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Helmets News

Sep 2013

thumb The Zodiac from EDELRID is a lightweight hybrid helmet well suited to the demands of climbing, mountaineering and Via Ferrata. Read more

Jul 2013

thumb Whether you're sport climbing or going multi pitch; heading abroad to the Alps or cragging in the UK, check out the new Rock... Read more

Apr 2013

thumb With a maximum weight of 165 g, the SIROCCO becomes the new standard for lightweight helmets. Read more

Jun 2012

thumb Edelrid are updating their well-respected and long-established range of climbing helmets with the addition of the Shield II a... Read more

Jun 2012

thumb The Mammut El Cap Helmet series combines style with technical know-how. With a style for kids too, the El Cap helmet range is... Read more

Nov 2011

thumb With its strong ABS shell, EPS liner and soft cradle aids, our Safetech Helmet offers incomparable protection. There is... Read more

Sep 2011

thumb An ultra-light, versatile helmet. Weighing only 235 grams, the Meteor III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and comfort.... Read more

Apr 2011

thumb Weighing only 235 grams, the METEOR III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and comfort. It is also one of our most... Read more

Jan 2011

thumb The new Safe Tech Helmet is another innovative product from Metolius. Most helmets are only designed to withstand impacts from... Read more

Oct 2010

thumb Traditionally, helmets have only offered protection from falling objects, despite the fact that 80% of head injuries are... Read more

Helmets Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Aug 2014

thumb Viv Scott tests out the bright orange Sirocco helmet from Petzl: "At 165 grams (for the larger size), the Sirocco knocks up to... Read more

Sep 2013

thumb Jack Geldard takes the Shield Lite helmet from Edelrid out on the crag testing the comfort and fit. He finds a robust,... Read more

Oct 2012

thumb A reflection on designs, standards and purpose, and a review of a mixed bag of four helmets: two models new to the market this... Read more

Mar 2012

thumb Phil Baker takes the Mammut Tripod 2 helmet to Cogne for a thorough testing. He thinks the headtorch clips look secure (he didn't... Read more

Nov 2010

thumb Three helmets on test: the Black Diamond Tracer, Wild Country Rock Lite and C.A.M.P. Armour Lady. Read more

Apr 2010

thumb UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes the 360 helmet for a spin and - he likes it! "...this one doesn't look like a washing up bowl..." Read more

Jan 2010

thumb Wild Country have come up with a radical new helmet design aimed at providing the cross-season climber with one do-it-all... Read more

Jul 2008

thumb TobyA reviews the CAMP Armour helmet - "it both looks pretty darn cool and most importantly isn't purple.. So over all, a... Read more

Jun 2008

thumb An in depth look at helmets; how they are tested, what models are available and what they are designed for. With info from the... Read more

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