I was warned.
February 1, 2018
I considered many helmets before making this investment. I was a fan of the flip up faceshield, despite some fear of reflection and of needing to replace it frequently. I discussed my impending purchase with some co-workers, and everyone warned me that I would hate the headgear, as we've had several employees own Miller helmets, but they've all sold them. Still, I figured they were just more fussy than I am. It turns out I was wrong. The head gear is atrocious. Very cheaply made, for one, as making simple adjustments can easily break it if you aren't careful. Worse than that, it seems to be impossible to adjust it to anything resembling a comfortable and useable fit. Somehow, it will remain so loose that it falls off, while you are also getting a headache from it being so tight. I literally lose feeling in the top of my head when I wear it. But, at the same time, it's so loose that you can't flip up the lens without the helmet coming off. It's just an enigma. I hope that Miller makes a replacement soon that is more like a standard head gear, which has worked for many, many years. I will likely sell mine off soon if they don't. It really makes my workday miserable. My other issue is that visibility can be difficult. This is not a clarity issue. The lens is very clear. Unfortunately, there is so much reflection in there that it can easily distract you. On a positive note, the helmet's shell is really nice. Very solid and heavyweight, which I prefer over the feather light helmets that most companies currently make.
ProsThe shell of the helmet is quite solid and well built. The lens is nice and clear.
ConsThe head gear is a terrible mess, and there is a lot of issue with reflection when looking through so many pieces of plastic.