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  • Black Diamond - 3/4 Back
  • Black Diamond - 3/4 Back
  • Black Diamond - Back
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Blizzard
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Fire Red
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Envy Green
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Steel Grey
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  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Blizzard
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Fire Red
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Envy Green
  • Black Diamond - Vapor Helmet - Steel Grey

Black Diamond Vapor Helmet

$139.95

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    • Blizzard, M/L
      $139.95
    • Blizzard, S/M
      $139.95
    • Fire Red, M/L
      $139.95
    • Envy Green, S/M
      $139.95
    • Steel Grey, S/M
      $139.95
    • Envy Green, M/L
      $139.95
    • Steel Grey, M/L
      $139.95
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    4 Reviews

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    WOW! Now this is a lightweight helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was a little worried about ordering a helmet online. I know Backcountry perfect return policy, but didn't want to deal with the whole back and forth with trying on helmets via the mail.
    BC had a sale and I bought this helmet due to its original price, weight, and the amount of ventilation. How could you go wrong with a BD product anyway?
    Initial impressions... wow, it is like wearing nothing at all. Almost feels as comfortable to wear as my daily baseball cap. It is very easy to fit the helmet to your head due to the ratcheting system.
    I had cracked my forehead as a kid, wasn't wearing a helmet, and most helmets have a pressure point on the front of my forehead. This helmet has a very comfortable feel and has never given me a headache that I unfortunately associate with helmets.

    Wait, Where's My Helmet?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Vapor helmet is so light and breathable that I've actually forgotten it was on my head. I picked this up as an alternative to my hardshell helmet for hot days and FL ski ascents, and it works great. The headlamp clips were a little hard to snap in place, but they hold a headlamp well and will definitely not pop out on their own.
    The adjustment system is neat, but it's possible to tighten one side more than the other, making the helmet sit awkwardly on your head. It's an easy fix, it just takes a little more time to fit the helmet correctly vs a dial-style closure. Once the Vapor is on and adjusted correctly, though, it feels like it's not even there.
    This definitely isn't your burl hardshell helmet that you can toss in the car, stack stuff on top of, and generally abuse, so take care of it. If you do, it'll last.