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Helmets News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

26 Apr 2017

thumbClimbing Technology have been gradually updating and improving their range of helmets over the last few years. The current range... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbThe legendary Grivel Salamander helmet has been redesigned and updated for the upcoming winter season. Read more

Oct 2015

thumbUpwards as well as downwards - this extremely versatile Climb-to-ski helmet is the ideal compromise between the classic climbing... Read more

Dec 2014

thumbLooking for that perfect all rounder? With an enviable combination of strength, durability and fit the new Fusion hardshell... Read more

Dec 2014

thumbThis superlight helmet has been designed for extremes and offers the ultimate protection. A brilliant trad or sport climbing... Read more

Sep 2013

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

Jul 2013

thumbWhether 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

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

Jun 2012

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

Jun 2012

thumbThe 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

Helmets Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

19 May 2017

thumbFollowing a re-design, the new Petzl SIROCCO is a big improvement on the original, says Theo Moore. No longer at risk of looking... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbThe new Salamander 2.0 is a complete redesign on the popular Salamander mark one. In fact pretty much the only things that... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbUKC's very own Rob Greenwood takes a look at Grivel's new lightweight helmet - the Stealth - but how did it perform compared to... Read more

May 2016

thumbA refinement on the popular ELIOS, Petzl's new ELIA helmet is designed specifically for women - particularly those with long... Read more

Mar 2015

thumbThings have come a long way from the battered old heavy plastic lid with which Heather Swift started her climbing career, as Wild... Read more

Jan 2015

thumbPetzl's Meteor was probably the first EPS helmet on the market, way back in 1996. Dan Bailey looks at the latest version of this... Read more

Aug 2014

thumbViv 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

thumbJack 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

thumbA 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

thumbPhil 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


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