Best Hobart Welding Helmets
Since 1917 Hobart has been testing and designing high-quality welding products from TIG welders to safety googles. Because of this, it's no wonder their auto-darkening welding helmets are sought after for nearly all types of high-paying welding jobs and hobbyists. We decided to put together a list so you can see the best Hobart welding helmets for yourself.
Hobart Welding Helmet Reviews
The first Hobart welding helmet we'll be looking at is from their Pro Series line. This is probably their most popular welding helmet. Mostly due to it not being budget-friendly but having features on par or better than a lot of the more expensive helmets on the market.
To begin with, the Hobart Pro Variable helmet is lightweight and very durable. Made from polyamide, it only weighs 1lb 9ox and includes its own ultra-comfortable headgear. With all that, the comfort of the Hobar Pro Series exceeded my expectations.
Besides comfort, clarity was also perfect. With a viewing size of 3.82" x 2.36", 4 arc sensors and a 1/30,000 second reaction time, your welds will definitely improve. To make it even better, the Hobart Pro Welding Helmet also includes a grind mode, sensitivity/delay controls, and an auto on/off feature.
Hobart's Inventor welding helmets are one of their lesser-known series. For the price, it's surprising how well it performs. What originally drew me to the helmet adjustability and the fact that it had 4 arc sensors even though its cheap.
Even with its cheap price, the view and clarity were great. The viewing area is around 9.3 sq. in. and features a widescreen. With a grind mode, auto on/off feature, and delay/sensitivity controls, the Hobart Inventor helmet is pretty versatile.
After using this over a few months I ended up only having one complaint. I wasn't a fan of how the controls were set up. Although compared to all the great features and price, I wasn't too bothered by the controls. This is definitely one helmet you need to try if your shopping on a budget.
Made from lightweight and durable polyamide, the Impact Variable helmet is another product from Hobart. Like the Inventor Series, this welding helmet is priced pretty cheaply but still brings great features to the table. Although compared to the Inventor helmet it could be improved.
It has a slightly smaller viewing area of 7.05 sq. in. with only 3 arc sensors instead of 4. However, the 1/25,000 second reaction time is faster than a lot of similarly priced welding helmets. Combine all that with the grind mode and you get a great cheap helmet.
One thing I really loved with the Impact Variable was the headgear. Which offers more adjustments than most other helmets on the market. This lets you fine-tune the helmet for amazing comfort.
Next on our list is the Hobart Endeavor welding helmet. My first thoughts after using the Endeavor for a couple of weeks was that it was extremely light and comfortable. Even with its bulky look, the headgear was on part with higher quality ones. It was very adjustable and even fit my awkward head perfectly.
Clarity was pretty surprising to me as well, especially since it's one of the cheapest welding helmets I've recently bought. It has a wide viewing area that measures 9.02 sq. in. What really surprised me was the reaction time of 1/15,000 seconds and the 4 arc sensors. It even includes a weld/grind mode, which you don't often see in welding helmets under $50.
Last on our list is the Hobart Creator welding helmet. Just like the Endeavor, the Creator helmet has a widescreen format. Although the viewing area is smaller, being 7.1 sq. in. It also has fewer arc sensors with only 3 instead of 4.
Although that may sound bad, the clarity is still just what you need. Plus it still protects your eyes pretty well against arc flash. There are also other great features that the Creator Series offers. For example, it includes an auto on/off feature, grind/weld mode, and high-quality headgear. The helmet is also extremely lightweight, weighing only 19 oz.