STIHL Forestry Helmet Review. STIHL chainsaw helmet

STIHL Forestry Helmet Review

I recently decided to upgrade my chainsaw protective equipment. As it turns out, safety glasses don’t really protect from kickback. Who would have figured? For my own safety I decided to upgrade to a STIHL Forestry Helmet. The STIHL will protect me from small debris hitting my face, impact from above, and my ears from the noise my power tools generate.

As a bonus I plan on using the helmet with my string trimmer. The trimmer won’t have any kickback, but it does produce plenty of noise and flying debris. The helmet is also a bit of a fashion statement in the suburbs.

ANSI Rating

The STIHL Forestry Hardhat is a ANSI S89.1-1997 Type I helmet. It protects the user from impact to the top of the head, spine, and neck. As a rated helmet design the protection the STIHL Forestry Helmet offers should be considered adequate.

The sub ratings of class C/G add a layer of protection against electrical currents, which I consider a bonus rather than a feature of the helmet. If you are worried about electrical currents, there are better helmet options for you in the market.

The Fit

The STIHL uses a 6-point strap system to suspend the shell of the helmet above the user’s head. This is design is used by just about every hardhat available today. A knob at the back of the helmet adjusts the circumference of the suspension system. The straps are effective and allow for a great fit.

The straps on the STIHL adjust to fit user of just about every size and shape. The helmet fits my larger than average head just fine and with plenty of room to spare on the straps. Once adjusted, the straps of the helmet stay in place. You won’t have to readjust anything during normal use.

The front strap incorporates a sweat Band. This Band unfortunately feels noticeably warmer than the bare strap. During a full day of work the Band soaks up a good amount of sweat. So much sweat, in fact, that you’ll have to clean the Band daily. If you do not, your helmet will start to smell in a very short amount of time. If you do not like to use the Band, you can remove it. The headband can be machine washed.

Face shield

The face shield is made from a metal mesh. It deflects even fine debris. The operator can breathe normally. The helmet has been engineered by STIHL to withstand the impact of a chainsaw kickback accident. Having the helmet in my hand I do believe that it will withstand such an impact, but it’ll probably only do it once. Small debris will not damage the face shield. Since it’s made from metal mesh, there are no scratches to worry about.

The hinges on the face shield make it easy to lift the face shield out of the way. It will stay in any position from fully closed to fully open. The hinges appear to be solid. I expect the two of them to last the life of the helmet.

One of the best things about the shield is that it still allows air to freely circulate around your face. Working with the helmet on in the summer heat is comfortable. That’s an important consideration since comfortable safety gear is more likely to be used.

Hearing Protection

Ear protection on the STIHL is fully adjustable. The muffs adjust up and down and in and out. I really like the in/out adjustment, which is done with a slider on the top of the mounting arm. The slider makes it easy to adjust the amount pressure the ear muffs exert against the side of my head.

The muffs also tilt up and out of the way to make it possible to have unencumbered conversations on the job site.

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STIHL claims that that the helmet offers 24dB of noise reduction, which is the ANSI S3.19-1974 standard. The ear muffs are large and of good build quality. The mounting arms, however, are mostly plastic. I can see them failing before the rest of the helmet does, but not before they have been through a few seasons. Should my prediction be correct STIHL sells replacement parts for the helmet, including new ear muff assemblies.

In Use

I have owned by helmet for several years now. It stays in place and does not shift. There is nothing to adjust. After a few minutes working the helmet becomes an afterthought, like any good equipment. This helmet lets you do what you need to do, and it’ll protect you when you need to be protected.

After a few years of arguably light use the helmet still functions as if it was new. All the hinges and plastic parts still operate without trouble. The face shield is a clear as ever, even after protecting me from countless small missiles.


Overall the STIHL Forestry Helmetis a good product. With ANSI ratings in all the areas that matter you can be assured that the helmet will protect you. While it’s made for use in the forest, it’s a great option for protecting yourself while working in the yard.

