The Meteor III+ is Retired. Although the Meteor III+ is no longer produced by the manufacturer, we're showing it on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Petzl Meteor III+ Helmet

Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III Side Closeup
Petzl Meteor III Back Closeup
Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III
Petzl Meteor III Side Closeup
Petzl Meteor III Back Closeup

Weighing only 235 grams, the METEOR III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and comfort. It is also one of our most ventilated models.
Its innovative adjustment system allows each climber to adjust his/her helmet to head shape. Originally designed for climbing and mountaineering, the METEOR III + also meets the European standards for cycling and whitewater sports.

-Lightweight, low profile and very well ventilated helmet (the most ventilated climbing helmet available)
-Adjustable chinstrap, nape height and headband for an extremely comfortable fit
-Retractable adjustment system for easy storage and transport
-Meets international standards for mountaineering and European standards for cycling and whitewater sports
-Expanded polystyrene liner absorbs impacts
-Compatible with VIZION face shield
-Headlamp attachment with four optimally placed clips
-Interior comfort foam is removable and washable

Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (3 votes)


Alpinist Mountain Standard Award
Outdoor Gear Lab Editors Choice Award

Technical Specifications

Weight 235 g
Weight per Size
Gender Unisex
Helmet Size Range 20.90 in - 24.00 in
Individual Helmet Sizes
Quick Adjust Yes
Vents Yes
Headlamp Compatable Yes
Face Shield Compatable Yes

User Reviews

  • 3.01

    Light, but poor fit on small heads and bad strap design

    by Nicolai
    Poor fit
    poor ventilation

    I have a small head, but I'm in the size range given by Petzl. I couldn't get the strap to fit properly because it isn't fully adjustable. Once I managed to figure out I could shorten it by improvising (wrapped it around the plastic thing at the back) the fit was alright. Another issue is that there are large gaps between the sides of my head and the helmet. I'm not sure what the consequences are in case of an accident. Lastly, the top of my head sometimes gets hot and itchy, which I think is due to a lack of ventilation in that area. I have the white model which makes me look too much like a mushroom. Keep in mind these foam helmets can only take one impact, so they're not ideal for ice climbing and mountaineering. Another potential issue is that a British mountaineering organization rated the impact forces much higher on this helmet compared to traditional designs.