Chris Darwinwrote a review of Grivel Salamander Helmet on October 11, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This helmet is poorly designed. I wonder if they even field tested it. The chin strap is very hard to adjust. When you put on or take off your knit hat you need to adjust the fit and you have to really yard on the buckle to change it. And when you do it changes the front to rear adjustment so it then sits crooked on your head. Then the rear dial for the headband adjustment keeps loosening by itself. At one point the knob even pulled off when trying to adjust it. I can imagine it getting knocked off or coming off and dropping it with a gloved hand. Helmet fit is critical for safety. It should be easy and quick to get properly adjusted and should stay where you set it, it fails in these respects. Had it out for about 4 climbs and already want my money back.