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The awesome new Alpine Shield takes an innovative and stylish approach to creating the ultimate in adaptability and the perfect 'year round' helmet. This modular design adopts a 'two-in-one' approach, combining a lightweight, in-mould EPS/Polycarbonate helmet with an exclusive 'Alpine Shield' cover that can be quickly attached to give enhanced protection.
Worn uncovered, this helmet is perfect for all round cragging; supremely light and with an optimal fit via quick-click volume adjustment, soft EVA pads and a super secure, quick release chin strap. Worn covered, by adding the bonus Alpine Shield shell - providing extra stone and icefall protection - it goes further than any other helmet of its type can go.
Simple to switch around and easy to fit and wear, the Alpine Shield is the first helmet with this modular capability – so from gritstone games to winter workouts it converts from best in class to a class of its own.
The Shield on it's own...
© Wild Country, Aug 2009
Weight: 260 grams uncovered 420 grams covered.
You can download a user guide for the Alpine Shield here
The Alpine Shield won the 'New and Notable' award in Climbing Magazine's Gear Guide this spring - you can see that here.
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