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Climbing - - GEAR TESTED -

MAMMUT WALL RIDER “Never have I had so many peo­ple com­pli­ment me on my hel­met,” one tester said after wear­ing it in two coun­tries and at a half-dozen climb­ing ar­eas. The Wall Rider sits low on the head, which came in handy in tight squeezes, and the larger size (56–61cm) only weighs 6.9 ounces, even with the ad­di­tion of the mini vi­sor that helped shield testers’ eyes from the sun without wear­ing a hat un­der­neath. The real weight sav­ings comes from the web­bing-only har­ness that “con­formed to my head, never ir­ri­tated my skin, and held the lid solidly in place for all-day routes.” It’s easy to ad­just in the rear and un­der the chin thanks to the dou­bled-up ma­te­rial that’s ef­fort­less to grab and pull. An ex­panded polypropy­lene (EPP) core and a par­tial hard shell on top com­bine the light weight of a foam hel­met with the added pro­tec­tion and in­creased dura­bil­ity of a tra­di­tional hel­met with plas­tic cov­er­ing.

$100; mammut.ch

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