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Mammut - El Cap Climbing Helmet

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet

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$37.99 - $51.99 $69.95

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    • Candy/White, 52-57cm
      sale $37.99
    • Candy/White, 56-61cm
      sale $37.99
    • White/Black, 52-57cm
      sale $51.99
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    Tech Specs

    Fit Adjustment:
    slide-lock headband
    Certifications:
    UIAA 106 (climbing), CE EN 12492 (climbing)
    Claimed Weight:
    12 oz
    Recommended Use:
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    2 years

    El Cap Climbing Helmet

    Named for the looming vertical master, the Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet boasts a tech-savvy design that its namesake would deem worthy. Protect your head and focus on your vertical progress.

    • Visor helps block the sun while the narrow design cuts down on unnecessary bulk
    • Hybrid uses a hard plastic shell combined with a 2K-EPS foam core for low weight and shock-absorption
    • Slide-lock headband lets you achieve the optimal fit for height and size
    • 12 vents encourage natural ventilation and air circulation without compromising on integrity

    One Word

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Comfortable. That’s it. That’s all you need to know.




    I could sleep in this helmet.

    light weight

      runs a little small in my opinion but super light weight and comfy

      comfy and durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Everyone at the crag has one of these, it seems, and for good reason. Comfortable to wear for long days, easy on/off, nice adjustability. Cover it in stickers to keep track of whose is whose!

      The helmet for ants!?!?

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      Smith helmets I'm a 51-55... This one not so much. If you see the picture of the woman online with the tiny helmet, that's relatable. I don't have a large head but this was too tiny! If I can get a larger one I'll do so but this has me disheartened as my first mammut product.

      convenient

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      The Mammut El Cap is a comfortable helmet with a convenient quick adjustment in the rear

      Protect that noggin

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Super good helmet, gets the job done, fits great, lightweight, has a visor, looks cool. What else do you need?

      So good I'm buying a second

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought one of these three years ago for rock climbing. I use it a lot. Fits over my baseball cap or without it, every other helmet I've worn either fits with a hat or without, not both. This one's super comfy both ways and crazy easy to adjust - no drama. It's nearly time to retire my old one, so I'm buying another of the same. Color choices are different than three years ago, wish they still made the orange one.

      Good for that Mountaineering

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Great fit, literally would wear it for 8 hrs a day 5 days a week. I lived with this helmet on. The ventilation is great with this helmet. Bought the red but hindsight would have gone with the white (for those hot summer days). Got me through many a tight spot feeling safe. Sturdy helmet and visor is a huge plus for rainy days. No complaints this helmet is a second skull.

      Illest Helmet I've Ever Worn

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Style:

      I got tired of looking like a doofus with the classic Black Diamond half-dome bucket. I wanted something that wasn't as perceivably flimsy as a plastic-covered styrofoam bike helmet protecting my noggin from rock fall (you know the equally-safe helmet I am talking about - the one that makes all us bucket wearers self-conscious on Instagram). Enter the Mammut El Cap.

      I'll talk about safety in a minute, but let's talk about what really matters when making this purchase: how cool you look.

      The El Cap has that nice throw-back visor on the front. That's all you need to know. You'll look like the guy or gal that got into climbing before it was cool - like you are a true first ascensionist throwing irremovable, permanent gear into every feature as you work your way up that never-before-climbed 5.4 route.

      But, then, you pull this baby out of the box and all that sets in is disappointment: what happened to that pronounced visor in the marketing picture? This looks only marginally better than my doofus helmet. At least, that's what you'll send your first route in your new helmet thinking. But, let me tell you, once your partner's photos are thrown up on Instagram, all that doubt will wash away. The visor is there and full on.

      Safety:

      The only concern I had when first working with this helmet (you know, day one) was the lack of flexibility of the straps. Those suckers _hurt_ to adjust. It was bad enough to where I wasn't sure if I wanted: (1) to adjust the helmet even when it was a little loose on my first climb with it; (2) return the helmet.
      Solution to immovable straps: wear the helmet a couple times, sweat all over it, shove it in an alpine pack a couple times and the straps will loosen up enough to where they are adjustable.

      The plastic adjustor on the back of the head strap is poorly designed and a disappointment, for sure. Particularly for what is a totally stylin' helmet.

      Tip(s):
      - Make sure you properly measure your head before you order it (I used a piece of string and a ruler).
      - Put it through the proverbial wringer. The straps will lose their stiffness and become more adjustable.

      Illest Helmet I've Ever Worn

      Awesome review!!! Thanks so much, Thomas.

