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3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW

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3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW

The Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet with Speedglas™ XXi auto-darkening lens has the greatest optical clarity of any Speedglas ADF ever. 9100XXi lens technology means a more "true" color view of the welding environment while the lens is in light state or grind mode. The dark state view of the weld puddle and surrounding weldment is crisp and clear. The 9100XXi lens also features an external grind mode switch, which allows you to change quickly from weld mode to grind mode and back again, without lifting the helmet.

The 9100XXi lens offers a large 12.08 square inch viewing area PLUS these great features: A grinding shade 3. Gas welding shade 5. Micro-plasma welding shade 8. Arc welding shades 9 through 13. Sensitivity settings for normal welding to low-amp inverter TIG welding, and even low sensitivity setting for when other welders are working nearby.

The comfort of the Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet is the result of extensive research and development processes. 3M™ consulted with international experts in ergonomics and anatomy to ensure that the 9100 is the most comfortable and protective Speedglas™ welding helmet ever.

Speedglas™ 9100 Helmet Features
  • The helmet is made from a lightweight, but durable material that meets the mechanical strength requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003.
  • Heat reflecting silver front.
  • Increased coverage for lower neck from heat and welding sparks.
  • Increased coverage for ear and side of neck.
  • SideWindows: Exclusive, patented shade 5 filters that widen your field of vision. SideWindows enable you to be more aware of nearby moving machinery, tools and other peripheral hazards. Welders can also use removable cover plates for when peripheral vision would be distracting.
  • Ergonomic, adjustable head suspension for increased comfort, helmet stability and weight distribution



    Speedglas™ 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens Features
  • Improved optics allow you to more readily recognize colors as compared to other Speedglas™ models
  • Auto-on
  • Improved user interface that is easy to understand
  • Silver Front Panel of 9100XXi houses external controls, enabling fast and easy access to the grinding and memory modes
  • 2.8 inch x 4.2 inch viewing area (approx)
  • Selectable Shades 5, 8-13 and Shade 3 light state
  • Delay function to set the dark-to-light opening time Sensitivity of the arc detection can be adjusted



    Comes complete with
  • Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet with 9100XXi auto dark lens
  • Side Windows with removable covers
  • Replacement sweatband
  • 5 Outside protection plates
  • 2 Inside protection plates


    Welding Lens
    Made In Sweden

    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.



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    3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Headgear 06-0400-51
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    23 Questions & 26 Answers
    Paul Nifer
    from Georgia asked:
    May 14, 2017
    Does this helmet include a storage bag/ carry bag?
    1 Answer
    No, the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW comes complete with: Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet with 9100XXi auto dark lens Side Windows with removable covers Replacement sweatband 5 Outside protection plates 2 Inside protection plates
    Customer Service
    on May 15, 2017

    Mike
    from CA asked:
    April 30, 2017
    How many sensors does this hood have?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW has three arc sensors.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2017

    Jay
    from Los fresnos ,tx asked:
    October 30, 2016
    Is this product just the lense or all the helmet?
    1 Answer
    The Speedglas part number 06-0100-30iSW includes the entire helmet with lens.
    Customer Service
    on November 3, 2016

    Justin Solomon
    from Richmond, California asked:
    August 18, 2016
    is it possible to order this WITHOUT the side windows??
    1 Answer
    Three M advises that the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is not available without side window. This helmet does come with side window covers that can be installed to block out the side windows
    Customer Service
    on August 18, 2016

    Dalton
    from Somerset,Pennsylvania asked:
    June 23, 2016
    Is this the model with side window? Also what does the warranty cover
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does have side windows. The auto darkening lens is covered by a 3 year warranty. The helmet itself and all plastic components on the helmet are cover by a 90 day warranty
    Customer Service
    on June 24, 2016

    Joshua
    from NY asked:
    May 7, 2016
    What is the light to dark time on the xxi in a fraction format please (i.e. 1/20,000 -1/15,000) Thank you so much for the help
    1 Answer
    3M indicates that the lens change time on a 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is 1/40,000 of a second
    Customer Service
    on May 9, 2016

    Jo
    from Maine asked:
    April 2, 2016
    Can this helmet be upgraded to use Adflo?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW cannot be upgraded to Adflo capability. You can purchase a complete Adflo system without a auto darkening lens and use the XXi lens from the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens and install it into the Adflo system
    Customer Service
    on April 4, 2016

    phillip
    from hammond in. asked:
    February 5, 2016
    is this the same as Jacksons balder technology, or does this helmet has some newer technology?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does not use the Jackson Balder technology. It uses a different technology that performs similar to the Balder
    Customer Service
    on February 8, 2016