The STIHL Forestry Helmet incorporates head, face, and hearing protection in an easy to format. I will be running around the suburbs looking like I mean business. This helmet is a great value in safety gear.

STIHL Forestry Helmet System

The woods can be a dangerous place, and that’s not some poorly timed Halloween tagline, either. It’s an occupational reality, which is why STIHL’s line of outdoor equipment products includes gear like the STIHL Forestry Helmet System.

Designed for arborists and loggers, this single unit helps protect the head, ears, and eyes. Let’s dive in for a closer look at its features.

STIHL Forestry Helmet System Performance

In terms of performance, the STIHL Forestry Helmet System has a few things worth mentioning. First on the list is head protection.

As a coconut shield, this unit meets ANSI Z89.1, Type 1, Class G standards. If you’re not quite sure what all that means, here’s a quick breakdown.

“ANSI Z89.1” refers to the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection performance and testing requirements for construction helmets. “Type 1, Class G” hardhats protect your head from moderate impacts and up to 2,200-volt electrical currents.

Moving on to the face and ears, the attached screen offers full-face coverage, and the adjustable hearing protectors, 24 decibels of noise reduction.

Editor’s Note: STIHL recommends that users also wear ANSI Standard Z87.1 safety glasses under the face screen.

STIHL Forestry Helmet System Design

On the design side of things, STIHL makes this helmet out of ABS thermoplastic. which is known for its durability and high melting point.

Furthermore, the inside features a six-point, ratchet-style suspension system for cushioning and stability. Additionally, the Cool Guard sweatband keeps you dry.

On the outside, STIHL attached a visor-style “rain gutter” that they say directs water away from your face when working in bad weather.

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Forestry Helmet Price

The STIHL Forestry Helmet System retails for 88.99 and comes with a 90-day limited warranty.

STIHL Function Basic Helmet Set

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STIHL Function Basic Helmet Set | Protect Your Head and Eyes While Working

The STIHL Function Basic Helmet Set is the perfect choice for anyone who needs a comfortable and protective helmet for working in a variety of environments. The helmet features a lightweight design with a ventilated shell that helps to keep your head cool and comfortable, even in hot weather. The helmet also has a wide field of vision and a comfortable, adjustable harness.

The set includes a pair of STIHL Function Safety Glasses, which provide protection from flying debris and other hazards. The glasses have a durable, scratch-resistant lens and a comfortable, adjustable strap.

  • Lightweight, ventilated shell
  • Wide field of vision
  • Adjustable harness
  • STIHL Function Safety Glasses
  • Low profile ear muffs provide SNR24 sound protection.
  • Pin-lock closure for easy adjustment of the headband.
  • Complies with EN 352, EN 397, EN 1731
  • Protect your head and eyes from injury
  • Stay cool and comfortable even in hot weather
  • Have a wide field of vision
  • Adjust the helmet to fit your head perfectly
  • Protect your eyes from flying debris and other hazards

Order your STIHL Function Basic Helmet Set today and start working safely

UK Delivery

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Delivery costs are calculated by weight at the checkout, the quoted are examples based on average order size.

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In store and Local Delivery Costs

Free in store Collection. Monday to Friday 8am. 5pm

Gustharts Local Delivery

We offer a local delivery service to a 30-mile radius from our showroom. Costs are dependent on distance from the showroom and are calculated on the checkout screen. The item will be fully assembled, the ideal amount of the correct oil and fuel added and function test the machine all free of charge. Our PDI means we are confident that your machine will work flawlessly when we deliver it to you.

Once the order has been completed we will contact you to arrange the delivery day and time, we look to deliver all items within two weeks if in stock.

Bank Holidays, Saturday’s and Sunday’s are NOT classed as working days.

For example orders which are placed with the “Next Working Day Delivery” option before 2:30pm on a Friday will be despatched Friday and delivered Monday. If ordered Friday after 2.30pm or over the weekend the order will be despatched Monday for delivery Tuesday.

Some areas may be subject to a delayed service which could take longer to deliver.

