Petzl vs Team Wendy, what justifies the price difference?
Hello, I would like to know how it is that a helmet from Petzl, like the "STRATOS" only costs 80€, while the "SAR tactical" from Team Wendy costs just under 350€. Except that the "SAR" As far as I know, Wendy has a mount for a night vision device and two rails. As far as I know, it is in no way inferior to the "STRATOS" from Petzl, since the EN (European standard) is almost the same. What makes up for this immense price difference?
You're comparing apples and oranges a bit here.
The Petzl STRATO is a helmet for industrial climbers. It meets the requirements of the standards that apply to work safety helmets and mountaineering helmets.
The SAR TACTICAL from Team Wendy is a helmet for rescue workers (as the name SAR = Search and Rescue suggests). It also meets the standard that sets the requirements for helmets for whitewater rescue.
The SAR etliThe number of mounting options (Magpul® MOE® 5-Slot Picatinny Rail Mounting Kit) offers is a fact that makes the construction of the helmet more expensive.
If you take both helmets in your hand and compare them directly, you will There are a few differences that justify an additional price.
In addition, the SAR is not a mass-produced product like the STRATO. The development and testing costs have to be refinanced over a much smaller number of units.
The fact that equipment for authorities is always more expensive than products for the mass market is an often observed phenomenon. There is a running joke at fire departments: Take something commercially available, paint it red and write fire department on it, then you can sell it for twice the price.
But the fact is that the authorities and the HiORgs also order over Tenders. The prices offered there are far below those in the catalog.
Theres right to price freedom. The manufacturer is not accountable to the consumer.
Your answer doesn't address the question at all. It is clear to me that every seller can sell their goods at a price of their choice; after all, we live in a social market economy. I want to know what makes the SAR helmet fundamentally better than Petzl's STRATOS or whether Team Wendy's SAR is simply overpriced.