Climbing Helmets

The best climbing helmets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 8, 2017. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Climbing Helmet Reviews

Petzl Meteor

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, like it's almost not there. asy adjustment for fit. Seems fragile. Light, like it is not there. Easy adjustment for fit. Not bulky, so it won't get in the way of your climbing. I'm not a fan of the magnetic chin strap because you have to baby the helmet to make sure you don't get it dirty. When the magnetic strap gets dirt or dust in it, it doesn't always hold well, and this could happen if you simply put your helmet on the ground for a brief respite. While being lightweight is a plus, it… Full review

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 Men's 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

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