Most items are delivered Monday to Saturday, 7.30am-6pm (although some of our carriers may deliver slightly earlier or later)

Delivery costs are calculated by weight at the checkout, the quoted are examples based on average order size.

EU Delivery

Please Note: Shipments sent to the European Union are sold exclusive of VAT and may be subject to local import duties and taxes payable by the purchaser. Due to customs processing outside our control, the below timescales are indicative based on shipment history. EU delivery can take up to 28 days to arrive.

All applicable customs and import duties and any other charges are the responsibility of the customer. We use a range of different courier services provided by DPD, UPS and Royal Mail. Our internal systems determine which service to use when shipping your order. Postage cost is calculated at the checkout, based on weight and size of your order. In order to deliver the best possible service, we may send your order with a different service to the one you select.

Please see table below for estimated delivery times shown in working days:

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Rest of World Delivery

Please Note: Shipments sent outside of the UK are sold exclusive of VAT and may be subject to local import duties and taxes payable by the purchaser. Due to customs processing outside of our control, the below timescales are indicative based on shipment history. International delivery can take up to 28 days to arrive.

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All applicable customs and import duties and any other charges are the responsibility of the customer. We use a range of different courier services provided by DPD and Royal Mail. Our internal systems determine which service to use when shipping your order. Postage cost is calculated at the checkout, based on weight and size of your order. In order to deliver the best possible service we may send your order with a different service to the one you select.

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Please note. This service can only be used for items being returned for a REFUND Only, please re-order the correct size.

Create your return label, then either drop the parcel off at the nearest service point or arrange a collection from home. Once the return label has been generated you can either print the label, have the label brought with the postman on collection or scan a QR code to print the label when you drop off at the post office or Royal Mail customer service point.

Please Note Royal Mail only covers parcels up to a value of £100, in the event your return is lost we would only be able to refund you a maximum of £100, we recommend taking this into account when deciding whether to return with this service.

By creating a label and returning with Royal Mail on our account you agree to have the cost of the label deducted from any refund amount, this will be applied irrespective of the reason for return.

Returns Procedure

Returning or exchanging items

If in the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we are happy for you to return for refund or exchange items you are not satisfied with.

This is subject to the return and receipt of your goods being in its original condition and packaging within 30 days of order date.

Please print off and complete the returns form, filling in the relevant fields explaining what you want to exchange or return and why?

Please send this form back with the goods to return or exchange. We recommend you use a postal service that offers a tracked service, as it’s your responsibility to get the parcel back to us.

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Returning damaged or incorrect items

If in the unfortunate case, you have received an item that you have not ordered or that has arrived to you in a less than satisfactory condition.

Please print off and complete the returns form above.

If you can return the goods to us, we will exchange and refund your postage.

In the instance that this is a heavy or awkward parcel to return, it may prove beneficial for us to collect the item instead.

For any further assistance, please contact email or telephone 01670 789701 to communicate with us further regarding any issues.

We are keen to maintain a high level of customer service and are on hand to assist you in any way we can.

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Refunds and Exchanges for all items, including faulty goods, can only be given within 30 days of receipt.

We will issue a FULL REFUND (Excluding delivery charge) on receipt, we will exchange the item for a different size / colour if preferred.

The items being returned are your responsibility until we receive them back.

As a recommendation and for your own protection, we recommend that you send the parcel using a delivery service that carries insurance or tracking.

If goods are returned to Gusthart’s due to being unable to be delivered, incorrect address or order refusal, but you wish for us to despatch the goods again, a further delivery charge will be incurred. In the event of additional charges, a member of the Gusthart’s team will contact you to arrange payment.

The cost of returning is your responsibility and is therefore non-refundable, unless deemed necessary.

Top 10 Best Chainsaw Helmets for Head Safety Tested [2023]

Whether you use a chainsaw occasionally to trim branches or professionally to take down trees, the need for safety can never be emphasized enough.

Working with a chainsaw means debris can fly toward your face, branches can fall on your head or even you can fall while cutting the top branches.

Hence, you must wear the best chainsaw helmet to protect yourself.

