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A versatile, hybrid-shell helmet for lightweight protection in any discipline, the Vector features excellent ventilation and a ratcheting adjuster. READ MORE
Item# BD620213ULBLM_L1


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A versatile, hybrid-shell helmet for lightweight protection in any discipline, the Vector features excellent ventilation and a ratcheting adjuster. Learn More


A revolutionary helmet that's ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive missions, the Black Diamond Vector Helmet combines lightweight protection, excellent ventilation and "barely-there" comfort like never before. The geometric, co-molded EPS foam and polycarbonate shell provide full-coverage protection while remaining incredibly lightweight and comfortable, and the generous ventilation ports keep air flowing on warm days. The ratcheting suspension tucks away for easy storage in your pack, and when the sun gets down before you do, the Vector's in-mold headlamp clips provide an ultra-secure attachment.
  • Co-molded EPS foam with polycarbonate shell
  • Large ventilation ports provide max airflow
  • Ratchet adjuster with molded push buttons
  • In-mold headlamp clips for ultra-secure attachment
  • Tuck-away suspension makes for compact storage
  • Available in two sizes

Tech Specs

Weight :  
[S/M] 231 g (8.1 oz)
[M/L] 240 g (8.5 oz)
Size Range :  
[S/M] 53-59 cm (21-23 in)
[M/L] 58-63 cm (23-25 in)


BD athlete Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock climb Denali's Slovak Direct

Vector Helmet is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Helmet I've Worn I recently purchase my second Vector helmet because I loved the first one so much. I wore it for four years and it was undoubtedly the most comfortable helmet I've worn. I wore it for everything from backcountry skiing to mountaineering to trad and sport climbing. Durability could be a bit of an issue and you have to be careful not to crush it by sitting on it or something, but any lightweight helmet these days will have the same issues.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet Comparable to the vapour. Fit is perfect. I have a normal size head for a woman and I can wear it comfortably with or without a beanie; size adjustment is easy. Super light which makes it feel like you're not even wearing a helmet but also useful for missions where lightness is important. Low profile so you don't hit your head all the time.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Nice and lightweight, reasonably durable, could slightly improve ventilation, but overall very solid. My average size head was slightly in between sizes, wound up going for the S/M - fits fine for summer but will be a little tight once a beanie goes on for mountaineering.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vector Helmet Review This is a great product. It fits well, is super light, and provides excellent coverage. There are two things that I have run into that would make this even better. Make the headlamp clips permanent instead of removable. As a mountain guide, I use them all the time, and I've already lost them. I understand it makes the helmet lighter, but at an inconvenient cost. I catch the helmet adjustment system on my backpack all the time, and on my hoods as I pull them up, over and around. This loosens the helmet. While the system is very easy to readjust, this can get annoying. For those climbing without packs or hoods, this is a fantastic helmet. Thanks BD for the high quality products.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fitting helmet I've ever owned The fit of this helmet is amazing. Sits low and comfortable, not high like some older style helmets. I've worn lots of helmets and hard hats, and the common ratchet fit always digs into the back of my head which is painful after a few days. This system is off to the sides so there's no issues.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Comfortable fit, easy to use and really impressed with how lightweight it is.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! It’s light weight and very breathable. Love it for my day climbs. Fits very well. Would recommend if you are looking for a good helmet!
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This is my first helmet for Alpine climbing/Mountaneering. It will be my go to for years to come. I used this helmet on a winter ascent of Mt.Washington whose notorious winds had me worried about helmet shifting especially since i had a helmet mounted GoPro. I was happy to discover the security and stability of the helemts fastening system in any conditions.
Date published: 2018-02-22
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