Product of the month: Those who wear a helmet in the climbing garden are still in the minority. Wrongly. A grip broke quickly or the leg just before the fall behind the rope - which has bad consequences. In today's post we are therefore introducing you to the ideal companion for your next sport climbing session: the climbing helmet Vapor from Black Diamond.

The Steam from Black Diamond is an ultra-light climbing helmet with its 188 grams, in which a clever combination of different materials leads to a low weight and high degree of comfort. The helmet shell is made of polycarbonate and EPS foam. The “braced” construction also means that it is optimally ventilated. All in all, the Vapor is a helmet that is barely noticeable after a short period of wear.

The climbing helmet Vapor by Black Diamond. (Picture Black Diamond)

Suddenly everyone wears a helmet

Around 20 years ago, a minority of skiers or snowboarders wore a helmet. On the slopes you had a pretty cap on the head. Since then much has gone. Anyone traveling on the slopes without a helmet today will be looked at at an angle. Whether the helmet will establish itself in the climbing scene to the same extent is difficult to estimate. The fact is: a helmet protects against injury. More and more professional athletes therefore call for wearing helmets in sport climbing. The most recent example is the Basque professional climber Patxi Usobiaga.

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Puede parecer raro que vaya con casco. Quizás todos los cambios vividos, la percepción de fragilidad de nuestro cuerpo y más concretamente de nuestra cabeza, y las ganas de poder seguir disfrutando de todo lo que nos rodea, ha hecho que me lance a cambiarlo. Acostumbrarme a escalar con casco, espero en poco tiempo usarlo en todas las escaladas, pero 29 años sin utilizarlo… hace que a veces se me olvide? .Todos los deportes lo tienen aceptado y casi que obligatorio, y ejemplo debería de seguir este de seguridad. Hoy día, los materiales son muy ligeros y cuando te acostumbras ni lo notas, solo unos cuantos cabezazos a la roca te hacen recordar que está ahi. Por eso cada uno tiene la opción de llevarlo o no, pero si tienes dudas, sigue el ejemplo del que lo lleva, no del que no.Y aunque no tenga nada que ver con este post, este fin de semana ha sido increible, rodeado del equipo @lasportivaspain y @lasportivagran. Compartiendo escalada y niños, que llevabamos unos cuantos, y con ello consigo en Siurana hacer 8a y 8a + a vista. Gracias a @pabloscorza @ingrid_jud_nim_wadi @citro_carlos_logrono_ @caro_ciavaldini @ jamespearson1 @aidagallruiz @pelutwall @climbincatalunya @catalunyaclimb @edgarclimb @silvioreffo @ albertogines02 @maria_benach @lolacabrod @anabelrool @ goma2_siurana @alvaro_lafuente y muchos más por hacer de este fin de semana algo especial. Y a @javipec por inmortalizar esta escalada. #foryourmountain #liveclimbrepeat @blackdiamond

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The climbing helmet has to be light and comfortable

For a helmet, especially in sport climbing, not to interfere, he must above all meet two criteria: It must be light and comfortable. Filled with 188 grams of the Steam by Black Diamond the first criterion with flying colors. The second criterion, comfort, is also more than fulfilled. Due to its lightweight construction, the inner padding and the adjustment straps can be the Steam Adjust perfectly to the head shape. The excuse “the helmet bothers me while climbing” is no longer there.

The climbing helmet Vapor by Black Diamond

Product of the Month

Every month LACRUX, in cooperation with Bächli Bergsport, presents a product that convinces us. The product is currently available for purchase 12 locations in Switzerland as well as in the Online shop of Bächli Bergsport.