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Half Dome Helmet

Hopefully you'll start climbing Half Dome around sunrise, because if you don't you'll definitely finish climbing after sunset. Either way, the Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet has headlamp clips as well as safety features. This helmet is Black Diamond's original, updated for more ventilation and a lower weight.

  • Black Diamond's staple helmet for climbing sport and trad
  • Co-molded foam with low-profile, lightweight polycarbonate shell
  • One-handed adjustment dial with adjustable chin strap
  • Clips for headlamp
  • Item #BLD00Z9

Shell Material
polycarbonate
Impact Foam
EPS
Fit Adjustment
dial
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 11.6 [medum/large] 12.3oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Go With a Better Helmet

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I used this helmet for two years before buying the Black Diamond Vapor helmet. I wish I bought the Vapor right from the start. It's noticibly lighter, fits better, has better air circulation, and has a lower profile compared to the Half Dome helmet. The half dome fulfills it's function, but there's better helmets out there. My two cents: go with a different helmet.

>Rating: 4

Rough for glasses user but good purchase

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
6` 0"
Weight
160 lbs

My head size was right borderline in the middle of both sizes offered at the time of purchase. I ended up going for the bigger size(M/L) as I was wanting to use the helmet for both climbing and Ice Climbing in the winter. Works pretty great and I am still able to tighten it pretty well to my head. The only thing I would say is that it is very difficult to wear sunglasses or even normal glasses as the part that goes around the ear butts right up against a strap on the helmet.

>Rating: 5

Great Piece of Gear

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

This helmet has saved my life multiple times. I had a fist sized rock fall from about 75 feet above me while I was belaying on a multi-pitch and it just bounced off the helmet. Thanks to this helmet, all I walked away with was a headache.

>Rating: 2

Great helmet NOT for challenge course

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Purchased the Half Dome helmet for our university hybrid indoor adventure climbing class because we liked the weight, the mechanism for tightening and the straps. We thought we had a real winner until we were inspected by ACCT and they would not certify our new helmets. The Black Diamond Half Dome are to be used in mountaineering, rock climbing or ice climbing, but not for use in challenge courses such as ours. The nice folks at Black Diamond were helpful, but unable to assist because they don't make helmets for challenge course use. Unfortunately Backcountry doesn't put the "fine print" on their website, so I didn't know that these helmets were not for challenge course use. We got a good deal on the purchase, but are now disappointed that we have to buy more helmets that meet the standards for ACCT. Read the fine print "instructions" on Black Diamond's website.

LOL

>Rating: 5

Black Diamond Half Dome

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Not my personal helmet, but I’ve worn one 5 days a week all summer for my work and have certainly had time to familiarize myself. A few rocks to the head and two less than graceful falls later I can certainly say my brain is all The better for it. Comfortable (as far as helmets go) and durable, thanks to the hard outer shell. An excellent introductory or workhorse helmet for those who don’t want to see every dent in their fancy $150 foam domes.

>Rating: 5

So far, so good.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought the Half Dome for my first helmet because it had good reviews and the price wasn't outrageous. I've had it out doing some sport climbing and recently on my very first multi-pitch. It's easy to adjust and pretty comfortable. I haven't taken any huge whippers with it yet, nor been subjected to falling rock, but at least I know I'm doing my best to protect the old noggin.

>Rating: 4

Second Time Around

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

After retiring my first half dome, I was happy enough to buy another. I don’t feel the need to spend $100+ on a helmet and this does the job and is lighter on your wallet.

>Rating: 5

Works Perfect!

This was easy to adjust and comfortable for hours on end. This is a great helmet!

>Rating: 5

Great Climbing

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>Rating: 5

Very comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The half dome is super comfortable and the twist adjustable head band is very convenient and easy to use.

>Rating: 5

Great!

Everything you would need in a helmet. Light, sturdy, and comfortable. I feel my head will be just fine.

>Rating: 5

Classic Helmet

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The BD Half Dome is a classic climbing helmet. Good for everything from sport climbing to big walls. Super durable and functional, this helmet will last for years and years.

>Rating: 5

Protect the dome

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Nice comfortable lightweight helmet that protects well and it’s adjustable

>Rating: 4

Great Climbing Helmet!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a quality climbing helmet. It comes in more handy for saving your dome from swinging cams when you carelessly whip your gear sling over your shoulder, but this helmet will also protect you from serious damage should you take a serious whipper or be subjected to falling rocks and ice. This helmet is adjustable, but it can get mildly uncomfortable when worn for several hours on end. Overall, lightweight, breathable, versatile, and full of peace-of-mind.

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Do the vents open and close for use in the rain or hot and cool days? Thank you