And I don’t mean just any hard head cover. You will need a proper chainsaw safety helmet with a face guard and ear protection.

That being said, selecting a good chainsaw safety helmet can be quite troublesome. An occasional user wouldn’t need the same helmet as an arborist.

So, to help you out, we went out and got hands on some of the best available chainsaw helmets in the market.

After extensive research and testing, we were able to shortlist 10 of these helmets as the absolute best among the rest.

So, let’s discuss the details of these amazing safety helmets for chainsaws.

Top 10 Best Chainsaw Helmets Compared and Tested [2023]

TR Industrial Chainsaw Safety Helmet— Overall the “Best Chainsaw Helmet” of 2023

Size: Adjustable | Material: Plastic, Fabric, Steel | Ear Muffs: Yes | Visor: Plastic and Mesh | Safety Rating: Z89.1-2003 ANSI

TR Industrial forestry safety helmet is designed for seasoned professionals to provide ultimate protection. Without a doubt, it is the best chainsaw helmet you can get in 2023.

The safety helmet comes with a mounted face guard and ear muffs that ensure all-around wood-cutting protection even in the harshest of conditions.

You have the choice to mount either a transparent plastic face guard or a mesh guard according to work demand.

The ear muffs reduce noise up to 23dB. Hence, when working with a gas chainsaw, you won’t feel any discomfort in your head from the noise.

The best part is, the helmet comes in a single size with an adjustable knob. So, there is no need to get worried about getting the wrong size. One size fits all.

Also, the helmet is ANSI and CE-approved for safety.

What We Like

  • 4-in-1 Safety Helmet
  • Ultimate Protection
  • 2 Types of Face Guard
  • Noise Reduction Ear Muffs
  • One Size for All
  • ANSI and CE Approved

Why Consider TR Industrial Chainsaw Safety Helmet?

This helmet is designed for semi-professionals and full-time electric chainsaw users. It is reasonably priced and ensures ultimate protection against splinters, debris, and falling branches.

Husqvarna Pro-Forest—Best Chainsaw Helmet for Professionals in 2023

Size: Adjustable | Material: Plastic, Fabric, Steel | Ear Muffs: Yes | Visor: Mesh | Safety Rating: ANSI Z89.1-2003 Class G-E-C

Husqvarna is a name that doesn’t need any introduction. They are one of the best chainsaw manufacturers in the world.

That is the reason, their safety equipment is also rated as one of the best for both professionals and homeowners.

The Pro-Forest chainsaw helmet comes in a universal size that fits all heads. The helmet offers superior head protection, while the face mesh and ear muffs protect your face and ears.

Working with a battery-powered chainsaw has never been easier. The UV-protected hard hat will prevent the sun from overheating your head, and also Hi-Viz orange color will allow your friends to locate you in the thick forest easily.

Also, the helmet has 6 point suspension system that protects you against falling branches and falls. So, even if you fell from the tree, no harm would come to your head.

One more thing, this helmet comes with a rain neck protector. Hence, you will be able to work in adverse weather conditions easily.

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While our previous choice didn’t allow you to remove the earmuffs, this one does. However, you have only 1 mesh guard, and no plastic visor is included.

What We Like

  • Professional Grade Helmet
  • Superior Head Protection
  • 6-Point Suspension System
  • Hi-Viz Color
  • Removable Ear Muffs
  • Rain Neck Protector

Why Consider Husqvarna Pro-Forest Chainsaw Helmet System?

Professionals who are going to be cutting the top branches of a tree need something that can protect against falls. Husqvarna’s 6-point suspension system ensures fall protection while the mesh guard and ear muffs give all-around protection.

Oregon Protective 563474 —Best Chainsaw Helmet for the Money [2023]

Size: Adjustable | Material: Plastic, Fabric, Steel | Ear Muffs: Yes | Visor: Steel Mesh | Safety Rating: ANSI Z89.1-2003 Class G-E-C

If you are looking for the best bang for the buck, you should definitely check out the Oregon Protective Chainsaw Helmet which is both lightweight and impact resistant.

