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Paul Conway/Lion American Heritage Leather Fire Helmet
Paul Conway/Lion American Heritage Leather Fire Helmet

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List Price: $1,672.00
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Product Code: LFH4120

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Time-honored styling and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art advancements in design, leather tanning and composites.
  • Note: This item is a custom "built to order" helmet with an average 4-6 week production time.

    The comfort level of a helmet is much more than a matter of personal preference. It directly corresponds to how closely the fit of your helmet matches the dimensions of your head. Since no two heads are alike, this requires that certain components of the helmet be adjustable.
  • Cushioning
  • Cushioning that wraps around the sides and front of the headband increases comfort by dissipating the pressure a tightened headband places on the wearer.
  • Weight
  • Unnecessary weight is seldom a good thing for fire fighters. It can increase your metabolic stress and reduce your stamina in high-exertion situations. So why would someone want a heavier helmet? There’s a myth that a heavier helmet gives additional protection. Advanced composite technology proves this wrong. In fact, the weight of the helmet has almost no correlation to its ability to withstand impact penetration or heat.
  • Custom-Color Helmets
  • The Color Lasts Because it’s Molded Throughout
  • Custom-color helmets employ Resin Transfer Molding technology for lasting good looks, just like our standard color helmets. This means there is color pigmentation throughout the shell. If you nick or scratch your helmet, there is no glaring white spot. No touch up paint is required.
  • Increase Visibility with Custom-Color Helmets
  • PCH’s custom-color molding process can mold any color into a fire or rescue helmet, including Safety Yellow. Visibility is essential to fire fighter and rescue worker safety. The easier and sooner you can be seen, the safer you are. A custom-color helmet allows you to use colors that reflect longer waves of light than the traditional black, yellow, red, orange, blue or white. This means you can be seen sooner and at a greater distance. That's pretty important when you're working on the side of a road or highway.
  • While safety is our motivation, the custom-color molding process also offers other benefits to departments. For instance, university departments have ordered helmets that match the school colors. All you need to do is provide a sample of the color or the Pantone Matching System (PMS) number.
  • Comfort is also a safety concern. It’s well established that a comfortable helmet will be worn longer with less fatigue.
  • LION Paul Conway HelmetsTM Deliver Custom Fit
  • LION Paul Conway HelmetsTM, both traditional and modern style, provide the wearer with the ability to adjust the helmet’s center of gravity, front headband height (three settings) and back headband height (three settings). The headband is padded in both the front and back to dissipate the pressure of a fully-engaged ratchet. These combine to deliver optimum comfort, fit and safety.
  • Center of Gravity
  • This is determined by how your suspension system (straps) interfaces with the top of your head. The center of gravity is established by the intersection of the front and back suspension straps with the side straps. A properly-seated center of gravity will provide optimum balance. There should be little to no “wobble”, either from side-to-side or front-to-back. Our adjustable straps allow you to determine where the center of gravity will be located.
  • Headband Height
  • The height of your headband affects the profile of your helmet, how well it interfaces with the SCBA mask and how well it fits the shape of the back of your head.
  • The height of the front of the headband should be adjusted so it clears your SCBA mask. This permits the proper seal for your mask and keeps the headband from resting on top of the mask and lifting the helmet, which decreases balance and reduces comfort.
  • The height of the rear of the headband needs to be set below the occipital lobe (the knot at the base of your skull). This and the proper rear ratchet band angle eliminate peak points that can cause gapping between the headband and your head. Together, the front and back headband settings should provide enough height so the helmet is not rubbing the tops of the ears.

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