Petzl Sirocco Ultralight Climbing and Mountaineering helmet
Availability: In stock
Regular Price: €99.00
Special Price €89.00
Ultra-lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet with reinforced protection
The SIROCCO is designed to respond to the needs of climbers and mountaineers for reduced weight and for protection. Its head-covering shape, lower in the rear, offers reinforced protection. Optimized volume on the head, along with excellent ventilation, provide maximum comfort.
- Ultra-light design:
- only 170 g
- hybrid construction with a shell in EPP (expanded polypropylene) foam and rigid crown injected with EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam
- Head-covering design for optimal protection against lateral and rear impact
- Maximum comfort in action:
- wide holes, for excellent ventilation
- completely adjustable, thanks to the adjustable headband and chinstrap
- magnetic buckle facilitates fastening the chinstrap (Petzl patent)
- compatible with the VIZION eye shield
- two hooks and rear elastic for attaching a headlamp
- Material(s): expanded polypropylene (EPP) shell, polycarbonate crown, expanded polystyrene (EPS) liner, polyester webbing
- Certification(s): CE EN 12492, UIAA
- Product comes with protective storage bag and spare foam
|Head circumference||48-58 cm||53-61 cm|
|Weight||160 g||170 g|
|Guarantee||3 years||3 years|
Alpine Sports Opinion: I have had the original Sirocco and now I have this new one. I was mad about this product from the start, so light and much more comfortable than other helmets I have used. I did realise that in a rock fall situations, the original design was leaving us open to sharper rocks, simply splitting the top of the helmet so the newer model with the reinforced cap is very welcome. It also comes down at the back, lower around the head offering more protection. You really don't know you are wearing this helmet on your head. Its well vented and has the magnetic closure clip. Highly recommended for fast and light climbers and alpinists trying to keep weight down. Thanks for reading, Nigel
- a different world
OK, so these helmets are designed to be super lite for ski touring etc but they have crept into the high end climbing market for reason. They are sooo Light....
I have some size 1, 150 grams (165grams in size 2) and I came from the Edelrid Superlight (Ye light in the 80's maybe, but not actually light at all) but it is a brain bucket and will keep you head together through the worst of falls from all sorts of crag and alpine experiences.... however I am not falling when I am climbing (famous last words), no but I am not taking leader falls, I like to move fast and stay light and that is why I have taken to this helmet so much.
It does not have a hard shell so if a large sharp rock falls on a alpine climbing, it might well go through it but when the helmet is good is for those other impacts when in tests it has shown to take the pressure and reform. If that same rock is not sharp but rounded as it is in the UIAA tests (5kg dropped from 2 meters), it will have little impact on the helmet.
Is it safer, in my humble opinion, no it is not, is a compromise like the modern (cycling style) helmets (Petzl Meteor) will break up after impact two or three as you take that fall.
If you are concerned about taking many falls and want to protect your head, get the brain bucket (tough hard shell helmet) If you want the lightest helmet going and the danger starts when you are moving too slowly and might have an unexpected bivi :-( then I would give this a go, you might never go back...
(Posted on 25/01/2017)