The American Classic fire helmet combines the looks of a traditional helmet with the lighter weight and high performance protection of its modern-style counterparts.
TherMax technology keeps heads cooler
The American Classic is lightweight, but tough. It employs TherMax composite technology. This technology is analogous to the heat reflecting tiles NASA uses on the space shuttle. Like those tiles, it reflects heat without significantly adding weight.
The American Classic weighs just a few ounces more than most of it's non-traditional, modern-style cousins. Now you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style.
Color molded into shell
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology provides color pigmentation throughout the shell for lasting good looks.
Unique size and fit adjustment options
A complete system of adjustments provides maximum comfort and a custom fit. The patented Center of Gravity adjustment system allows you to adjust the center of gravity to your preference and keeps it there. The ratcheting headband easily adjusts from size 5 1/2 to 9 1/2 and there are three positions for height adjustment.
The American Classic's headband is cushioned with foam and covered with Nomex for additional comfort. With the American Classic, you're fighting the fire, not your helmet.
- Chinstrap: easy to adjust, quick release chinstrap with postman's slide.
- Earlaps: Black Nomex/flannel earlaps for added neck/ear protection.
- 2" x 2" lime-yellow 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material has superior heat resistance and delivers higher performance than competitive reflective material.
- Low Profile Carved Eagle front holder
How to Fit and Adjust Lion Helmets:
Fire helmets are essential to firefighter safety. Improper fit, whether too loose or too tight, can cause fatigue, discomfort and even serious injury. Lion Helmets’ 9 point adjustment system provides optimum comfort and a customized fit. Straight out of the box, Lion Helmets will fit most fire fighters with a simple ratchet adjustment (accommodates sizes 5.5 to 9.5). Lion's patented Center of Gravity™ adjustment system allows firefighters to adjust the Center of Gravity™ to their preferred balance and keeps it there. You can't be at every department at all times, therefore Lion has developed a fit and adjustment video so firefighters can make the proper adjustments to their helmets. Check out the video below, taking fire fighters step-by-step through the process of adjusting the height and headband circumference of Lion Helmets™.
- Bourkes (Bourkes alone do not meet NFPA requirements for eye protection)
- Goggles (ESS Goggles)
- 4" Faceshield
- Goggles & Bourkes
- Increase Visibility with Custom-Color Helmets
- PCH’s custom-colour molding process can mold any colour 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-colour 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-colour molding process also offers other benefits to departments. For instance, university departments have ordered helmets that match the school colours. All you need to do is provide a sample of the colour 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.