Mammut Wall Rider MIPS Climbing Helmet

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Mammut Wall Rider MIPS Climbing Helmet and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 96 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.9 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 25

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Very durable while remaining somewhat lightweight for a MIPS helmet.
  • Comfortable for prolonged use.
  • Attractive and stylish colors.
  • Adjustable straps at the back of the helmet to secure the size.
  • Breathable due to the ample ventilation.
  • MIPS protects against rotational impacts and provides more safety than traditional helmets.

Expert Reviews

  • Uses MIPS to protect against rotational head impacts.
  • Since falls can happen or rocks can slip, MIPS is especially useful for climbers.
  • The large vents allow for ample breathability and air circulation.
  • Attractive color options.
  • Multiple points of adjustment to ensure a secure fit.
  • There are two clips at the front of the helmet to attach a headlamp.
  • The suspension system can be adjusted quickly to cinch down or to loosen
  • The helmet uses extra cushioning, which provides added comfort and layering within the helmet.
  • The plastic shell adds to the durability of the helmet.
  • The chin strap is fully adjustable to provide a snug and comfortable fit.
  • A great all-around climbing helmet that combines durability and comfort into one.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The straps at the back take a little bit to get used to in comparison to the ease of using a wheel mechanism.

Expert Reviews

  • At the higher end of the price range for climbing helmets.
  • The retention system is a bit difficult to use at first, since it is not a traditional BOA wheel system.
  • Due to the MIPS, this helmet is heavier than other options.
  • More expensive than other options, but the high-quality might be worth it.
  • Not the lightest helmet when compared to others on the market.


The Mammut Wall Rider MIPS Climbing Helmet is protective, breathable, and most importantly, is the first climbing helmet to use MIPS to protect against rotational impacts. The various adjustment points, comfortable fit, and added cushioning all provide a great all-day helmet option. Despite being slightly heavier, more expensive, and a little more tedious to adjust than other options, the addition of the added MIPS technology makes this climbing helmet a one-of-a-kind product that is designed for climbers wanting some extra safety on the wall.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.