CAMP Speed Climbing Helmet

camp-speed-helmetEvery day there are fewer and fewer excuses why you wouldn’t wear a helmet. But the CAMP Speed helmet is one of them. At roughly half a pound (230 grams), the Speed Helmet is comfortable, unobtrusive and can be used in a multitude of situations, from rock to ice climbing to ski mountaineering. I normally ski with a heavy, warm and more traditional Smith ski helmet, but when I’m doing a light and fast tour prior to work—not “Dawn Patrol” by the way!—I will choose to throw the CAMP Speed in my pack for the quick skid downhill.

I first tested the CAMP Speed in the Dolomites a couple of years ago, and it performed so well that I recently went out and got another one.

If you’re looking for a light, do-it-all, snazzy climbing helmet that packs in a lot of protection in virtually no weight, you’d be hard-pressed to find something better than this CAMP Speed.