      Awesome review!!! Thanks so much, Thomas.

      Runs Small

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this helmet to replace my BD half dome. I decided on this helmet because it has a built in visor and from the images it looked a little cooler than most of the other bucket style helmets out there (style, safety then style). Initially when I tried it on I thought it was way too small. I have a big head but after a bit of adjustment it fit just right. However if the strapping was any smaller it would not have worked out for me. Overall I'm happy with the helmet just be aware that it does run small.

      Runs Small

      Which size you have
      The small size is 52-57
      And my head is 55.8
      Would it be too small
      The large size is 56-61 might be too big
      My head has a very complicated size to fit between

      Which size you have 
The small size is 52-57 
And my head is 55.8 
Would it be too small 
The large size is 56-61 might be too big 
My head has a very complicated size to fit between

      A Good Helmet that isn't Petzl Or BD

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I needed a new helmet after retiring my ancient Camp bucket. My list of requirements aren't long. A helmet needs to fit me well and offer adequate protection. The El Cap helmet fits my rather large head well and keeps me cool here in the Utah heat.

      My only complaint is the placement and seemingly loose fixture of the EPS foam. It moves inside the shell a little too much for my liking (when not on my head) and I fear a side impact might not be protected well.

      That said, I trust Mammut quality enough to keep wearing the helmet in spite of my reservations.

      Too Small!

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      Runs a little small but thanks to Kayla W. at backcountry, hopefully she saved the day with a replacement. We'll see if I get a new helmet tomorrow. I tried to send her this derp picture of me in the helmet to try and assess if it was too small but she passed on getting this photo. Instead she helped me order a new helmet overnight for my trip this weekend. I will be returning this as it look like it should fit a kids head. Hope this derpy photo helps other people decide on the helmet!

      Too Small!

      Haha, great photo.

      If you ordered the 52-57 cm it is definitely the kids size. Previously the 52-57cm was branded as Kid's El Cap. It's no longer branded as such, and the El Cap is just available in the smaller size.

      Haha, great photo. 

If you ordered the 52-57 cm it is definitely the kids size. Previously the 52-57cm was branded as Kid's El Cap. It's no longer branded as such, and the El Cap is just available in the smaller size.

      Which size you have im thinking to get
      The small size which is 52-57
      Cus my head is 55.8
      Would it be too small
      The large size is 56-61 might be too big
      My head has a very complicated size to fit between

      Which size you have im thinking to get 
The small size which is 52-57 
Cus my head is 55.8 
Would it be too small 
The large size is 56-61 might be too big 
My head has a very complicated size to fit between

      Love It!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I currently climb in this helmet and it is amazing. I love the fit and the look. Most helmets make me look pretty durpy but this one is stylin' and high profilin' for my head shape. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is I wish the chin strap was longer because I have to buckle below a magnificent beard so I need the extra strappage to get under the woolly beast.

      Bomber Bucket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Solid hardshell helmet to keep flying rocks at bay. Nice brim too.

      And, the stripes look cool while descending Cassidy Arch!

      Bomber Bucket

      Comfortable but needs some improvements

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Helmet is really comfortable but front clips are not deep enough if you're trying to hold a headlamp for caving or sketchy night activity. Trying to fit my black diamond icon on this helmet for caving was a nightmare. This will definitely be a great helmet for rock climbing but I'll keep searching for a good headlamp compatible helmet.

      Great helmet

        Excellent for the price, great adjustments.

        Really nice

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        the helmet fits really well and looks great. I especially like the little lip on the front that prevents water from dripping on your face. The harness slides back into the helmet when not in use and the helmet bag protects the helmet when not in use.

        Climbing/Spelunking Helmet

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Great helmet, great sale price. Use it for spelunking and climbing and it fits the bill nicely.

        Hey what headlamp do you use? I had a hell of a time getting my BlackDiamond Icon on there. Ended up having to ditch the top strap

        Snowboard Mountaineering/Summer Climbing

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great Helmet, would highly recommend for anyone who needs a versatile summer/winter helmet for mountaineering. Easily adjustable to fit a winter hat and or a summer baseball cap. Would not recommend for resort usage.

        Thanks for your review! Nailed it on the perfect splitboard mountaineering helmet.

        Noggin > sexiness

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Very nice basic helmet, finish is great for applying stickers (lots of people have this helmet, and if you don't want to accidentally swap head sweat I recommend labeling yours!). Highly recommended for climbing outside

        Thanks for the review Laura! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.