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Half Dome Helmet
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Half Dome Helmet


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Half Dome Helmet

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Your Opinion: 
 - 34 Votes


Page By: mpbro

Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2002 / Mar 28, 2002

Object ID: 193

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With its simple lines, great ventilation and comfortable suspension system, the Half Dome is likely to change the minds of reluctant helmet-wearers

  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear with an easy-to-adjust strapping system; numerous vents give your head plenty of airflow to keep you cool.
  • Low-profile headlamp clips keep your light secure, even when you're climbing in tight spaces.
  • Absorbent brow pad keeps perspiration off your face.


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mrauthentic616rm2Good Helmet

Voted 4/5

Dropped if eighty feet on a rappel. Not even a scratch.
Posted May 1, 2008 6:12 pm

davebobk47Good Helmet

Voted 5/5

Nice and lightweight. I like how easy it is to adjust the size.
Posted Oct 7, 2008 2:25 pm

foxyladyI like mine...

Voted 4/5

my first helmet and I like it just fine. Fits my head well, lightweight and unobtrusive. No complaints yet. Easy to use and adjust to boot!
Posted Oct 26, 2008 6:06 pm

Rick HuffGreat Lid

Hasn't voted

This helmet is a great all around lid. It is light, easy to adjust, and comfortable. It has a smaller profile than my old MSR or HB El Cap. It has become my favorite for rock or alpine.
Posted Feb 6, 2009 6:09 pm

dpkcan't beat it for the $

Voted 5/5

good price and good pro overall
Posted Feb 26, 2009 11:34 pm

Alex WoodNice Helmet

Hasn't voted

My first helmet. Its worked great so far, nothing to complain about. It fits very nice and is easily adjusted. Also, it had a fairly low price compared to other helmets, which was nice. Great quality stuff
Posted Mar 16, 2009 10:57 pm


Voted 5/5

I have one and it fits fantastic and is lightweight its also easy to adjust. Highly recommend it.
Posted Aug 11, 2009 6:55 pm

Casey BatesWork horse

Voted 5/5

After four years I am still using the same helmet. This helmet is super comfy and light and works well with a big fat winter hat when I go ice climbing, or when I have no hat at all on warmer days. The adjustment mechanism is very easy to use with gloves. I recommend this helmet for folk looking for a simple and sturdy lid to protect your head.
Posted Nov 10, 2009 8:39 pm

AlikaGets the Job Done

Voted 5/5

I had an issue with the headband adjustment, but exchanged the helmet and new one works great. Comfortable, easy to adjust and pretty light.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 12:40 pm

harryquachBD Half Dome Review

Hasn't voted

Love this helmet. Most of the time when I am wearing it I dont even remember I am wearing it. It also works well with a headlamp. The clips hold it well.
Posted Apr 9, 2010 11:47 am

WMLWear a helmet when you bang it man and guard ya brain!

Voted 5/5

Versatile helmet that gets it done from rock to ice, definitely a workhorse and at a good price point.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 2:30 pm


Voted 5/5

Likewise, I really don't want to have to test it's durability but I like the fit and the light weight. It also wasn't too terribly expensive.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 1:52 am

Josh LewisDecent but...

Voted 3/5

This is a nice helmet, but the one I had from the 1980's (around 30 years old) was actually better! The half dome is comfortable and light weight but mine cracked very easy without a single blow from a rock. I suppose I pack my packs a bit heavy at times and the weight must of broke it on the edges. So this is no power helmet if you know what I mean.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 2:41 am

Gratton89Good helmet

Voted 4/5

Not much more to say other then the head line. Light weight, comfortable, affordable, head lamp compatible (little grooves for headlamp band) and easy to use
Posted Oct 25, 2013 10:35 pm

mtnbndNice Helmet

Voted 5/5

Comfortable and fits my head. I use it as my primary helmet.
Posted Dec 27, 2013 1:20 pm

Wildcat1st helmet

Hasn't voted

This is my 1st helmet and so far so good. Ive used it on some spring mountain climbing and ski trips. Fits well, easy adjustment and lightweight.
Posted Aug 1, 2015 11:42 pm

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