/ Dual purpose helmet?
I may be wrong but I think its the only one that has.
I also use the Meteor and would definitely recommend it! Not sure if there's any others that have been through the testing procedure, but I was advised when buying it that some of the other 'foam' style climbing helmets would probably work just as well for cycling. The testing process is quite expensive for the manufacturer though, so they don't necessarily get it done.
> I may be wrong but I think its the only one that has.
The sales assistant at Outside in Hathersage thinks you're right, 'cos that's what he said to my son when he was selling him one.
I'm remembering Goran Kropp right now -- was he wearing a cycle helmet while climbing and died of a head injury?
On the flip side, I can't imagine the Meteor provides appropriate ventilation for cycling
> How about the Kong Scarab: -
Hard to get hold of in the UK, I think. I wanted one for ages. Ended up with a very nice Salewa Helium (or is it a Krypton?), rated for climbing, cycling, paddling AND (I think!) horse riding! I don't ride horses. Or paddle. But it's a nice helmet. Kong Scarab looks better ventilated but also bulkier. And I think relatively expensive but then I got my Salewa half price so my maths is skewed.
Helium is for cycling, paddling and climbing. Krypton adds horse riding.
Not true, I have worn one of these for about 5 years and it's very comfortable-
CE approved for: Alpinism: EN 12492 Cycling: EN 1078 Canoing: EN 1385 Riding: EN 1384
These are what I bought for my kids
The Simond one that Decathlon sell complies with climbing & cycling standards
at half the price of a Petzl Meteor
Are they the ones that make you look like a mushroom though? :-) I remember trying on a white and green cheap Simond helmet in Decathlon and it made me feel like Mario or Luigi were going to eat me up for special powers! Not sure if that is the same one though.
> Are they the ones that make you look like a mushroom though?
More like Kryton
Kong's Scarab is your helmet. EN-rated for kayaking and equestrian use too, for that matter. Very light and comfy. Wife uses it and I use it too when she's not using it. The only real defect is that I found it difficult to fit my headlamp into its plastic clips. The opening is very tight.
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