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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by ratagonia, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Helmets - I loved the Petzl Elios, especially the latest versions (except for the open cell foam), but they discontinued that and the Boreo is... small. I am not sure I can wear it with a beanie on, which is kind of required, and despite the swelling, my head is men's median.

    What helmets do people like that I should recommend to my customers?

    Looking for good fit range and durability, and moderate price. Professional opinions given extra weight. Thanks.

    Tom
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  3. Nick Smolinske

    Nick Smolinske

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    I recently went shopping for a new helmet and tried on all the options in two different stores (all Petzl and Black Diamond). The BD Half Dome was the only option I found that fit around my glasses well. Maybe I just have a weird shaped head, or maybe Petzl didn't have many glasses wearers in their product testers. Either way, that's something to consider.

    This was to replace a Petzl Elios that was a gift. I kept it out of politeness but finally couldn't take the poor fit anymore.
  4. ratagonia

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    I think there are many people who might like your Elios...
  5. Nick Smolinske

    Nick Smolinske

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    Was that a hint?

    I'm going into the Grand Canyon on Sunday with a friend who doesn't own a climbing helmet, so he's taking it for this trip at least.
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  6. ratagonia

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    A hint? Obviously. I have 4 helmets now so I do not need it... but other people like that helmet, so if you do not use it much, you could find a good home for it.

    T
  7. Jake Freimanis

    Jake Freimanis Ours is a quiet fear

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    2nd the Half Dome. I think the vents could be a bit better so it's a bit warm sometimes but I LOVE the durability. I've put that thing through the ringer.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
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  8. skeeter

    skeeter A holed piston is just an ashtray

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    I use the vertex vent. Its the only one that doesn't look disproportionate on my big melon.
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