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Pros Durable, very protective, versatile for many different types of climbing, affordableSuper light, very comfortable, great ventilation, versatile for use while ski mountaineering, protects all sides of headLightweight, great ventilationLightweight, easily adjustable with slider bar, not as expensive as Sirocco, well ventilatedFully adjustable harness, rigid plastic rear adjustment band, lightweight, excellent headlamp clips
Cons Heavy, not as adjustable as othersNot as durable as ABS options, expensive, less easily adjustable, magnetic buckle not for everyoneFragile, chin strap doesn't adjust forward, removable headlamp clips are easy to lose or forgetMagnetic buckle collects dirt, not as cheap as BD Half DomeNot as well-ventilated as other lightweight helmets
Bottom Line A good choice for the value consciousYou want a helmet that you are never annoyed to wear, and this is that helmetLightweight and comfortable but can't even be put in your pack without denting itA highly adjustable climbing and ski mountaineering helmet made of EPS foamLightweight, comfortable, and adjustable
Rating Categories Petzl Boreo Petzl Sirocco Black Diamond Vapor Petzl Meteor Black Diamond Vector
Comfort (30%)
7
9
8
7
8
Adjustability (20%)
6
5
7
8
7
Weight (20%)
4
10
9
7
7
Ventilation (10%)
6
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8
8
Headlamp Attachment (10%)
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6
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7
Durability (10%)
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6
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5
Specs Petzl Boreo Petzl Sirocco Black Diamond Vapor Petzl Meteor Black Diamond Vector
Measured Weight in Ounces (largest size) 11.0 oz 6.1 oz 7.0 oz 8.5 oz 8.6 oz
Shell Style ABS shell with EPP and EPS foam EPP and EPS foam, polycabonate top piece EPS foam with Polycarbonate EPS, Polycarbonate EPS foam with Polycarbonate
Number of Sizes 2 2 2 2 2
Number of colors 4 1 4 3 4
Warranty 3 year 3 year 1 year 3 year 1 year
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