/ Grivel Air Tech Helmet
I'm currently writing a review of some helmets for UKC including the air tech and had been enjoying using it a lot. But none of those climbs I used it on needed a headtorch fitted to it. Unfortunately before I could just stick a torch on it and find out myself, fate cruelly separated me from the helmet. The Air Tech is currently, for reasons far to complex and dull to go into, slowly traveling in my parents' caravan from NW Germany to England whilst I am at home in Finland. Nevertheless I'm sure the collective wisdom of UKC can help me out with this.
Not really. The Petzl clips that you can buy - they're bend-to-fit things - are OK. Called 'Croche' I think.
Anyway, they hold the headtorch in place OK but you need to be really careful about the shape into which you bend the hooks - I did some better than others and the poor ones dig into the front of my head.
However, a Silva Nynox headtorch has a rubbery band on one side of the head band and that sticks to the helmet perfectly without hooks.
No, it's rubbish for headtorches. Unless I was attaching it wrong, my torch (a Tikka XP) wobbled horribly, and always seemed to be on the brink of twanging off.
A shame, since otherwise I like the helmet a lot.
As an afterthought, if you, in your capacity as a mighty UKC reviewer, have any chance to channel some feedback to Grivel, it'd be great if you could mention the terribleness of the Air Tech's head torch compatibility
It would also be great if they actually paid attention - the model must be over five years old now, and maybe due for an update?
If i ever find another helmet that sits on my head right i'll prob replace it,petzl one's sit too high on my head...:-(
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