Sure, your welding helmet might keep you safe – but does it also look fantastic? Welding helmets don’t have to be boring, and you can find a whole selection of helmets with awesome patterns online that also have excellent safety features.
Not every one of these helmets is worth your money, and since safety always comes first, it’s not worth taking chances and spending money on something that won’t keep you safe.
But you’re in luck – I’ve compiled a list of ten awesome welding helmets that will offer both the safety and features that make them worthwhile.
Redtail Red Skull Flame Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet, Model 10252
Instapark ADF Series GX990T Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with 4 Optical Sensors, 3.94" X 3.86" Viewing Area and Adjustable Shade Range #5 - #13 American Eagle
Forney 55705 Advantage Series Black Matte Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
The Forney 55707 welding helmet reminded me of the Mark I suit’s helmet from Iron Man. Whether they look similar or not is debatable, but one thing is certain – these will keep your eyes safe!
The 7.70 square inch viewing area is impressive, and the auto-darkening function is flawless. The shade adjustments are on par with 2020 standards, and the Forney Master Series boasts 4C optical clarity, enabling you to see clearer and safer.
Some may find the design a little too barebones, but since it’s also loaded with excellent features, I consider it the best welding helmet for beginners.
The Venom print from the Spider-Man 1994 cartoons is enough to impress – but the Save Phace Kannibal 40-Vizl2 doesn’t stop there.
It’s the world’s first and only 4”x4” ADF-integrated 180° welding lens. Talk about awesome!
The helmet is multi-point adjustable, cheater lens compatible and boasts the world’s fastest lens change system. Customers agree that it’s super comfortable to wear, and the solar panels are a much-loved feature since these ensure that you never run out of battery.
It comes with a bag, which is surprising considering the low price. Considering all its features and the cool design, it’s easily the best welding helmet 2020 deserves.
The Lincoln Electric Variable helmet is awesome because skull designs are universally cool and staple when it comes to trendsetting designs.
While the viewing angles are limited by the 3.81”x 1.75” lens, the ADF is superfast at 1/25000th of a second. The impact-resistant, clear lenses do not require a battery to operate, and the built-in battery is kept charged by the solar panels.
The fit is adjustable, and the adjustable sweatband is absorbent, which will keep you comfy throughout the day.
You can weld both TIGs and MIGs with this awesome welding helmet without hurting your eyes!
【Safety & Protection】Meets ANSI Z87.1 standards, engineered for industrial use; passive filter with minimum permanent shade 14 to UV/IR, combined with triple-layered auto dimming LCD shutter, providing sufficient and accurate shade range within 3/5-9/9-14 to visible lights
【Comfort & Convenience】Luxury large viewing area fully automatic lens 3.86X3.23" (12.5 SQI), more comfortable to have a clear view of joints and weld puddle, getting better control on the whole welding process and beautiful beads finish; Inside shade setting with memory settings to avoid accidental changes and great to be used in tight spaces
【Performance】4 Premium redundant arc sensors, with highly responsive detecting and controlling units providing super-fast switching time and accurate auto shading, minimizing harmful radiant bypass, avoiding eye stress
【Reliability】Interference Suppression Technologies, minimizing false triggering: less sensitive to sun lights, workshop lights while very responsive to welding arc, even the hardest to detect DC TIG: Rating > 2 Amps; Corner spread arc sensors provides more coverage, reducing blockage in complicated welding positions
【Versatility】A great auto dim lens that can handle multiple processes of Plasma Cutting, abrasive wheel cutting/grinding, DC TIG, AC TIG, MIG/MAG, MMA/Stick welding, which are popular in metal fabrication industry, welding schools, welding shops, auto manufacturing and repair industry, ship factories as well as DIY hobbyists projects
PREMIUM OPTICS – The 3350 Series features the exclusive 4C lens technology which creates a crystal clear, true color view of the arc and puddle. This enhances your control and increases weld quality while reducing eye strain. Additionally, the 3350 series lens has a 1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating which showcases the absence of common lens imperfections such as blurriness and distortion while also providing consistent brightness and performance at an angle.
EXTRA LARGE LENS - The 12.5 square inch auto darkening lens provides a large field of view to offer enhanced application versatility, increases productivity and also has added safety benefits.
SUPERIOR COMFORT - The one-of-a-kind X6 Headgear contours to the operator’s head to evenly distribute weight across six key contact points. This improves balance, eliminates pressure points and provides a personalized fit for maximum comfort.
INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY - Innovative low-profile external grind button allows you to quickly switch between weld and grind modes without having to remove the helmet or your gloves.
3 YEAR WARRANTY – Comes with hassle free 3 year warranty from your date of purchase to protect your investment.
Price For: Each Headgear: Ratchet Material: Nylon Features: 1/10, 000 sec. Lens Speed, Sensitivity and Delay Control 0.10 to 1.0 sec., TIG Rating 20A, Auto-On/Auto-Off Power Control Includes: (2) AAA Batteries, Magnifying Lens Holder, (5) Outside and (2) Inside Cover Lenses Grind Mode: No Color: Black Lens Shade: 3, 8-12 Plate Width: 3-3/4" Switching Speed: 1/10, 000 sec.
Viewing Area: 5-1/5 sq. in. TIG AMP Rating: 20A Plate Height: 1-2/5" ADF Controls: Analog Graphics: None Battery Life: 2000 hr. Standards: ANSI Z87.1+2010, CSA Power Source: Battery and Solar Series: Classic Battery Type: AAA Item: Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Electromagnetic Sensor: No Number of Arc Sensors: 2 Country of Origin (subject to change): South Korea
OPTIMAL EYE PROTECTION: Auto-darkening filter switches from light to dark in 1/25000 sec. In case of electric failure, the welder remains protected against UV and IR radiation according to shade 16. 1/1/1/2 rating. It meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and EN379 4/9-13 standards; A smart choice for safety.
CLEAN COMFORTABLE VIEW: Equipped with standard 3.85’’ x 3.15’’ clear visor viewing area; Diffusion of light, variation of luminous transmittance and angular dependence allowing the welder to see clearly at different angles; Light weight (1 LB) suitable for long time working; Balanced with an adjustable and fatigue-free comfortable headgear.
INTELLIGENT, PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE: The Auto Darkening Filter (ADF DX-980N) enables welders to adapt to various working environments by controlling the shade of the lens; Sensitivity adjustments from ambient lighting sources; Battery powered with solar panel technology for longer life (up to 5000 hrs).
MANUAL ADJUSTMENT MEETING DIFFERENT DEMANDS: Equipped with sensitivity and delay settings adaptable for different environments and task duration; Enjoy enhanced visibility and color recognition. Filter’s light level DIN 4, switching from dark to bright state within 0.1s to 1.0s.
GOOD FOR VARIOUS WORKING ENVIRONMENTS: Recommended to automotive, construction, and food & beverage manufacturing, metal production and fabrication, military maintenance, repair and operation (MRO), mining, oil and gas, transportation.
Hi, my name is Gregory! I have been welding practically all of my life and love it. As I have gotten older I have started to weld less and less, so in order to continue my love for welding I created this website. I like to write about my experiences and help you all become welders. I hope that you enjoy the site!