Gear: Cairns 1010 with Defender Visor, Standard Configuration, NFPA


Cairns 1010 with Defender Visor, Standard Configuration, NFPA

MSA / Cairns Helmets
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Goggles
Price: 194.00
Average Rating:
(23 Votes)

The new Defender® Goggle for MSA Cairns 1010 Traditional Helmets offers eye protection from dust, dirt, and grit. Sleek and attractive construction allows fast, easy raising and lowering of your goggle even with gloved hands. This goggle's exclusive integral design is retractable for the ultimate in compact convenience. Quick-disconnect for fast lens change-out. The Tuffshield (slightly tinted) Goggle is NFPA-compliant.

Member Reviews

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    Granthamvfd, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:14:26 UTC.
    1st review

    This is the best new helmet out there. It works great in tight spots

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    GCFD008, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:39:23 UTC.

    This is one of the best helmets I've used. Very lightweight and functional--a MUST buy!!

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    truckie172, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:47:05 UTC.

    great helmet. light weight.

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    ccfd171, Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:33:46 UTC.

    Great lightweight helmet!!

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    rcooney, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 22:38:29 UTC.

    Excuse me if I'm out of line but isn't this review about the Defender Retractable Visor and not the 1010 Cairns helmet? If it is about the Defender then I know that people would really like it itstead of the ESS goggles that come with the 1010 helmet. The shield is great because it is out of the way but is easily accessable when it is needed. Best safety shield I've ever used.

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    firewalker301, Wed, 09 Jan 2008 01:00:41 UTC.

    My department just purchased these helmets. They are great for use with goggles due to not having a big bulky face shield in your way. The built in shield also stays in much better shape for a longer period of time.

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    Txfiremanlee, Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:02:40 UTC.

    the goggles are good for fast use but they lack alittle for long term stuff. They also hurt the nose if the helmet get moved too fast. I still like my regular goggles for life-flights. they do stay cleaner that the ess style goggles

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    fire238rescue, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:16:04 UTC.

    I'm not the biggest fan, it takes a long time to break in the goggles in order to easily pull the goggles down with out cracking the bridge of your noes. Personally I like having the ESS goggles on my helmet rather than the built in goggles that Cairns features with this helmet.

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    hsvfirefighter, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 21:44:48 UTC.

    comfortable helmet, adjustable liner. The impact cap, best on the market.

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    sandy2501, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 17:28:48 UTC.

    The helmet is great, don’t like the shield

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    yankee3, Mon, 12 May 2008 22:04:06 UTC.

    original style which makes it a classic but not good for interior fire fighting

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    JIM, Mon, 21 Jul 2008 00:41:04 UTC.

    It's just plain awsome!!!

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    FIRE25MAN, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 06:31:57 UTC.

    they r ok

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    hfd70c3, Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:40:45 UTC.

    Tried this at the local distributors show room; they seemed somewhat hard to deploy and when they came down they seemed to cut or rob into my nose which was most uncomfortable. I did however like the idea that they are hidden inside the helmet until needed, unlike the goggles which are exposed and offer an entanglement hazzard.

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    firemarshal879, Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:38:53 UTC.

    I just ordered me the Defender to go in my Cairns1010. I tried on a buddies of mine and loved it. It was so easy to raise and lower the Goggle with gloves on. One of the best products on the marcket.

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    firefighter4thecross, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:45:29 UTC.

    This is the helmet my department recently purchased. I love the Defender face shield, although if you wear glasses it doesn't come down so smoothly. You need to take the glasses off for the shield to lower properly. Otherwise I like it.

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    jc_murphy_firedog, Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:58:16 UTC.

    My only gripe is that it's front heavy and slides foward on my head. That's not so much a problem when wearing SCBA mask.

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    JASON8502, Sat, 02 May 2009 21:54:48 UTC.


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    kaycee, Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:56:45 UTC.

    just are are good love them

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    axeman21, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 02:44:03 UTC.

    fits the best that ive tried out

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