Black Diamond Equipment
Half Dome Helmet - Spring 2018
Our durable, comfortable and supremely adjustable workhorse, the Half Dome is built for the relentless pursuit of all styles of climbing. READ MORE
DescriptionCompletely redesigned from the ground up, the Black Diamond Half Dome is the evolution of our most popular climbing helmet. With an improved fit and weight savings of more than 40 grams over the original, the Half Dome is an all-purpose workhorse ideal for everything from trad cragging to alpine expeditions. We also added a custom-designed wheel adjuster for quick, secure and precise adjustments.
- Hybrid design with molded EPS foam, generous ventilation and highly adjustable suspension system
- Suspension's custom wheel adjuster allows for improved fine-tuning of fit
- Headlamp clips are the most secure headlamp attachments on the market
- Available in 2 sizes
- The most durable helmet Black Diamond makes
Half Dome Helmet - Spring 2018 is rated out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rossyboy from Bomb proof I bought this to be my dedicated trad helmet, it’s built to withstand a beating and still work great!
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrew from Good value I keep a couple of these around for friends to use if someone wants me to take them climbing (or to use when I can't find my other helmet). The fit is good and it can be pretty comfortable. I've never had to test the durability with a rock but it seems solid. A great value for sure.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by handsomerobinson from The every time helmet As much as I like lightweight everything, I’ll take a couple extra ounces to have this helmet on me. It’s such a workhorse, I can chuck it in my haulpack and not worry at all, and it’s the best all around comfy helmet. Had it for years now and definitely made the best choice on this one
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by HK_PNW from No complaints! This helmet is a classic. Super comfortable and easy to adjust. I love the tightening mechanism on the back, it allows for a perfect fit.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ernie from Great fit, comfortable, good price Great fit, comfortable, good price. I don't have any complaints.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dariel from A gold standard of climbing helmets This helmet is fantastic, I cannot say enough good about it. If you're even thinking about going outside this thing is a must; It's has unbeatable value for the price you'll pay, The adjustment on it is great, I have an oddly shaped head and it fits great, The headlamp clips work, I've used them and they are a lifesaver, and It comes in some pretty amazing colours, gotta be seen on those crags!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason from Beats a work horse, it's a work mule! I've been using this helmet at >20 times per month for over 10 years, in its few different models. They have solidly gotten better over the years and I like the current models the best. Decent ventilation and solid protection. Quite adjustable on the fly to meet rapidly changing conditions such as in the mountains or in the tropics. I've worn a BD Half Dome for my head protection in over 7,000 abandoned mines and over 3,300 natural caves around the globe. From over 14,000' in freezing cold mines, to boiling hot features in Fiji, to oven conditions in the Atacama. What will you always find in my expedition bag? A BD Half Dome! Thanks BD for making such a solid helm. Saved my life when I was 250' a shaft and a rock came hurtling down. Helmet took the beating, not me and I have thanked my lucky stars ever since.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by greg from simple. light. this helmet seems light, efficient and functional. I'd like to see BD make an ice-specific or winter helmet. Ive added a lexan brim to mine (rivited on my old Grivel brim). Ive always liked the added face protection from falling & chipped ice. sizing is a bit tricky, but I ended up with the larger size so as to accommodate a hat & hood.
Date published: 2017-12-15