There are many pieces of equipment that workers (in any given industry) must wear in order to avoid potentially fatal wounds and injuries. None of these is as important as the hard hat.
Did you ever see workers on a construction site, for instance, with bare heads? If you did, you could have been a Good Samaritan and told them they were in danger.
There are hundreds of models and brands on the market. While in some circumstances this would make the process of choosing easy, the situation is entirely different in the case of hard hats. But don’t sweat it, I found what you’ve been looking for. That’s Pyramex’s Ridgeline.
Say “Piramex” and half the workers in the world will turn their heads towards you. Their products have served many industries throughout the years. Incidentally, they make some of the best hard hats ever.
The Ridgeline is as durable as it is stylish. It comes with a graphite finish that looks amazing in black. The material it has been made of is – take a wild guess: high-density polyethylene. Do I need to tell you that it's perhaps the greatest material of all?
Pyramex’s Ridgeline has a ratchet-type suspension, and it can be adjusted easily even by persons who never owned a hard hat before.
I won’t condemn you if you purchase this hard hat only because it looks so cool. That’s one of the reasons why I did it in the first place.
The Ridgeline is incredibly lightweight, although it looks like a chunk of charcoal. It is also fairly comfortable, thanks to the excellent suspension.
The fact that this is full-brimmed is really important for me because: 1) it keeps your eyes in the shade and 2) rainwater doesn’t collect on it; it drains of the sides.
One more important thing is the protuberance on the top of it, which ensures a plus of protection.
This is the first hard hat with this kind of additional head-injury protector I’ve seen, and it’s reassuring to have it. This hat can be purchased as a class C, G, and E, therefore the entire catalog.
Classes are vital. If you’re not familiar with them, go to our first article of the series. Each of them has been designated for a particular job, so they are not interchangeable. If you work in constructions, you should get it as class G, but if you’re dealing with cables and electric lines, you should go for the E class.
The reception of Pyramex’s Ridgeline has been very positive. Customers love the fact that there are so many choices in regards to color, the state-of-the-art suspension system and that it doesn’t attract sunlight, even when it’s on black.
The comfort it offers has also been the target of many acclaims from numerous customers. The Ridgeline has a sweatband that workers found fabulous. It’s not difficult to understand why. It’s hard to work when your eyes are filled with sweat.
Negative reviews are almost inexistent. Some people didn’t like it because apparently, it sat “too high” on their heads. Well, to each his own. I don’t think that the height is that much of a downside. Quite from the contrary, it reinforces the protection it provides.
The cost. I’m not a materialistic person. I’m not that keen on buying expensive products just because people say they’re better than their cheaper counterparts. The price on this high hat is utterly unbelievable for the quality it returns.
Personally, I also love the matte graphite finish. Although black is not a good idea usually, I quickly found out that this hat seems to repel UV rays, so it doesn’t heat up on my head. This is one of the very few instances in which the quality exceeds the price.
It would have been amazing if the Ridgeline were a Type II hat. It’s not bad as it is, but it’s better to know you’re granted protection on all sides, not only on the top of your head.
That’s it. I’ve got nothing to say against this product anymore. We always want what we can’t get, don’t we? It’s a good hat; it would be a shame to badmouth it just because it isn’t something somebody wanted it to be.
I said it, and I’ll keep on saying it until everybody gets my drift: try to get your equipment from Amazon. I’m sure there are tens of other online retailers you put your full trust into, but Amazon never failed me.
Other platforms did. There are two main reasons why I love Amazon: I get periodic discounts, and the transportation is flawless. Products get to me intact, without as much as a scratch on them.
This isn’t something negligible. You’re paying money for what you purchase, and chances are you won’t be too happy finding out that you would’ve better put it in the toilet and flushed it.
Pyramex has obviously exceeded my expectations with this product. I wasn’t hoping for superior quality, considering the price of the hard hat. Now I stand corrected and just a tad ashamed of myself.
It feels great on the head, the suspensions can be easily replaced and adjusted, and you’ve got plenty of choices, color-wise. It’s a Type 1 hard hat, so there’s no chance I’ll take a full blow to the head without the protuberance absorbing 80-90% of the force of the impact.
The Pyramex Ridgeline is one of the very best buys I’ve ever made, and I have a collection of hard hats. You should get a dozen of them, and they’ll probably last you for a lifetime. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. Cross my heart and hope you buy it.