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It's important for kids to wear helmets when participating in active sports such as indoor rock climbing. The helmets designed for children are made specifically for the type of sport or activity. For example, a child's climbing helmet is designed to the EN 12492, Snell N-94 climbing and mountaineering helmet standard. This means it is designed to protect the head for the specific type of bumps and impacts associated with a climbing fall. Children's helmets made for skiing and snowboarding are designed to the ASTM F2040, CE 1077, Snell RS-98 or S-98 standard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Different activities require different helmets, and there are helmets for every season's sports". The NHTSA(1) provided an effectiveness estimate that 85 to 88% of head and brain injuries could be prevented by correctly wearing the appropriate helmet for the sport or activity.

Types of Child Helmets

There are many types of helmets, and the manufacturers usually designs several models for children. Look for a label or marking on the inside of the child helmet that shows which standard it complies with. Some comply with more than one standard and therefore can be used with more than one sport. The US CPSA(2) lists many helmets with the applicable manufacturer's safety standard for various sports in which children might participate:

Fitting a Child's Helmet(2)(3)

Fit of a Helmet vs Child's Growth

Most child helmets are built with an adjustment for growth. This is also useful for wear over a beanie in extreme cold conditions. Other children's helmets may have several sets of foam fitting pads. If this is the type of adjustment provided they can be replaced using thinner pads as your child grows. The pads are only a spacer for fitting. They do not change the level of protection provided by the helmet.(4)

When to Replace a Child's Helmet.

There are three factors to consider. 1) fit, 2) severity of impact, 3) helmet design is a single-impact or multiple-impact type.

References: (1) NHTSA:; (2) CPSA:; (3) NHTSA: How to Fit a Child's Helmet; (4) Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute:

COZIA Premium Lightweight Balaclava - Full Face Ski Mask or Motorcycle Balaclava

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PREMIUM Balaclava - Designed for both WINTER and SUMMER OUTDOOR Activities COZIA uses Special COOLDRY Fabric to Design High-Quality Balaclavas that reaches new standards for Absorbency, Wicking, Durability, Abrasion Resistance and WIND PROTECTION . Why You'll Love Your COZIA Lightweight Balaclava...

Mammut Skywalker 2 Climbing Helmet

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Mammut paid equal attention to comfort and safety when designing the Skywalker 2 Climbing Helmet. A single-handed adjustment lets you loosen or tighten the fit around your noggin to handle your beanie in the winter.

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet - Kids

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Young mountaineers need to learn early on that safety is key. Set junior up with the Mammut Kids' El Cap Climbing Helmet and rest easy knowing that your young alpinist's most valuable climbing asset is protected.

Edelrid Ultralight Helmet

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When the Ultralight came on the market in the 1980s, this was probably the best climbing helmet in the world – and is still a top choice today. The Ultralight‘s classic shape and sturdy construction makes this helmet absolutely ideal for institutional use in places like adventure parks or climbing...

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet

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Named for the looming vertical master, the Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet boasts a tech-savvy design that its namesake would deem worthy. Protect your head and focus on your vertical progress.

CAMP USA Pulse Ski and Climbing Helmet

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CAMP created the Pulse Ski and Climbing Helmet for serious ski trips that involve technical pitches on the ascent followed by steep, must-not-fall runs. Rated as both a ski and a climbing helmet, the Pulse gets the job done for several pitches of steep ice as well as a tight couloir descent.

Half Dome Climbing Helmet

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The Half Dome Climbing Helmet has been redesigned from the ground up. 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. Also featuring a new custom-designed wheel adjuster...

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet

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The Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet has a stylish design and a comfortable fit that leaves no excuses for not wearing a helmet when you're climbing.

Shield II Climbing Helmet

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The Edelrid Shield II is perfect protection for long and demanding climbs. Lightweight and robust, In-Mold helmet with innovative closure system and excellent ventilation.

Petzl Sirocco Ultralight Climbing Helmet

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One of the lightest weight climbing helmets available, the Petzl Sirroco Ultralight climbing helmet protects against impacts during fast ascents of steep rock faces and glaciated peaks.

Black Diamond Vector Climbing Helmet - Women's

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A revolutionary helmet that's ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive missions, the Black Diamond Women's Vector Helmet combines lightweight protection, excellent ventilation and 'barely there' comfort like never before. The geometric, co-molded EPS foam and...

Black Diamond Men's Vector Climbing Helmet

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Ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive exploits, the Black Diamond Vector helmet offers lightweight protection, superb ventilation and a great fit.

Black Diamond Women's Vector Climbing Helmet

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Ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive exploits, the women's Black Diamond Vector helmet offers lightweight protection, superb ventilation and a great fit.

Vertex Vent Climbing Helmet

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With its strong chinstrap, the VERTEX VENT helmet sets the standard in head protection for workers at height. It has ventilation holes with sliding shutters to allow the ventilation to be adjusted as needed. Its six-point textile suspension ensures maximum comfort, and its CenterFit adjustment system...

Sirocco Climbing Helmet

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With a maximum weight of 165 g, the PETZL's SIROCCO climbing helmet becomes the new standard in terms of lightness. The monobloc construction minimizes helmet weight while retaining excellent impact resistance, due to the mechanical properties of expanded polypropylene (EPP). The textile adjustment...

Edelrid climbing helmet Madillo

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Climbing helmet: Type: Adults Manufacturing technology: In-mold: yes Equipment: with headlight mounting: yes Security: Test certificate: UIAA EN 12492 Size: Weight: 390 g

Face Masks Xpassion Skull Mask

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Balaclava Ski Mask (2 Pack), Motorcycle Premium Face Mask, Black-1 Pack avail.

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THE SECRET IS OUT: GET EXTRA PROTECTION FROM ALL WEATHER ELEMENTS DURING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ALL YEAR ROUND ANNOUNCING... A Great way to optimal head and neck protection from wind, cold, dust and sun - high quality material that provides you with such a comfortable fit and helps aid wind chill whilst...

Edelrid Shield II Climbing Helmet - Kids'

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Simultaneously turn your child's head into a beast and protect his head from falling rocks with the Edelrid Kids' Shield II Climbing Helmet. Its lightweight in-mold construction includes a tough shell and an expanded foam core for comfort and protective durability. The Wing-Fit system uses...

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The Trendy Swede Face Mask Sports Balaclava (2 Pack)

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The Trendy Swede® Multi-Purpose Sports Balaclavas ABOUT THIS PRODUCT The Trendy Swede's Multi-Purpose Sports Balaclavas offer ultimate protection for your head and face when you're out and about - perfect for winter and summer sports, trekking, cycling and motorbiking, our 100% polyester...
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