    NE Ia.
    from Iowa asked:
    January 20, 2016
    Will they sometime offer a DVd with the xxi like the other ones people thought they were a plus to watch.
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does come with a DVD. However it is not specific to the 9100XXi. It covers all 9100 series helmets
    Customer Service
    on January 21, 2016

    Gary
    from Springfield, Oregon asked:
    November 29, 2015
    is this helmet as clear as the Miller Digital Infinity lens with the color spectrum?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW optics are actually clear than the Miller Digital Infinity
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    Ryan
    from Richmond Va asked:
    November 29, 2015
    I have an Arc one now and it has a hard time auto darkening outside, would the 3m or the miller be better for outside welding? Can the xxi be set for constant on?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW has a sensitivity control so that it can be adjusted to ambient light conditions. This should allow you to adjust to outside light and possibly adjust so that the lens will stay constantly dark.
    Customer Service
    on December 3, 2015

    tom
    from crown point asked:
    November 26, 2015
    can you use a cheater lens with this helmet???
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW will accept a cheater lens
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    Felix
    from Modesto asked:
    November 25, 2015
    How heavy is the helmet?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approximately 23 oz.
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    Richard
    from Clearwater FL asked:
    November 19, 2015
    Does the lens accept standard cheater lens?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW will accept a standard cheater lens.
    Customer Service
    on November 20, 2015

    Jeff
    from California asked:
    November 9, 2015
    Would u recommend this or the miller infinity over clearity,comfort,flashing? I'm sick of my bh3 flashing me
    2 Answers
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Miller Infinity are both the top of line helmet for each brand. Because of the enhanced optics the XXi provides a clearer view of the weld .
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2015
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Miller Infinity are both the top of line helmet for each brand. Because of the enhanced optics the XXi provides a clearer view of the weld .
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2015

    J B
    from N E Iowa asked:
    November 5, 2015
    Does this new lens have the tack mode feature like the other 9100's and does it sense electro magnetic for hidden arcs or high outdoor light like Miller claims? Thanks
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW retains all of the features of the 9100 lens but now has improved optics and easier access to the grind mode. it does not have the X mode feature that the Miller helmets offer
    Customer Service
    on November 6, 2015

    Eli
    from Austin,Texas asked:
    November 4, 2015
    Is this the newest model with the blue lens?
    1 Answer
    Yes .. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is the latest and it has the improved optics.
    Customer Service
    on November 5, 2015

    Jose
    from Rio Hondo , Texas asked:
    October 18, 2015
    do you guys offer a black Friday deal?
    1 Answer
    There are no plans to offer a black Friday deal on the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW.
    Customer Service
    on October 19, 2015

    Wes
    from Illinois asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Do the batteries go into the bottom of the lense like the 9002x? I've had a cpl of the 9002x's quit working due to sweat getting inside the battery inserts.
    1 Answer
    The batteries are located on the bottom of the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW lens.
    Customer Service
    on September 28, 2015

    Nik
    from Ohio asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Does speedglas come with a warranty?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW comes with a 2 year warranty
    Customer Service
    on September 28, 2015

    Bryan
    from San Diego asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Is the 3m speedglas 9100xxi helmet more clear than the Jackson true sight 2 with balder technology? Or what about the Jackson bh3 blader? I can't decide! Also how much does the 9100xxi helmet weigh?
    3 Answers
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi is much clearer when in the grind or lens off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi ia much clearer when in the grind of off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi ia much clearer when in the grind of off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015

    Travis
    from Woodbridge asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Hi. I bought a 9100xx from you guys in person in linden. It's relatively new. I'm interested in the lense only without the head gear and shield. The way this reads is its $412 for the whole thing. Are these availabile to drop in an existing shield and for how much n
    1 Answer
    You can purchase a replacement 9100XXi lens. It is available as the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Lens Assembly 06-0000-30i lens only for $420.00 or you can purchase the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Lens Kit 06-0000-30i-KIT which includes the lens and a new 9100XXi silver front panel for $434.00
    Customer Service
    on September 22, 2015

    Leon Taylor
    from south carolina asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Is the shield hard hat adaptable?
    1 Answer
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW can be installed on a hard hat. You will need to use the 3M Speedglas Hard Hat Adapter - 9100 Series 06-0014-00NR to complete the installation.
    Customer Service
    on September 22, 2015


