New Black Diamond Vapor helmet, the lightest on the market

Always pushing the limits to make lighter and more comfortable gear, Black Diamond have announced a new climbing helmet, the Vapor.

Like its name suggests, the Vapor is light. At the announced 186g in size S/M it is probably like they claim the lightest helmet on the market today. The sheet of Kevlar and carbon rods sandwich in EPS foam should protect you in any situations without being a burden to carry in the bag. Black Diamond kept the design simple and just added huge ventilation holes for maximum airflow during ascension. The removable headlamp clips will make sure your light source stays with you while you negotiate that next move.

The Vapor is available now from BD’s website for around £ 120 / $140 in three different colours: red, white and grey.