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Petzl Elios Rock Climbing Helmet Review

Updated on February 24, 2015

The Elios is the middle ground in the family of Petzl climbing helmets. Weighting only 350g the Elios is lighter than the Ecrin Roc, the classical helmet for alpinism by Petzl, but not so weightless as their ultralight model the Meteor III. The hybrid suspension system of the Elios makes it a tough and durable helmet. Again, it is not as tough and durable as the Ecrin Roc, but much more durable and tougher than the Meteor. Actually, the only thing in which the Petzl Elios is not the middle ground is in the price, because it is the cheapest of the three. I think that the Elios is a great choice for beginners and seasoned climbers looking for a multipurpose climbing helmet with a good price.

Pros & Cons


Reasonably light in spite of being a Hybrid suspension system

Comfortable, you will forget wearing it.
Easy to adjust, a single wheel in the back and an adjustable chinstrap allow for efficient and quick adjustments.

Durable Petzl backs it up with three years of warranty

Not so expensive

UIAA standard compliance


None I can think of

A good mix between durability, weight and price: Petzl Elios
A good mix between durability, weight and price: Petzl Elios


  • Material: Shell: inyected Polycarbonate. Liner: polypropylene foam
  • Ventilation: 10 Vents
  • Weight: 12oz (345g) the size 2
  • Size 1 - Children / Very small head diameter: 48-56cm weight: 315g
  • Size 2- Almost all adults: diameter: 53-61cm weight: 345g


All in all, I recommend the Elios to anyone looking for a multipurpose climbing helmet. it is comfortable, reasonably light, tough and hard to beat for the price.


To know what to look for at the hour of buying a climbing helmet visit: How to choose a rock climbing helmet. You can read my review about Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet too. Also you may be interested in my Hub about the Best Stoves for backpaking.


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