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    96% Recommend this product (98 of 102 responses)
    By Arence
    BC
    June 17, 2018
    Fantastic helmet
    I sold my 9100xx that was bought 8 years ago and upgraded to 9100xxi, the clarity is much better and the headgear are much comfortable to wear for somebody like who got a smaller head like me, it's way better than the previous model. You can't go wrong with Speedglas, you can't compare it with other brand that normally made from China. If you want high quality ADF, speedglas is the best choice. I gave it a 4 star because of the silver cover button, it just hard to press it for mode switching.
    ProsHeadgear ( my own opinion) ADF is clearer true color indeed Qulaity ( Made in Sweden) weight ( Lighter than any helmet in the market)
    ConsButton on the silver cover, hard to press and nothing like what they advertise on the video. really hard to press it, still thinking how to modify that button make it more easy to switch from grinding to welding and vise versa.
    By J
    Calvary,Ga
    June 10, 2018
    Speedglas is the best
    I already own a 9100X and love it, so I got the 9100xxi because of the exterior grinding button. It is amazing, the clarity is great, and with the grind button, you never have to raise the helmet.
    By Michael
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    May 17, 2018
    3m Speedglas 9100xi welding hood
    Best welding hood I have ever owned in my 26 years of welding. Should have bought the welding hood along time ago.
    ProsExcellent view
    ConsHeadgear
    By Kurt
    Northern Indiana
    May 16, 2018
    Speedglas 9100xxi welding helmet
    The 9100 XXi welding helmet is a great match for people that are older that have a hard time seeing, the Clearview over sized lense makes seeing where you are going a breeze. Standard cheater lenses slide right in without any adapters, all in all the 9100xxi is an outstanding welding helmet...
    By Andy
    OH
    May 9, 2018
    Great deal
    Great helmet at a very good price and great service
    By hydraman
    FL
    April 27, 2018
    AWESOME !
    Hands down best welding helmet i own , blows the miller and snap on ones away . don,t waste your money on the rest . buy the best ! 9100xxi this helmet is awesome ..
    By Stinger
    Colorado
    April 27, 2018
    Clearest puddle picture I've ever seen!
    Great hood, puddle is clear as a bell and the colors are true!!! Haven't had it long enough to know if any problems will develop so will just have to wait and see.
    ProsThe view and colors are the best, have used Optrel hoods for the last 15 yrs or so and never found anything that compared to them until now. Was having to replace the other brand (Optrel) about every 2 to 3 yrs. Hope this hood last a little longer:) Will have to just wait an see!!!
    ConsThe price of course, but you get what you pay for and with the aging eyes I need all the help I can get:( The headgear seems to look a little flimsy will see how long it last.
    By Steve
    Indiana
    April 19, 2018
    Best helmet I had in 30 years
    Finally a helmet that has a nice light blue shade. Clarity is so much better than the other helmets I tried over the years. I almost want to get another one as a backup.
    By Justin
    Lebanon, Ohio
    March 16, 2018
    Blown away!
    I have 80 hours on the 9100xxi and I absolutely love it. Took a few days to get used to the lens color coming from normal green auto darkening helmets. I work in a fairly dimly lit building and it&s so clear I dont have to constantly lift the hood to see where the next weld starts, just leave it down and go. No more sore neck due to the balance point. The pivot is low and below your ear so you don't have all the weight of the hood sticking out. The headgear is comfy and the hood hasn't dropped unintentionally once. Stays in place! Also I have no need for a bib to keep my neck from getting fried. The 9100xxi has great coverage.
    ProsLight weight, great clarity, comfortable and easy to setup and adjust. 3m quality!
    ConsI wish the upper 2 arc sensors were farther up the lens. All 3 are down low. I do a lot of out of position welding where I'm reaching out and up and over stuff and it will flash me on occasion. It's not a sensitivity issue but more of a partial blockage thing. Other than that I love the 9100xxi.
    By Keegan E.
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    February 24, 2018
    Welding Helmet
    Love this helmet and was a great price and shipped fast. The visibility with this helmet is unbelievably clear.
    ProsGood price and fast shipping. Very clean while welding. I personally like the side windows to be able to see my surroundings.
    ConsN/A
    By Jimmy L.
    Glendale, CA
    February 12, 2018
    Great as always.
