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Wild Country Rock Lite Review


Climbing Helmet

  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: March 23, 2012
Price:   $80 List
Pros:  Light, versatile
Cons:  Can't adjust chin with one hand
Manufacturer:   Wild Country
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ March 23, 2012  
The Wild County Rock Lite is nearly identical to the Wild Country Alpine Shield if you take off the shield. The differences are they have a different interior lining and the Rock Lite has a dial sizer rather than the pinch sizer on the Alpine Shield. The Rock Lite is $80 compared to $100 for the Alpine Shield. I don't ice climb much so I don't use the shield. So for me, the Rock Lite would definitely be the call. Its main competitor is the Petzl Meteor III+. The Meteor 3 is 0.9 ounces lighter and $20-30 more expensive. It's hard to notice the weight difference in your hand: both are really light. So far I like the Meteor more for climbing. It's lighter, ventilates better, and the chin strap is easier to adjust. But the Rock Lite is a better value and still an awesome helmet.

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