Lightweight backcountry ski gear has been a revelation to many skiers, but new technologies in the school of fast-and-light have mostly stuck to the three main categories: skis, boots, and bindings. Recently, however, we've seen a surge in innovation in other pieces of ski-mountaineering kit, with an exciting new option coming in the form of a Vision. BD claims the Vision is their most durable climbing helmet yet, which they achieve by following the industry trend of combining ESP and EPP foam. The softer EPP foam comprises the majority of the helmet, while the ESP (stiffer, more brittle) foam is used only for a puck located on the crown of the helmet, which is protected by a hard plastic outer shell. The ESP puck protects against typical hazards in mountaineering scenarios, granting the helmet the EN 12492 climbing certification.
|Certifications||EN 12492 (climbing)|
|Materials||Composite EPP foam, EPS foam puck and polycarbonate shell|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering, climbing, ice climbing|
|Notes||13 vents for breathability|
|Bottom Line||Light, durable, and comfortable helmet|