This should help sway some of your thoughts whether or not to buy this hood. Do you weld? Do you weld professionally? Do you like actually being able to see what your welding? Do you want a superior helmet? If yes, this helmet is for you. I've been welding as a career for the past 5 years, have had 3 helmets, and have used countless more. This is by far THE MOST CLEAR helmet I have ever used. It's like going from a black and white tv to ultra HD. I've let my coworkers try it out as well and they agree. One of them with 14 years of welding with a number ten shade gold lens said that this helmet would make him go back to auto-darkening. It's nice that it's not a green lens but a blue/ amber color which helps me pick up on the puddle better. Headgear is very comfortable. Very smooth. Locks up if you want to keep it from swinging down accidentally. Didn't think I would use the torch or grind mode but these actually help improve cuts and grinding is very clear. Plus with a 5 year warranty how can you lose.
ProsSuperior helmet, buy this if you are a professional or just like the best. Not outrageous on price either.
ConsNot for weekend warriors