Badass Welding Hoods

Besides some amazing looking graphics, these helmets are actually some of the best on the market. They are lighter, offer better protection, and they are durable. Check out our reviews of badass welding hoods below to help you select your new badass welding helmet!

Badass Welding Hood Reviews

  • 3.74" x 1.38" Viewing Area
  • Two Arc Sensors
  • Variable Shade 9-13
  • Ear to ear vision
  • Two Year Warranty

Viewing Area
It has 23 square inches of viewing area. This creates a complete vision field and eliminates the peering-through-a-tiny-hole in the fence feel. It is the world’s first adjustable ADF built into a 180 designed lens.

Portability
Its overall dimensions are 10 x 9 x 12 inches. It is a big helmet, but it weighs only 16 ounces. That might seem inconsequential, but lighter helmets reduce neck and back fatigue.

Comfort
The padding inside creates a comfortable fit. The front shape is slender and conforms more to the human face. This makes it much more suitable for getting into tighter places for up-close maneuvering.

Shade Settings
This helmet has external shade settings control and adjustable light to dark times in the .1-.9 seconds range. It comes with a filtering shade that darkens automatically. The shade range is 4/0-13. That means the shade default is 4 when the darkening mode is not activated.

Reliability
Its high-heat, molded nylon construction makes it durable, and its auto-dimming feature is responsive even to shop lighting. It also has a solar cell power supply with a replaceable battery.

Additional Features
It is an EFP welding helmet. Radical graphics is a big departure from the bland, flat colors of other helmets. It comes with a carrying bag, and it has interchangeable parts.

It meets or exceeds ANSI industry standards. It can also be used for different kinds of welding.

  • 3.78 in. x 2.05 in. Viewing Area
  • Grind Modes
  • 5-Point Adjustable Headgear
  • Four Arc Sensors
  • 2 Year Lens Replacement Warranty

Viewing Area Clarity
It has roughly four inches by two inches of viewing area for a total of just under eight inches. This is a more than sufficient field of view.

Portability
It weighs 1.8 pounds, and its dimensions are 12 x 12 x 12 inches. This size makes it more suitable for larger head sizes.

Comfort
This helmet has a five-way adjustable fitting. This many adjustments lets the wearer make it fit to the shape and size of the head. A well-fitting helmet does not feel as heavy or cumbersome.

Shade Settings
It has a shade control range of 9 to 13 plus grind mode. Grind mode keeps the lens from darkening as the sparks fly during grinding. It has four arc sensors and auto-off and on. This helmet has shade 16 UV protection.

Reliability
The Metal Man comes with a limited 2-year warranty. Its solid one-piece molded construction makes it very durable.

Other Features
A removable and washable headband makes it cleaner to use. It is compatible with a magnifying lens if needed, and it is ANSI compliant.

  • 3.74 in. x 3.34 in. Viewing Area
  • Four Arc Sensors
  • Switching Speed 1/25,000 sec.
  • Features 4C Lens Technology
  • ADF Controls Knobs

Viewing Area/Clarity
The viewing area measures 4.74 x 3.34 inches for over 12 inches full-color viewing area. That is the largest viewing area of any helmet in its class. This size greatly increases the welder’s view of his work.

It also features light sensitivity adjustment. Lincoln’s 4C (color, clarity, carat, cut) technology makes it versatile. It also gives the welder a much clearer view of his work.

Portability
It weighs a little more than three pounds. It comes with a carry bag, bandana, and all the lenses and carrying space for them.

Comfort
The Lincoln Zombie has adjustable straps for that just-right personal fit and the padding makes it a comfortable work helmet.

Shade Settings
It has continuous light control that responds and adjusts as the light varies. Shade control is variable. Dark to light delay is almost instantaneous at .1 to 1.0. The color feature reduces the bright, green tints, and you get pretty much even shade at various angles.

Reliability
Lincoln is the Cadillac of the welding industry, and they are known for their durability and worksite toughness. The Electric Zombie has a 3-year warranty.

Other Features
This helmet has a TIG amp rating of greater than 2 amps in both, AC and DC. Its lens adjustment speed is one twenty-five thousandth of a second, instantaneous to the human eye.

