Outdoor Retailer: New Black Diamond Vector Helmet

In 2012 Black Diamond will release a list of new gear including the Vector, a newly reincarnated line of their Tracer helmets. It’s lighter, redesigned for a better fit and all straps and ratcheting brackets can be tucked away for easier, more compact storage in your pack or haul bag. Larger ventilation holes on the helmet will keep your head from over heating when you’re on the sharp end. Larger headlamp clips permanently molded to the helmet will prevent your light from going anywhere. Closed-cell EPS foam lines the inner shell. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is known for being rigid and tough and doesn’t absorb moisture.

Bottom Line: The helmet looks pretty sharp and futuristic, it’s light and you can expect to see these on shelves in early spring 2012.