Skimo Co

Black Diamond Vision Helmet

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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.

  • A protective EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam puck sits atop the crown of this helmet, keeping the profile low without compromising safety.
  • Durable EPP (expanded polypropylene) foam makes up the front, sides, and rear of the helmet, forgiving accidental drops and bumps.
  • A large hard plastic outer shell protects the foam and ensures that this helmet will keep your brain meat safe for years to come.
  • This helmet meets proposed UIAA impact safety standards, helping to keep you safer when you inevitably go splat.
  • Integrated headlamp clips and a low-profile brim won't get caught on slings, ropes, or tree branches.
  • The low profile buckle and simple interior make for a comfortable on-skin fit.
  • Removable pads inside the helmet make cleaning easy and fast.

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220g [S/M]
Certifications EN 12492 (climbing)
Specs Verified Yes
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
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Questions & Reviews

Elliot D (used product regularly)
I have used this helmet regularly for rock climbing and on some ski tours this winter; it's very comfortable to wear. The headlamp attachments work well, and the weight is reasonable especially if you're wearing it while skinning for all-day slogs. 4 stars because it doesn't have a ski specific rating.
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John P (downright abused product)
The Pros: lightweight, good side coverage, bungle in the back big enough for goggle straps, plenty of adjustibilty for various hat/buff combos. The foam is much more durable than the previous vapor model I was using.

The Cons: wish it had some sort of ski rating like the petzl meteor. looks a little mushroomey when worn. adjustments are challenging with thick gloves on.

Overall a good bucket for ski touring.
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Ian C (used product regularly)
Love this helmet! Used it for a 30 day mountaineering expedition where it saved my dome when I fell into a moat. It's also light enough to easily take on ski tours. No special features as far as I am aware, just a simple, low profile helmet. Recommend
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