  • 3.62" x 1.36" Viewing Area
  • 180 Lens Design
  • 4/9-13 Adjustable ADF With Grind Mode
  • Two Arc Sensors
  • One Year Warranty On Helmet

Viewing Area/Clarity
This helmet offers a 180-degree total view. It too is classified as a 1/1/1/1 clarity level.

Portability
Its dimensions are10 x 9 x 12 inches, and it weighs around two pounds.

Shade Settings
This helmet has an adjustable, 2 x 4 ADF and shade 4/9-13. The 180-degree design affords maximum views.

Reliability
The Iron Man offers a 2-year warranty. It has a low battery warning indicator. You can replace lenses and use them for a grinding splash guard or as a grinding mask.

Other Features
It’s an EFP I series helmet. An optional clear lens is also included. It has a solar power supply with replaceable batteries. This helmet also has shade adjustments. Power controls are automatic.

  • 3.74 in. x 1.38 in. Viewing Area
  • 180-Degree Field of View
  • Two Arc Sensors
  • Grind Mode

Viewing Area
The viewing area for this helmet is 3.74 x 1.38 inches and 180-degree vision field.

Portability
It weighs just under three pounds.

Comfort
The Spiderman helmet has a molded, lightweight design. It fits contours of facial features for a tighter, more natural fit. It features hard hat compatibility and has an adjustable fit.

Shade Settings
As with any helmet, these shade settings allow the welder to manipulate the amount of darkness he needs to protect his eyes. All the helmets reviewed here have this adjustment as an automatic feature. The full range is 1 to 14. One is close to natural light. 14 is the darkest setting.

Reliability
A protective outer lens extends lens life. This model comes with a limited 24 months parts warranty.

Other Features
This helmet has two arc sensors.

  • 3.93” x 2.36” Viewing Area
  • Four Arc Sensors
  • Easy to use digital controls
  • Sensitivity and Delay Controls

Viewing Area/Clarity
Every welding helmet should have a large viewing area with sharp clarity. These two essential requirements have a direct impact on the quality of any weld.
This helmet has a huge 3.93 x 2.36 viewing area. It also has the standard delay and sensitivity adjustments.

Portability
It weighs just 6 ounces. That feels practically weightless on your head.

Comfort
It is extremely lightweight and amazing flexibility. This flexibility increases its durability.

Shade Settings
Its welding shade range is 9-13 and with sensitivity and delay functions. It also has one ten-thousandth switching speed from lighter to darker views.

Reliability
The helmet has a two-year lens warranty.

Other Features
It has separate grind and weld mode LED indicator lights.

  • 3.74 in x 3.34 in Viewing Area
  • Four Arc Sensors
  • Grind Mode
  • Four Arc Sensors
  • 4C Lens Technology
  • Three Year Warranty

Viewing Area/Clarity
This Lincoln has a 3.74 x 3.34 viewing area with 1/1/1/1 clarity that 4C lens technology delivers.

Portability
Lightweight under three pounds. It comes with a bag, bandana, and lenses.

Comfort
It has pivot control which dramatically increases comfort. Continuous light-sensitive control, big viewing area, and auto-control add greatly to its usability.

Shade Settings
Shade settings range is 5 through 13. The shade control in grind mode is 3.5.

Reliability
It comes with a 3-year warranty and extra battery life.

  • 3.74 x 3.34 Viewing Area
  • Fixed Shade 10 Lenses
  • Adjustable Headgear

Viewing Area/Clarity
The viewing area is a whopping 3.74 x 3.34, almost 13 inches. Over a foot of view area is more than sufficient. Clarity is at 1/1/1/1 through enhanced color recognition. Again, 4-C Technology not only gives you a clear picture, but it shows you more of it.

Portability
Total measurements are 8.2 x 8.5 x 14 inches, and it weighs just 1.55 pounds.

Comfort
It is adjustable and fits better than the old, stiff, inflexible helmets. It is hardhat compatible.

Shade Settings
It has a continuously variable shade range.

Reliability
This helmet comes with a 3-year warranty. It has four arc sensors instead of two.

Other Features
Two inside and five outside extra lenses are included. A Foose bandana and decal sheet are also part of the package.

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