10 Best Welding Helmets
for November 2022

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Welding helmets are one of the most valuable pieces of safety equipment for welding professionals. Over the past decade, we have reviewed and rated dozens of welding helmets, and we've discovered the best welding helmets you can buy. We selected 10 of the latest, most innovative helmets available on the market and tested them to their maximum capabilities. We focused on electrical arc visibility, optical clarity, polarized lens shade selection, and flexibility of helmet placement. We also ranked each helmet on usability, ease of adjustment, weight, and its durability and overall lifetime value.

If you're interested in welding as a hobby, or even just working around the shop, welding helmets and goggles are essential. If you're interested in learning a specific welding procedure, check out our detailed guides on welding processes.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94

YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.66" True Solar Color Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

The Yeswelder M800H is a well-built, heavy-duty welding helmet. It has four sensors that deliver a wide 4~5/9-9/13 arc shade range, which we found just right for most of our welding tasks. The helmet also has a sharp, bright screen, and it has a 270-degree field of view, so you can easily see what you're doing. The lens is anti-fog, and the helmet is comfortable to wear. The helmet is easy to set up, and it comes with several useful accessories, including spare lenses, a carry case, and an extra strap. The Yeswelder M800H has a well-designed, easy-to-read display, and it's easy to use. The helmet also has a charge indicator, so you can tell when it's fully charged. Yeswelder offers a three-year warranty, which is good, but it's on the short side. We recommend this helmet to professional welders, but it's a little too expensive for hobbyists.

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YESWELDER Panoramic 180 View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Side View, True Color Highest Optical 1/1/1/1, 4 Arc Sensor Wide Shade 4/5-9/9-13 with Grinding for TIG MIG MMA Plasma

YESWELDER Panoramic 180 View Auto Welding Darkening Helmet with Side View

by Wenzhou Essen Security Technology Co., LTD

Cheater Lens / Magnifying Lens Compatible Design

The YESWELDER Panoramic 180 View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Side View has everything that a welder could need, except perhaps a built-in fan. This is the latest model from YESWELDER, and it's an impressive improvement over the previous model. The Panoramic 180 View has better battery life, better clarity, a 1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating (higher than the previous version's 1/1/1/1 rating), a 4 arc sensor, and a wider shade range (4-9/9-13). The lens now has an anti-fog coating, and it's much easier to adjust than the previous version. The Panoramic 180 View also has an improved grind mode, which allows users to grind in a better way. The Panoramic 180 View also has an auto-darkening feature, which automatically darkens the lens when the arc is struck and lightens the lens when the arc is extinguished. The Panoramic 180 View also has an auto shutoff feature, which will turn off the lens automatically after 5 minutes if the welding helmet is left idle. The Panoramic 180 View also has a peak sensor, which allows users to quickly change the shade when the arc is struck. The Panoramic 180 View also has 4 grind modes, and it has a 4-point chinstrap, which helps prevent users from losing their helmet. The Panoramic 180 View also has an IP54 rating, which means it can survive in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. The Panoramic 180 View also has a 2.5mm earphone jack, which allows welders to listen to their favorite music. The Panoramic 180 View also has built-in stereo speakers, so users can listen to their favorite music while at the welding shop. The Panoramic 180 View also has 2 built-in fans, so users can cool themselves down at the welding shop. The Panoramic 180 View also has 2 built-in white LED lights, so users can view their welds clearly at night. The Panoramic 180 View also has 2 built-in color LED lights, so users can view their welds clearly at night. The Panoramic 180 View also has 2 built-in red LED lights, so users can view their welds clearly at night. The Panoramic 180 View also has 2 built-in blue LED lights, so users can view their welds clearly at night.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing True Color Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with SIDE VIEW, 4 Arc Sensor Wide Shade 4/5-9/9-13 Welder Mask for TIG MIG ARC Grinding Plasma LYG-Q800D

YESWELDER Large Viewing True Color Solar Powered Darkening Auto Welding Helmet with SIDE VIEW

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

The YESWELDER Q800D 4/5-9/9-13 Welder Mask with SIDE VIEW is a well-made, feature-rich auto-darkening mask for TIG MIG ARC cutting and grinding applications. We liked that it's sturdy and has an adjustable chin strap, but it's bulky and heavy for a mask this size. It has a large viewing area, but its field of vision is more limited than with some competitors, and its auto-darkening feature is not as quick to react. The side view feature works well, though, and the lens covers a large area, so it should give a good view of your work. For the price tag, the Q800D is decent, but it's a bit on the expensive side.

