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The Importance of Arborist Helmets in Tree Work

Safety is paramount in tree work, but accidents can still happen, whether due to a slip on the part of the climber or the tree itself. That's why personal protective equipment (PPE) is an absolute necessity when engaging in tree climbing activities. Among the often overlooked but critical pieces of gear for arborists are tree climbing helmets. If you're in the market for new protective equipment, a quality helmet should be at the top of your list.

How to Choose the Right Arborist Helmet

Selecting the ideal tree climbing helmet involves considering several crucial factors. While comfort is essential, safety should always be the top priority. A lightweight helmet can also significantly reduce fatigue during extended climbs. Fortunately, you can find a robust climbing helmet that combines these essential elements.

Key Helmet Features to Look For

When searching for an arborist helmet, it's important to ensure it offers features that enhance your safety and comfort. Tree work requires protection not only for your head but also for your ears, eyes, and face. Some features to consider include:

  • Integrated wire mesh visor for eye protection
  • Integrated ear muffs or earmuff compatibility
  • Integral safety glasses or an attached face shield
  • A comfortable chin strap
  • High visibility options for optimal visibility

  • Most helmets on the market provide one or more of these features, allowing you to maximize protection for all aspects of your head.

    Modern Classics for Weight Efficiency

    Many helmets, designed to reduce weight, are available in the classic hard hat style. These helmets often offer visor adapters and a secure fit to ensure your protection. While classic helmets are suitable for many tasks, some jobs may require full face protection.

    Trusted Brands at Sherrilltree

    At Sherrilltree, we exclusively stock brands that have earned our trust. Our selection includes offerings from well-known brands that you're likely familiar with. If you have a brand preference for your arborist helmet, we likely have it in stock.

    For Petzl enthusiasts, we carry the Strato Vent helmet and the Vertex Vent helmet. Non-vented versions are also available. Fans of Kask can find both the Kask Super Plasma Helmets and the Zenith Helmet line in our inventory. No matter your preference, Sherrilltree has you covered.

    If you need assistance in finding the perfect arborist helmet, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help with all your tree climbing and tree cutting needs.