Best Welding Safety Glasses

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 27, 2020
Welding glasses will be able to protect your eyes from optical radiation and glare. The right welding goggles will also be able to shield your eyes from spark and debris. These are the glasses we've added to this list. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The supplied lenses are scratch-resistant. The nose bridge is length-adjustable. The removable bezel lets you quickly swap the shades. The side vents are removable too, allowing you to increase air circulation. 

CONS

The lenses are not fog-resistant.

OUR VERDICT

Titus Cup Type C Welding Goggles look like steampunk goggles, making them infinitely cooler than most welding glasses by default. From gas welding to torch soldering, oxygen cutting, brazing, and grinding, these glasses will enable all applications. 

detailed parameters
Safety Class

Certified according to US ANSI Z87.1 

Size

Universal fit 

Lenses

Transparent lenses with interchangeable filters (#5, #8, #11) 

Extras

Elastic band (adjustable), Hard storage case, Additional foam padding (removable), Cleaning cloth and travel pouch included 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

PROS

The TrueColor™ tech will improve visibility and reduce eye strain, making the view less saturated and the colors more realistic. You can turn the glasses on and quickly choose the desired shade. 

CONS

The glasses are relatively heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

Even compared to most pro welding glasses, these goggles change the game. Also, you can combine the glasses and the supplied mask to enable easy connection with hard hats and welding where you're usually unable to weld wearing ordinary welding helmets.

detailed parameters
Safety Class

Certified according to US ANSI Z87.1 / EN379 CE / CSA Z94.3 

Size

Universal fit 

Lenses

Active lenses with TrueColor™ technology (adjustable shades: #5, #7, #9, #11, #13)

Extras

Elastic band (adjustable), Hard storage case and welding mask included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

PROS

The lenses have been reinforced to make them shock-resistant. The solar pads come equipped with solar cells, automatically recharging the battery and making sure that the goggles do not stop working when they're needed the most.

CONS

The sidepieces get loose with time. 

OUR VERDICT

Yarr Store Welding Goggles incorporate auto-darkening filters that are able to automatically change from light to dark state when an arc is struck, returning to the light state when welding stops. They're applicable to all cutting and welding. 

detailed parameters
Safety Class

Not listed 

Size

Universal fit 

Lenses

Active lenses (adjustable shades: #4 - #6, #9 - #13)

Extras

Adjustable sidepieces, Solar pads for recharging the battery, Storage pouch included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

PROS

The nosepiece has been rubberized to make sure the frame's bridge does not push onto the nose bridge. The sidepieces also feature rubberized inserts, making sure that the temples remain comfortable. The wrap-around design prevents UV rays from multiple angles. 

CONS

The lenses and the frame are susceptible to scratches. 

OUR VERDICT

People usually associate welding goggles with these sizable, chunky monstrosities. Insight Safety Welding Glasses are anything but that. The sporty design and the dark lens allows these goggles to pull double-duty as standard sunglasses. 

detailed parameters
Safety Class

Not listed 

Size

Universal fit 

Lenses

Darkened lenses (#12 shade) 

Extras

Rubberized sidepieces, Hard storage case and travel pouch included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

PROS

There are removable foam reinforcements that you can use to comfortably weld in dusty spaces. The indirect ventilation will prevent the lenses from fogging up even in humid environments. 

CONS

The travel pouch is passable at best. 

OUR VERDICT

Bolle Safety Shade 5.0 Welding Safety Glasses weigh less than two ounces, so you'll barely be feeling them. The glasses give you more panoramic view than most welding goggles, letting you use peripheral vision when welding. 

detailed parameters
Safety Class

Certified according to US ANSI Z87.1 / CSA Z94.3 

Size

Universal fit 

Lenses

Darkened lenses (#5 shade) 

Extras

Removable foam reinforcement with indirect ventilation, Rubberized sidepieces with an elastic band (adjustable), Travel pouch included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

Titus Cup Type C

Steampunk-esque Goggles

Titus Cup Type C Welding Goggles are industrial-quality safety glasses that fire on all cylinders. There's not much that these goggles cannot do. The nose bridge lets you adjust the length, which along with the elastic head strap secures that customized fit that will be hugging the head nice and tight yet not too tight. Meanwhile, the removable bezel will enable easy shade swapping, letting you quickly change the lenses. What's more, you can combine (stack) the lenses, achieving increased protection levels.

As much as we like these details though, what separates these goggles more than anything else is probably the side vents that you can pull out to promote air circulation and prevent sweat buildups. You'll especially need that since the supplied lenses are not fog-resistant, so you'll have to wipe them from time to time when you don't remove the side vents. The cleaning cloth that's also supplied with the package will let you do just that, quickly and easily wiping them clean without leaving smudges behind.

Last but not least, the included hard storage will easily accommodate the goggles and the lenses, so you'll be able to comfortably carry them with you. Taking that and the fact that these goggles look quite awesome into account, you can see why the product tops this list.

Review of Titus Cup Type C Frame Industrial Quality Welding Goggles IR/UV Green

 

YESWELDER Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 with Grinding

Sophisticated Tech Here

YESWELDER True Color Auto Darkening Welding Goggles look imposing enough to separate these goggles from most welding glasses even on the aesthetics basis. That being said, the product's appearance plays second fiddle to its utility.

