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 The Meteor 2018 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Meteor 2018 is no longer produced by Petzl. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Petzl Meteor Helmet
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Meteor 2018



My vote: None ( 4.6 avg )


Lightness and comfort have made the METEOR helmet a signature product for climbing and mountaineering. This model has the advantage of large openings for excellent ventilation. Its innovative adjustment system allows each climber to adjust his/her helmet to head shape. The METEOR also comes with a new magnetic buckle which allows the chinstrap to be attached with one hand.

Comfortable to wear in all situations
- lightweight and comfortable on the head
- excellent ventilation
- soft headband conforms perfectly to the shape of the head
- magnetic buckle allows the chinstrap to be attached with one hand (Petzl patent)
- integrated chinstrap attachment points to reduce thickness
- comfortable, breathable foam lining is positioned to stabilize the helmet on the head
- chinstrap buckle and headband height are adjustable for a perfect fit
- headband folds into the shell for storage and transportation
Adapts easily to the activity:
- headlamp can be attached using the four integrated clips
- Compatible with the VIZION eye shield

Retail price

US$ 99.95

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Weight (g)

Weight (g)

In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple size or optional accessories) we note those here.

220 g

Size 1: 220 g / 7.8 oz
Size 2: 225 g / 7.9 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)



This is the gender as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

We use the term "Men" and "Unisex" interchangeably, as there is no difference between these types of helmets.

Size Range

Size Range

The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.

19.00 in - 24.00 in

Size 1: 48-56 cm / 19-22 in
Size 2: 53-61 cm / 21-24 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

Quick Adjust

Quick Adjust

Quick Adjust refers to the straps of the helmet. Do you want the ability to ability to "quickly" adjust the fit. This could be a dial, or other plastic pieces.

Really, most climbers don't need to change the fit of the helmet often, unless you're climbing with and without hats, or you have big hair that flattens and then requires tightening after climbing for awhile.

Vents Yes
Headlamp Compatable Yes
Face Shield Compatable Yes


The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.

To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.

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Meteor Helmet
Meteor Helmet

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4.3/5

The Meteor is the best climbing helmet on the market, and wins our Editors' Choice Award for climbing helmets. This is our testers' favorite helmet for all types of climbing from mountaineering to sport climbing. This helmet took top scores in all of our tests and we awarded it a rare perfect 10 in comfort and ventilation.

We recommend the Meteor to any climber from beginner to pro no matter what discipline of climbing you do. We tell all our friends "Just get a Meteor, you won't regret it."

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

Light, cool and comfortable, the latest Petzl Meteor is robust enough for mountaineering and winter climbing as well as cragging, while the optional addition of face protection for ice climbing sets it apart from most of its competitors. If you are only going to buy one helmet for all your climbing then this would be an excellent choice.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

In 1997, the Meteor was the first helmet on the market to use expanded polystyrene (EPS) as its primary means of absorbing impact. The big benefit for climbers? Comfort gains and weight savings—two key influencers for climbers wearing a helmet. It’s been through several evolutions since, and remains one of the best-performing and most popular lids out there. While the original version looked like a child’s bike helmet, the current version is sleek and easy to wear, with more than a dozen vents for breathability. It weighs only 7.8 ounces—not the lightest, but it’s close—and it has a nice array of features. “When a helmet is this comfortable and airy, there’s no reason not to always be wearing it.” It offers ample top, front, back, and side protection, and the sliding-ratchet harness system makes the Meteor super-simple to adjust for a variety of head shapes and sizes.

Climbing Gear Reviews UK Performance 5/5, Style 4/5, Value 5/5

In conclusion, the Petzl Meteor is great update. I’ve been using the Meteor III+ for a while for both climbing and mountain biking and I feel the new one is worth the upgrade. It feels more compact, lighter to wear and supremely comfortable. The new, larger vents help keep my head cooler. The straps are easy to adjust and the magnetic clip is great. The overall, compact shape and the new colour scheme makes the helmet look cool too. The Petzl Meteor climbing helmet has always been and will remain an iconic piece of climbing equipment.

Peak Mountaineering Logo no rating given just a review

So, the new Meteor is definitely an improvement but many of the changes are fairly small or cosmetic tweaks. So, my conclusion would be that it probably isn't worth immediately paying out for a new one until you are due to replace it. Having said that, when you do swap you'll be very pleasantly surprised with the new model. Well done (again!) Petzl.

The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.