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Vapor Helmet

$139.95 USD


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The lightest, most breathable and most comfortable climbing helmet we’ve ever made, the Vapor provides reliable, ultralight protection.
Item# BD620215FREDM_L1
$139.95 USD

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


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 5 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hopefully it remains untested Excellent fit, very lightweight and stylish. A good helmet is a must! March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's like you're not wearing a helmet... ....but you are. Can't say how well it protects, and hope I never find out, but it's super comfortable. December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I bought this soley on the reviews I am a woman that hates high profile helmets. I started climbing with an Ecrin Roc years ago... ... have been using a BD Half Dome and hated the fit. The Vapor is what girls want! Great ventilation. Huge and comfortable size adjustability. Soft webbing feel on the chin strap. I can easily slip my pony-tail between the helmet and occipital strap that sits at the base of the skull. Good job BD. Spend the extra bucks and get this helmet. Like everyone else, I forget its on my head. I will wear it all day, which is great because I am usually busy teaching others, so I can naturally rolemodel one more safe practice in climbing at no inconvenience of comfort. October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not perfect but still amazing! My first helmet (plastic shell with webbing harness) was a beast of weight and bulk, and I avoided wearing helmets for sport climbing or hard trad for years. I bought my first Vapor about a year ago, and it was great -- crazy light, well ventilated, fit under a hood, could accommodate a thin fleece beanie. With the ventilation and weight of the Vapor, I couldn't come up with any excuses not to wear a helmet for everything. My first Vapor, however, did have some issues. First, the adjusting system seemed to wear out over time because it would occasionally and spontaneously become quite loose. Second, the foam and plastic liner didn't withstand the repeated smashing of equipment into my pack. I looked at lots of different helmets when it came time to replace my first Vapor, but the Vapor is still the best helmet on the market. I finally bought a second Vapor, and it has performed like a superstar. And, I'll try not to smash it into my pack (or get my head smashed during a fall) so that it lasts a bit longer than the first one. October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like it's not there. We use these for sailing on a high speed catamaran. They deal with sweat nicely as well as drain water when it's wet. Very easily adjusted and work well bare headed or with a skull cap. Worth the $. September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredibly light and comfortable! I bought this helmet because I run a guide service based in Austin, Texas and it gets HOT! Having a helmet that is lightweight, comfortable and well ventilated is an absolute must. For the environment I work in the Vapor is the best helmet I have ever owned. Great product. August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ultimate Hot Weather Helmet I recently made the move to AZ from NY and always wear a helmet out of habit. There are plenty of vent holes for hot days and the design doesn't seem to sacrifice the structural integrity. The suspension is comfortable and stores away when in transit to prevent damage. It is a lower profile helmet so you look like you have a normal sized dome, especially when under a hood. More lightweight than expected with removable liner pads for easy cleaning after you get your sweat on. August 14, 2014
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
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