Collecting every piece of gear takes a little time.
We think it's worth the wait.

Nice choice!
Give us a moment to collect those options for you.

Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
  • Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet




My vote: None ( 4.6 avg )


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: 
    - 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
  • Product comes with protective storage bag and spare foam


Retail price

US$ 129.95

When you click a link below and then checkout online, no matter what you buy (climbing gear or not), we get a small commission that helps us keep this site up-to-date. Thanks!

Award Image
Award Image
Award Image
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.

160 g

S/M: 160 g / 5.6 oz
M/L: 170 g / 6.0 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 - 24.02 in

S/M: 48-58 cm / 19-23 in
M/L: 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.

Learn More

Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
2017 Climbing Helmets
Sirocco Helmet Details
Sirocco Helmet Review
Sirocco Helmet

No reviews yet.

Alpinist Gear Review rating 5/5

When it's all said and done, however, you can find bird feathers heavier than this thing, so if you need a lightweight helmet, the revamped Sirocco is an impressive piece of equipment. I'm honestly not sure where helmet design can go from here, besides some kind of force-field generator that is powered by a chip implant in your neck. But until that dystopian day arrives, the Sirocco is a top offering for a comfortable, lightweight helmet that also (finally!) looks good.

Northeast Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

I’m not sure what more I can say here… I love this helmet. Seriously my onlycomplaint is that Petzl decided to keep the same name. The 2013 Sirocco was great. The 2017 Sirocco is even better and pretty drastically different. Constructed of three materials instead of just one, totally different profile/shape, different ventilation scheme… it just seems like this re-design would have been worthy of a new name, or at-least a (Plus or Two) added to the name similar to the GriGri legacy.

Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 5/5

The Petzl Sirocco is the lightest and most comfortable climbing helmet you can buy. These reasons alone make it worthy of our Editors' Choice award as the best overall, and it is also our top scorer. If you can afford the slightly elevated price tag, we don't think there is any reason to look further.

The Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

The new Sirocco also ups its overall protection rating through the use of two different materials for shock absorption. The outer is the same, soft, expanded polypropylene that seems to bounce back from impacts and has proven extremely durable in the original orange. I’ve crushed mine into packs, have been hit by ice or rock countless times, and though it has the battle scars to prove it, the Sirocco has never let me down (and over the time I’ve had it, I’ve managed to crush a BD Vector and a Singing Rock Penta, while the Sirocco continues on).

Peak Mountaineering Logo no rating given just a review

You've probably guessed it - I really like everything about the new Sirocco.  Petzl have continued to evolve their innovative product range and with this new version I really can't think what I would change to make it any better - I'm afraid my Meteor will be largely resigned to the gear cupboard from now on. In reviewing a product like this I have no way to say how well it would cope in an impact, but it has obviously been tested to meet all relevant standards and I am confident it will perform as well as others tested to the same standards.


UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The latest SIROCCO is very light, looks good and fits well - a major improvement in appearance compared to the original giant tangerine. And thanks to its hybrid construction there's been a welcome reduction in overall size too. I wouldn't want to stand on it or drop a heavy bag on it, but despite appearances it has proved solid and durable. Whilst using the SIROCCO for trad and sport throughout the UK I've hardly noticed that it's on my head. If you're looking for a helmet that's light, breathable, and stylish then I'd highly recommend it.

How to use the Sirocco, various instructional photos of Sirocco including inspection and techniques.

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.