/ NEWS: Wild Country's One Helmet That Does it All
Wild Country have two new helmets to protect your noggin, one, the Alpine Shield, is a modular helmet.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=07&year=2008#n45222
The prices look good, but explain to me why this isn't total marketting?
Helmet's that really do do it all are made by Salewa - they're rated for Kayakng and Cycling too.
WC've just matched the product categories that Petzl started, both the Meteor or that cheap budget £30 ish one, and the daft Robocop one with the visor which admittedly they've made `modular' or tinkered with, and gone for a slice of the market with the buy British USP - as BD have already got in on the light weight helmet action for the Us of A for at least a year now
I asume the lack of any data I can find easily, in particular with regards to product weight, is because the Meteor III's still lighter?
And even if the 360 is lighter, then I'm sorry WC, early 2009 is three years too late! As I expect my Meteor will more than last until then (as long as I don't lose it or put it in airport hold baggage which is what happened to my last two).
Chaps I think you are both being unfairly critical.
What is the perfect helmet?
Well I think it is one that is as light and airy as the BD tracer or Petzl Meteor, and as robust and with as much top down protection as the Ecrin Roc/Vertex.
Well if you want lightness and side of head protecion for cragging and a hard as tails lid for the mountains it generally means 2 helmets and a £110 investment. Nobody wants to have to but 2 helmets.
I have not seen one of these new WC ones yet so I am going to reserve judgement untill I have. On the other hand I don't believe either of you have seen one either so perhaps you should do likewise. Sneering at inovation does not do anyone any favours.
All the best.
I sneer at dubious claims of innovation,I celebrat the genuine artticle as much as anyone.
Why do they go to all the effort of telling us you get a free bag for it yet neglect to simply put the prototype on some kitchen scales and tell us its weight? Trade secrets?
Should have the weights by tomorrow Paz. Hope you can wait that long.
I can indeedy. Look forward to them. ta.
Don't know how it will work, but the idea is a good one.
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