Alpine Shield Helmet
The Alpine Shield helmet is the worlds first truly modular climbing helmet and the first to allow a choice of protection levels at the turn of a screw!
A high performance EPS inner is complemented by an optional outer shell that attaches quickly and easily to make a stronger, safer unit for harsher conditions.
Wild Country’s research into head protection for climbers and mountaineers instantly revealed a major limitation in existing helmet designs. We found plenty of ‘bumper’ style helmets, that were good for summer use but not necessarily the best choice in a stonefall situation, or lots of heavy winter helmets that stop stones and ice better but that seemed too much for summer.
What we didn’t find though, was the helmet for the cross season climber - the modern athlete who climbs hard fast and light, on rock and alpine - and certainly nothing versatile enough to be used on extreme rock and waterfall ice
Concept - The Alpine Shield project was born to fill this gap and to create the first truly modular helmet which can be easily modified for summer or winter seasons, daily conditions or even mid-route. A helmet that would adjust quickly and easily, with an additional Shield to dramatically improve penetration protection from stone and icefall.....a helmet to provide new levels of safety and versatility.
Innovation - The Alpine Shield helmet is a simple, effective and original idea, with extremely positive implications for safety. It is a truly modular design that adopts a ‘two-in-one’ approach, combining a lightweight in-mould EPS/Polycarbonate helmet with an unique ‘Alpine Shield’ cover that can be quickly attached to give enhanced protection.
Worn uncovered, this is a best in class, supremely lightweight helmet that’s perfect for go anywhere rock climbing. Worn covered, by adding the bonus Alpine Shield polycarb shell - providing much more stone and icefall protection - it goes further than any other helmet of its type can go.
Designed with an optimal fit via Quik-Clik volume adjustment, soft EVA pads and a secure, quick release chin strap, the Alpine Shield will fit under most hoods and wears perfectly. Coming with 4 torch clips, an emergency sticker inside, a storage bag and 3 stylish colour choices nothing has been left out or left to chance.
Simple to switch around and easy to fit and wear, the Alpine Shield is the first helmet with this modular capability – so from hard rock battles to winter workouts, it converts from best in class to a class of its own.
Lightweight best in class EPS/Polycarb helmet, Exclusive ‘Alpine Shield’ polycarb cover - enhanced stonefall protection - with simple ‘coin-slot’ changeover, Quik-Clik glove friendly adjustable sizing, Adjustable, EVA cushioned, head hugging inner pads, Nexus Acetal quick release chin strap buckle, Smooth16mm nylon chin strap, 4 Torch grips (acetal – better in low temps), Hood friendly sizing for winter wear, 3 Stylish colour choices, Emergency inner sticker, Free storage bag, Free Screw adjustment tool.