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DMM Ascent
  • DMM Ascent
  • DMM Ascent

Ascent

DMM

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Description

The original design concept for this helmet was angled towards outdoor centre use, but the more we looked at the design the more we realised that the needs of our centre customers coincided with the needs of the individual climber, regardless of how much experience they had.

Obviously we needed to make it strong and robust, yet also light enough that you won’t notice its presence on your head too much. To achieve this we constructed the shell from strong ABS plastic that resists flexing and additional protection is provided to the crown by an EPS insert.

All helmets need to be comfortable to wear and easy to adjust. Get that right and you are on to a winner; as it happens we think we’ve got it absolutely spot on with the Ascent. Try one on and see what you think.

It has a wide size range, good ventilation and is available in highly visible colours. It also has lightweight buckles, a comfortable chin strap and headtorch clips should you find yourself caught out by fading daylight.

Features:
-Robust and light helmet
-Easy to adjust and fit securely
-Constructed with a shell of strong ABS plastic and an EPS insert in the crown
-Wide size range
-Good ventilation
-Lightweight buckles and comfortable chin strap
-Headtorch clips

Retail price

US$ 61.19
Price is a static conversion from
£49.00 GBP
Weight (g)

Weight (g)

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.

375 g

One Size: 375 g / 13.20 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)

Gender

Gender

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.

Unisex
Size Range

Size Range

The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.

21.25 in - 24.40 in

One Size: 54-62 cm / 21.25-24.40 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

Quick Adjust

Quick Adjust

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.

No
Vents Yes
Headlamp Compatable Yes
Face Shield Compatable No
Certification

Certifications

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.

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Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
CE

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The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.