Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

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PeterHS
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Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

Post by PeterHS » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:12 am

Hi all,

Hi has anyone ever used a folding helmet? The Edelrid Madillo one? I have never heard of and I think it's the only one made.

http://www.bananafingers.co.uk/edelrid- ... -1832.html

It seems a bit of a gimmick - maybe that's why only one manufacturer makes? - but also quite a sensible idea when space is at a premium inside any climbing pack.

I'd be interested in your responses.

TIA as always,

Peter

Old Smelly
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Re: Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

Post by Old Smelly » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:14 pm

Seen it, used it, it works well and does pack away well. Yes maybe it was gimmicky but it did the job.
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

Post by JanoSA » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 pm

That is a really clever design. Did not know it existed. Are they available localy?

Marshall1
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Re: Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

Post by Marshall1 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:13 am

I bought a Madillo folding helmet locally. Its a very innovative design. Reasonably comfortable, compact to carry, not a bad helmet, I like it, but I have not often used it. I prefer to wear my Petzl Meteor because its lighter & more comfortable.

Weight & comfort vs compact to carry

supersmeda
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Re: Folding helmet - anyone ever used or kow about?

Post by supersmeda » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:16 am

Here is one on gumtree if you want to buy:
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-other-sport ... 1042634409

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