Head Protection

Featured MSA V-Gard Hard Hat in red

V-Gard® Hard Hat Cap Style

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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Featured MSA Topgard hard hat in yellow

Topgard® Hard Hat Cap Style

Made of durable polycarbonate and featuring a uniridge design, these caps are specialty designed for use by utilities and other industries where head protection with dielectric protection is necessary. Retains limited resistance to top impact or penetration over a wide range of temperatures. Available in slotted or non-slotted design in a variety of colors.
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Featured Cairns®  1044 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet

Cairns® 1044 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet

The MSA Cairns® 1044 traditional fire helmet has the perfect combination of durability and performance desired by firefighters. Constructed from through-color fiberglass composite material, this high-performance matte finish design resists cracking and chipping. The 1044/1010 are our most popular styles of MSA Cairns fire helmet.
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Featured MSA Nexus HeightMaster Climbing Helmet in red

Nexus Heightmaster and Linesman Climbing Helmets

The Nexus Heightmaster and Linesman Climbing Helmets are designed with a modern style and meet the requirements of ANSI and CSA Type I for top impact protection. They provide the high level of quality users expect from MSA with additional comfort features to ensure a secure fit when working-at-height or in confined spaces.
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Featured MSA Topgard hard hat with full brim in grey

Topgard® Full Brim Hard Hats

These protective hats are specially designed for use in elevated temperature environments and wherever dielectric protection is needed. Retains limited resistance to top impact or penetration over a wide range of temperatures.
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Featured Cairns® 1010 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet

Cairns® 1010 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet

Constructed from through-color fiberglass composite material, this high-performance, luster finish design resists cracking and chipping. Offered in eight colors, the MSA Cairns 1010 fire helmets are among our most popular styles of MSA Cairns fire helmet for structural and proximity firefighting.
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Featured MSA Fas-Trac III Hard Hat Suspension System

Fas-Trac® III Suspension

Ensuring your workforce wears their safety helmets can be a real headache. MSA, the leading provider of protective helmets, has the perfect remedy: the Fas-Trac® III Suspension. No more pressure headaches. No more pulled hair. No more falling off. No more sacrificing worker comfort for safety. Market-leading MSA helmets now have a comfort-leading suspension! 
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Featured MSA V-Gard Hard Hat with full brim in blue

V-Gard® Full Brim Hard Hats

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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Featured Cairns® 660C Metro™ Composite Fire Helmet

Cairns® 660C Metro™ Composite Fire Helmet

The MSA Cairns® 660C Metro™ modern fire helmet is tough enough for structural firefighting, light enough for wildlands, and small enough for EMS and confined space applications. Available with the popular retractable Defender Visor, which can easily be raised or lowered with a gloved hand.
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Cairns® N5A New Yorker™ Leather Fire Helmet

The Cairns® N5A New Yorker™ leather fire helmet is handcrafted and meets current OSHA requirements. Offers the high quality and appearance that generations of firefighters have trusted since 1836. Each New Yorker leather helmet is hand-crafted, shaped, stitched, and trimmed to last for years with minimum maintenance. As of September of 2018, all Cairns® N5A New Yorker™ Fire Helmets will feature replaceable soft goods, which are easy to remove and clean. In alignment with cancer prevention directives recommended by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), adding replaceable soft goods to this iconic Fire Helmet helps firefighters better maintain the character of the leather fire helmet while helping to improve safety. Now available: The Bronx Bend! Order your Cairns N5A with the historical “rolled” brim style direct from the MSA fire helmet factory. Both the MSA Cairns N5A New Yorker (OSHA compliant) and the N6A Houston (NFPA 1971 compliant) are now available with a Bronx Bend (large and medium sizes).
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1 Touch® Suspension

Getting a better helmet fit is easier thanks to this one-handed, adjustable helmet suspension system. Features one-handed squeeze opening, slide adjustment and snap closure. Available as an option on standard V-Gard®, SmoothDome®, Topgard®, Thermalgard®, Skullgard®, and Comfo Cap® helmets.
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Cairns® 1010 Pink Presentation Helmet

