The Salamander is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Salamander is no longer produced by Grivel and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Designed for alpine, rock, and ice climbing, Outer shell in ABS protecting against penetration, inner layer in shock absorbing polystyrene foam.
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.
| 385 g|
One Size: 385 g / 13.58 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.
| 21.00 in - 24.00 in|
One Size: 54-62 cm / 21-24 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||No|
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.
No voice but the video shows all around views of Grivel Salamander Helmet.
If you go skiing and climbing together and thinking of your next helmet, then the salamander does it both perfectly. The adjective that fits this helmet the best is “versatile” – it’s the only helmet I have to carry.
Recently I noticed though that some other companies have come up with some new helmets, both with climbing and skiing certifications. But as I said – since I’m not sponsored nor working in any of these companies I doubt I’ll get to test one of these anytime soon. Meantime – let me enjoy the Salamander – a real 5 stars piece of equipment in my opinion.
Is this helmet fit for purpose? Very much so. Ideal for sport climbing to alpine climbing, at home at Swanage as it is on Gimmer, on the Ben in the depths of winter, or sport climbing at Ceuse and always remember to wear it when descending inescapable gullies in the Lake District too, you never know, some idiot may be above you.