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Remind rocks that they are for climbing, not hitting your head.

Your head is your most valuable climbing asset, which makes a good helmet key. The Black Diamond Vector Helmet keeps all your marbles where they belong: in your noggin and focused on climbing. A vented polycarbonate shell encases co-molded EPS foam for a versatile design that allows airflow without compromising protection. The Vector's ratcheting adjuster means you get the most ideal fit without fiddling around, and secure headlamp clips keep your light source from taking off for an adventure of its own.

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5 5

Survived 60ft fall with this helmet!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Crazy true story!! So I was debating whether or not to spend the extra money and get this Vector helmet over a normal plastic one. I thank God that I did buy this one.

Two weeks ago I freefell from the top of a 60 foot climb in Staunton State Park, CO. down to the boulders below. 911 was called and I got rescued down the mountain, taken by flight for life to a level one trauma center and then walked away from the ER 7 hours later. No concussions, spinal damage or even any broken bones! I had this helmet on and I honestly think that it helped save my life. I have a shallow 1 inch dent on the top of the helmet and a little blood but that is the only sustained damage from a fall 11xs my height! God used this helmet to protect me from having permanent brain damage and even death. Its a part of my miracle story and a big reason why I'm alive today.

Get the best protection possible, youre life is worth the extra money.

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Woah Asha!
Thanks so much for sharing your story!!
Thrilled to hear this helmet made a difference in your fall.

I have a big head, really big. I tried on...

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I have a big head, really big. I tried on a Vector M/L and Elios size 2 today, both were almost comically small perched atop of my giant head. Any Ideas?

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Hey badp1148379,

I would suggest you check out the Grivel Salamander helmet (Item # GRV0082). The XL size can fit heads that measure 58cm-66cm in circumference. Have you measured the circumference of your noggin with a tape measure? I would think that it would fall under the XL variant of the Salamander. I hope this helps, the link below will send you to the helmet I am suggesting.

http://www.backcountry.com/grivel-salamander-helmet?ti=UExQIENhdDpDbGltYmluZyBIZWxtZXRzOjE6ODpiY3NDYXQ4MTExMDAyMQ&skid=GRV0082-BK-REG

Whats the deal with the sizing? I currently...

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Whats the deal with the sizing? I currently wear a Petzl Elios which has a max size of 61cm, my head is roughly 62cm and the Petzl fits ok. Went to try the M/L (says it fits up to 63cm) BD Vector on and couldn't even begin to get my head in. I know manufacturers size things differently but this is ridiculous.

5 5

Spend the extra money

I originally bought the half dome, returned for this. The Vector is much more comfortable and significantly lighter (to me). You could honestly forget you are wearing this thing. Weight was important for me and my ski mountaineering pack gets heavy, so I was very glad I made the step up from the Half Dome.

5 5

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

VERY comfortable. This is the only piece of headwear I own that I can stand to keep on longer than I have to! Sometimes I belay with it on because I forget I have it on... The only downside is that unlike the plastic suspension buckets, the Vector is soft and will dent easily.

5 5

Great helmet, but know the tech

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great helmet, lightweight, comfortable, and it looks cool - understand though that it is different technology than a suspension helmet. Construction is typical of a bike helmet - light outer shell and dense but light foam core. This helmet is designed to be used once - once it takes a shot, it goes in the dumpster. It also scratches easily so don't expect it to stay pretty. Finally - its a lot more bulbous than some of the suspension helmets - if you have a big head you might not like the fact that you'll look like an alien.
I have a big head, and some of my friends have make snarky comments that it makes my head look even bigger, but bottom line its so light weight and comfortable I don't care..

We'll see over the long haul, but I definitely prefer this to a suspension helmet. Does not stay wet either.. buy with confidence.

Can you wear ski googles with this?

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Can you wear ski googles with this?

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Hi Aaron,
you totally can, it depending on the goggle it will push them down on your face a bit. and you have to put the goggles on before the helmet and run the strap under the helmet. I use it with the smith I/O and it pushes them down, its really annoying at first but then you forget about it once you start skiing.

Protecting my noggin on Wolf's Head

Protecting my noggin on Wolf's Head

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Climbing Wolf's Head in the Cirque of the Towers

5 5

Great Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The helmet 8oz, which you easily forget you are wearing, until you come in contact with a surface, which is the reason you are wearing it. I prefered the BD half dome one hand adjustment, but the two thumb adjustment with the BD Vector is dismissible. The venting at the back is also a feature to admire. I would recommend this helmet if you have the extra credit.

5 5

Very comfortable helmet!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My previous helmet was a Petzl Elios helmet, but it felt awkward, either not well adjusted or too tight around my forehead. So, I tried both the Petzl Meteor III+ and the BD Vector, and even though the former is also very lightweight, the Vector was a much better fit for my head. The fit on the Vector is so seamless that I find myself walking back to my car without realizing that I still have my helmet on. That me, for me, is a telltale sign of a perfect fit--and a great product. In addition, the helmet is very lightweight, yet provides good coverage around your head. So lightweight, again, that I totally forget about it. What more can I ask for?

5 5

Awesome Helmet!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great helmet. Its super lightweight and it protects the side of your head well for falling on lead. It also looks really cool for a helmet, which is huge (even if it is a little shallow). It is expensive, but it is worth it to protect your nog. Try it on before buying it! Same with other helmets.

5 5

Use Your Head!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is great! Perfect combination of light weight and comfort. Hardly even know it's on and it's got nice big vents for good air circulation.

5 5

A must for any sport climber

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is fantastic,black diamond knew what they were doing with this.

It is light,VERY light, so light that when its on your head all you notice is the sound the styrofoam makes. In a pack, it doesn't weigh you down at all.

It's very comfortable, easily adjustable and is one of the first helmets able to fit my big head, due to how there are two sizes to choose from!!

When you unbox it, you may be concerned about how well it will protect you as it feels way too light to protect you from anything; believe me it will, this sucker will save your noggin, whether its a small rock that your climber kicks off while you belay, or if you take that gnarly lead fall...

Overall easily a 5/5, little spendy but you get what you pay for.

5 5

Awesome helmet

I love my vector. I had read reviews before I bought it that said that it felt kind of cheap and it might get crushed in a bag full of gear, but that is not the case as all. It is super comfy, protects my noggin, and looks way cooler than most other helmets out there. Highly recommended. (I am attaching a pic of the adjusting thing in the back)

Awesome helmet
5 5

Helmet Perfection

I'm digging this helmet for a number of reasons:
1. It's super lightweight and comfortable.
2. It actually fits my giant head (7 5/8in. hat size in a M/L) with a deeper fit than the Half Dome.
3. It looks cool. Less of a "dorky helmet" and more of a "badass skull protector"than some other designs out there.

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