight reduction over the heavier Petzl (which I'll still use where durability counts) makes a huge difference in comfort, and the ventilation seems good.

The BD Tracer is comparable but stock levels are very variable. DMM also brought out some new models since the survey.
12:55:24 PM
I always thought playing with your helmet in public was a sign of madness.....

12:56:53 PM
It doesn't have to be in public.
2:40:50 PM
only if the strap is done up tight!
2:45:00 PM
Ah, the Michael Hutchence method of private helmet playing.

Speaking of which, my work computer won't let me access but it shows many helmet issues.
3:02:28 PM
at least he hung around till the end.

4:26:58 PM
On 14/11/2008 devlin66 wrote:
>at least he hung around till the end.

And remembered to buckle up.
5:03:48 PM
and notch it up to bad luck

2:41:30 PM
i just purchased myself a shiney new Black diamond half dome. I never thought i would say it, but it's really comfortable! not too fussed on the purple colour tho :/

anyway, that's my 2c :)

2:47:55 PM
Wallwombat doesn't need a new helmet. He just needs to get thicker skin on his head. Or maybe... this is just a ploy to find a helmet for his missus, to go with his 'looking for a small harness' post.

3:31:00 PM
On 18/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Wallwombat doesn't need a new helmet. He just needs to get thicker skin
>on his head.

I have thick skin. It says so on another thread.

Seriously, I just thought that 18 years was a bloody long time to be using a helmet and I should retire it.

Also I have that BD Half Dome for the use of anyone else I may take climbing. One size fits all with that baby.

I don't know why I started this thread. I am a bad man and I hardly ever wear a bloody helmet anyway.

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