Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:24 pm Posts: 162 Location: Salzburg / Austria
Personally, I am looking for the most minimal helmet possible, well ventilated, and if it has ear warmers they must be removable. I would also like to see a weight under 300 gms. Now, when I snowboard mountaineer I take a light climbing helmet which weighs 250 gms. but it does not work well with goggles at all (kind of stupid, as climbers use goggles in extreme conditions).
I would never use a climbing helmet for other sports than climbing, as those helmets (at least mine) merely protect you against stones coming from above, but wouldn't protect you when falling backwards, for instance.
However there are two (similar) helmets, that might suit your needs, barrows. They are the only helmets (afaik), that are certified for mountainbiking, snowboarding AND climbing. Salewa Xenon Dynafit SR Race Pro
So you don't need to bring two helmets when approaching a climbing route by bike, etc. You can remove both ear flaps and lining. Weight: 320g