“What’s that gray matter worth?”
There once was a time when the only helmet available over eighty bucks was found on the football field. Today there’s hardly a reputable bike shop in town with helmets under a hundred. So why is it that those, who not only wear a helmet daily but actually test its function seem surprised when good and comfortable headwear approach the hundred? Well don’t freak now…
Plasma work helmets were designed for professional applications. They are lightweight, tough, and uber-comfortable. Every helmet contains ten aluminum-grilled air vents that provide efficient cooling and ventilation while blocking out debris. The rubberized wheel for headband size adjustment is easy to use even while wearing gloves.
The high-density ABS plastic outer shell is designed to withstand significant impact from above or from the side, and meets CE EN 397 and CE EN 12492 standards. The high-density polystyrene inner shell has ducts, allowing for natural air flow and heat cycling. Inner padding consists of two pieces—a soft polyethelene headband and disc, both of which are removable and washable. The liner is made of anti-allergic, moisture-absorbent, odor-resistant fabric.
The chin strap is designed with four fasten points to reduce risk of helmet loss from impact (breaking strength more than 50 decanewtons, or 112.4 pounds; CE EN 12492 mountaineering helmet standard). Kask’s safety release system allows for quick fastening and unfastening. Soft polyethylene side retractors regulate strap length for various head shapes. The red-colored ring on one of the straps is provided for fastening the helmet to a harness. The lamp-carrying clips, made from sturdy nylon 6.6, are compatible with most strap-type headlamps.
Both the 3M Optime 105 Earmuffs ( part # 33288) and the 3M Hi-Viz Cap-Mount Earmuffs (part # 15820) will fit this KASK helmet when used with the brackets that come in the box with the helmet.
WARNING - Plasma helmets meet ANSI Z89-1-2003 Type I (top impact), Class C (no electrical protection) standards for industrial head protection.
Outer shell - ABS plastic
Inner lining - fully washable
Weight - 380g /0.84 lb (visor and ear muffs are not included)
Note: European-sourced Kask helmets may not meet ANSI standards for impact or have muff brackets and other features found in helmets sold at SherrillTree.