This is by far the lightest helmet I have ever worn. I am amazed at the ratings it has received. When I am climbing the only reminder that I have a helmet on is the chin strap and the photos of a sweet looking helmet afterward. It fits great in my hood and perfectly over a skull cap on a cold day.If you are going to do something stupid wear a brain bucket. If you are going to wear a brain bucket wear one that looks cool, keeps cool and feels non existent. ***Don't go for the red. That's my color and I don't want to match everyone on the crag.
"Best Helmet I've Worn; just one thing..."
Far and away this is the best helmet I've ever worn, and I have a larger than average head (by a bit), and it still hugs just tight enough to stay in place. The straps don't cut off your ears either, which is great!I got this helmet as a summer/fall guide so I'm wearing it for hours at a time, and you forget it's there.The only thing I have to say is the forehead pad is a little abrasive, but my workaround was a folded bandanna/headband that doubled as a sweatband; problem solved!
"Saw it in the store, tried it on, had to have it as I am a minimalist backpacker"
Fantastic webbing and strap system and exceptionally easy to adjust. Been out three times and still have no dents on it. Hope it is as good as it looks and feels if the big one smacks it from above because someone forgets to scream ROCK, ROCK, ROCK!. It breathes really great in the heat, my buff neck gator fits under it perfectly, (I'm a bit sun shy in terms of UV damage and various types of skin damage) and I very quickly forget that I even have it on. My only frustration right now is that I bought a black one when they first came out, and now there are white and red available. When you make a powder blue, I'll upgrade. Seriously, this is one of those fantastic pieces of gear that is worth every farthing it costs. It packs well when I have to hike into a site, I bought the clips for it, they work great, I can put a shade ring or headlamp on it as needed. It goes well with my Infinity Pack. Another fantastic piece of gear that two of my climbing buddies have upgraded to.
I had it on all day and literally forgot I was wearing it. It's super light, has very low clearance over the top of my dome, and has great air circulation. The adjustments system on the Vapor is so quick and easy, you can ratchet it tighter with one hand while you're wearing it and not get your hair stuck in the system. I snugged mine down so tight it didn't budge. Even with it tight I had great circulation and didn't overheat. The chin strap is tight and easy to adjust. I can't speak to its longevity but one weekend at Red Rocks and I'm loving it. Despite the high price tag, I can honestly say I'm very impressed. This is definitely the Audi of helmets.
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