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Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: Lighweight head protection from Black Diamond

Published August 27, 2012 11:52 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Protection for your head does not have to be heavy. Black Diamond will release the Vapor helmet in Spring of 2013. Tipping the scales a 186 grams it truly is a lightweight. Company officials are calling it "the lightest, most comfortable and most breathable climbing helmet ever made". Kevlar and carbon rods rest between EPS foam and ventilation ports keep climbers cool in hot situations. The Vapor will run $139.95

— Brett