The Half Dome helmet is a cool looking, low-profile helmet that combines a rigid shell with a webbing suspension system. Without obscuring your vision, the sculpted shell offers maximum head coverage and protection. The suspension system offers great comfort and contributes to good ventilation because there is ample room for heat to escape. To fit a variety of different head sizes, a foam-padded crown strap is easily adjusted using a Velcro closure system. You can take the Half Dome climbing anywhere on rock or ice and you might make it halfway home before you realize you're still wearing it.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
Hybrid design with molded EPS foam, generous ventilation and highly adjustable suspension system
Suspension's custom wheel adjuster allows for improved fine-tuning of fit
Headlamp clips are the most secure headlamp attachments on the market
This helmet is really comfortable (especially if you leave the chin strap a little loose and tighten the head ring so it will not slip off). All day long comfort and great protection. The headlamp strap holders are awesome and simple. Couldn't ask for a better all-round helmet.
If you are looking to get a nice, lightweight helmet that will score you some moosejaw rewards points, then get this one. If you are willing to be a little patient and don't care about a little extra weight, go to a tree climbing supply place (in store or online) and get a helmet there for half the price.
Love it, pretty much everything you would want in a helmet. The vents on the side are great for keeping your head cool. I consider my self having a large head. I got the M/L and it fits perfectly. Which leads me to believe that if you think you are a M, you might be better with the S/M.
"Lightweight helmet that is a bargain for the price."
I bought this helmet about 2 years ago because it was a bargain price for such a great helmet. I hit my head alot while climbing and it gives me that extra comfort while I am climbing multi-pitch. Protects me from loose rocks, like while climbing Castleton Tower on the Cor-Engales route. Ventilation is not all that great but that was never an issue with me.Mine has stickers, dings, scraps and contour video mounts all over.I saw reviews saying it was hard to adjust to their heads, I guess I have a perfect melon because I have never had an issue getting a perfect fit.All in all it is a great helmet for the price, especially for an entry level climber.
My club uses these helmets all the time for our climbing outings. They're durable, lightweight, and very strong. It's a bit hard to adjust them to fit your head and wobble a bit, but are very comfortable and I would turn to this helmet over many others of the same price. Black diamond does real good with their helmets. For better ventilation, try looking at the Vector however if your budget it tight, its the option for a cheap headsaver.
"Good helmet. Not particularly stylish, but great for comfort and simplicity."
No frills. This is a comfortable helmet that does the job and fits great due to the little dial at the back. Not the best in terms of style (I have the slate gray one) but just put some stickers on it and itll look cool.
My head is the perfect size to be on the small end of the large size, and the large end of the small size. I ended up with the large size so I can wear a hat underneath it in the winter. When I'm not wearing a hat, the helmet seems big and bulky. I wish I had done more research and found a helmet that fit my head better. If it fits your head, it's a decent helmet and gets the job done for a great price.