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Professional Access Helmets Vertex Vent Petzl
Vertex Vent

A vertex helmet with adjustable ventilation. Conforms to EN12492

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Professional Access Helmets Duon-Air Heightec

The Heightec Duon-Air, a dual rated safety helmet. This plastic safety helmet is ideal for work at height under EN397 and its also suitable as a mountaineering helmet under EN12492. This unique dual rating is a...

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Outdoor Caving Helmets Duon Heightec

Heightec Duon - helmet

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Professional Adventure-Parks Helmets Ultralight Junior Edelrid
Ultralight Junior

The Edelrid Ultralight Junior is a tough and durable rock climbing helmet. With an easy to adjust internal cradle and chin strap this is great for the commercial user. The Ultralight is fitted with a polystyren...

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Professional Adventure-Parks Helmets Ultralight Edelrid

The Edelrid Ultralight is a tough and durable rock climbing helmet that is easily adjusted. This climbing helmet features a very tough and durable polypropylene shell that has great levels of resistance against...

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Professional Outdoor-Education Climbing Helmets Mercury Group Beal
Mercury Group

The Beal Mercury Group is a single sized outdoor activity helmet, it is ideal for use on a High Ropes Course, a Climbing Wall or even an outside Climbing Crag. The ABS plastic shell is tough and durable while a...

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Outdoor Climbing Helmets Accessories Vertex Foam Liner Petzl
Vertex Foam Liner

Replacement foam liner for vertex helmets

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Professional Access Helmets Accessories Vertex U shaped rear adjustment Petzl
Vertex U shaped rear adjustment

The Petzl Vertex U shaped rear adjustment

Caving Helmets

This page is the place to find helmets that are suitable for caving.

Helmets for caving will generally have a moulded plastic shell and may have a polystyrene insert. This type of helmet is made to withstand repeated impacts (within reason!), which is useful when you still have to get out of the cave after bashing your head on the roof!

Other helmets designed for climbing are made of polystyrene with a thin shell (a bit like a bike helmet). They are ultra lightweight, but generally not suitable for caving as they are damaged upon impact (a bit like a bike helmet!) and you'll still need to get out of the cave!

Some helmets, like the Petzl Trios, have a caving light already attached. If you buy a separate headtorch and helmet there are a couple of ways of putting the two together:

If your headtorch has a headband, like the duo, you can attach it using the clips on your helmet. This increases the flexibility of both products as you can use your helmet without a torch and your torch without a helmet, but increases the chances of you ending up without a light in the cave. We were very worried once, in a vertical system, to find our friend's headtorch but not our friend! (he was ok, he was carrying a spare). Top tip - cable tie your torch to the helmet!

Alternatively you can buy a torch that needs to be fixed to the helmet. This will then need to be attached permanently to the helmet, and depending on the model can involve modification of the helmet by drilling holes in it! This technically invalidates its certification as PPE, but if holes are in sensible places and there aren't too many it shouldn't affect the strength of the helmet too much, although we can't guarantee that. If you choose this method you should be aware of the risk of lowering the impact protection of the helmet. On the upside, unless you lose your helmet you won't lose your light with this method, although it is still a good idea to carry some spare batteries and a backup torch.

For mini-cavers or just for those with small heads, we stock the Petzl Picchu and Edelrid Ultralight junior helmets.


SALE - Outdoor Research Sale

We have a number of special offers from Outdoor Research that aren't from our normal range so there is something new to get your teeth into during the bleak mid winter. It includes gloves (some heated), hats, dry bags, down jackets, waterproofs, windproofs, softshells and baselayers.
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Rab Retailer Support Program

Rab are helping support their independent retailer partners by providing customers who buy direct from Rab's website with a 5% discount off RRP and in turn they will give 25% of your order value back to your local outdoor shop just by using the code UP 01.
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Rob Smith - Offa's Dyke In One Sitting - A new unsupported FKT

I set out from the official start (or end) of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail in Prestatyn with the intention of running (jogging, hiking and a lot of hobbling) – the 177 miles to the other end of the trail at Sedbury Cliffs, just outside Chepstow. I did finally get there, just over 3 days later, setting what is, for now, a fastest known time for a self-supported completion of the trail.
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