Comparing The Best Camo Welding Helmets
Top picks, comparisons and reviews
Protecting your head and face while welding is one of the most important safety measures you should be taking when in a welding environment. A good welding mask will protect you from UV and IV radiation, as well as the sparks and spatter that are common in the welding workplace. So, a quality welding helmet is a must – but there’s no reason your helmet shouldn’t look awesome as well.
We went out and rounded up the most high-quality, best-looking camo welding helmets we could find, which you’ll find in the table below. If you’re at all into the military lifestyle, or love the idea of wearing a camouflage welding mask, then these helmets are right up your alley.
|Helmet||Shades||Viewing Area||Arc sensors||Grinding Mode||Battery||Amazon Rating||Buy It|
Hobart 770747 Discovery
|9 – 13||6.9 square inch.||2||Yes, shade 4||1 Lithium Battery||4.6|
Save Phace RFP
|9 – 13||40 square inch.||4||Yes, shade 4||Lithium Battery, Solar assist||5|
Hebei Metal Golden Leaf
|9 – 13||4.0 square inch.||2||Yes, shade 4||Solar||4.8|
The top performers in our review are the Hobart 770747 Discovery, the Gold Award winner; the Save Phace Radical Face Protector, the Silver Award winner; and the Hebei Metal Golden Leaf, the Bronze Award winner.
#1 Best Overall – Hobart 770747 DiscoveryIn addition to having a really nice camo design, the Hobart Discovery includes all the features we’ve come to expect from a quality Hobart helmet. It has a 1/12,000 second light to dark switching time, a grind mode (on shade 4), variable shades from 9 to 13 and quite a nice viewing area (around 6.9 square inches). The helmet sports a comfortable ratchet-style headgear which can be adjusted easily and sits quite comfortably on the head. My main issue with the helmet was that it’s not solar powered, relying solely on lithium batteries. I prefer my helmets to be constantly recharging by the power of the sun, but I know that for some that’s not a real issue.
Overall this helmet looks very nice, is comfortable, and the auto-darkening lens works well and gives a clear view of the weld puddle.
#2 Best Design – Save Phace Radical Face ProtectorAs usual, the designers over a Save Phace have come out with a really slick-looking helmet. The camo RFP has an aerodynamic, military-style design that I personally really like and, in addition to looking cool it’s also very functional. With a viewing area of around 40 square inches, allowing a 180 degree viewing area, you’ll be aware of your surroundings at all times. The slim design on the helmet mean you’ll be able to weld in tight spots, and the helmet itself is also quite lightweight and comfortable. The helmet works on a solar-assisted lithium battery, meaning it can recharge while you weld (as long as the sun’s out!). Overall, this is a well designed helmet with good features at a fair price.
#3 Best Value – Hebei Metal Golden LeafThis helmet has a rather nice camo design to it. It’s also one of the cheapest helmets on the market, but unfortunately it’s lacking many basic features most decent helmets should have nowadays.
1) It’s solar-powered.
2) Has a grinding mode on shade 4.
3) Light to dark switching time of 1/25,000 seconds (very fast).
4) Supports dark mode shades 9-13.
1) Rather uncomfortable, limited adjustment options.
2) The lens clarity leaves something to be desired.
3) Made of thin, flimsy plastic. Feels unsafe for anything more then beginner-level welding.
While there are plenty of camo welding helmets out there, not all of them adhere to the ANSI Z87.1 welding safety standards. In addition to looking nice, a welding helmet must be safe to use, functional and comfortable, and with this in mind we’ve put together a couple of the best helmets we could find.
If you’re still unsure which helmet is right for you, I’d suggest taking a look at our detailed comparison chart of the best auto-darkening welding masks. I’m sure you’ll find the right one for you.