5 Stars By John from Milwaukee on 2017-12-07
Works great, surprisingly comfortable
Works great, surprisingly comfortable, quiet and great visual clarity. The charger is a bit sketchy, connection at the charging port in the helmet has an intermittent connection, causing the LED indicator to show false charge/fully charged lights. We became aware of this right away and made sure to adjust the position on the charger cord to allow the connection to be maintained. After the first charge and use, I "adjusted" the contacts within the plug receiver to guarantee a good connection. Now all is well.
Performance is outstanding, keeps the "dust" form our grinding of foam from getting into my eyes and lungs.
Visor is always clear and fog free.
Again, this works great!
1 Stars By Walter Boyd on 2017-12-18
You get what you pay for...
Top heavy, unable to secure to my head in such a way that it does not flop around. To make it secure enough you have to over tighten the ratchet on the head strap. Ouch! Headaches! At this price point you would think it would have a fabric/nylon webbing to aid in sizing rather than one plastic strap at the top of the head. I had already ordered the setup to place the battery pack at the waist (I did that after reading the reviews) rather than on the head to eliminate that weight up high but the high pitched screech when the unit powered on sealed the deal for me. Too many cons, not enough pros for this kind of money. BTA-MALL graciously allowed the return. One use in 5 days, less than 30 minutes! I just ordered the 3M Versaflo Heavy Industry PAPR Kit TR-300-HIK. They are real cheap when compared to the 560,000.00 for a single lung transplant!
5 Stars By Perullo on 2018-01-09
Surprisingly comfortable/easy to keep on and effective.
This thing is really impressive. I read mixed reviews, but I'm very glad I purchased it. It is not inconvenient or annoying at all. I find myself leaving it on between cuts/use because it is not a problem. The fan works perfectly to prevent fogging. I didn't try to add-on ear protection because of bad reviews on that, but I just use some ear plugs.
5 Stars By Timothy M. Headley on 2016-07-25
This is expensive so I tried a couple of other ...
This is expensive so I tried a couple of other cheaper products and I would have saved money if I had bought this in the first place.
5 Stars By MaryM on 2017-03-05
but works like a charm
A little expensive, but works like a charm.
4 Stars By rwmatse on 2013-04-09
top of the line
However, $400 is a bit pricey. But like one reviewer asked .... how much are your lungs worth?
I would give this a 5 star if the price were lower.
I wear glasses and this works fine with them... You just have to experiment a little to determine the easiest and best way to put the helmet on with glasses .... I saw helmet being used on the WWGOA (woodworkers guild of Amer) video, and he wore glasses, so I knew it was compatible with glasses. The built in fan definitely clears the face shield. I purposely fogged it up by blowing air, then turned on the fan .... boom! .. cleared it right up ... The fan is not that loud. The noise from whatever tool is being used is louder than the fan unit.
3 Stars By mark hepburn on 1969-12-31
Lots to like but lots of irritating things too. For me, it didn't move enough air to prevent fogging. The fog n the mask was impossible to disregard while trying to work. It is light and more comfortable than I expected though.
I sent mine back and am thinking about ordering again but will use my cartridge filter mask in the meantime.
1 Stars By Marc N. on 2016-12-31
This is not a product I would ever consider buying again
I've ordered this unit two times now and both times the battery would not charge. Maybe I'm the only one that had this issue but two times is enough for me to not attempt a third.
3 Stars By S. Carter on 2014-10-08
Headband was broken from the outset
Wanting to make sure that I keep as much dust out of my lungs as possible, I ponied up and bought this puppy. Being overseas means that it cost me a LOT more than the US 365. Opened the box and low and behold the headband is broken, right at the pivot point; how much is it to replace? - $46!!
So, so far, I have spend in excess of $400. I suppose that being healthy is worth it, but you would expect a product that cost so much to have decent parts - allround; not just in the air flow mechanism.
Am waiting on the replacement band to arrive; hopefully not broken, so will update with I actually get to use the product.
2 Stars By neonglass on 2017-05-02
Too much money and a very poor fit