Petzl was founded in 1970’s by Fernand Petzl in France. A mechanic by trade, he was interested in caving and he invented and perfected many innovative products, including a rope that replaced caving ladders. In 1970 him and his sons created the first headlamp designed for mountaineers.
Petzl provide products for everyday family uses, outdoor activities, as well as for professional use. Petzl headlamps meet an incredibly wide range of needs, from the simplest to the most demanding, as well as different brightness requirements to serve one passion – exploration.