Ideal for appreciation gifts, retirements or awards, the Cairns 1010 Pink Presentation Helmet is for display and/or parade purposes only.  This helmet should never be worn as PPE.
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Cairns® Fire Helmet Replacement Chin Straps

MSA offers a variety of chin strap replacement part options for use with Cairns Fire Helmets. All chinstraps have Quick-Release Buckle (QRB), and some offer a Postman's Slide closure. Use only genuine MSA Cairns Replacement Parts to help ensure proper functioning and compliance of your helmet.
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Cairns® Fire Helmet Soft Goods Kits & Replacement Earlaps

As of September of 2018, all MSA Fire Helmets used for structural firefighting will feature replaceable soft goods, which are easy to remove and clean. In alignment with cancer prevention directives recommended by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), MSA once again leads by example with this important initiative. By adding replaceable soft goods to our fire helmets, you can now better maintain the character of your fire helmet while helping to improve safety. For your convenience, a full soft goods kit, consisting of everything you need to replace your liner and earlaps, plus a handy laundering bag, is available. Use only genuine MSA Cairns Replacement Parts to help ensure proper functioning and compliance of your helmet.
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Chinstraps for MSA Hard Hats

Put and keep MSA helmets in their place with these comfortable, adjustable chinstraps. Available in two styles; suspension-attached and shell-attached.
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Comfo-Cap® Hard Hat

A favorite for head protection in the mining industry for its low crown clearance ideal for low-ceiling areas, the Comfo-Cap offers two suspenstion options and comes standard with a lamp bracket and cord holder.
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Defender® Visor for Cairns® 1010 and 1044 Helmets

The Defender® Visor for Cairns® 1010 and 1044 traditional fire helmets offers eye protection from dust, dirt, and grit. The Defender Visor stays clean inside the helmet until eye protection is needed during overhaul and non-IDLH search-and-recovery. Sleek and attractive construction allows fast, easy raising and lowering of the visor even with gloved hands.
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Fas-Trac® Suspension

This premium suspension liner includes headband, nape strap, sweatband and crown straps. One-handed ratchet adjuster provides an easy-to-use, comfortable fit. Designed for easy clip-in to the V-Gard hat or cap shell.
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Helmet Customization - Reflective Striping

Add any of 27+ different reflective and retro-reflective stripes to your helmet. MSA reflective stripes help enhance the visibility of workers in daytime conditions.     
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Helmet Customization - Retro-Reflective Striping

In many outside working conditions, wearing high-visibility clothing is essential to ensure safety. MSA retro-reflective helmet striping helps increase the visibility of the wearer, especially in low light conditions where they enhance contrast.
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Helmet Lights and Slot Adapters

MSA offers helmet lights fit with our specially designed helmet light holders (shown, but must be purchased separately). Our lights are FM and CSA compliant for intrinsic safety. Non-incendive.
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Lamp Attachments

 MSA light holders and brackets are designed specifically for use with MSA helmets.
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Medical Information Carrier System

This small, inexpensive hardhat accessory can save lives because it provides crucial medical and contact information in the event of an emergency. Tucks inside the helmet shell. Includes a polyolefin film data form, heavy-duty neon carrier, high-tech tape and reflective helmet decal. An MSA exclusive in industrial environments.
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MSA Cairns® Front Holders

MSA Cairns Front Holders are used exclusively on MSA Cairns traditional style fire helmets (N5A New Yorker, N6A Sam Houston, 1010, 1044 and 880 Tradition). They are designed to help divert energy from the head, neck and spine if the helmet encounters an impact or acceleration hazard.
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NFPA Compliant Bourkes for MSA Cairns Fire Helmets

Introducing NFPA compliant Bourkes for MSA Cairns® 1010, 1044, and 880 Tradition fire helmets. Combining the traditional look of Bourkes that were invented in the 1960s with modern materials, the NFPA compliant Bourkes satisfy the eye/face protection requirements as prescribed by NFPA-1971:2018, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. In addition to being compliant to NFPA-1971:2018, the NFPA comliant Bourkes are also compliant to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1:2015 as an impact protector (Z87+). Easy to deploy or stow, the new NFPA compliant Bourkes have an increased coverage area of approximately 20% over the original Bourkes.
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Skullgard® Full Brim Hard Hats

