Thread: Msa Cairns 1044 Defender Helmet
07-14-2007, 09:01 AM #1
Msa Cairns 1044 Defender Helmet
I have finally acquired my new 1044 Defneder Helmet by Cairns. It is a noce helmet, a little heavier than the cairns metros we were using, but all in all, looks better and seems more practical. Unfortunately, now I am hearing because of the recessed goggles that you can flip down, it is not NFPA approved. I would like to know if this is true as MSA/Cairns advertises it as meets NFPA requirements and also for my own personal safety
If possible could someone either email or point me in the direction of the codes, so i can see it for myself or if any of you guys out there would know for a fact if this meets the standard??
I am just very curious and would hate to have to quit using this helmet or are people just not educated??
07-14-2007, 10:05 AM #2
look inside of the helmet to see if it has a sticker that says it's NFPA approved. I think the visor thing is NFPA approved, but only if it has a certain kind of tinting.
• There are 4 lens options with clear and amber
NFPA-compliant lenses. Yet, two of the options will
not meet NFPA so why would you even offer them?
The non-compliant options would be the dark smoked
lens (shown above) and mirrored smoked lens, neither of
which will pass light transmission requirements.
That is off of page 22 of this document.
07-14-2007, 10:35 AM #3
07-14-2007, 01:22 PM #4
Dude- I am sorry. You should have gotten a Phenix instead.
07-14-2007, 02:17 PM #5
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07-14-2007, 03:27 PM #6
07-16-2007, 12:05 AM #7
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I took a look at a defender model and it did have the NFPA sticker. For grins I triend it on and it is no different in feel than any other 1010, 1000, or 1044. The visor is a good idea in theory, but I can see where people are going to have a problem with the lens rubbing or hitting your nose should the helmet move forward/down. They need to incoporate some type of rubber nose piece. I'll keep my goggles in my pocket for now. Then again I use bourkes for most applications.
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