Who wants a heavy helmet?
- Ultralight design for those who want to carry around as little gear as possible
- Excellent ventilation for warm-weather climbing
- Headlamp clips for nighttime climbing
- Ratchet-back adjustment system
- Retractable adjustment system makes it easy to store the helmet in your pack
- Remove and wash the interior foam when needed
- The Meteor III was originally designed for climbing and mountaineering, but it also meets European standards for cycling and whitewater sports
- Compatible with Vizion face shield (sold separately)
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Share your thoughts
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is the best helmet I've owned. They never seem to fit me right, and are pretty uncomfortable- ( I've owned Black Diamonds in the past). I agree with the other reviewers- very light weight, comfortable, and easily adjusted. The last time I was out, I banged my head on the rock 2 different times, but felt nothing. I didn't notice a scratch on the helmet either. Buy this- you won't regret it. I bought this on the recommendation of a friend who owns one.
Funny fit over a hood,
I blame the huge head..
This helmet set a standard..
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
which every one has tried with different degrees of success to immulate. Petzl has since added a full on foam helmet but hte Meteor is still a top tier helmet by any measure. The Camp is a good comparison. Meteor fits my 7.5 head well and it is light. Down side? It is fragile getting ot and back fro mthe crag/mtn/ice. You need to take care of them to keep the helmet in tact. Worth the effort imo to get the level of protection offered. 4 out of 5 only because of the lack of durability.
nice in the alpine
Petzl Meteor III
Owen Spalding route on Grand Teton
On the Wolf's Head East Ridge in the Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range.
Snow creek wall, Leavenworth, wa
Light and comfortable
How can I find the plastic ratchet piece...
How can I find the plastic ratchet piece that goes between the two adjustment parts. Mine snapped while ice climbing
You are probably going to want to hit up Petzl's Warranty department on that one. We don't carry individual components to full products but you could bet top dollar the manufactures do and would likely be able to send you a new one if the damaged piece falls under their warranty policy.
Safe and sound
Helmets are essential for climbing, falling rocks, falling people all sorts of reasons to wear one.
In this case we were topping out of a ten pitch route that had lost of loose rocks
At florian, colombia.
At cocuy, colombia
When I was young and climbing in the 90's I would never have worn a helmet sport climbing, it was not cool nor functional. Now twenty years later I probably will never climb anything without a helmet. Perhaps its age and wisdom..
But falling at any point and getting the rope behind your leg and flipping upside down can easily ruin your happiness. So I wear this all the time now, well not around town but all the time climbing.
Its light, functional and may not last for ever but since it is protecting my most important asset than I don't mind getting a new one every few years to ensure that I have the best protection for my nogging.
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