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Protos Integral Arborist Helmet by Pfanner

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Protos Glasses


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Chin Strap
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Hygiene Set for Ear Protectors
Klima-Air Headband
Klima-Air Pad Set
Neck Protector
Visor - Clear
Visor - Metal F39

Pfanner created the Protos helmet to integrate all the required safety into one modular helmet after 12 years of development and research.

The chin strap, visor, neck protection and ear protection are all integrated and yet at the same time modular items. Thanks to the strongly gripping neck protector,the helmet sits perfectly even while working at an angle or upside-down and gives you a safe hold. All adjustable elements of the Protos are designed to be adjusted easily, with minimal fuss.

The Protos is a Type 1, Class C helmet and certified to EN 397 and EN 12492. It protects from vertical but also from horizontal impacts. This results in innovative "all-round-protection" designed to diffuse as much impact as possible in the outer shell. Due to the special cushioning construction (3-point mounting and anti-shock pads) of the interior shell, impacts are effectively absorbed and not transferred to the head or spine.

It is especially difficult to free up a hand when working at great heights. That is why everything on the Protos can be adjusted with just two fingers.

This item is not compatible with the Sena Tufftalk.

  • Unique fitting system
  • Integrated ear pro
  • Integrated face shield
  • Modular components
  • Ear pro slides up & back when not in use
Manufacturer : Pfanner
Made in : Austria
Size (inches / cm) : 20”-25”/ 54-62cm
Weight : Approx 2 lb with integrated protection

Safety Features

  • Chin strap designed to reduce risk of losing helmet during a fall
  • Shock absorbed by deformation of the high density ABS plastic shell
  • EN397
  • EN12492

ANSI Z133-2017

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboricultural operations.

Helmets are required by the Z133 standard for all workers engaged in tree care operations, and these helmets must meet the ANSI Z89 requirements.

This item is ANSI compliant.

The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.

Customer Reviews

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Rated: Excellent Review by: Dale

“After years (decades) of no helmet, then a couple of different (cheesy) helmets, I took a couple of classes with Tim Ard and was exposed to the Pfanner Protos. Bought one immediately (two years ago) and never even look at the others. This one that is well engineered, comfortable, and very functional. Just added the internal safety glasses - should have bought them w/ the helmet. It is hard to imagine a better helmet.”

Rated: Excellent Review by: Jerry Garcia (not from The Grateful Dead)

“First I did not purchase this helmet from this website but, I have been cutting trees for many, many years and using the crappiest hats out there...finally my wife suggested to get a better hat..low and behold I read all the reviews of the Pfanner Protos Helmets and decided that this would be the one I wanted on my head. Just got it a minute ago and boy it fits like a beautiful glove.

1st - the quality seems very good, does not feel like cheap plastic, in fact it feels very hard for the material that it is made of.

2nd - the mesh guard feels very sturdy and tough, tough enough to repel flying pieces of tree chips headed your way.

3rd - the ear protection, well it kept my wife's voice from penetrating to get to my ears and that's saying a-lot..don't tell my wife, haha But again I just received the helmet a few minutes ago, I keep you posted if I can once I put it in the trenches...”

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