Designed to offer outstanding protection in hot and dangerous industries, the Skullgard Protective Hat sets the standard for environments such as steel mills. Skullgard helmets have been tested to radiant heat loads producing temperatures up to, but not exceeding, 350F.
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Skullgard® Hard Hat Cap Style

Designed to offer outstanding protection in hot and dangerous industries, the Skullgard Protective Cap sets the standard for environments such as steel mills. Skullgard helmets have been tested to radiant heat loads producing temperatures up to, but not exceeding, 350F.
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SmoothDome® Slotted Hard Hat Cap Style

The SmoothDome® Slotted Caps are welcomed by welders for their smooth crown and light weight. The SmoothDome offers comfortable head protection for workers in industries who need head protection from small falling objects.
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Specialty V-Gard® Hard Hats

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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Staz-On® Suspension

This suspension liner includes headband, nape strap, sweatband and adjustable crown straps. Designed for easy clip-in to the V Gard hat or cap shell, users can adjust the liner for a secure and comfortable fit.
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Sun Shields

Sun Shields extend the brim of  V-Gard and Topgard protective caps all the way around to help protect wearer's ears and neck from sun's rays. Made of ABS (front portion is polycarbonate, smoke tint).
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SunShades

MSA SunShades not only help to protect wearer’s ears and neck from sun and heat, but also enhance worker visibility with contrasting color band and reflective striping. Fit most hats and caps.
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Super V Hard Hat Cap Style

The Super-V is MSA's V-Gard Hard Hat with Type II approval. With ANSI and CSA approvals the Super-V is the best hard hat choice when protecting from top and lateral/side impacts. The world recognized trademark "V" design is known for comfort, quality and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Hard Hats since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites.
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Terri-Band Sweatbands

Protect eyes and face from sweat and drips with these absorbent and comfortable sweatbands. Easily snaps into all MSA industrial helmets. Makes helmets fit better, too. Machine washable.
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Thermalgard® Hard Hat Cap Style

When workers need a helmet with elevated temperature capability, the Thermalgard® Protective Cap provides protection in a high-strength, smooth crown helmet. The glass-reinforced nylon shell has a beaded edge for improved rigidity. Slots in the cap allow for mounting hearing protection muffs, welding shields, and faceshields.
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V-Gard® 500 Non-Vented Full Brim Hard Hats

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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V-Gard® 500 Non-Vented Hard Hat Cap Style

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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V-Gard® 500 Vented Full Brim Hard Hats

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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V-Gard® 500 Vented Hard Hat Cap Style

The MSA V-Gard Helmet, with its distinctive trademark “V” design, is a world recognized brand known for comfort, quality, and durability. MSA has sold well over 100 million V-Gard Helmets since its introduction – so many in fact, that the iconic “V” design has been a mainstay for many years on even the toughest worksites. When you want the best comfort, quality and durability worn by millions across the globe, you need to buy the original MSA V-Gard Helmet, settle for nothing less.
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V-Gard® Winter Liners

Get superior under-the-helmet warmth and protection with these winter liners, Choose Supreme, Select or Value in any of 18 different styles, including flame-retardant and flame-resistant models.
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Vanguard™ Lateral Hard Hat - Type II

Vanguard™ Protective Caps are designed to provide limited impact and penetration protection in the event of a top or lateral blow to the head. These caps are comfortable and lightweight.
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Officially Licensed NFL V-Gard® Hard Hats

Featured with MSA's market leading Fas-Trac III Suspension and slots to accept the full line of MSA V-Gard accessories, giving you the power to customize and configure NFL hard hats with full above the neck solutions.
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V-Gard® GREEN Full Brim Hard Hats

With V-Gard GREEN helmets, MSA continues its tradition of innovation. V-Gard GREEN is the world's first protective helmet made of renewable resources. V-Gard GREEN: protecting more than your head.
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V-Gard® GREEN Hard Hat Cap Style

With V-Gard GREEN helmets, MSA continues its tradition of innovation. V-Gard GREEN is the world's first protective helmet made of renewable resources. V-Gard GREEN: protecting more than your head.
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Cairns® Invader 664 Composite Fire Helmet

