April 8, 2012
This is a great hood overall, and the light weight was my primary factor in buying it - nothing else I can find comes close in weight. It is great to wear and quite unobtrusive and unnoticeable on my head simply because of the weight.
The drawbacks - the lift/drop stop adjustment seems cheap, because it is plastic and was more difficult than it should have been to re-adjust after I had loosened the hinge too much and had to reassemble it. There are some compromises made to make this hood super light.
The head strap adjuster does not work very well, both the back ratchet and the crown depth. I want to like it, but so far, no dice. Two of my coworkers who bought this hood replaced the headgear with another brand within a couple weeks because they were so annoyed with the original.
Also, the sensors seem to work very well, and I really appreciate the auto-on feature - as soon as you pick up the hood, it turns out by detecting movement.
Can't speak to longevity overall yet, nor battery life, but I am satisfied nonetheless.
BTW I could not match or even come close to Cyberweld's price, anywhere online nor in local shops.
ProsSuper duper light weight;
Fast A/D response;
Low-profile shape for getting in tight spaces;
Looks like a space helmet (may be a Con for some folks...my girlfriend thinks it's cool, ha!).
ConsHead gear seems to have been so focused on weight that it functions less well than a hood of this price should.
Expensive as heck.