    3M does it again. I've been welding for about 7 years, from fabrication, structural, refineries, oil fields, and off shore drilling platforms. I have been using a 9100X for the past 4 1/2 years and it&s still going strong. I decided to upgrade and went with the 9100XXi. I did a lot of searching and found the best price here on CyberWeld. I wasn't expecting too much of a change going from my old 9100X to the 9100XXi, but was surprised to find that they have made the headgear more robust, when lifting the hood into the park position you can feel it actually lock in. The sliders on the side for adjusting head size are made a little more durable, I've broken the little tabs before on my old hood. Clarity is the best I've seen. and I have tried dozens of different hoods, from different coworkers. my opinion, this hood is worth the money.
    By John
    Omaha, NE
    January 30, 2018
    Great helmet!!!
    Got the helmet and used it several times. Had a small problem with the head band called support and they took care of me right away. Good product and great customer service!!
    By Rafe
    Idaho
    January 26, 2018
    Great welding hood, worth the extreme expense if you weld a lot or not best of the best!
    Great Speedglas, very expensive as they all have been, best of the three I've owned, worth the money, excellent view and clarity, hardly notice the hood on my head, the fitment is complex but more comfort and secure fit with less head vise pressure than the basic clamp bland on the previous models or other brands.
    By Rob
    Massachusetts
    January 19, 2018
    Great deal
    Great helmet at a great price. Ordered it Saturday night and had it by Tuesday.
    By Delbert
    Gorin, MO
    January 3, 2018
    Great
    Great helmet, but I consider it overpriced
    ProsComfortable, very conformable, side windows
    ConsPrice
    By Joe D.
    Michigan
    January 2, 2018
    Mike from Michigan.
    Best price, fast delivery. I will buy again.
    By Charley
    Central Illinois
    December 21, 2017
    Nice hood
    As advertised, quick service. A top notch organization.
    By RSL
    Western MT
    December 15, 2017
    Great price, really fast delivery
    I purchased this for my brother as his Christmas present. In another 10 days, I'm looking forward to seeing how he likes it. I looked at these helmets at a local welding supplier. They were over 40% higher priced. Thank you CyberWeld for making a great helmet much more affordable!
    By Wally
    rubes597@gmail.com
    December 13, 2017
    Code welder #Mr.X-ray
    I've been welding for 10 years now. This is my first Speedglas. I love it! Light weight clear and wide viewing area love the side view. I recommend it.
    By Greg
    North West PA
    December 13, 2017
    9100XXi GREAT HELMENT
    I've been looking through these for 30+ years now and this lens is awesome. I had the 9100XX lens and I could see the difference as soon as I put it on.
    By Susanh7912
    Victorville CA
    December 1, 2017
    Great helmet
    I absolutely love this helmet. It's light and durable. This is my very first so I can't compare it to previously owned helmets but I have used others and this speedglas blows them out of the water. The big guys in my shop all have this helmet and I can see why. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone that can afford it. It's a bit in price but I think it's worth every penny. Totally worth going broke for.
    ProsClear view through lens Love the side views Light weight
    ConsNone
    By Brian
    Nine Mile Falls, WA
    October 21, 2017
    Good Welding Hood
    Great optics and adjust ability.
    ConsExternal grinding switch works poorly.
    By Rich
    Az
    October 19, 2017
    9100xxi
    My second Speedglas helmet . First one lasted 15 yrs .
    By Kasey R,
    Wyoming
    September 30, 2017
    Great.
    I really enjoy the hood. It's light enough you can wear it all day without neck fatigue, the headgear is comfortable and customizable enough to get the hood to rest however you find comfortable. The side lenses make wearing a hood feel less enclosed and claustrophobic. The external grind function is useful (especially because the lenses light state is actually light enough to make grinding wearing the hood an option) but I really like being able to quickly switch between preset lens settings. The lenses is exceptional considering clarity and color. I have nothing bad to say about this setup, and am completely happy with mine
    By Curt W.
    Vienna, VA
    September 21, 2017
    Loving it
    Obviously not a budget helmet, but full of features and works great.
    Pros4 headband adjustments to make it fit perfectly to your head. The large window means I know longer have to use a cheater lens to adjust for my progressive glasses -- I can look down for close work and still see through the lens! Side windows make it safer to work with other people and know where they are. Works well for low power tig.
    ConsHaven't found one yet.
    By Corey
    Beatrice
    September 6, 2017
    Top quality welding helmet
    Best welding hood I have ever owned.
    ProsVery clear, doesn't get foggy because of the breathing slots. It's so lightweight I can't tell I have it on.
    ConsThe button to switch to grind mode can be hard
    By Wayne
    North Carolina
    August 11, 2017
    Optics are awesome
