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Salewa Vayu Helmet

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    Light, comfortable, and multi-impact.

    Modern climbing helmets handle single impacts before your hard-earned dollars literally go into the trash can, while other climbing helmets are too stifling and uncomfortable to wear all the time. Salewa fixed this problem by making the Vayu Helmet comfortable enough for long-term climbing objectives, yet still retaining traditional multi-impact protection so you can continue using the Vayu even after you take a harsh whipper or the climbing you're belaying pulls a hold off, right onto your dome. 
    • Light, comfortable climbing helmet for long-term rock investments
    • Multi-impact shell for protection whether you're belaying or leading
    • Large ventilation openings assure spring-to-fall comfort
    • Adjustable chin and back ensure customized fit
    • Item #SFW004W

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    100% polypropylen
    Impact Foam
    Fit Adjustment
    [small/medium] 20.8 - 23.2in [large/x-large] 23.2 - 24.8in
    EN 12492
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use

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    Pricey, sold as general purpose helmet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Had this helmet been described and advertised as an ultra-light, one-big-climb-and-retire-it helmet, it would be getting 5 stars. It’s super light, adequately durable, and provides good one-time impact protection.
    But it’s not sold like that. It’s sold as a solution to the problem that you pay for light-weight at the expense of durability.
    I am not a regular helmet wearer unless i’m climbing ice, and often I won’t even carry the helmet. So imagine my surprise when this thing started to actually fall apart in mid February, when I bought it in July. Cracks are forming in the foam, the rear headlamp attachment clip has broken (fortunately the screw that attaches it is large enough for the elastic cord to fit around) and it’s all around looking worse for wear. I grant you, it has been strapped to the exterior of my pack a few times, but it hasn’t sustained enough dropped-packs to really make the level of damage make sense.
    The suspension has never fit right, owing to it’s ultralight, elastic-for-everything design. I’m glad i’m a man with a pony tail; it gives the suspension something to catch on so the helmet doesn’t slide forward and cover my face.
    Needless to say, i’m not stoked on this helmet, at least not what I bought it for.
    Had Salewa advertised it for light-and-fast, I would’ve known what I was getting, and bought something else.

    Unanswered Question

    My head circumference is fifty-nine cm.Which size is suit to me.And the difference of size is in tension strap or helmet circumference?Thank you.