The 10 Best Climbing Helmets
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.
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.