    I am not a professional welder and this was a replacement for my old auto darkening Kobalt helmet that I have had for about 10 years. The advancement in the lens clarity over the last 10 years is unbelievable. It took a while to adjust the head gear just because it has so many adjustments but once done, it is quite comfortable. The only down side was the external button for switching to grind mode. After watching the promotional videos that is the one feature that made me choose the 3M over the Miller. Unfortunately , the 3M videos are a little misleading. They show a guy just lightly touching the side of the helmet to switch. It actually takes 2 hands to make it change. One hand on the opposite side of the helmet to stabilize it and the other to push the button quite hard to get it to switch modes.
    ProsClarity is awesome.
    ConsExternal grind button does not work as advertised.
    By Aaron
    Hannibal, Missouri
    July 13, 2017
    Excellent product
    The setup was easy. Viewing range give you great peripheral vision. The clarity during and post arc is incredible.
    By Ron
    Oxford ct
    July 6, 2017
    Great investment
    Good comfort and awesome view.
    By Ben T
    Minneapolis mn
    June 7, 2017
    9100xxi
    The hood is light and the view of the weld is very clear.
    By Manny C.
    Bohemia NY
    May 26, 2017
    CyberWeld on top of the Game!!
    Always wanted to upgrade my hood, after trying on my buddies 9100xxi I knew I had to have it, shopped around a bit and CyberWeld just had the absolute best price by a good margin AND free shipping as well!! I was blown away I had it within 2 days! cant say enough about such a great and deal and prompt service! will definitely be a customer for life!!
    By Tim S.
    Oly, Wa.
    April 21, 2017
    Awesome!!!!!
    Already had 9100xx. 9100xxi is amazing! The clarity and the color is so much better. Didn't think I would like the grind button but it is really handy. I will probably never use my old hood again. Been welding pipe about 28 years .Thanks!
    ProsColor and clarity
    ConsI don't think that there are any.
    By S Smith
    Fort Collins, CO
    April 16, 2017
    My Favorite Welding Hood
    I've owned a Jackson EQC and a Miller Digital Infinity, and this 3M Speedglas helmet is by far my favorite. I really like that it covers my ears and neck, as I could tell I was often getting flash burned on the outer edges of my ears.
    ProsClear optics, Switch to grind mode without removing hood, Covers ears and neck
    ConsRatcheting part of headgear leaves a lot to be desired
    By Jon
    Kunkletown pa
    April 14, 2017
    Worth every penny
    This hood is amazing! A bit expensive but well worth every penny.
    ProsLight don't mind wearing it all day easy to switch to grind mode and cutting mode while on your head
    ConsPrice but you get what you pay for
    By MattWv
    Parkersburg,Wv
    April 12, 2017
    Great product from 3m
    Definitely a welding helmet for the professional welder . From turning a dark enough shade to fluxcore to switching to Tig welding and having the right amount of sensors to not turn of from your hands blocking the sensor. The band has all the adjusters needed to fit any head and the auto lens easily removes for cleaning. Although a little pricey, it doesn't take to many uses to realize it was money well spent!
    ProsFully adjustable head band, wide range of shades, grind mode easily found, cut modes, easy to clean and change lens, multiple sensors
    ConsCost and have to order protection lenses
    By Tommy O.
    Dayton
    April 6, 2017
    Great helmet
    Don't waste your money buying other welding helmets. Buy this one first, easy to use and you forget you're wearing it.
    By Austin
    Spokane, washington
    March 25, 2017
    Great quality
    Amazing quality work
    By Tony
    Hartford, Wisconsin
    March 17, 2017
    Very satisfied
    Great product, and fast shipping. Could not be happier with it. My first auto-darkening helmet, and I am extremely impressed. I did a lot of research and decided on this one because of the new filter technology. It far surpassed all of my expectations! Completely blown away by the visibility of the weld area! I am just nervous to put it through too hard of use, because I don't want it to get damaged. Not that I am worried about it's durability, as it seems very well built, but I am very careful to avoid any overhead welding since a replacement lens would be so expensive. I was a little worried about the side windows being distracting, or annoying if another welder is around, but haven't had any issues so far, plus it does come with covers for the side windows if you choose to cover them. However I think it would have been a better design to have them attach to the outside of the helmet, rather than the inside, to ensure that the side windows stay protected.
    ProsIncredible visibility, simple controls, comfortable headgear, reliable darkening response, and quality product
    ConsKind of expensive, but still worth it. A little bulkier than some other models you might find, which might make it harder to work in tighter spaces, but not much a problem for me.
    By Bruce
    Del Rio Texas
    March 16, 2017