This amazing helmet comes in a stunning yellow high-visibility design and also has ventilation holes for breathability.

The impact-resistant helmet has a suspension system that protects you against bumps, falls, and falling branches on your head.

Adding to this, the 6-point easy adjustment system ensures that you get a tight fit on your head no matter the size.

So, one size is bound to fit all heads, and you will get a snug fit. Trust me, the helmet won’t get loose.

One thing I loved about this helmet is the wider and more durable steel mesh visor. Oregon really knows what matters while working with a chainsaw.

While our previous picks lacked ventilation holes, they allowed you to work in rain and harsh weather conditions. Obviously, the ventilation holes make it difficult to use this helmet in rain. But you can always tape them when needed.

What We Like

  • Stunning Yellow Color
  • Ventilation Holes
  • High Durability
  • Impact Resistance
  • Wider Steel Mesh
  • Tight Fit

Why Consider Oregon Protective Chainsaw Helmet?

Oregon Protective Chainsaw Helmet certainly provides the best value for the money. The helmet is more durable and the mesh guard is the absolute best. Its wide circumference ensures side protection from debris.

NoCry 6-in-1 Industrial Safety Helmet—Best Homeowner Chainsaw Helmet 2023

Size: Adjustable | Material: Polycarbonate and Fabric | Ear Muffs: Yes | Visor: Polycarbonate and Mesh | Safety Rating: ANSI Z87.1 Class G-E-C

NoCry chainsaw helmet ensures professional-grade safety with an adjustable easy-fit helmet, earmuffs, and two face guards.

It is an all-in-one affordable safety helmet for semi-professionals and homeowners. So, whether you are cutting trees, logs, or firewood or just trimming and pruning your garden with a mini chainsaw, the helmet and gear will ensure the ultimate protection.

This heavy-duty protection gear comes in a lightweight design and ensures comfort as part of the deal. So, you won’t feel any unease while wearing this gear.

Ultimate protection for your eyes, ears, and face. Working with a chainsaw can quite irritating for hearing. Noise reduction ear muffs make sure you remain comfortable.

Each part of NoCry safety gear has been tested and approved for rating. The manufacturer shares ANSI ratings for Helmets, Face Guard, and Ear Muffs which we verified.

Unfortunately, the steel mesh doesn’t cover the side like with our previous pick. But, if you aren’t doing heavy-duty wood-cutting work, you don’t need to worry about it.

What We Like

  • Comfortable Wear
  • Easy Adjustment
  • Affordable Price
  • Each Part is ANSI Certified
  • Noise Reduction Ear Muffs
  • 2 Types of Visor

Why Consider NoCry 6-in-1 Industrial Safety Helmet?

For homeowners who need all-around protection at a reasonable price, No-Cry is a perfect option for them. It offers 6-in-1 protection and protects your hearing, vision, and head.

Pfanner Protos Integral Helmet—Best Chainsaw Helmet for Arborist

Size: Variable (See Size Chart) | Material: Plastic, Fabric, Steel | Ear Muffs: Yes | Visor: Mesh | Safety Rating: ANSI Z133, EN 397 and EN 12492

For professionals who are not ready to make any kind of compromise on their safety and are willing to spend whatever it takes to get it, Pfanner Protos is a good choice.

This ultimate protective headgear, though a bit expensive, offers the best available protection for working on sloppy or tall surfaces.

You must consult the size chart before purchasing to order a perfect fit for yourself. There is no size adjustment, so you need to make sure that you have got the right size.

Manufacturers have shared a detailed size chart that helps you select a perfect fit.

The feature that I absolutely loved with the shell-like shape of the overall headgear. The mesh guard and ear muffs do not pop out like with other helmets. They are beautifully snuggled into a motorbike helmet-like design.

High-ventilation design enhances the breathability of the helmet. Air can flow in from all sides and remove from ventilation shafts.

Also, the face guard and ear muffs are easily removable.

The only downside is the price. This chainsaw helmet is a highly expensive premium design. So, only full-time heavy-duty professionals prefer it.