The Petzl Elios climbing helmet is designed for maximum protection in a minimalist profile. Generous enough to wear over a winter hat for ice climbing and mountaineering, it also has an additional face shield for ice climbing. The adjustable chin straps and headband allow for quick sizing and exterior clips make securing your headlamp a breeze. Available in two sizes (1 and 2) to accommodate different head sizes, the fit of the helmet is simple and the ventilation superior for winter and summer climbing adventures.
The optional face shield is easy to attach and remove, making the helmet one of the most versatile on the market. The adjustment wheel for the headband makes sizing during the winter easy,. You can simply dial up a larger size when you need to put on a beanie or helmet liner.
If you do not buy the Elios with the face shield already installed, you will have to drill the holes. They are pre-marked, but be aware of this in advance. The Size 1 helmet is very small. Be sure to measure your head before you order it.
Likely one of the most widely-used helmets among ice climbers, the Petzl Elios is an excellent choice for pursuits ranging from ice and rock climbing to mountaineering and canyoneering. Easy to adjust, well-ventilated and lightweight, it is a sturdy helmet without a lot of additional weight.
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