    Excellent product.
    Been wanting this shield for quite some time.
    ProsGreat fit, excellent viewing area.
    ConsNone
    By Gary
    Wisconsin
    March 16, 2017
    Speedglas 9100XXI
    The best I ever owned.
    ProsBig screen and auto on you wont flash your eyes with this one. I had a hobart and I would set it down to do some grinding for a few minutes and then resume welding and flash my eyes because it tuned itself off, not anymore.
    ConsNone
    By Deluxe built
    Dallas tx
    March 12, 2017
    Speedglas hood
    Best hood I've ever used. I would recommend this to anyone that welds. I also have the 9100x and The extra large view is a great feature. Worth every penny!
    ProsSide view, large sight glass,
    ConsSeems like it doesn't flip up quite as far as my 9100x but I haven't really had time to sit down and work on all the adjustments.
    By Ron
    West Bloomfield, Michigan
    February 24, 2017
    BEST OPTICS BAR NONE
    Best total view of arc and surroundings
    ProsGreat optics...
    ConsExternal "button" is just a reinforced section of plastic that mechanically pushes on a paddle switch on the ADF to toggle between light-state lock and weld mode... I originally thought it was some kind of touch pad...
    By J. D.
    East Tennessee
    January 30, 2017
    Great Helmet, but worth the extra cost?
    Great helmet. Large field of view a big plus. But as far as really making my welds easier or better, it's just not over $300 better than my old $79 Hobart "The Hood". If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have spent that much money. Wish you could try before you buy with something this expensive. But with all that said it's a great hood, if you can spare the money without putting yourself in a bind. I haven't used the old one since this one arrived.
    ProsLarger field of view More comfortable A little clearer view of the weld puddle
    ConsPrice
    By Mike
    Waco Texas
    January 7, 2017
    Awesome welding helmet
    Excellent visibility and great air flow through face area. Wish I had bought long ago.
    By Mitchell
    Colorado springs, Colorado
    January 6, 2017
    Amazing
    Worth every penny. The clarity is above and beyond any other good I've used. Highly recommend.
    ProsLight weight Super clear Fast shipping
    ConsNada
    By Dave
    UT
    December 2, 2016
    WOW !!
    A lot of money, and I would do it again.
    ProsThe clarity is fantastic, I have been using the WensLens for 2 years, this is the best lens ever. I had to concentrate real hard when welding ss tubing cause the gap is none. With this lens it is so easy to stay in the weld.
    ConsThe grind mode on the right side of the hood is a cool feature, however when I press it with one finger, there is just enough play in the hood where the lens touches the side that I use the hand to hold the other side of hood. It's not even an inconvenience any longer. Just a lot of money for something so simple to fix!
    By Midnite Kustoms
    Salinas, Ca
    December 1, 2016
    Worth it
    Always been a speedglas fan. For the last 8+ years I've used a 9000v helmet. Just can't believe how long I waited to upgrade. Takes a bit to dial in, but once you have. It's works great!!!
    ProsSuper clear and natural view.
    ConsPricey, but worth it
    By Stone
    Oklahoma
    November 25, 2016
    Amazing Helmet!!!
    I cannot believe how clear the 9100xxi lens is! I like being able to change from welding to grinding or plasma cutting modes without having to lift the hood. The tinted clear sides are awesome too with the peripheral view. The helmet is really comfortable and I use it for long periods with no fatigue. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.
    Pros1. Amazing lens view. 2. Adjust 2 different modes on the fly-2 second side squeeze. 3. Can replace a clear face shield for grinding and goggles/shades for cutting torch
    Cons1. Headgear looks flimsy at first glance but is actually quite robust. 2. Expensive
    By AJ
    Mahopac, NY
    November 16, 2016
    Wow - Amazing
    To be fair - this is the 1st auto-darkening helmet I ever had - I don't buy cheap so I went for what had the best reviews. So all I can say is that it was worth the money. The difference in the neatness and quality of the welds was immediate. Just makes the whole process so much easier. You never have to lift the helmet.
    ProsWorth the $$ I'm amazed at how fast it responds. You don't have to lift it to see what you're doing - unless you want to
    ConsPricey
    By R.A.
    Orange County CA
    November 5, 2016
    Amazing product!
    I'm a welder by trade and this is the best welding good I've had so far. My last hood was 3m 9100x and this 9100xxi is by far a huge upgrade! Worth every penny!
    By Darryl B
    Brisbane Australia
    October 27, 2016
    Great high quality for pro welders
    Helmet has excellent optics and the wide side view is great. The incorporated air filter is a good health and safety feature. Excellent for nickel and chrome alloys (ss).
    ProsOptics and wide view Air filter incorporated into helmet
