Edelrid Madillo Foldable Climbing Helmet


Edelrid Madillo Foldable Climbing Helmet
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Edelrid Madillo Foldable Climbing Helmet
Manufacturer Edelrid
Page By delmarco
Page Type Mar 27, 2008 / Mar 27, 2008
Object ID 5186
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Product Description




It’s not so much that climbing helmets are a problem to wear; it’s that they can be awkward to pack and carry. The Madillo solves that difficulty elegantly: The sides slide up into the crown, and the back folds over them, cutting the volume in half.

-Injection moulded shell.
-EPP foam liner in the upper helmet for shock absorption from falling objects.
-Softer EVA foam on the sides for a more comfortable fit
-Adjustable side release buckle on the chin strap and adjustable sliders on the ear Vs.
-Adjusts to fit 52-62cm heads
CE/UIAA certified.


So, you don’t wear a helmet when climbing then. Quite right too after all so many reasons why not to, they don’t make you look cool, they are too heavy and they take up far too much room in your sack.

Well admittedly these have been good reasons although whether they outweigh the fact that a not too large rock could paralyse you or worse I’d think not, but these reasons stand up to scrutiny no longer with the arrival of the Edelrid Madillo.

This remarkable helmet folds up…
Yes that’s right, folds up, so taking up minimal space, it weighs a mere 380g and would, without a doubt, deserve a place on the climbing equivalent of the Top Gear Cool Wall.

The shell of the Madillo is manufactured from a high strength abrasion and impact resistant injected material whilst two different foam materials (EPP and EVA) provide optimum comfort and safety.

EPP provides shock absorption to the crown whilst the softer EVA lines the sides for optimum comfort. The rear panel of the helmet covers the neck and provides protection from impact from above when the wearer may be looking down. With a size adjustment range of 52cm through to 62cm there is a good chance that the Madillo will fit most heads.





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CharlesD - Aug 8, 2008 6:11 pm - Hasn't voted

That's got to be an April Fools prank, right?

Seriously, that's a wicked design.

OJ Loenneker - Jan 27, 2010 4:30 am - Voted 1/5

a prank. I checked out one at a local REI, and well, um... I broke it trying to "unfold" it.

I just quietly put it back on the shelf, and browsed away at something else, in the bike department...

cagatay - Apr 4, 2013 4:40 pm - Voted 4/5

Doesn't fit
It didn't fit to my head. Before ordering online, be sure to try it (if your head is BIG).
here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXOPjL-Iqc

FlatheadNative - Apr 12, 2014 3:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Great helmet
if it fits. This is my go to helmet for climbing in Glacier National Park.

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