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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 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is an excellent helmet! Very light weight, well made and comfortable. I have a very large head and the sizing is outstanding. It expands more than any helmet I own and I can easily wear a knit cap or ball cap underneath it. If you have a large head, buy this helmet, you will love it! October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 2 cents This helmet is great. It is low profile, lite weight, and really comfortable. It's so comfortable, you will forget you are wearing it! May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The one and only one I admit it, I F..king hate to wear a helmet. The Vapor fits very well and is so light you barely feel you have it on your head. It's super low profile too so you don't bang your head when climbing. It's very well ventilated too so it's comfy when things gets hot! May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vapor helmet You ask how we feel about this product; I don't know, I didn't feel it. It's too light. Don't forget to clip the buckle, otherwise it will fly away. Really, it's very light and with a good ventilation. Now there is no valid reason to not wear an helmet. I'm climbing for the last 48 years and I'm teaching rock climbing for 38 years and that's the best helmet I've ever used. May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vapor Helmet This is an amazing lid. I got it just before coming to Brasil to do some rock climbing. It is like wearing nothing, the fit is so comfortable and it weighs nothing. It has not been hot, wearing it in 90 plus temps either. By far the best helmet I've ever used! This is defiantly a keeper! Thanks BD. May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great helmet!! I've tried a number of helmets over the past 20 years. This is easily the most comfortable and unobtrusive helmet I've ever worn. It's so light I forget I'm wearing it. May 1, 2013
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