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Black Diamond Vector Helmet - Women's


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    • Glacier Blue, S/M
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    5 Reviews


    A safety must-have.

    The most valuable piece of climbing gear you have is between your ears. Protect yourself with the Black Diamond Women's Vector Helmet. This intuitive design features a vented polycarbonate shell that stands up to surprises from the climber you're belaying, and a micro-adjust ratchet lets you get the optimum fit when you're leading. At barely over eight ounces, the Vector adds a big safety factor to your vertical day without adding a bunch of weight.
    • Item #BLD1410

    Tech Specs

    [shell] polycarbonate, [lining] EPS foam
    Adjustable Vents
    Number of Vents
    Fit Adjustment
    micro-adjust ratchet
    CE, UIAA
    Claimed Weight
    8.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    rock climbing, alpine climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    BD Vector helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Upgraded to the Vector after trying out a coworker's (mega Backcountry babe Zoe Zulauf, pictured in hers below). MAJOR step up from my Petzl Elia in terms of weight and comfort. For some reason, the Elia's straps couldn't be adjusted so they didn't run over my ears, leading to pinching and general discomfort on longer climbs. The Vector's straps fit my head more intuitively. The only inconvenience of the Vector vs the Elia is that the Elia is a durable hardshell whereas the Vector is a softer EPS foam. Both helmets are rated to protect your noggin from impact, but you need to be more careful with foam helmets as they can be compromised if you drop them or smash them into packs. The weight savings for an EPS foam helmet is totally worth it, I honestly forget that I'm wearing it.

    Ultimately, different climbing brands create helmets that cater to different head shapes. Read reviews, check the size chart, and try on a few if possible to see if you will fall in love with the Vector, too.

    Hit me up directly at my contact info below if you want help finding the perfect helmet for you :)

    Finally look good in a helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Ok, so maybe not the most important factor but it definitely counts!

    This helmet also fits really well and doesn't move around your head or block your eyesight or fall backwards. It's also so light that you'll quickly forget it's even there.

    I have the glacier blue in a S/M (5'5" and 115 lbs with normal sized head - I think!).

    Finally look good in a helmet!

    Rad - not that durable.

      I love this helmet because of a few things...
      1. It's light so when you don't need it you forget it's there.
      2. It fits well and doesn't make you look too dorky.

      It's not very durable which makes me nervous about what would happen when I actually needed it. It dents easy even just in your pack and won't withstand any accidental dropping while hanging around the crag.

      Rad helmet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Before the Vector I had a half dome for about 3 years and constantly had trouble with it moving around while I was climbing. The vector is awesome, the ratchet adjustment is loads better than the wheel adjustment on the half dome. It's comfortable, light, fits well, has more noggin coverage and more EPS foam than the half domes.

      I also like to wear Buffs underneath my helmet because they keep my hair out of my face, this helmet easily fits a buff or a beanie underneath if needed.

      I'm 5'3" and bought the S/M.

      Rad helmet


        I bought this helmet a couple of weeks ago for climbing and I love it. I ordered a M/L and I probably should have ordered a S/M. I'm an average sized lady (5'4", 130lbs) with a medium sized head. However, with the adjustable head rachet, I can tighten it up enough so that it's not useless! But I would suggest measuring your cranium before ordering...

        My favorite feature is the head lamp clip! And let us not forget that it's ultra light!

        I haven't taken any solid hits to the head with it on (and let's hope I never do).