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Petzl Elia Climbing Helmet - Women's

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  • Helmet features the patented Omega headband system that adjusts easily for a precise and comfortable fit; Omega system accommodates a ponytail
  • Injection-molded ABS shell is lightweight and durable; expanded polystyrene liner absorbs impacts
  • Chin strap, nape height and headband adjust for a comfortable fit; headband adjustment folds into the the shell for compact storage
  • Side openings help keep your head cool on hot days
  • 4 clips let you attach a headlamp (sold separately)
  • Interior foam is removable and washable
  • Elia helmet is not compatible with the Petzl Vizion face shield
  • 1 size fits most; headband circumference adjusts from 52 - 58cm (20.5 - 22.8 in)


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Petzl Elia Climbing Helmet - Women's Specs
Best use
52 - 58 centimeters
285 grams
Head circumference

Petzl Elia Climbing Helmet - Women's

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Rated 4.0/5 based on 8 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromFloppy When I look up the helmet slides back past my hair line. Definitely try on and make sure it doesn't move.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 2out of5
by fromWomens version sucks The Women's version of this helmet does not fit well. The tightening system up on the side of the helmet that is specific to the women's helmet has compromise the overall fitting of the helmet. Instead it tightens up towards the top of my head and easily slips off if I bend over. The mens version, or version that tightens at the back of the head, works a thousand times better. When I tighten the straps, the helmet tightens lower on my head, creating an overall better fit. No slipping if I tilt my head down or over. The women's version has a different tightening system to make it easier in case you have a pony tail... Just wear a loose ponytail and you'll be fine. The men's version fits your head properly.
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat all-day helmet I am a petite female (head circumference ~21 in/53 cm). I can wear this helment all day, and hardly notice that it's on. The only minor inconvenience I've found is that it is hard to adjust the size with one hand. I had the CAMP helment before this one, and it put pressure on my forehead (I gave it to a friend, who said they didn't have that issue, though). But for me, this helment does not do that.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5out of5
by fromGREAT purchase I have a picky head and this helmet allows for lots of adjustment (more than you would notice at first glance). The buckle is weird, it throws people off and they often ask for help removing it the first time, but once you get the hang that it doesn't buckle like a regular backpack buckle, it is super easy to use and doesn't pinch chin, grab hair or pinch fingers. It is super great that you can loan it around a group if you bring a new person who is not equipped, since the range is so large. It does not fall off my head when I look up the wall or up at my climber while belaying. It is comfortable, I could wear it all day. Girls - Pony tail holder! Just saying...
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Helmet I like that the helmet is so easy to adjust and it fits my small head very well. I've had this helmet on some longer multi pitch climbs and some short ones too. It is comfortable in every situation. The shell is very scratch resistant too. Overall just a great product.
Date published: 2012-05-17
Rated 5out of5
by fromSolid helmet! I bought this for my wife and she loves it!
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5out of5
by fromLike it, it does the job. I like this helmet very much. What I do not like is what it looks like on me :P but you can't put that over safety, so I will continue using it. It is very comfortable and adjustable. Does not bother my ears or feels heavy at all.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 4out of5
by fromComfortable, Fits, and does the job Been playing on rocks usually with rappeling for a few years now and ashamed to admit I finally decided it was time to protect my noggin. Knew I was going to be doing a very dirty cliff and a cave on a outing so tried on at least five different helmets. Looks wise, this was not my first choice but as soon as I put it on, it just fit right. I have a pretty small head and normally find childrens hats fit me better than adults to give some context. This helmet adjusted down to the size I needed and seemed like it would adjust down even more. It's comfortable, stays in place, and the best part is that I forget I'm even wearing it. That's what is key in safety equipment. On the outing the rappel was pretty uneventful (always a good thing) but where I got to try the helmet out was in the cave. Shimmied up a narrow vertical crack and slipped while braced between walls. It flung me forward and my head went straight into the opposite wall. If I hadn't been wearing it, at the very least, I would have been hurt.. possibly knocked out and would have certainly fallen all the way. With the helmet, it absorbed the shock near completely (with barely a scratch on it) and I ended up using my head since it was braced on the wall now to balance myself. Worked out pretty well. Also, the headlight clips are very nice. Easy to put it on and remove and when does a head light not come in handy. I wish it had some under chin padding but I honestly didn't have any discomfort or chaffing after wearing it straight for a few hours. Just seems like it should be there. Only regret is that I didn't buy this a long time ago.
Date published: 2012-12-28

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