Having listened to feedback from sponsored athletes and other climbers the Shield II features Edelrid's new 'Wing-Fit' system, so-called because of the twin reinforcements at the base of the cradle that resemble a pair of wings. They support an easy-adjust dial that makes it simple to tighten or loosen the fit as required. The cradle can also be folded away, making it easier to pack and transport the Shield II when not in use.
The Shield II weighs in at 280g for the size small (accommodating head measurements between 46-55cm) and 300g for the size large (accommodating head measurements between 53-62cm). In addition it features a comfortable side fastening chin strap, integrated vents that allow for a cooling inflow of air as well as dual frontal and rear clips for affixing a head lamp.
The Shield II is available now from select UK retailers.