Rated 4 out of 5 by trentonw Great Product, but needs some work.
I am a climbing instructor for a boy scout camp. I have to wear this helmet anywhere from 10-14 hours a day and I love how it feels, how well it fits, and how light it is! I only have one problem with this helmet, When you wear this helmet as much as I do the padding starts to smell, a lot, It really does not matter what you try to do.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael Schweizer Mike.
Took this helmet out of the box, adjusted, and wore it for two days of high angle rope rescue training, never once wanted to take it off.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt Amazing helmet!
One of the climbing rangers I work with raves about his, so I figured I'd grab one myself. What a great helmet! Super comfy, well ventilated, great fit and light weight. I love how the suspension systems packs into the helmet as well. I can't see this thing ever sliding back on my head as my previous helmets do. Great product!
October 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Greg light, comfy, good looking...
Well, the title of my review says it all. The Vector helmet is brilliant. I've only had the Vector for 6 months, but i'm already addicted.
Just to make sure that next gen helmets improve on the current vector, I have to find a possible improvement:
The protection of the back of the head is unique to BD's designs (by the way, it's brilliant). But it's also the helmet's drawback. Let me explain: on long mountaineering routes my backpack tends to be fairly high, and then, the helmet tends to interfere with the top of my pack when looking up. It would be nice to keep the protection above the neck, but maybe with a little less thickness of foam.
Overall: it's gonna take a lot of work for BD's design team to make me select a different helmet. The Vector is that good.
PS: the headlamp clips work OK, but the material feels weak (too hard) especially in below-freezing temperatures.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EarlA This helmet is the best!
I have been using climbing helmets for work for the past 26 years. I have used a lot of different styles of helmet. This the first helmet that does not tilt on my head. It is so light I often forget I have it on. This is the first helmet I have owned that I can say I enjoy using!
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael Best ever
I've always hated wearing a helmet rock climbing. Too hot, heavy, uncomfortable and geeky. The Vector changes all of that. Super comfortable, well-ventilated and light enough to wear all day without noticing. Still not as chic as a beanie but pretty close.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KateR helmets are now fun to wear
the lightness and comfort of the vector have made all the diference in the world. I wear mine so much more!
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jazz Climbing helmets have come a long way!
The vector helmet is the lightest and most comfortable climbing helmet I've worn yet. The suspension keeps the helmet centred really well, eliminating the tilted helmet gumby look. Love this helmet for long alpine routes and rock guiding.
May 18, 2013