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climbing rafting helmet

Postby waterlogged31 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:24 pm

I am looking for one helmet good for rafting and climbing, any suggestions?

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Re: climbing rafting helmet

Postby Cheaton6 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:35 pm

I find this one gives me the protection and security no matter what I am doing!Image

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Re: climbing rafting helmet

Postby mtn_nut » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:45 pm

http://www.sweetprotection.com/whitewater-kayak/helmets-protection/

I've seen Aaron Mulkey climbing in one of these. I have no idea if they're actually rated for climbing though.

http://vimeo.com/20223522

http://www.coldfear.com/category/videos/

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Re: climbing rafting helmet

Postby SingleSpeed » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Having spent many years kayaking and rafting and also climbing (before it was "cool" to wear helmets) I honestly think you need 2 different helmets. While they are both designed to protect your noggin, they are protecting it from different kinds of impacts. I know it is going to be twice the cost, but you only got one head... Is it worth protecting correctly? If not let me know I have some used, cracked whitewater helmets I'd be happy to sell you cheap.

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Re: climbing rafting helmet

Postby jdorje » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:58 pm

SingleSpeed wrote:While they are both designed to protect your noggin, they are protecting it from different kinds of impacts.


While there is truth to that, just a regular old bicycle helmet is somewhere between 90% and 99% better than nothing.
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