    ConsNot as good for very low current work as my other high end helmet which is preferred for light aluminium work.
    By Jacob
    Alabama
    October 19, 2016
    Fantastic
    I had the 9100x, which is an amazing hood, but this is so far and beyond. One guy I work wth already sold his 9100x to buy this hood. I wasn't sure about it at first because of the price, but now that I have used it I must say it was worth every penny... Buy once cry once.
    ProsGreat clarity Side windows are great in my work environment Light and very comfortable
    ConsThe price
    By JB
    Iowa
    October 17, 2016
    Comfort,view and versatility
    Had this since May thought I've used it enough now to give a good review. Nervous about ordering high dollar item online but all was good. When I first got it the grind button didn't work right called Speedglass and they sent me a new gray trim piece right away. I run a welding and machine shop so this is used on all processes tig mig stick flux core plasma cutting and gouging steel aluminum and stainless.The size of view and clarity is great and the outside cover plates are tough and last real well. The headgear is really comfortable not real handy to slip on real fast and doing overhead work the forehead band tends to slide up but the comfort offsets that. One thing I wasn't aware of that there is two shade program settings . This is one of the slickest features. I was on a project the other day had one setting on torch shade 5 and weld shade 11 could cut grind and weld without lifting the helmet. Saved a lot of time. As far as the money it's worth every penny. All it offers is well worth it. I look at it as a tool purchase just like a mechanic with a rolling box full of tools. So if in doubt just buy it. PS I have a Jackson 3n1 and a big window fixed shade Fiber Metal was gonna save them for the "rough work" but now they pretty much gather dust.
    ProsView comfort and dual program settings
    ConsNothing major just the headgear quirks but still better than other high end helmets.
    By Shawn C.
    Minnesota
    September 28, 2016
    Sigh of relier...
    This hood has a huge view area and along with the side periphial Windows I rarely need to lift the hood for anything.... The clarity before and after the arc is struck had to be seen to be believed... I looked at this helmet for about a month before I decided to purchase it. No regrets
    By Charley
    California
    September 22, 2016
    Great hood!
    I would definitely buy again. The vision is unreal compared to other hoods
    By John K.
    Connecticut
    September 17, 2016
    The best, hands down
    The vision is exactly that, vision!
    ProsGreat helmet
    ConsExpensivo
    By Peter D.
    Northern Wisconsin
    September 9, 2016
    Seems great
    Had older speed glass hood for ten years still works fine just decided to upgrade haven't used new one much but so far very pleased like the new head gear a little finicky to get adjusted but once you got it it's great I am a steam fitter and use this hood almost every day hope it is as durable as the old one
    By Bradley
    Isanti Minnisota
    September 8, 2016
    3m speed glass xxi
    By far the best helmet I have ever owned. Worth every penny and I highly recommend it!
    ProsComfortable, very clear, huge lens, side windows are great!
    ConsNone
    By Matthew D.
    Washington
    September 3, 2016
    Awesome hood
    Best hood I've ever bought
    ProsCrisp clear visuals
    ConsNone
    By Barry W.
    Corpus Christi , Texas
    August 21, 2016
    Awesome hood
    I've been welding for a long time with many different auto dark hoods this is by far the best one I've had. I absolutely love it!!
    ProsLight weight. Super comfy. Love the grind feature.
    ConsNone
    By james
    Florida
    August 10, 2016
    Excelent hood
    Took a while to decide on this hood but could not be more satisfied with the quality and performance.
    Prosvision
    Consweight
    By Austin C.
    Cobleskill NY
    August 6, 2016
    Hello
    Amazing worth every penny and I like the head set you can change it to better fit you with your hat it's amazing just buy it
    ProsIt's awesome more clarity and better view of the arc and puddle
    ConsI thought I got stickers with it
    By stuart
    anytown, usa
    August 1, 2016
    This helmet pretty much rocks.
    The headgear is a little finicky to set up, but works well once set up. I bought this helmet for several reasons, but the main reason is that 3M makes it and they make the respirator designed to fit under it. The downward exhaust filter doesn't fog the lens and the helmet headgear doesn't interfere with the filter straps. A thought out system. Makes it a reasonable experience to wear a respirator (round pink vapor canisters, not the trapezoidal charcoal ones). The lens on the Speedglas is the big treat. I have been using a Miller helmet for years and switching to this blue-ish lens is a revelation. The puddle as a whole is more visible and, as an old guy, the magnifier lens fits right in a channel that is adjustable up and down so you can dial in where it is when the helmet is down. I use the helmet for TIG only, no grinding, so I can't speak to any other features. Not cheap, but I'd buy another one just like it. My only small gripe is that 3M didn't make it an easy helmet to grab one handed when it's lying on your bench.
