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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Wall Rider MIPS Mammut
Wall Rider MIPS

Revolutionary MIPS technology in a helmet for ultimate protection

£116.72 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Vapor Black Diamond
Vapor

Ultralight climbing helmet of foam, polycarbonate sheel, kevlar sheet and carbon rods. 186g for the small size.

£94.24 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Sirocco Petzl
Sirocco

This ultra-lightweight helmet is perfect for climbers and mountaineers alike. It's tough, durable, breathable and weighs a mere 170g! With its unique head-covering design, you're guaranteed to be protected from...

£80.46 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Wall Rider Mammut
Wall Rider

Very Lightweight and durable, this climbing helmet is perfect for mountaineering and winter and ice climbing

£78.86 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Salathe Edelrid
Salathe

At 200g, a very lightweight hybrid helmet, with plenty of ventilation, so you can still send on hot days, where you know every gram will count!

£71.52 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Crag Sender Helmet Mammut
Crag Sender Helmet

Comfortable rock climbing helmet that is well vented, low in weight with a full shell, foam lining and kevlar reinforcement for durability.

£65.72 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Shield II Edelrid
Shield II

Edelrid Shield II climbing helmet is lightweight and robust, In-Mold helmet with innovative closure system and excellent ventilation. The perfect protection for long and demanding climbs. Lightweight In-Mold co...

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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Kid's Tracer Helmet Black Diamond
Kid's Tracer Helmet

Lightweight and comfortable rock climbing helmet for children and toddlers. Ideal for boys and girls!

£52.27 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Elia Helmet Petzl
Elia Helmet

An essential piece of Caving or rock Climbing Equipment. Piece of Head Protection to keep you safe. Women's helmet with pony-tail space in the headband

£49.39 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Half Dome Black Diamond
Half Dome

A lightweight, durable, easily adjusted compact helmet with ventilation slots and helmet clips. Available in two sizes.

£49.39 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Half Dome Women's Black Diamond
Half Dome Women's

A pony-tail compatible, lightweight, durable, and woman's specific version of the Half Dome.

£48.19 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Shield II Kid's Edelrid
Shield II Kid's

Funky looking kid's Climbing Helmet. Specifically designed to protect younger heads.

Helmets

The job of a helmet is obvious, the full range of tasks it needs to perform less so. A helmet must protect the wearer from objects falling onto it and the wearer bashing into things. It must be light, comfortable, unrestrictive and stable. It must stay in place in the event of an impact and not get dragged off in the event of a slide. How this is all accomplished is firstly by using a shell that spreads an impact across the helmet and absorbs shock and a cradle that adjusts well to the head and holds the shell comfortably in place. The climbing helmets we stock fall into two distinct categories: those using a moulded plastic shell and those constructed from a composite polystyrene shell.

Moulded plastic helmets make up the majority of our range and most have a polystyrene insert which helps absorb shock and maintain helmet integrity after each impact, and those without.

The strongest shells are used in the Edelrid Ultralight, which will withstand 10 impacts of greater than 10kN, which is a huge force. Their construction is simple and reliable, and we recommend it for high-risk users and for outdoor centres and groups as a climbing and caving helmet. It's tougher than the toughest of old boots. Wild Country's 360 Helmet is another excellent choice for those wanting the highest levels of protection, this time with a low profile designed to fit under a hood in poor weather.

For kids, who should always be wearing a helmet when climbing, abseiling, caving or playing under crags, we recommend the bombproof Edelrid Ultralight Junior or lighter Petzl Picchu.

For most climbers, weight is also a consideration. You want something light and comfortable, that won't get in your way. We use and recommend the ever-popular Black Diamond Half Dome and the Petzl Boreo, or Petzl Elia for women. These helmets dot the country's crags at regular intervals and have proved to be popular allrounders as well. They are the first choice for almost everyone who wants a climbing helmet.

Lighter (very light indeed!) and less durable are the helmets made out of a composite polystyrene shell, but reinforced in the high wear areas. These include the Mammut Wall Rider, the Petzl Sirocco and the Edelrid Salathe. These are designed for sports climbing and cragging, and are slightly less reassuring in a mountain environment, although they have immense value from a weight saving perspective.

You'll find industrial helmets in the Vertical Rope, Access and Rescue section of the website. The Edelrid Ultralight is a great caving helmet, but if you'd like one with a lamp already attached, have a look at the Petzl Spelios on the caving page.

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Gower New Developments

We have available both instore and online copies of Gower New Developments 2018 and 2019 supplemets produced since the South Wales Sports Climbs Rockfax Guidebook. With over 140 routes between them, predominantly in the lower and mid grades and mainly non-tidal.
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Covid-19 Open for online and mail order 7 days a week

We continue to serve though in a reduced capacity! The store will be manned between 10am to 4:30pm each day for mail and online order processing and to continue providing equipment and advice to emergency services and rescue teams. The general public can still benefit from our expertise by phone or e-mailing us to discuss product for delivery. Our website ordering is still fully operational.
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New special offers added to the outdoor clothing sale rails

Exciting new reductions include insulation in our Patagonia sale, base layer and shell from the Mammut Eiger Extreme range, plus selected items from Marmot, Montane, Mammut and Odlo.
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