While safety is key in tree work, accidents to happen. Occasionally, there's a slip, whether that be the person or the tree. As such, personal protection equipment is an absolute must when you're climbing. Tree climbing helmets are an often overlooked part of gear for arborists. If you're looking for new protective gear, a helmet should be at the top of your list!
How Do You Choose an Arborist Helmet?
When you're choosing a tree climbing helmet, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind. Obviously, you want a comfortable helmet, but you also want the safest helmet possible. You may also want a lightweight helmet, so that you're not struggling to keep your head up all day. Thankfully, you can find a robust climbing helmet that covers all of these things.
Different Helmet Features
When you're looking for an arborist helmet, you'll need one that comes with a few different features so that you're as safe as possible. When you're working in trees, you'll need not only protection for your head, but for ear and eye protection, and face in general. Some of these are features that you may want to look into:
- Integrated wire mesh visor for eye protection
- Integrated ear muffs or room for ear muffs
- Integral safety glasses or an attached face shield
- Comfortable chin strapA high visibility version for optimal visibility
Most helmets offer one, if not multiple of these features. This means that you can get maximum protection for all aspects of your head.
Modern Classics Work, Too
Many helmets, to cut down weight, are offered in the classic style hard hat, as well. These helmets often provide visor adapters, and offer a secure fit to help you feel protected. There's nothing wrong with going with a classic helmet, but some jobs do require full face protection.
Brands We Offer
At Sherrilltree, we only carry brands that we trust. We have many offerings from popular brands that you likely know already. If you have any loyalty to any arborist helmet brands, we likely carry it.
For Petzl lovers, we carry the Strato Vent helmet, as well as the Vertex Vent helmet. If you're looking for something non-vented, we carry those versions as well! Folks who love Kask can find both the Kask Super Plasma Helmets and the Zenith Helmet line, as well. No matter what you're looking for, Sherrilltree carries it.
If you need help with finding an arborist helmet, we've got you covered. Feel free to reach out to us at any time. We can help you with all of your tree climbing and tree cutting needs!