Backpacks are like best friends that hug you and keep you safe. They've always got your back and, as long as you remember to bring them along, will be there for you no matter what. But when you're out breaking trail and your backpack is left to bring up the rear, who has your backpack's back? The ARVA Helmet Holder is one candidate. It keeps the lines of your backpack* tight for the descent, but gives you a tidy location to store your helmet for the climb.
* Note the holder is designed for ARVA packs but adjustable enough to work with most backpacks that have lateral compression straps.
Update 2021/22: The logo graphic has changed and the hooks are now made of aluminum.
Questions & Reviews
I use a Smith Vantage and it's one of the larger helmets out there. On this helmet carry I have to extend the buckles almost all the way out and the earpieces on the helmet must be folded inwards to get this to fit well. Doing this doesn't make it so snug it's a pain so I'd say it just barely makes it for field use if you do have a larger helmet.
It's definitely locked to the pack as I can't pull the helmet out from above. However, you can slide the webbing downwards and the helmet comes out without having to remove a buckle so you're probably good here.
Nice little addition that adds ease rather than fiddling with carrying gear. And yes it has metal buckles.
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