How to Get the Perfect Fit With Your Climbing Helmet

If you are going climbing you know how important your gear is. If you need to know how a climbing helmet should fit we have you covered!

Climbing helmet

A climbing helmet is one of the most important pieces of safety gear that a climber can own. Not only does it protect your head from falls and rockfall, but it also helps to keep you cool in hot weather and provides a measure of protection from the sun. However, all of these benefits are worthless if your helmet doesn't fit properly. In this blog post, we'll give you a few tips on how to make sure your climbing helmet fits snugly and safely.

The most important thing to remember when fitting a climbing helmet is that it should be snug. A loose-fitting helmet can actually do more harm than good, as it is more likely to come off in a fall or be pushed down over your eyes by a falling rock. To ensure a snug fit, start by adjusting the headband so that it fits snugly around your temples. Once the headband is in place, use the rear-dial adjuster to fine-tune the fit. The helmet should sit level on your head, and the front edge should be no more than an inch (2.5cm) above your eyebrows. If you can fit more than two fingers between the straps and your chin, the helmet is too loose and needs to be adjusted.

In addition to making sure the helmet fits snugly, you also need to make sure that it's not obstructing your vision. Many helmets have a built-in visor that can be flipped up or down as needed. If your helmet doesn't have a visor, make sure that it sits high enough on your forehead that it won't block your view when you're looking up at an angle.

It's also important to make sure that the straps are tightened properly. Begin by threading the straps through the side buckles and then tightening them so they're snug against your face without being uncomfortable. Next, take the time to adjust the rear buckle so that it sits centered on the back of your head. Once everything is adjusted properly, give the helmet a good shake to make sure that it's not going anywhere.

Wearing a climbing helmet is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe while climbing. But in order for a helmet to actually do its job, it needs to fit properly. By following the tips in this blog post, you can make sure that your climbing helmet fits snugly and securely—so you can focus on enjoying the climb!

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