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Petzl Ecrin Roc, $74, 1 pound
Summary: Like the Edelrid Ultralight, the Petzl Ecrin has been a staple in the suspended-shell helmet market for many years, and for good reason — it’s very durable, well ventilated, and easy to adjust. It is showing its age, however, lacking in padding, especially on the chin strap, and the vents aren’t shrouded or protected. Those with narrow heads may experience side-to-side fit issues, and ponytail wearers may experience a little discomfort from the rear straps’ plastic connection tab. The Ecrin is very headlamp compatible, which is not surprising, considering that Petzl is also one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headlamps.
Pros: Easy to adjust; accommodates headlamps well.
Cons: Needs more padding.
Overall grade: B