Kids' Climbing Helmets Fitting Guide
Choosing the right size
A poorly fitted helmet is both uncomfortable and dangerous. If a child feels uncomfortable or self-conscious they will not enjoy their climbing experience and will want to remove the helmet. Modern helmets are both extremely lightweight and easy to fit, so there's really no excuse for not wearing one at the crag.
In order to buy a helmet, first take a measurement of your child's head by using a tape measure, passing it above the ears and around the crown of the head. All Little Adventure Shop helmets are labelled with a head measurement range, so you can see which helmet is likely to be the closest fit.
Once you receive the helmet, there are a number of features to help adjust the helmet. The first is head-size adjuster at the back of the helmet. Typically this is a plastic device that allows the helmet cradle to expand or contract to fit around the top of the head. Adjust this so that the helmet fits snugly (but not too tightly) around the head.
We sell two kids helmets designed specifically for climbing, plus the Petzl Picchu which is certified for climbing, skating and cycling. All three helmets are lightweight and included fully adjustable cradles. They also come in a cool range of colours too. The Petzl Picchu helmet includes a rear flashing red light to help attract attention when on a bike. Clicking on any of the helmets below will take you to the product page for each.