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Hobart 770890 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet

Hobart 770890 Welding Auto-Darkening Helmet

by Hobart Welding Products

Four independent arc sensors provides dependable arc detection

The Hobart 770890 Auto-darkening welding helmet is comfortable to wear, and its wide viewing area makes it easier to see your work. It works well on contact, arc, and TIG welds, and it offers plenty of adjustment, including for shade. There are, however, some limitations: It's a bit pricey, and it has a very short battery life. The shade selector is on the bottom of the helmet, so you have to tilt your head down to use it, and the position of the shade selector is awkward. The battery life is about 2.5 hours of continuous use. Also, there isn't a built-in light. As a result, this helmet isn't suitable for outdoor welding, and it's better suited for indoor welding. So, if you're just welding on an occasional job, this helmet could be a good choice. However, if you often weld outdoors or frequently weld in poorly lit areas, the Hobart 770890 Auto-darkening welding helmet may not be the best option for you.

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Lincoln Electric Viking 1840 Black Welding Helmet - Auto Darkening - 4C Lens Technology - K3023-3

Lincoln Electric Viking Black 1840 Welding Helmet

by Lincoln Electric

Superior Comfort Lightweight 18 oz design features easily adjustable 4-point pivot headgear to distribute weight and reduce pressure for all day comfort

The Lincoln Electric Viking 1840 is a very capable welding helmet, offering great visibility when dark, clear sight lines when light, and a comfortable design. Its auto-darkening feature was easy to use, and 4C lens technology provided sharp, true-color views of the setting material, arc, and puddle. The only drawback is the company's poor customer service, and by that we don't just mean how long it takes to get a response. Rather than responding with a detailed explanation, Lincoln Electric simply sends you a link to a YouTube video, which spells out most of the information you want. They also seem reluctant to provide technical specifications, and if you're buying a welding helmet, you probably want to know its magnification factor.

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Tekware Large Viewing Screen Welding Helmet Auto Darkening, Luminous True Color Welding Hood Solar Powered, Hemispherical 4C Lens, 4 Arc Sensor Variable Shade 4~5/9-9/13 for TIG MIG Arc Welders Mask

Tekware Large Viewing Screen Helmet Welding Auto Darkening

by TEKWARE

Hemispherical Design All Sides Protection: The auto darkening welding helmet features the 4C lens technology and 3.94 "3.27 " super large viewing screen, provide protection and convenient from different angles for welders

The Tekware Large Viewing Screen Welding Helmet is a premium-quality helmet with a variety of features and automatic darkening capability, making it a great buy for anyone looking for a basic welding helmet with advanced features. The helmet has a sturdy, modern design that's comfortable, and it uses a 4-layer lens to achieve excellent visibility. The lens uses auto-dimming technology for excellent visibility in low light, and it's equipped with 4 sensors. The helmet's sensors automatically adjust the darkening level according to the brightness and temperature of the welding arc. The helmet also has lens covers that protect the lens when it's not in use. The helmet's 4 sensors also detect proximity, so you can adjust the amount of light coming through the outer lens. The helmet's lens covers are removable, making it easy to change the lens. The helmet's 4-layer lens has a non-glare coating, and its durable design makes it suitable for frequent use. The helmet has a comfortable, adjustable head strap, and the headgear is made from flexible plastic and is lightweight. The helmet's solar panel is removable, and it comes with a rechargeable battery and USB cable. The helmet's battery charges in about 2 hours, and it provides up to 8 hours of use. The helmet's battery is good for about 500 charges, so it's suitable for many welding projects. The helmet is IP67 rated for protection against water and dust, and its 7.5-pound weight makes it easy to use for long periods of time. The helmet's battery has a one-year warranty. The Tekware Large Viewing Screen Welding Helmet has a variety of useful features, and its premium-quality design makes it suitable for frequent use. The helmet's 4 sensors and 4-layer lens make it suitable for many welding applications, and its versatile design makes it suitable for many different occasions.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94

YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.27" True Solar Color Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

The YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.27" True Color Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is feature-rich, high-performance, and reasonably-priced. The helmet's large, 3.94-inch viewing screen is bright, sharp, and clear, and the wide shade 4~5/9-9/13 settings allow you to choose the appropriate light level for the task at hand. The helmet's 4 arc sensors allow you to quickly switch between TIG, MIG, and plasma applications. The helmet's built-in battery lasts up to 4 hours, and, when fully charged, the helmet's auto-on function automatically turns on when you open the visor, which eliminates the need for manually turning on the helmet. The YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.27" True Color Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is a deep-shade helmet, so in addition to TIG, MIG, and plasma applications, you can use it for grinding applications. The helmet's built-in grinding feature allows you to grind with 5 different shade levels. The helmet's auto-off feature automatically turns off the helmet after 30 minutes of nonuse. The helmet's 2 transition modes allow you to quickly transition from grinding to welding. The helmet's auto-darkening technology automatically adjusts the helmet's brightness level based on the amount of light in the welding area, so there is no need for you to manually adjust the helmet's brightness level.

