Hobart Hood Auto-Darkening Welding Hoods
Nov 6, 2008
We started using Hobart Hood Auto-Darkening shields back in 2002 and fell in love immediately with them. No more flipping the welding shield down when striking an arc and really cool graphics made these helmets something we didn't want to live without. Fast forward six years and the line of Hobart Hoods continues to evolve. Larger viewing areas, improved lenses and new graphics continued to be developed, case in point is the new Prowler Series, including a shield with "Off Road Graphics" to cater to the 4-wheel drive crowd and an obvious tip of the marketing hat recognizing how many 4x4 enthusiasts are hobbyist welders as well.
Set on top of a gloss-black finish, the Off-Road design captures the raw power and determination that drives this rough enthusiast sport. Mud and dirt is pictured clinging to a massive tire and shock tower of a typical rock crawling rig. Even the Hobart logo wears an earthy badge of honor. It's dirty, it's fun; it's simply off-road.
The Prowler lens darkens in 1/20,000 of a second after arc start and features an internally adjustable auto-darkening shade (#9-13), lens sensitivity and delay controls. The #4 ultra-clear "light-state" makes setup and repositioning of hands and parts more efficient while providing continuous UV and IR protection.
"Hobart spoke with numerous expert welders to select the right combination of features to build the right helmet for their needs; the result is the new Prowler Series," says Caleb Krisher, product manager, Hobart Welding Products. "The first design in the series was inspired by the Off-Road community where welding plays such an essential role. The fabrication and fun is sometimes just as intense as the punishment these vehicles go through; it's an amazing sport, and an addictive hobby."
Prowler Series - Light Weight & Long-Lasting
Hobart Welding Products designed the Prowler Series to be durable and lightweight weighing in at 11 oz. Prowler helmets feature solar-assisted auto-darkening lenses and easy-to-replace lithium batteries that last up to 3,000 hours when MIG welding. The Off-Road helmet comes with five external and two internal protective lens covers. The Prowler Series improves comfort and eliminates pinched hair with a re-designed ratchet-style headgear and CoolMaxr odor-absorbing sweatband.
"All Hobart Hood auto-darkening helmets meet current ANSI, CSA, and CE safety standards," says Krisher. "Hobart is committed to providing attractive products that are comfortable and comply with the most strict safety standards for protective eyewear."
Hobart's Prowler Series welding helmets are covered by a 2-year warranty
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