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Boreo Helmet
Not sure if it is
stand, it
just me, but from where I
seems that helmets in
becoming more and more p
people wearing them, even
makes a lot of sense, really. An im
of an
y helmet is to protect you from falling
debris, but it is
your
nut
equally important in protecting
against severe blows to the side or
top of your cranium in the event of a fall,
even
when
pulled
rock when arresting a fall –
you in any way – in other words it
light and comfortable, have
(particularly im
days), but with
durability. Enter the new
the last month
new offering from
Th
sharply into or against
could cause severe head injuries or even death.
I have seen quite a few incidents where a climber has been whipped upside down by the rope being behind the leg during a fall – and then come crashing down head- rst. I’ve also seen a belayer getting yanked suddenly into the rock holding a leader fall, and cracking her head so badly against the rock, that she had to be evacuated by a medical rescue team.
That said, a
or so, I have
general are
opular. I see
at sport crags. It
portant job
either of which
also not hinder
portant on our hot summer
good head coverage and
Boreo
Petzl, and I must say, it is
an impressive addition to Petzl’s stable.
e Boreo, which is designed for climbing,
mountaineering, ice climbing, caving
and canyoning, is
a vers
atile and tough
must be
good ventilation
helmet! Over
been testing
more
or
the
this
hybrid
wearin
helmet constructed
shell and reinforced with a foam
offer maximum protection
and rear impact forces. In
light, so it
ga
hardly
ventilation, for extra co
The
well. It
your head (no uncomfortable hard edges poking your scalp), and is easily adjustable while on your head using the slide controls
at the rear of the helmet. Also nifty is that the harness folds away into the helmet when not in use, so can be stored or stashed in your pack or duffel bag without getting damaged or bent. It also has four clips around the outside, making it compatible with all headlamps and also Petzl’s VIZION eye shield, which is ideal for rope access work, or drilling and bolting new routes.
from a hard ABS
even feels as though you
helmet at all, and it has a
ring on the inside top, a padded strip around
the
front of your
forehead
mfort.
 tted head harness also works really
is soft, so conforms to
EPS lining to
against lateral, front
addition, it is
and excellent side
the shape of
super
padded
are
SHOE & BAG REPAIRS
    hel
met must
.. .
Climbing is a sport, a passion, a way of
but it’s not a
a fashion show. We
game! And it
all
to our families and loved ones. Would you
jump on a motor bike, or bicycle
matter, and go for a ride without a helmet? No
chance! So, what makes clim
Do
the
sensible thing and
in the hills! The Boreo is the perfect
helmet at
in white, green and
a very
affordable price, is
blue, and
is de nitely not
have responsibilities
for
that
bing different?
protect your head
life
HIKING BOOTS
Vibram Soles supplied &  tted
CLIMBING SHOES
Stealth rubber supplied &  tted
BACKPACKS
Stitching & fabric repairs
 is unisex.
all-round
available
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(021) 424-3858
08 65 18 18 30
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  specifications
material
• injection moulded abS hardshell – lightweight and durable; expanded polypropylene and polystyrene liner, polyester webbing
• comfort foam is quilted and lined with absorbent fabric that’s washable
• Precise headband adjustment with two push-buttons and y-shaped
webbing straps that can be adjusted around your ears guarantee: 3 years
sizes: S/m and m/l
weight: 285/295 g
    pp. G.K & R.G JAGA
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     Specialists in the repair of Boots, Shoes, Bags, Backpacks
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