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Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet
  • Salewa Vega Climbing Helmet




My vote: None ( 2.6 avg )


Light and versatile helmet for climbing and mountaineering.

Retail price

US$ 113.29
Price is a static conversion from
€100.00 EUR

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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.

250 g­


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.

Size Range

Size Range

The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.

20.86 in - 24.80 in

S/M: 53-59 cm / 20.86-23.22 in
L/XL: 59-63 cm / 23.22-24.80 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.

Vents Yes
Headlamp Compatable Yes
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.

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( 2 avg )
( 2 avg )

i ended up returning it

durable shell
EPP foam
easy headlamp attachment
one hand wheel adjustment
shell doesn't wrap around the edge of hemet

So what drew me to the vega?

it's an EPP helmet at the $100 mark with a "carbon nano tech shell" which is supposed to be more durable than the vectors eps foam and polycarbonate shell.  I use my gear hard and hard on my gear.  I don't alway remember to baby my helmet after a 12hr push.  That being said it's not the lightest in the $100 EPS/EPP category but sometimes there is a point when durability wins over a few ounces.  Although what wasn’t apparent from the pictures of the helmet was that the shell doesn’t come down and wrap around the edges.  This ultimately was what made me decide to return it.  I was fine giving up a few grams for durability but the edges are surly going to get trashed, especially after I could see a few nicks on it right out of the box from factory handling. 


other things


-comes in a solid color/simple 

-Adjustment wheel tucks away 

-shell feels much stronger than the poly of BD and Petzl


personal preference:

-sits a smidge higher than my BD half dome

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.