No better than any other helmet
July 19, 2022
1st off the electronics are nice. But not great. If u wear glasses and are hard of seeing stick with an esab helmet. I have mag lenses for this helmet which are expensive. My glasses scrape the mag lenses inside. If I back the helmet off and away I end up seeing double. Maybe this is for people with perfect eye sight. Btw, this helmet isn't worth what optrel wants for it. I wouldn't be so angry had I spend $300. This is a $300 helmet. IDC what optrel says. The head gear on this thing is garbage. Now, if you sit still at a bench all day I'm sure ur fine. I move around a lot. The damn thing creeps up off my head just like the miller's. Btw the millers 3 band headgear was so much nicer. The 4 bands are complete trash. BUT, amazingly and I actually hate esab, mainly Because you kant get parts, as soon as ur welder becomes 2 yrs old the parts for ur machine go obsolete. But the esab helmet actually stays put. I don't mess with it every 2 seconds like this optrel. And, I went to just barely touch the helmet to like twist it on my head slightly. The thing came completely off the head gear assembly. There's four pins holding the helmet itself to the gear. Falls off super easy. Stoopid, Stoopid design. The automatic feature is way too dark. Even if you use the minus 2 feature. Using it manually is better. I gave this helmet a fair shake. Kept trying it trying it. Wanting to make this work. I stopped just short of ripping it off my head throwing it and smashing into garbage. Not worth the money. But hey these younger millennials end up liking stuff I hate and I have no reason as to why. I'm 52, picked up at Tig torch at 15. Certified Tig pipe welder. Bought this to weld some lighter type of of stainless for low amp Tig work. Very very disappointed!!!!!!
Read above. It's not good