Tuesday, 24 July 2007

C.A.M.P. one-handed helmet

This January C.A.M.P. will unveil a helmet you can operate with one hand. Their unique system uses straps and turning dials to secure the helmet to your head rather than the conventional buckle you have to pinch with both hands.

A tensioning strap at the side of the helmet, like the style you use to tighten your rucksack straps, tightens and losens the helmet around and under the chin. Turning dials, one at the side above your ear and one at the back, fine tune the fit to within the milimetre.

Freeing up one hand is a bonus in precarious terrain and extreme conditions like snow, altitude and exposed situations where helmets are vital. The French ski mountaineering specialists see this £60 head-protector being scooped up by all types of mountaineers in the coming year.