A pictoral representation of the UIAA-106 and EN-12492 standards for helmets.
Hard-shell version of the innovative Stealth helmet, for those who favour durability over pure lightness.
The best solidity through the Stealth multifaceted design, which increases the rigidity of the shell and allows thinner thickness.
No metal parts, which could dangerous in case of an impact.
Inner EPS shell for absorption, with an outer hard ABS shell which protects the head and nape.
One size that can be adjusted to fit once the helmet is on
The adjustment system tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag.
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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.
| 292 g|
One Size: 292 g / 10.3 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.
| 20.80 in - 24.00 in|
One Size: 53 - 61 cm / 20.8-24 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.
Is the Grivel Stealth perfect? No. Is it a durable, light and versatile option for ice, rock and alpine climbing? Absolutely. Especially if you have a medium- to large-size head.
I’ve been using the Stealth HS exclusively so far this winter and although I have lighter helmets the slight weight penalty has not been noticed. What is noticeable from the outset is the comfort of the Stealth HS. The harness system adjusts easily and gives a secure non-slip fit. Additional foam pads are available to fine tune the fit, I used a couple in the temple area (I must have a narrow head by Italian standards!) and have found the helmet to be one of the most comfortable I have ever worn, no wobble, no undue pressure, easily adjustable to a bare head or over a mid-layer hood. Looks wise the style may be divisive and may put people off which would be a shame because this is an excellent helmet.
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.