What defines these goggles is the TrueColor™ tech, preserving the existing 1-1-1-2 optical clarity rating, improving visibility, and reducing eye strain. The technology is able to do that thanks to minimizing the lime green coloring in the view screen, making the view much less saturated.

Despite the googles' beefy and robust build, these things are pretty lightweight, measuring 7.1 ounces and basically eliminating neck strain. Of course, when compared to basic welding glasses, these goggles are still relatively heavy but that's understandable considering the build. What's also understandable is that these welding goggles provide much more panoramic view than most, so you'll be able to utilize peripheral vision. Plus, you'll be able to use these glasses with respirators, enabling easy connection with hard hats and allowing yourself to weld where access with standard welding helmets is limited.

Certified according to US ANSI Z87.1 / EN379 CE / CSA Z94.3, these goggles will be able to satisfy even the most seasoned welders.

Review of YESWELDER Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 with Grinding True Color Auto Darkening Welding Goggles

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Yarr Store 8542034658

Not as Boring as You'd Think

Yarr Store Welding Goggles strike pretty boring but this is not the book you'd want to judge by its cover. Quite the opposite, these pro glasses pack enough punch to trade blows with much more expensive welding glasses.

Made from high-strength PC and ABS plastic, the goggles are tough and durable. More than that, there are these rubber inserts that make the tough goggles comfy and snug, so you'll be able to use them without experiencing any discomfort around the temple and nose bridge areas. Also contributing on the comfort front are the adjustable sidepieces that make the glasses' fit universal. These 'pieces get pretty loose with time though, so we would not recommend excessively fiddling with them.

Switching gears, the automatic variable light lenses make the glasses especially convenient since you won't have to adjust them manually. We've seen these mechanisms before though. What we haven't seen much are these solar pads above the bridge that come equipped with solar cells, automatically recharging the battery and making sure that the goggles do not stop working when they're needed the most.

In short, Yarr Store Welding Goggles provide anti-UV, anti-IR radiation, and anti-glare solutions, making them applicable to cutting, welding, gas welding, steel welding, and more.

Review of Yarr Store 8542034658 Black Solar Auto Darkening Welding Goggle

 

Insight Goods Shade 12

Sporty Glasses

Insight Safety Welding Glasses incorporate that sporty wrap-around design that makes them much more comfortable than most welding goggles. The nosepiece is rubberized, so the glasses' bridge won't be pushing onto the nose bridge. The sidepieces come equipped with rubberized inserts too, keeping the temples nice and comfortable.

Of course, the design has its flaws too, namely the fact that the lenses and the frame are susceptible to scratches, so you'll have to avoid contact with them. On the bright side, the wrap-around profile prevents UV rays from more than one angle, providing increased eye protection. Plus, the glasses cling to the face, meaning you do not have to worry about them falling off.

As you can probably tell, these are not the most versatile glasses since you're unable to replace the shades and will only be able to use the embedded #12 shade. That means that the lenses are really dark though, able to block ample UV and IR rays. Also, again, considering the sporty design, you can use them as regular sunglasses anywhere you go. You can rotate between the hard storage zippered case and travel pouch to carry these dark glasses and keep them protected during transportation when necessary.

Review of Insight Goods Shade 12 Insight Safety Welding Glasses

 

Bolle Safety Shade 5.0

Indirect Ventilation

Bolle Safety Shade 5.0 Welding Safety Glasses are the least expensive and the least impressive glasses on this list. That's not to knock them down though, these goggles are still plenty good. Sure, the #5 shade means these things do not block as much UV and IR rays, limiting the glasses' application range (excluding arc welding, for example). The goggles' design is much more well-thought-out than you'd expect though.

The lenses are scratch-resistant, so you won't have to be especially gentle with the gloves. The removable foam reinforcements will let you comfortably use the glasses in dusty environments. Plus, incorporating indirect ventilation, these reinforcements will make sure the lenses do not fog up even when the humidity levels are high where you're welding.

From the comfort perspective, the rubberized sidepieces will eliminate added tension onto the temples, while the adjustable elastic band will enable customized-enough fit. You can use the pouch that comes with the glasses to carry and transport them, but we'd recommend purchasing one separately as the supplied pouch is not especially durable.

Bottom line, Bolle Safety Shade 5.0 Welding Safety Glasses will be able to provide enough UV and IR protection to enable light welding jobs.

Review of Bolle Safety Shade 5.0 Welding Safety Glasses

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What Are Welding Glasses?

From gas welding to metal welding, from beam welding to hydrogen and plasma arc welding, there are various fabrication and sculpting processes that involve utilizing high temperatures to melt and fuse different parts (usually metal) together.

You need the right equipment to do so though, including but not limited to MIG welders, welding helmets, and, no less important than the rest, welding glasses. Without them, you're risking your eyes. Aside from shielding them from heat and optical radiation that's produced when you weld, including the intense UV light produced by electric arcs, these glasses also protect your eyes against sparks and debris.

Different welding types produce different elements and safety hazards, so look into goggles with interchangeable lenses first if you're not only looking to engage in gas welding but also brazing, grinding, oxygen cutting, plasma cutting, torch soldering, and more. The higher the shades' rating is the higher is its protection against UV and IR rays. Other than that, make sure that the glasses are comfortable enough to accommodate prolonged use and you should be able to figure out the right pair.

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Publish Date: 2020-02-27 11:40:19