I am new to this board and new to welding. In fact, I am starting a welding course at my local junior college in February. Currently, I am looking to purchase a welding helmet and could use some direction. I have tried to conduct some searches on welding helmet comparisons on Google, but have not had much luck. Three of the helmets I am currently considering are the following:

Fibre-Metal Tigerhood 906
Fibre-Metal Pipeliner 110
Sellstrom 280 Series

Any insight from you experienced and well-seasoned welders would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.