Climbing Helmets


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Recent Climbing Helmet Reviews

Petzl Elios

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, plenty of ventilation, easy to adjust. What's not to like? I wore this helmet just once last year. Didn't really needed it, decided to take it for a test drive, just to get the feel of it. My head circumference is 55.5cm so I could marginally fit in Size 1 (48-56cm). If I was going to wear a way. That's why I chose Size 2 (53-61cm) with room to spare.It features a 5-step side ventilation system and a fixed one in the back. Couldn't get any better than this.The headlight… Full review

Petzl Ecrin Roc

rated 5 of 5 stars I use this helmet for caving and I really like it. It is very adjustable and just the straps cradle your head, not thick foam. It is easy to clean. I like that it is quite comfortable. I use this helmet for caving and I really like it. When I heard that they were no longer being produced, I got one at an auction, but I'm still using my original one. It is very adjustable and I like that it doesn't have foam to make my head warmer, just the straps cradle your head. It is the helmet I am more likely… Full review

Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light, comfortable, good value. Great light and packable helmet for general climbing, I like this helmet for its simplicity and functionality. It's lighter than stated. I weighed mine using a high quality digital scale, tarred and calibrated, and it was 340 gm. The adjustment dial and buckle work with ease and can be operated with gloves on. The headlamp strap holders are also simple and effective. It vents well and is quite comfortable, even on my shaved head. Just the right amount of padding in… Full review

Petzl Ecrin Roc

rated 5 of 5 stars It is one of the best helmets for caving, very strong and durable. All caving clubs in Slovenia use it. It is a slightly heavier than new Petzl models of helmets. I recommend. =) I use it for cave exploring and climbing and when I go in mountains. I have on helmet the fixed lamp. I have that helmet a few years and it looks like it will be forever. Full review

Grivel Salamander

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very comfortable helmet that has multiple sizes available. A great helmet for ice climbing, rock climbing, and mountaineering. Comes in multiple colors. This is a great helmet. I own several different climbing helmets and this one has by far become my favorite across all climbing sports. I have a large head and the multiple sizes allow me to get a good fit. Some one-size-fits all helmets are tough for me to fit. One of the most important features I have found is the improved side protection around… Full review

Petzl Meteor III+

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable, lightweight helmet. I've used this helmet for all types of climbing.  It's so light, you can forget you have it on, which is a real accomplishment.  Full review

Petzl Sirocco

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightweight, and seemingly styrofoam structure of this helmet make it intimidating, but after hard use it has turned out to be an excellent helmet. Finally fed up with my old Lucky brand helmet from the '90s I decided to shop for a new one. I decided I wanted lightweight, and something much more comfortable then my current helmet. So my choices came down to the Petzl Meteor, Black Diamond Vapour, and the Petzl Sirocco.  The Meteor didn't fit me, so that went out. Originally I had thrown out… Full review

Petzl Elios

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, well ventilated helmet for your head. Best used while rock and ice climbing. The headband has a quick tightening knob on the back for size adjustment. It has headlamp clamps that you don't notice until you need them. The chin strap is easy to connect. Every connection point on the straps has teeth, so it is time consuming to adjust, but once you get it adjusted it doesn't move. There is no sun visor lip. The front comes right down to your eyebrows. This is a lightweight, well… Full review

Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable and durable helmet. Great quality for use on rock and ice. I've used this helmet on rock and ice, and it has definitely help up well and done its job. While looking at helmet options, I had debated the options for weights, but I went with this durable helmet over other lightweight options.  This helmet isn't much heavier, but I prefer the extra protection the Half Dome provides. The sizing has been easy to adjust, and it feels very comfortable. I have the blue color, and it looks… Full review

Top-Rated Climbing Helmets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Ecrin Roc reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Half Dome reviewed Apr 16, 2015
$45 - $59
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Grivel Salamander reviewed Jul 15, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Meteor III+ reviewed Oct 28, 2013
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Sirocco reviewed Aug 31, 2013
$20 - $130
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CAMP Stunt reviewed Jan 19, 2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP Rock Star reviewed Oct 19, 2011
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Skywalker 2 reviewed Oct 19, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Meteor III reviewed Aug 8, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Joe Brown Climbing Helmet reviewed Nov 18, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salewa Krypton reviewed May 21, 2008
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Skywalker reviewed Mar 27, 2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Elios reviewed Feb 15, 2016
$49 - $65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CAMP Armour reviewed Jul 27, 2012
$42 - $59
Petzl Meteor
$65 - $99
Edelrid Ultralight
$41 - $54
Edelrid Madillo
CAMP Speed 2.0
CAMP Speed
$90 - $119
Mammut Wall Rider
$75 - $99
Kong Leef
Black Diamond Vapor Helmet
$105 - $139
Petzl Elios Vizion
Mammut El Cap
$45 - $69
Petzl Vertex Vent
$86 - $114
La Sportiva Ultralight Mulaz Helmet
Scott Couloir Helmet
Beal Atlantis
Singing Rock Penta
Kong Scarab
Petzl Elia
$49 - $64
Petzl Spelios
Edelrid Shield Lite
Edelrid Shield II
$41 - $89
Mammut Rock Rider Helmet
CAMP Titan
$41 - $54
Black Diamond Vector Helmet
$75 - $99
Trango Zenith Helmet
$85 - $99
CAMP Pulse
Petzl Trios
$419 - $597
Petzl Picchu
$35 - $59
Mammut Tripod 2
$80 MSRP
Petzl Vizion
$52 MSRP
Grivel Air Tech Helmet
Wild Country Rock Lite Helmet
Red Fox Morpheus Helmet
$199 MSRP

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