A pictoral representation of the UIAA-106 and EN-12492 standards for helmets.
Ultralight helmet, comfortable and high performance, designed for climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing.
It has the following features:
Wraparound design and extremely comfortable and stable protective.
It equipped with numerous and large rear and side openings, specially shaped and positioned for excellent ventilation and for optimal protection in the event of impact.
Built using In-Mould technology: Internal EPS, PC outer shell.
Headband adjustment system which falls within the helmet, to facilitate the storage and transport.
Equipped with four clips brings headlamp.
Equipped with comfortable and breathable padding, absorbent and washable.
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.
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.
| 19.70 in - 24.40 in|
S: 50-56 cm / 19.70-22 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.
With the Orion, Climbing Technology may not be doing anything that we haven't seen before, but their verison of the now-standard EPS helmet is certainly a good one. Lightweight and well built, this eye-catching model suits any use from mountain rock and scrambles, through trad days to sport climbing. Though it might prove a bit bulky for use with a winter shell, its copious ventilation makes it a cool and airy choice for summer. As with any helmet, it's wise to try this on for size before you buy...
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.