/ Dual purpose helmet?

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Gordonbp - on 01 Oct 2013
Anyone know if there's a helmet that's suitable both for climbing and cycling?
mark catcher - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Gordonbp: A few of us use Urge Enduro helmets, removing the peak for climbing. Very comfortable and light. In fact Sutty has just topped out on Astroman wearing his!
Pete Potter - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Gordonbp: The Petzl Meteor 3+ has been put through the standard for Climbing, Cycling and Paddling.
I may be wrong but I think its the only one that has.
Nick Russell on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete Potter:
> (In reply to Gordonbp) The Petzl Meteor 3+

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.
Chambers - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete Potter:
> (In reply to Gordonbp) The Petzl Meteor 3+ has been put through the standard for Climbing, Cycling and Paddling.
> 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.

In reply to Gordonbp: This thread pops up regularly. Apart from Meteor, I think it may be tricky to find one helmet that meets the European safety standards for both activities. However, wearing no helmet is worse than wearing a helmet not sepcifically designed for the activity. If you cycle with your climbing helmet, you've protected yourself more than you would if you wore no helmet. If you climb with your cycle helmet, you've protected yourself more than you would if you wore no helmet. Clearly these are not in accordance with manufacturers' regulations but a bit of common sense applies here too!
MJ - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Gordonbp:

How about the Kong Scarab: -

http://www.kong.it/doc305.htm
Flashy - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to nickinscottishmountains: You're totally right that any helmet would be better than a bare head, but ideally I'd like something that has been certified as providing appropriate protection.

I'm remembering Goran Kropp right now -- was he wearing a cycle helmet while climbing and died of a head injury?
In reply to Flashy: Well, he had a huge fall. I'm not sure a climbing helmet would have altered the outcome.
nufkin - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Flashy:

> I'd like something that has been certified as providing appropriate protection

On the flip side, I can't imagine the Meteor provides appropriate ventilation for cycling
Blue Straggler - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to Gordonbp)
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> How about the Kong Scarab: -
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> http://www.kong.it/doc305.htm

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.

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Helium is for cycling, paddling and climbing. Krypton adds horse riding.
http://www.treehugger.com/culture/salewas-helium-more-sport-with-less-helmet.html
simonzxr - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Pete Potter:
Not true, I have worn one of these for about 5 years and it's very comfortable-

http://www.ratrace.com/547/products/salewa-krypton-multisport-helmet.aspx

CE approved for: Alpinism: EN 12492 Cycling: EN 1078 Canoing: EN 1385 Riding: EN 1384
another_mark on 01 Oct 2013
Hat Dude on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Gordonbp:

The Simond one that Decathlon sell complies with climbing & cycling standards
at half the price of a Petzl Meteor

http://www.simond.com/en/prd/Calcit_Light_Helmet_-_White
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/limestone-white-id_8159326.html
Blue Straggler - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Hat Dude:

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.
Hat Dude on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> (In reply to Hat Dude)
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> Are they the ones that make you look like a mushroom though?

No!

More like Kryton
Flashy - on 03 Oct 2013
In reply to nickinscottishmountains: Yes, he did, and the outcome may have been the same with a 'proper' helmet. But some people want an extra bit of peace of mind.
Hi there,

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.

Nic

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