4.8 out of 5
December 12, 2010
The elios climbing helmet is a quality helmet with style. It fits nicely on my head. My only suggestion for improvement is that the straps need to be longer.Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: straps are short
August 05, 2011
The first climbing helmet I've owned- so I don't have much to compare it to, but the helmet works great. I've mounted a ContourGPS camera to the right side and I've had no problems. Solid build, good fit. No complaints.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
September 07, 2010
I got this helmet to mount a camera on, and it feels great. Nice and lightweight!
Fits well, good price, comfortable/easy adjustment
April 26, 2010
Ive tried a number of helmets and this is by far my favorite. Intuitive adjustment, and lightweight low profile design.
November 06, 2010
This is my first rock climbing helmet so I have no comparison but its great, very comfortable, eady to adjust, durable and breathable so you will not end up all swety underneath.Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
Great lightweight helmet
December 20, 2009
Really like this helmet. Easy to adjust to fit with or without a winter hat. Good quality for a great price
Protect your dome!
March 21, 2011
On long hot days I still forget this thing is on my head. The adjustable straps and wheel ratchet are easy to use and dial in perfect comfort. If your goal specifically lightweight they do make helmets that don't tip the scales as much. Beware, they will also show signs of abuse much quicker as a trade off. If you are looking for a comfortable, full featured noggin knocker that still has a respectable weight, look no further and buy this one!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
April 24, 2010
Lightweight, streamlined design. It's easy to forget you're wearing it, really. Nice helmet, highly recommended.
January 17, 2011
I bought the Elios mainly to be used as a climbing helmet. I have been more than happy with it. It is well-made yet extremely light. At the end of long climb you don't even know it's there! Some people may consider this a "hard" helmet compared to a helmet such as the BD Half Dome but the Elios is still very comfortable. The highly adjustable straps make this helmet appropriate for a wide range of head sizes. (I wear a 7 1/4 hat size and wear this helmet towards the bottom of the sizing adjustment.) I have also used the Elios caving several times where it has taken quite a beating. This stands as a testimony to its durability. The headlamp clips are superb and seem to have a far more secure design than the Half Dome. All-in-all great helmet!Pros: Great value
December 12, 2010
Great helmet, especially for the price! It is very breathable, comfortable and protective.Pros: Performance, Great value
November 01, 2010
I had not purchased a new helmet in years and when I bought the Petzl Elios Climbing Helmet a little over a year ago I was pleasantly surprised. This helmet is so much more comfortable than my old one; it almost feels like I'm not wearing it. Yes it's light but perhaps what I like even more is the positive fit. It moves with my head instead of bobbling a bit with every turn. The venting is good and it allows enough clearance around the ears so that I can wear an ear band on chilly days. The use instructions were clear (I really like Petzl's instructional illustrations) so I had a good fit in no time.Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
Good Quality,, for a great price
December 20, 2011
Great helmet! Doesn't surprise me. Petzl makes top quality gear whether its for rock or ice. Comfortable,, Really light,, Solid build, good fit,, great performance for a good pricePros: light, cheap, easy to adjust
August 04, 2010
I bought this helmet a few weeks ago. Used it a couple of time and am very happy about it. Very light and comfortable for a fair price! I would recommend it.
good equipment for the price
September 14, 2009
I have had several helmets over the years(I won't mention names)and have paid twice the price for virtually the same quality helmet. I bought this one for my 12 year old Boy Scout for his first new helmet. I am also a climb instructor for the Scouts. the adjustability is as good as my higher priced helmet and is quite comfortable and very light. he had it on his head for the first time last week. 4 hours of climbing with no problem. temperature was mid to upper 80's and he said the circulation was good. I would recomend this definatly for the price.
December 05, 2010
I bought the anthracite "gray" one. It is a great color and is easily adjustable. It will fit great and like others have said, it has great ventilation! It is also a crazily light helmet, but I've heard it can withstand huge falls. People have also told me that it is stylish too. All in all, a great buy and a great price for an item that might possibly save your life!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
January 06, 2013
Excellent hull very durable and comfortable, just feel you're wearing it because it is very light, very useful cover vent holes, I bought orange and is a vibrant color.Pros: lightweight, robust, comfortable, good fit
July 11, 2011
Comfortable and lightweight helmet, especially for the price. I've owned an Elios before, but somehow misplaced it. After trying on several other helmets, I decided to get another Elios. My husband and I both bought them. I didn't like the position of the adjustable strap behind the head on the Elia -- too high, didn't feel like the helmet was secure without the chin strap. A size 2 will fit most adults. I have a pretty average sized head and the size one could fit, but looked small.
September 21, 2010
Great helmet for adventure activities. Very comfortable and seems sturdy enough. Should have this for some time.Pros: Great design, Ease of use
July 11, 2011
Comfortable and lightweight helmet, especially for the price. I've owned an Elios before, but somehow misplaced it. After trying on several other helmets, I decided to get another Elios. My husband and I both bought them. I didn't like the position of the adjustable strap behind the head on the Elia -- too high, didn't feel like the helmet was secure without the chin strap. A size 2 will fit most adults. I have a pretty average sized head and the size one could fit, but looked small.Pros: Ease of use, Great value
August 31, 2011
This is the first time ordering from Altrec and boy am I happy with their service. Easy ordering and extemely fast shipping. Got my helmet 2 days after placing the order. Altrec just went to the top of my list. Did I mention that Altrec has great pricing? As to the helmet, I am thrilled with the weight and adjustable fit of this helmet. Looks like it will keep my head protected in many different situations. I ordered the size 2 as recommended by Altrec. Looks like it will fit most average to larger heads.
Lightweight and strong
November 15, 2009
A great helmet that is light and strong. At a great price too! Would highly recommend it.
A high quality for a good price.
March 29, 2008
I'm rather a big gay, so I bought size 2 (bigger one). I feel comfortable in it but it looks too small.
Blue, Orange and White.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 1 and size 2: 1, 2.