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Vapor Helmet



The lightest, most breathable and most comfortable climbing helmet we’ve ever made, the Vapor provides reliable, ultralight protection.
Item# BD620215BLZZM_L1

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Providing ultralight, low-profile protection, unparalleled ventilation and a secure and super-comfortable fit, the Black Diamond Vapor helmet is a go-anywhere cragging lid that proves helmets aren't just for multi-pitch trad climbs and big alpine faces. We engineered a sheet of Kevlar and a series of carbon rods in between co-molded EPS foam and a polycarbonate shell to keep the weight at a minimum while keeping you protected. The Vapor's ratcheting suspension tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag, and removable headlamp clips secure your light on pre-dawn starts or when rapping after dark.

  • Co-molded EPS foam with polycarbonate shell is lower profile than the Vector
  • Geometric, open-air design provides unparalleled airflow
  • Ratchet adjuster with molded push buttons
  • Headlamp clips are removable for reduced snagging on slings and clothing

Tech Specs

Weight :  
[S/M] 186 g (6.6 oz)
[M/L] 199 g (7 oz)
Size Range :  
[S/M] 53-59 cm (21-23 in)
[S/M] 58-63 cm (23-25 in)

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This helmet saved my life I can confidently say I would be dead without it. I suffered a broken neck, traumatic brain injury, and a month in the hospital from my fall. Wear a helmet!!! July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight Helmet! I am a big fan of this Helmet. It is my first climbing helmet but it is light, comfortable, and secure fitting! June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light and breathable I bought this helmet for its light weight and high ventilation. So far so good. I'm quite pleased with it although I have only had a few weeks and used it mostly in the shade. Still, it looks like it will fit the bill nicely. June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is well described and does not disappoint This was exactly what I was looking for! I bought it because it's lightweight and lowprofile, intending to use it for climbing in Alaska. My favorite BD helmet yet! May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight Plain and simple a great helmet. You forget it is even on. May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like wearing a hat The only helmet I've ever owned that is easier to just wear on the approach than to carry in the pack. Feels like I'm wearing a hat. No reason not to wear it all the time (even sport climbing). May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet lid! This is by far the most comfortable climbing helmet I've used to date. It is intended to be a super light, breathable, lower profile lid that you don't mind wearing. I found all of these claims to be true. It is not going to be as durable as some other hard plastic lids, which is why I kept my plastic helmet for winter. That being said, The Vapor survived a week of Red Rock multi-pitch routes with just a few scuffs and nicks. Head never felt hot and harness system is first class. Brilliant piece, meets all expectations. April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazing So comfortable! This was the primary reason I wanted to try this helmet out. It makes me WANT to wear my helmet. March 15, 2014
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