The name Petzl is synonymous with rock climbing, mountaineering, and caving. Petzl helmets are part of the full line up of Petzl gear that includes headlamps, climbing ascenders, descenders and belay devices, climbing harnesses, and a all types of climbing gear. Chances are, if you are into any of these types of activities, you probably own a piece of Petzl gear.
Petzl Helmet are unlike most helmets out there. They are specifically designed around rock climbing and other “vertical activities”. Climber should not have to worry about their helmet when on a climb, they have bigger things to keep in mind. Therefore, Petzl helmets are lightweight, comfortable, and easy to adjust.
Petzl Helmets – Climbing
For climbing specific helmets, Petzl has introduced the Sirocco and the Meteor helmets. These are lightweight helmets come with plenty of large openings for maximum ventilation, an innovative adjustment system to create the perfect fit for multiple head shapes, removable and washable interior comfort foam padding, and a magnetic buckle for single hand chin strap attachment.
The Meteor helmet weighs in at 220g with a PC shell and expanded polystyrene liner. This helmet adapts easily to other activities with integrated clips for headlamps and the Vision eye shield.
The Sirocco weighs in at an amazing 150g – 165g making it the worlds lightest climbing helmet. Its single piece construction is made of expanded polypropylene (EPP), which allows the helmet to receive impact without permanently losing its shape or protective properties.
Petzl also has the Picchu, their children’s climbing helmet, which can also be used as a bike helmet as it meets the European cycling safety standards.
Petzl Helmets – Multi-Use
For multi-use helmets, there are a few to chose from. The Elios, Elios Club, Panga, and Elia helmets are multi-use helmets for a wide range of activities. These helmets are also great for clubs as they are very versatile and adjustable. The Panga is a single sized helmet and the Elia is a women’s specific helmet.
Additional Helmets and Accessories
Finally, there are the Trios and Spelios helmets which are designed for caving. These helmets come with built in headlamps and all the features of other Petzl helmets.
The Vizion is a removable eye shield that is compatible with the Meteor, Elios, and Sirocco helmets. The eye shield is ideal for deflecting ice chips and spindrift.
Petzl Helmet for sale on Amazon
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