The cost-efficient Cairns Invader 664 Composite Fire Helmet offers solid protection and comfort. This modern style fire helmet offers sleek profile that makes it ideal for most firefighting and rescue applications. Available with the popular Defender Visor, which can easily be raised or lowered with a gloved hand. 
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Bump Cap

When head protection is desired but not required, Bump Caps reduce exposure to lacerations and abrasions caused by minor bumps to the head. Bump Caps are appropriate ONLY for work situations which do not require ANSI compliant head protection.
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Cairns® N6A Houston™ Leather Fire Helmet

The Cairns® N6A Houston™ leather fire helmet is handcrafted and is compliant to NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition for structural firefighting. Offers the high quality and appearance that generations of firefighters have trusted since 1836. Each Houston leather helmet is hand-crafted, shaped, stitched, and trimmed to last for years with minimum maintenance. As of September of 2018, all Cairns® N6A Houston™ Fire Helmets will feature replaceable soft goods, which are easy to remove and clean. In alignment with cancer prevention directives recommended by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), adding replaceable soft goods to this iconic Fire Helmet helps firefighters better maintain the character of the leather fire helmet while helping to improve safety. Now available: The Bronx Bend! Order your Cairns N6A with the historical “rolled” brim style direct from the MSA fire helmet factory. Both the MSA Cairns N5A New Yorker (OSHA compliant) and the N6A Houston (NFPA 1971 compliant) are now available with a Bronx Bend (large and medium sizes).
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Cairns® 880 Traditional Thermoplastic Fire Helmet

The Cairns® 880 traditional fire helmet offers a tough, high-temperature thermoplastic shell resistant to chipping and cracking, and a low-ride helmet design creates a low-profile for superior clearance and maneuverability.
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Cairns® Commando™ HP3 Composite Fire Helmet

Cairns® Commando™ HP3 Composite Fire Helmet is a low-profile, lightweight fire and rescue helmet that meet NFPA 1951-2013 requirements (USAR), as well as NFPA 1971-2018. The HP3 protects against impact from projectiles and falls. The brimless design allows for easy access to confined spaces and vehicle extrications.
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Cairns® 360S Structural Thermoplastic Fire Helmet

The multi-incident Cairns® 360S Structural fire helmet is of the lightest modern-style helmets available in the MSA Cairns line, making it perfect for confined space and EMS work alike.
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Cairns® Rescue 360R Fire Helmet

The Cairns Rescue 360R is a low-profile lightweight fire and rescue helmet that meet NFPA 1951-2013 requirements (USAR), as well as NFPA 1971-2013. The lack of brim on the back of the helmet affords use in confined space and other emergency situations where there is little room to move.
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Cairns® Rescue 360R-13 Helmet

Lightweight Cairns 360R-13 offers excellent protection when seconds count. This low-profile thermoplastic helmet is specifically designed for rescue usage. Complies with Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents (NFPA 1951-2013)
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Cairns Firefighter Goggles

Constructed of flame-retardant material and certified to withstand temperatures up to 500°F for up to five minutes, these goggles are made to withstand high-heat environments. Features easy lens replacement, anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings, and ballistic-grade, optically correct lenses. Easy to don and doff, even with gloved hands. Choose from InnerZone One, InnerZone Two, InnerZone Three and ESS Goggle System models.
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Cairns® Fire Helmet Fronts

Add some striking looks to your durable Cairns helmet with the Cairns Fire Helmet Fronts. Leather and gold leaf fronts add a touch of personalization to the company's fire helmets. The lettering and panels are available in Scotchlite™, and literally millions of possible configurations are available. Options include standard fronts, printed gold leaf fronts and hand painted gold leaf fronts for the 4", 6", and 8" sizes.
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ClearCommand® Helmet Communication System

The ClearCommand Helmet Communication radio interface system improves the sending and receiving of messages—even in high-noise environments. No pressure points means the system is comfortable to wear, and the reversible boom speaker assembly lets wearers position it over either ear. The system simply snaps onto fire or industrial helmet suspension.
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