Product: Petzl Borea Climbing Helmet
Price: £50.50 (Go Outdoors Members Price)
Tested: Trad climbing around Langdale
Today, I want to talk about a helmet that has saved my “tiny head” from many a bump and scrape – the Petzl Borea Climbing Helmet.
Thanks to Go Outdoors, I had the pleasure of testing out the Petzl Borea Climbing Helmet during a trad climb near the Langdale Pikes, and I have to say, I like it!
As someone with a tiny head, finding a helmet that fits comfortably and securely can be a real challenge. But the Borea helmet fit like a glove – it’s almost like it was made specifically for tiny heads like mine! And as a newbie to trad climbing, having a helmet that stays put and doesn’t distract me is really important.
But don’t let the term “tiny head” fool you – let’s talk safety – this helmet meets both European and American safety standards, so I felt confident knowing that my tiny head was well-protected during the climb. The polycarbonate shell and expanded polystyrene foam liner provide reliable protection in case of falls or impacts. Plus, the helmet’s cute and colorful design matched my kit perfectly (priorities and all) Plus, it makes it easy for your climbing partner to spot you from a distance.
Only the same ones you’ll find with any helmet, no comfortable space for a pony tail, and straps under the chin are a little uncomfortable. But I doubt there is anyway round it. Just the downsides of safety.
All in all, the Petzl Borea Climbing Helmet is a great investment for anyone with a “tiny head” who wants to stay safe while climbing. Its comfortable fit, attractive design, and reliable safety features make it a good investment. So if you’re like me and struggle to find helmets that fit well, give the Borea a try – you won’t be disappointed!
One thought on “Petzl Borea Climbing Helmet Review”
I like the review of this helmet, and yes safely is very important, helmets really are a must to wear. Are all helmets of a similar weight now? I bet all are lighter to the Joe Brown classic helmet I bought back in the 80’s for trad climbing (it is still in the loft 🙂 )
Great to see you progressing from indoor walk to trad rock routes. Hope you enjoyed the climb.
LikeLiked by 1 person