Updated January 05, 2019 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Climbing Helmets

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you're an alpinist, a spelunker, or a wilderness rescue worker, one of the most important precautions you can take before setting off on your next trek is protecting your head. The climbing helmets on this list are designed to do just that, using a combination of advanced materials, such as injection-molded ABS plastic and EPS foam. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best climbing helmet on Amazon.

10. Fusion Meka

9. Petzl Picchu

8. MSA Nexus Linesman

7. Mammut Skywalker 2

6. Edelrid Madillo

5. Petzl Elia

4. Singing Rock Penta

3. Petzl Meteor

2. Black Diamond Half Dome

1. Mammut Wall Rider

Editor's Notes

December 28, 2018: In putting this ranking together, we took a fairly broad approach to the category of "climbing", taking it to refer to any activity that involves vertical travel. Thus, we included one or two options that you might not normally find on a strictly adventure sport-climbing list -- the MSA Nexus Linesman, for example, can be used both for wilderness rescue as well as urban construction work. But for the most part, the models featured are specifically designed for climbing rock in all its formations, and vary between hard shell varieties that offer more durability, and soft shell foam options that offer more comfort and versatility.


Chase Brush
Last updated on January 05, 2019 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).


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