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Meteor Climbing Helmet
Go higher and ski deeper with the Petzl Meteor Helmet, designed specifically with ski mountaineering in mind. Large vents throughout the helmet help circulate air to keep your noggin cool while working through the crux sequence, and dual adjustments create space for adding a beanie when your core temp cools as you transition to ski out in late spring corn. Petzl worked to gain certifications for ski touring safety and lead falls while climbing to make this helmet the piece-de-la-resistance in any ski mountaineering setup.
- Ventilated, lightweight helmet for ascents in the alpine
- Large vents help air circulate in summer conditions
- Impact foam protects from whippers and rock fall
- Lightweight design adds minimal weight on the approach
- Headband cinches tight for optimal fit
- Item #PTZ008T
- Q & A
Lightweight, but design flaws
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The magnetic buckle really ruins it all. Tiny rocks and grey rocky dust builds up on the buckle and it just doesn't stay buckled up. I have to blow on it, and wipe it with my thumb to clean it just enough that it "crunches" together. The slider bar for the back-of-the-head adjustment has a little 2mm notch of plastic that digs into my head when tightened down. I'm sure you can file it down, but that's also an annoyance. I have a little scab at the base of my skull because of the helmet.
It's really lightweight and provides great coverage. If they fix these small design flaws, would be happy to continue to use this. But as it is, I'd rather use other light-weight foam helmets.
Fits my kid (11) and she loves it!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Needless to say you want to keep your child safe out there. We just graduated from the Petzl Picchu which was heavy and awkward. Our primary concern being fit and comfort (so that she will actually wear it), we were delighted when she had it fit to herself perfectly within about a minute after opening the box, and she is very picky about fit. Since I don't plan on or wish to review this item after a verified impact I am happy to give it 5 stars for the obvious quality and comfort that this helmet provides. It also sits down around her head in an unobstructed way obviously providing the side impact protection as advertised. It is also stable, as opposed to the Picchu which shifts all over the place. The sizing guide was also perfect. We went with the S/M.
Almost perfect. Please change the buckle
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Almost perfect with one infuriating flaw: the magnetic buckle collects ferrous dust and prevents secure closure. Supposedly you can remove the magnet but you might break the buckle. I broke mine during normal use. I had it come unbuckled countless times over a year of use. Just replaced the buckle with a standard one from a backpack and now the helmet is pretty much perfect. Ideal combo of low weight, durability, and low cost.