    By Stan
    Abilene, TX
    July 28, 2016
    Now I can see!
    Helmet is lightweight and comfortable the headband is easy to adjust. The side windows are a added plus that you will immediately appreciate. The elusive "weld puddle" is easily seen. You will appreciate how well this helmet is vented. Be sure to purchase the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Crown Extended Coverage 06-0500-51, which will block out all glare. I also own a Jackson Nexgen that will not compare to the 9100xxi. This helmet is worth every penny spent especially if you are serious about welding and eye safety.
    By Frenchie
    WV-Ohio Valley
    May 21, 2016
    Boilermaker, Union Welder
    This hood will make you a more productive welder. The clarity, more visual area, lightweight, comfort, etc... To say... its like comparing a Lamborghini to a Volkswagen. If you think your satisfied driving a Volkswagen, drive it, you will get from point A to point B. BUT, if you try the Lamborghini, you will realize the there is no comparing the two. Borrow one at the job and see for yourself.
    ProsToo many to list....
    ConsNONE !
    By Jeremiah
    Somerset, Ky
    May 8, 2016
    Best I had
    After using the Miller elite I was contemplating on getting the Vega view 2.5.. I decided on the speedglas 9100xxi which I have no bad review. It works as it says. The head gear is awesome along with the view. To me it's the Cadillac of all helmets
    ProsEverything about the helmet
    ConsNone
    By Don
    New baltimore mi
    May 5, 2016
    9100xxi
    Optics are fantastic but lens keeps getting stuck in the dark state. Have to cycle through the sensitivity setting to make the lens function again. Works fine for a day or 2 and lens does it again. I'm not the only one having trouble. Some of my friends are having the same issue.
    ProsOptics
    ConsEverything else. Wouldnt recommend to anyone else till issues are resloved.
    By Maddog
    houston,Texas
    April 29, 2016
    very good Hood
    large view is nice, and you can see when someone walks up to your side
    Prosno more arc strikes outside the groove or on sensitive lines that are close to your joint
    Consprice
    By Jim S
    Minneapolis, MN
    April 29, 2016
    Great helmet.
    Best price that I found for this helmet. Great service. Thanks!
    By Danny
    Fremont nc
    April 21, 2016
    New Speed glass welding helment.
    Awesome helmet. Great optics. Best welding helmet that I have ever owned.
    ProsVery comfortable with great optics.
    ConsNone.
    By Cody J.
    Tacoma, Washington
    April 21, 2016
    Best hood
    Very happy with this product best hood I've ever used.
    By Jay C.
    West Virginia
    April 21, 2016
    THE BEST!!!
    I'm a union construction boilermaker and I weld on high pressure tubes all the time and many times in very small tight spaces! This is definitely the best hood I have ever owned and will ever own now!
    ProsSimply the best on the market
    ConsNo cons
    By Marlin
    Hagerstown
    April 18, 2016
    Great Helmet
    The color and clear view of this helmet is great. this is a nice helmet for all day use.
    By Bugsy
    Milwaukee, WI
    April 7, 2016
    Awesome
    Helmet was even better then I hoped. My 9002V was nearly 10 years old and finally getting tired, so I replaced it with this 9100XXi. What a big upgrade, the clarity of the lense in 3 shade makes moving around with the helmet down easy and safe. The clarity of the weld puddle is as good or better then the glass filters, which I thought would be impossible for a Auto Lens. Having the lowest price only made the purchase that much better.
    ProsLightweight Side Sheilds allow peripheral vision, even while welding Lense Clarity in all modes Very easy to use external grind button
    ConsHaven't found one yet
    By Ruslan
    Atlanta, Georgia
    April 5, 2016
    Great helmet
    Using it for about a year now so I can share about it here. Filter is 5 stars no doubt but head gear is not that great, so I will take one star off because of this.
    ProsOutstanding clarity lenses and filter, side shades are help as well. Light and comfortable. No flash arcs so far
    ConsCons: I don't know what was the reason, I guess that if you will keep it in the car during hot summer weather, it can deplete the batteries and screen will be flashing for no reason. I had to install new batteries and trying not to expose it to high heat, didn't have this issue for about 4 months now. Headgear... this is the only drawback I see in this helmet. No matter what adjustments I will do to the side knobs, but this darn thing will not stay up and will keep slowly sliding down, irritates too much. Also, it will also get off of head if you try to weld on the side or above yourself. Maybe I got defective head gear but it is what it is, read about the same issues from other reviewers.

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