/ Marking helmets
The other option is to find a part of the helmet that plays no part in giving it strength like the headlamp retainers on a Petzl helmet and put your marking on that part of the helmet.
Hope this helps, if not it's worth speaking to the manufacture of the helmet direct.
I've never really been too stressed about using a strip of my standard gear marking tape along the brim of my helmets - its not a solvent glue and its not a high stress area of the helmet.
I've always found it a bit odd how in a sport where you choose to take on a level of risk, where you may hurt or even kill yourself, climbers give stuff like this a moments thought.
Marker pen or sticker. can't honestly see how it's going to make the slightest bit of difference.
> I've always found it a bit odd how in a sport where you choose to take on a level of risk, where you may hurt or even kill yourself, climbers give stuff like this a moments thought.
> Marker pen or sticker. can't honestly see how it's going to make the slightest bit of difference.
Small beer, but I'm always a little suspicious of lids covered in stickers because they might obscure damage. I think the solvent thing is a red herring myself
I couldn't agree more. Cotton-wool wrapped, risk-assessment box-ticking...pah!
In a previous life I used to work with plastics quite a bit, and it was surprising how easy it was to damage certain plastics with certain other innocuous things. Not knowing much about sticker glue or what materials the helmets are made of, I've always erred on the side of caution.
Having said that, I'd probably quite happily put stickers on a Petzl Meteor (where the plastic isn't really doing much) but would hesitate on an Elios, where the plastic is quite important.
However, I came up with a brilliant (well I think so) idea a few years ago. black reflective tape. the stuff cyclists say you should cover your frame in, etc. On the back of my (and the mrs's) helmet, I stick the tape on in the outline of the first letter of my name (A for me, J for her). This is especially brilliant for alpine starts as you can keep track of each other easily, with the tape reflecting your head torch
and they come with a whole bunch of different stickers as well. Or was that just mine?
I see plenty of centers with their names written on helmets along with numbers, also my grivel helmet came with a load of stickers.
I'm starting to worry about the effects of sweat, sunlight and rain water have on helmets now!
I left my helmet out in the sun and now it's covered in blisters.
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