Whether you work construction or on the floor of a factory, you know how important proper protective gear is. It’s essential to have the highest quality gear and it’s particularly important to find the best hard hat available. That’s why we researched the highest-rated, top-selling items available and put together this review. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key things you need to know when choosing the right one for you.
Style: There are 2 different styles on our list: full brim and cap. The full brim is much more common because it offers some protection that cap hats don’t, though we did find one awesome cap style that you should check out.
Vented: If you’re going to be doing a lot of work in a hot factory or outside in the hot summer, it’s a good idea to get a vented hard hat. They allow air to circulate and can help you stay cool.
Color Options: There are a surprising number of color options available. We found everything from simple black to bright pinks and oranges and even different patterns and textures. In fact, we even found one with American flags and bald eagles.
Material: We found options made from phenolic, ABS plastic, resin, and even high-density polyethylene. Not that all of these helmets have to pass rigorous testing but you do have to pay attention to class type. More on that later.
Ratchet Suspension: All of these hard hats have ratchet suspension which isn’t surprising. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to make sure you can make quick adjustments to get the right fit, usually at the turn of a wheel.
Class Type: Class type tells you what the hard hat can protect you from. Class C protects against impact only. Class G protects against impact and electricity up to 2200 volts while class E protects against as much as 20,000 volts.
Now that you know what to look in the best fitting hard hat, let’s move into our top picks. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our top and budget picks first. They’re the first 2 items on our list and really give you a good idea of the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, though. All of these products are worth a closer look. Alright, are you ready? Let’s get to work.