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Helmets are a crucial piece of safety equipment for a variety of vertical activities. They protect the head against falling objects and against impacts with fixed objects - if the climber's head strikes the cliff in a fall, for example.
Helmets can be constructed in several ways, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Helmets made of expanded polystyrene (METEOR3+) are very light but retain marks from minor impacts. Helmets can be constructed using a hybrid of technologies and materials. The ELIOS' lighter ABS shell with expanded foam liner offers an excellent balance between weight and durability.
Our current offering reflects over 30 years of helmet development and innovation. First and foremost, our helmets offer essential protection for activities at height and meet the EN and UIAA safety standards. Comfort is assured by simple, quick, often one-handed, ‘while-wearing-it' adjustability and maximum ventilation. Low-profile buckles located off the side, not under the chin; soft, comfortable webbing straps and integrated headlamp clips are just a few of the other indications of Petzl's innovation and meticulous design.