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  • Auto Dark: OK For extreme cold?

    just wondering if the auto dark helmet i have would be sufficient for cold weather (ie. fort mac alberta) or will the cold kill her and force me to use a fixed shade

  • #2
    jackson sells an auto darkening helmet specifically for cold weather. It's different from their "normal autodarken" helmets. My NexGen is only "rated" by Jackson for somewhere in the 25 degree F neighborhood for the bottom end.

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    • #3
      But I also don't think their extreme cold auto darkening lens is rated for sub zero if I remember right.

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      • #4
        It's all good, I've used my miller elite and my airstream 3M in temp of as low as -35 without a problem.

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        • #5
          thanks good to know, hopefully i can stick with my miller then

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          • #6
            same here - 35 and colder with my miller.

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            • #7
              Auto Dark: OK For extreme cold?

              Speedglas -20 for 8hours

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              • #8
                Just lean into the bead to warm it up. lol I have used my elite down to 10 degrees any colder then that the hood is not the only thing thats not going to be workin.

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                • #9
                  How do you deal with the inside fogging up? I've tried antifog spray but then the fog just turns to moisture on the lens.

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                  • #10
                    I've only gone down to about 0. I direct my breathing away from the lens. Seems to work. One more thing to think about, but effective.
                    Last edited by elvis; 01-30-2013, 10:40 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I've found mine slow to switch to dark when its really cold and I strike an arc. I usually close my eyes for a split second when I strike the arc so I don't get flashed. Using a miller elite.

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