Top critical review
Slight improved function with maximum irritation
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
I snapped my ear piece of my husky helmet and thought I'd splash out 2x the money on the Stihl alternative.
It's certainly an improved design, wrap around face shield, adjustable fit and quality ear protection. Saying that it is still a very minimalist construction and it's very difficult to justify how much more money it is over competition.
The feature that really hurts the helmet is the retainers for the face shield, Pretty much every time I touch the face shield one side or the other pops our. It is extremely frustrating when your trying to focus on the job in hand and getting distracted. I ended up gluing the thing in place, which is really something you shouldn't have to do.
You'll also need to wear glasses as a lot of debris still comes through the shield. As I use the helmet so much I decided to go all out and buy a Pfanner Protos, i'd suggest if you wear the helmet a lot skip these cheaper units and invest in something at a higher price range.