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Petzl Ecrin Roc

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Ecrin Roc has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best climbing helmets for 2024.

photo: Petzl Ecrin Roc climbing helmet

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.


  • Comfortable
  • Easy to clean
  • Very adjustable


  • Some people prefer thick foam for protection
  • Sometimes you might prefer thick foam for warmth

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 to lend because it is easy to clean and the cushioned band that goes around your forehead is closed cell foam, so any sweat or grime can be easily cleaned. I like that it is quite comfortable. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $90, but on sale

It's the "Best" helmet. I have used it extensively from rock climbing to winter mountaineering.

Absolutely rock solid, heavier than the more contemporary models, but do not forget almost all of them have been designed by taking this particular helmet into consideration. Adjustable to any head. Plastic patches are available if you wanna restrict the air flow or stop the rain through the air vents on either side of the helmet.

Look no other, this has been on the market for I do not know how many years, proved its usefulness to the extremes.



Price Paid: $90

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. =)


  • Impact resistance
  • Good ventilations for head


  • Weight

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.

Source: borrowed it

I use this helmet for caving, as does my daughter. Major advantages include the easily adjusted straps and headband, the clips for holding a headlamp on the helmet, and the air vents.

Disadvantages--none that I know of, except that a headlamp can be pulled out of the clips by a passing rock while crawling. I have not used this helmet for rock climbing.

Price Paid: $58-85

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Price MSRP: $99.95
Historic Range: $50.00-$99.95
Reviewers Paid: $58.00-$90.00

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