Pro Review – Petzl Elios


Pro Reviewer:

Olly is a director of Mountain Tracks. Mountain Tracks are a small, friendly team of dedicated professionals specialising in guided mountain adventure, offering courses and trips across Europe and worldwide.Click here to see more about Olly & Mountain Tracks.

Olly’s Review:

“I use this as my everyday helmet, its seen loads of abuse in the mountains over the past two years but still looks new. I prefer a plastic shell helmet in the Alps rather than the foam type like the Petzl Meteor. Foamies don’t stand up to being rammed in your rucksack, sat on, dropped, peppered by ice and rock or used as a sandwich holder. The foam type helmets like the Meteor are great for multi pitch rock but when ice or mixed climbing in the alps the last thing you want is the helmet exploding from an ice bomb direct hit then no helmet for the remainder of the route. So bearing this in mind I use my Elios, for Alpine, Ice and Mixed then change to my super light comfy Meteor when cranking on the rock.”


Petzl Elios Features:

  • ABS shell and expanded polystyrene liner
  • Helmet is entirely adjustable and adapts to all head shapes
  • Headband adjustment system is precise with two push-buttons
  • Height adjustment of rear headband by increments
  • Sliding ventilation slots adapt to weather conditions
  • Comfort foam is quilted and lined with absorbent fabric
  • Four clips for headlamp attachment
  • Compatible with VIZION face shield
  • Size 1- Fits children/very small head – diameter: 48-56cm
  • Size 2- Fits almost all adults – diameter: 53-61cm

Full Petzl Elios description here.

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