The Petzl Meteor 4 helmet is as the name suggests the fourth version of this superb lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet. The large ventilation openings allow cooling air to circulate when climbing in warmer weather, though in the cold it's always good to have a lid liner beanie to keep you warm.
The Meteor 4 is a very comfortable and stable helmet, this is achieved via the adjustable cradle that will form to your head shape. The helmet has a full polystyrene foam lining that is finished with a soft wicking headband. The chin strap is fastened with a magnetic buckle, allowing for it to be done with one hand or even with bulky gloves.
The Meteor 4 is compatible with the Petzl Vizion face shield. This can easily be attached to the helmet providing extra protection from shattered ice and spindrift.
If you're intending to use a helmet where you may encounter frequent minor rock falls and generally more knocks, then we would recommend a helmet with a polycarbonate shell.
Petzl Meteor 4 Features
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Excellent ventilation
- Soft headband
- Magnetic buckle
- Comfortable, breathable foam lining
- Chinstrap buckle and headband height are adjustable
- Headband folds into the shell
- Headlamp can be attached
- Compatible with the VIZION eye shield
Size 1 is only available in the Blue colour
Customer Reviews of Petzl Meteor
Awesome light weight and well vented helmet for ski touring/ski mountaineering. Plenty comfortable enough for skinning/boot packing up and reassuring both up and down.
A MIPS variant, like the Mammut Wall Rider, is the only feature I think is slightly lacking.