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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
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    Multi-purpose helmet?

    Hi, I'm in the market to buy a water helmet, pretty much have the Black Diamond Half Dome in mind.
    But since there are other sports that I'm into also require (or recommend) helmet such as whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, snowboarding and rollerblading (not too important), I'm wondering if there a multi-purpose helmet that can be used for all the activities that I'm into?
    Is BD Half Dome acceptable for river kayak? or will I be better off buy a kayaking helmet and use that for climbing? Name:  Triple-Eight-Water-Helmet.jpg
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    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
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    Wouldn't do it...

    Different helmets are made with different types of impacts in mind. but with that said, I know multiple people (even a couple ski patrollers) that have used whitewater helmets as snowsport helmets with good luck. But the cut and materials are not 100% the same and snow-sport helmets tend to be more purpose built.

    A climbing helmet such as the BD Dome protects from impacts from above (falling rock) but they have relatively poor side of head and back of head protection and are generally unsuitable for skiing, whitewater, rollerblading, etc.

    Shred Ready makes a whitewater helmet for under 50 bucks, Smith makes snow helmets for sub 100. Invest in your dome! Don't cut corners on safety equipment.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
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    46
    Don't have but I heard good reviews about POC Receptor+ helmets.

  4. #4
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    a worthy discussion just don't click on the link, Dolores is just spamming

    again
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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