The Speed is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Speed is no longer produced by CAMP and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
• Upgraded in 2011
• World’s lightest climbing helmet!
• In-mold construction
• Goggle and headlamp compatible
• New lightweight dial adjustment system
The Speed helmet was designed specifically for competitive ski-mountaineering and climbing at the highest levels. Weighing in at just 7.4 ounces, this is the lightest UIAA-certified helmet on the market. The Speed has 22 streamlined vent holes, which makes it exceptionally cool when moving fast and on hot days.
In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple size or optional accessories) we note those here.
| 210 g|
One Size: 210 g / 7.4 oz
This is the gender as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
We use the term "Men" and "Unisex" interchangeably, as there is no difference between these types of helmets.
The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.
| 20.00 in - 24.50 in|
One Size: 51-61 cm / 20-24 in
Quick Adjust refers to the straps of the helmet. Do you want the ability to ability to "quickly" adjust the fit. This could be a dial, or other plastic pieces.
Really, most climbers don't need to change the fit of the helmet often, unless you're climbing with and without hats, or you have big hair that flattens and then requires tightening after climbing for awhile.
|Face Shield Compatable||Yes|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
The Speed wins big points for its lightweight construction and comfortable fit. With a simple buckle and single dial in back, the helmet is easy to adjust, even with big mitts on, although testers did find its boxier cut better suited for bigger heads. (Regardless, hoods slid over this helmet just fine.) Best to try this one on before purchasing it—one tester climbing in Montana’s Hyalite Canyon found that the adjustment design created pressure on his forehead. Testers were torn on the bright green and gray design. Some thought it was cool, while one tester said the helmet looked like it had been slashed by a grizzly bear.
Instead of being fully covered in the standard light, plastic shell, the Speed’s outer surface is a combination of thin, bright-green plastic and dark gray foam. This definitely saves weight (the helmet is just 7.4 ounces), but it also means the helmet is more vulnerable to wear and tear. Even after just a few days of testing, this helmet was already showing some dings, and it isn’t recommended for those that severely abuse their gear.
The Speed helmet's light weight and comfort makes it my first choice for all climbing activities—winter or summer, cragging or alpine climbing.
Pros: ultra-lightweight; durable; stable fit.
Cons: no sun visor; sits high on my head.