In many respects, the Speedglas G5-01 was created by welders, for welders. After all, the helmet’s design was based on extensive input from heavy-duty welders who work at high amperages and grind frequently. The result is a truly ground-breaking system with exclusive new features that can be fully customised to each welder’s needs.
Since the launch of the G5-01, the feedback from professional welders has been stellar. Here are just some of the highlights from reviews the helmet has received so far!
“The clarity and variations are amazing!” – Jonah
True-View optics have become a Speedglas signature, creating a lighter, brighter and more realistic view of your welds. The Speedglas G5-01 takes this a step further, combining True-View with state-of-the-art Variable Colour Technology.
This all-new feature enables you to choose between cool, warm and natural colour tones in the dark state: you determine which colour tone provides the best viewing contrast for your welds, and the most comfort for your eyes.
“For the first time in over a decade I can breathe easy” – Robert
The reclassification of welding fume as “carcinogenic” in 2017 confirmed what many welders had long suspected: welding fume exposure has severe health effects, including multiple types of cancer. However, while the risks are certainly real, keeping yourself safe can be straightforward.
The Speedglas G5-01 provides the most popular powered air respiratory protection in the market in the form of the Adflo Heavy-Duty PAPR. This respirator supplies up to 50 times cleaner air than you would otherwise breathe unprotected, with a 12 hour battery for continuous protection against both particles and gases*.
Put simply, upgrading to Adflo PAPR ensures cooler, cleaner, and more comfortable welding in even the most hard-wearing work environments!
“The harness doesn't add any stress to my neck” – Jesse
It could be argued that your welding comfort starts with the head harness. After all, an uncomfortable fit can create pain, fatigue, and mental stress that may prevent you from working productively in the long run.
The Speedglas G5-01 head harness is tailored to specifically avoid vulnerable areas of the head, while also distributing weight evenly with a highly customisable and comfortable fit. Plus, you can seamlessly upgrade your comfort by attaching an extra-large back cushion to your harness: so you can put all your energy into your work, all day long.
“Amazing coverage from slag” – Shane
Nobody knows your welding preferences better than you. That’s why the Speedglas G5-01 offers a variety of extra protection options to suit your specific application and environment.
Mix and match a series of state-of-the-art head and neck covers, from high vis to leather to a large fabric shroud for comprehensive neck, shoulder, and chest coverage!
“Availability of parts anywhere around the country” – Rob
As the old adage goes, the best ability is availability. It can’t be overstated how much time and energy is saved when welding helmet spare parts are easily accessible, wherever you’re based. Currently there are over 300 Speedglas distributors across Australia and New Zealand, so there’s bound to be a stockist of G5-01 spare parts near you!
This unparalleled availability then means you can regularly replace key consumables like cover lenses, extending the lifespan and performance of your helmet in the process.
“Tracking dark state statistics is handy” – Nathan
Speedglas have really looked to innovate with the G5-01, notably with the inclusion of Bluetooth© connectivity. First, you securely pair your smartphone to your welding helmet via the 3M™ Connected Equipment app. From there, you can remotely control all your G5-01VC lens settings (shade, sensitivity, delay etc.) with your helmet and respiratory protection still in place.
Program up to 4 memory modes, record your welding helmet maintenance log, review your own welding statistics and more!
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