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Prompted by someone else's question about harnesses for women, I thought I'd finally try to find an answer to the problem that's plagued me since I started tree work...


Are there any climbing helmets that fit a head that's 49-50cm?


Or is it possible to adapt an existing one to go smaller? Or is there any way of fixing ear defenders and a visor to, say, a kids rock climbing helmet?!


At the moment I have a Stein plasma - I have to keep the earmuffs down all the time, and it still wobbles around on my wee head. I did try to pad out the headband a bit, but as you can imagine it got sweaty and horrible pretty quickly.


Any ideas?

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I think petzl's "alveo" comes with extra padding to make it fit smaller heads. Not sure on how small though.

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the petzl helmets are all min 53cm head circumference... the small/medium black diamond half dome that steve linked to fits 48-57cm, but all other black diamond helmets are min 53cm and i dont think you can fits ear defenders/visor to any of them

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I bought the kids Petzl Picchu helmets yesterday, which are very well made (same materials as my Vertex as far as I could tell) and designed for multi-sports, including climbing. My wife's 5'1" (and a bit, she would say), and it fits her.


Not sure if you could get ear defenders to fit, but you could always use ear-buds when you're up a tree.

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