4.8 out of 5
April 13, 2009
Bought it for rock climbing but end up using it for mountaineering. Works well with a light hat or hood as well.
November 18, 2010
Great helmet! Doesn't surprise me. Petzl makes top quality gear whether its for rock or ice.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
February 14, 2004
Great helmet. I don't do much recreational climbing, but it works splendidly for my job climbing communications towers. Very comfortable and a good fit. After a week of wear, you'll forget you have it on.
Climbing accident while wearing the Ecrin Roc Helmet
April 14, 2009
I recommend this helmet. Last summer I took about a 25 foot leader fall first hitting a foot, breaking two toes, which luckly flipped me over causing me to land directly on my head onto a large rock shelf, before bouncing and penduluming another 10 feet before coming to a stop. Compaired to everything else I hit on the way down, landing on my head while wearing the Ecrin Roc felt like I was falling into a pillow. I could actually feal the helmet absorb the shock. Afterwards when I visibly compaired it with my sons Ecrin the only sign of damage was that the internal webbing had stretched. I did not experience any of the light headedness nor neck soreness I did once when I was knocked out while logging with a hardhat on.
March 22, 2004
The helmet is great. It is very comfortable, I actually forgot I was wearing it during the first climb I used it on. Its fully adjustable. You could probably get a good fit with any head size and hat combo you can throw at it. Plus the venting holes on the sides provide excellent ventilation. I'd recommend it to all.
August 16, 2010
This helmet ended up being much heavier duty than I was expecting it to be. Extremely well made. My only criticism would be that it sits higher on my head than I expected. But it's about safety not style so I was soon over it. Very comfortable.
June 02, 2011
The helmet is light enough to wear all day and not give it a second thought. The durable material and comfort fit controls allows for a quick fit and adjustment when needed. The helmet fit more snug and lower on the forehead than other brands which sat higher on the head and did not feel as secure. The bright yellow allowed for easy recognition when taken off during breaks on the snow. I highly recommend the helmet for any adventure where safety is needed to protect the melon.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Excellent, classic, traditional quality
October 16, 2011
This is a classic helmet. It fits well, it is really light. If you're looking to protect your head, you won't be disappointed with this helmet. I don't think there is anything negative about it. Maybe some more modern designs feel better somehow, but I'm used to a classic helmet feel, and this helmet feels like helmets always have. The adjusting system is excellent . . . you can change the size quickly and efficiently. Overall, great quality and classic in design and functionality.
November 27, 2003
great helmet for climbing, or in my place caving.
Rescue & Sport
June 15, 2008
I find Ecrin Roc a very good helmet! I use it both for rescue working with my Duo Led 5 lamp during my night ambulance duty and for climbing. Simply comfortable.
Red, White and Yellow.