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Trango Skull Cap Review


Climbing Helmet

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  • Currently 0.0/5
Overall avg rating 0.0 of 5 based on 0 reviews. Most recent review: April 5, 2011
Price:   $90 List
Manufacturer:   Trango

Overview

This is one of the lightest climbing helmets available. According the the manufacturer stats, it is a few grams lighter than the Petzl Meteor III+. However, on our scale, the Meteor III came in lighter than Petzl claimed. Our scale says the Meteor III is the exact weight of the Skull Cap: 7.9 oz. So we are not sure which is the lightest but the difference is negligible. They are the lightest two helmets certified by the UIAA for climbing at this time. We are awaiting a model to test out so we can't comment on the helmets performance yet. It is priced $30 above the budget $60 helmet like the Black Diamond Half Dome, CAMP Armour or Mammut Skywalker 2. However, in the lightweight helmet category, it is $10 less than the Petzl Meteor III. It is the same cost as the Black Diamond Tracer but lighter. For being so light, it is notable that is also comes with a tightening wheel for one-handed adjustment. We hope to have a full review soon. In the meantime, please post your reviews below.

Chris McNamara

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Most recent review: April 5, 2011


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