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Tsinglax Large Viewing Screen 3.94

Tsinglax Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.66" True Solar Color Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

by Tsinglax

Comfortable to Wear: The design of the welding hood conforms to ergonomic principles which makes it easy to operate and comfortable to wear. Press down gear adjusting knob when using, rotate and adjust the tightness of the headband. Forehead thickened sponge to protect forehead from injury, perspiration, comfortable and non-slip.

The Tsinglax Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.66" True Color Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, 4 Sensor & Wide Shade Range 4~5/9-9/13 Welding Mask for TIG MIG ARC Weld Grinding is a sturdy, well-made helmet that's comfortable to wear, has wide viewing range, and works well for welding, grinding, cutting, and other tasks. It has automatic transform technology that switches the shade of the LCD screen from dark to light depending on the intensity of light, making it much easier to see your surroundings. The 4 sensor technology ensures the welding mask will switch to the darkest level automatically, and the wide shade range lets you view objects at any angle. The helmet is well-made, with a sturdy, well-ventilated headband, and it comes with two extra visors. The battery is rechargeable and lasts for about 400 hours, and it's easy to install and remove. The helmet has a bright, clear LCD screen and is easy to adjust. It also charges quickly, and unlike some helmets, the Tsinglax Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.66" True Color Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, 4 Sensor & Wide Shade Range 4~5/9-9/13 Welding Mask for TIG MIG ARC Weld Grinding won't automatically turn the helmet off when it's charging.

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Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46129 - Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter, Lightweight Protective Welder Face Mask for Men and Women, HSL-100 Shell, Universal Size, Black

Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46129

by SureWerx

GRIND & WELD MODES: With this economical variable auto darkening face mask, you can choose between grinding and welding modes, including MIG, TIG, STICK, and ARC welding processes. Also features our premium 370 Speed Dial easy grip/turn headgear system

The Jackson Safety 46129 Ultra-Lightweight Insight Welding Helmet is the best choice for most people, especially those who do lots of welding. It has everything a welder needs: a lightweight, comfortable design, an easy-to-use digital dimming system, and a 3.94-inch-wide viewing area that's ideal for working in tight spots. Its auto-darkening filter has a wide adjustment range (9 to 13), and its True Color technology provides sharp, accurate color reproduction. The helmet's digital controls make it easy to adjust sensitivity, delay, and shade, and its shade memory function ensures that your last setting remains in place. The helmet's auto-darkening filter has a 1/9 brightness setting, which is enough for most welding tasks, and it has a 1-second delay so it doesn't darken unexpectedly. The helmet is 42 percent lighter than our previous pick, the Millermatic 210 (which weighs 5.8 pounds), and it's 11 percent smaller than that helmet. Both helmets are 9.5 inches tall, which is average for welding helmets, and both measure 6.9 inches wide. The Jackson Safety 46129 also is CSA Z94.3 compliant, meaning it's safe to use in gas or electric welding.

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ANDELI Welding Helmet with light,Large Viewing 3.86

ANDELI Welding Helmet with light

by ADL

Flexible AdjustmentUpgraded lightweight PP/PC material, multiple support point design, relieve the load pressure, lighter! easier! suitable for long hours of work.

The ANDELI Welding Helmet with light,Large Viewing 3.86"X2.44" Welding Helmet Auto Darkening with SIDE VIEW,Area Welding Mask With Top Optical Clarity 1/1/1/2 (Carbon Fiber) is a good choice for welders who want to ensure maximum visibility, as well as those who are looking for a helmet that can work with a wide range of welding applications. The ANDELI Welding Helmet with light,Large Viewing 3.86"X2.44" Welding Helmet Auto Darkening with SIDE VIEW,Area Welding Mask With Top Optical Clarity 1/1/1/2 (Carbon Fiber) has a clear lens and a nice wide view. The auto darkening feature works well, and the helmet has a wide range of shade options. The helmet's design makes it very comfortable to wear, and it also comes with plenty of accessories, including a cloth bag, four outer replacement lens, and two inner replacement lens. The ANDELI Welding Helmet with light,Large Viewing 3.86"X2.44" Welding Helmet Auto Darkening with SIDE VIEW,Area Welding Mask With Top Optical Clarity 1/1/1/2 (Carbon Fiber) also works well for grinding, soldering, and plasma applications. The helmet's build quality is decent, and it is well worth the money.

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