Value Rating: 10
Durability Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 10
Location of Test: Oregon and Washington climbing
Duration of Test: 3 months
Product Name: Half Dome Climbing Helmet
Product Brand: Black Diamond
Best Use: Rock climbing

Black Rock half Dome Climbing Helmet

The Full Review:
The Half Dome helmet by Black Diamond is an easy choice when picking climbing helmets. You also get a surprising value for the price! The first thing I noticed was how easy this helmet is to adjust. There is a little knob in the back that you twist to tighten or loosen the helmet. It can really fit a wide variety of head sizes because of it. The second thing I liked about it was that its pretty darn light. Once I've got it on my head and am climbing, I quickly forget about it. There is nothing more frustrating than being on a climb and being distracted by the cumbersome helmet on your head.

Black Rock half Dome Climbing Helmet

Another thing I really like about this helmet is the overall durability. This plastic can take abuse over and over. Now, this does not mean that if you take a bit hit to the head you should keep using it. Like any helmet, you should inspect it and decide for yourself. But compared to some of the other foam-based helmets on the market these aren't going to be damaged as quickly for smaller impacts.



The Good: 
-Light
-Comfortable
-Easy adjust
-Good price
-Durable
-Wide range of adjustability

The Bottom Line: 
The bottom line is the Black Diamond Half Dome is an easy pick for an all-around climbing helmet. It's light, comfortable, easy to adjust and is a really good value for the price.