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tryclimbing's picture
May 11th 2017
Hardshell Helmets This type of durable, traditional lid features an extra-hard outer shell, typically ABS plastic, that’s paired with a strap suspension system and a thin foam liner. Other terms for these helmets are suspension helmets and hybrid helmets. This type of helmet offers two primary advantages: Low price Long lifespan Shelled Foam Helmets This lightweight style features a thick layer of impact-absorbing polystyrene or polypropylene foam protected by a thin polycarbonate shell. Impact forces are dissipated via deformation.... (more)

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 28th 2015
Hi Camella, Often it is actually more important for a belayer to wear a helmet than the leader, as the leader can knock rocks down on top of the belayer. Climbing helmets are designed primarily to protect the wearer from rock fall. Hope that helps, Dave

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