Rockman Professional Lumberjack System
This European forestry helmet from Rockman Safety has revolutionized chainsaw protective equipment using the same construction principles as a Formula 1 car. The flexible helmet shell is designed like a rigid cage, absorbing impact by partial deformation.
Excess energy is further taken by the DeFormaTec suspension. Lightweight helmet shell with UV stabilisators reducing degradation from ultraviolet light. Accessory slots (30 mm) accept a wide variety of attachments like visors and hearing protectors. Ventilation system on top of the helmet shell results in a far better ventilation than other helmets. Designed in Germany with professional forestry and arboriculture in mind.
- 6 - point textile helmet suspension (woven nylon webbing)
- Custom ratchet adjustment system.
- Short sweat-band from anti allergic fleece material.
- Vertical adjustment for height.
- Nylon mesh visor.
- 21 Decibel Noise Reduction Rating.
- Meets CE and ANSI Safety Standards.
- Wide profile and rain trough prevents rain from flowing down the back.
- Low nape strap helps prevent the helmet from shifting on the wearer's head
Heat Resistance: Max + 70° C
Cold Resistance: Max - 30° C
Weight: 315 grams
Bill G from Paris, MI asked:
Q. Does the Rockman Lumberjack System fit comfortably over prescription eyewear?
The TreeStuff Experts answered:
A. Yes. Our service manager, Phil Scholl, frequently wears his helmet system and his prescription glasses together.
Paul H from Havertown, PA asked:
Q. Can you use the Rockman Lumberjack System while tree climbing?
The TreeStuff Experts answered:
A. The Rockman Lumberjack System meets the ANSI Z89.1 standards (Type 1, Class C) just like the Vertex Vent or Kask Plasma helmets. You would need to add a chinstrap to it, but you would be meeting ANSI standards.
4.2 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 6 reviews - See all reviews
Good helmet - 05/05/2016
Reviewer: Jon T.
Good helmet, purchased the strap with it so I could climb. The ear muffs worked fine for me. The face shield gets deformed when packed in my bag, which is the main downside I see. Overall good for the money.
Quality issues - 02/07/2016
My dad and I have both had this "professional" helmet for almost 2 yrs. We wanted protection for felling and bucking trees and cutting firewood. The helmet itself is very comfortable and has good suspension straps and easy adjustment. The visor isn't too awful bad, either. But I can't even give 1 star to the earmuffs. They are absolute garbage. The mechanism in the pivot is the problem. It is supposed to "click" the earmuff arm either toward your ears to apply pressure and keep the muffs tight, or click the arm outward so you can pivot the muffs back to rest on the helmet when not in use. The cheap plastic on the outside of the pivot flexes and doesn't allow the earmuff arm to click, preventing the muffs from pushing tight against your head, rendering them useless. I had to take a large fender washer, take a punch and hit the middle of it so it would be slightly convex (like a satellite dish) and use a longer sheet metal screw to hold the washer (convex side out) against the junky plastic cover on the pivot. This allowed them to function properly. My dad took a small metal spring clamp to squeeze the cover tight on one of his and simply leaves it on the helmet all the time. It looks kinda weird but works for him. Also, the plastic slot on the sides of the earmuffs is pretty junky and makes the angle on the earmuff change too easily;even with a small bump it gets out of adjustment. I feel like if this problem was fixed, it would be a great helmet. I've been tempted by the Pfanner Protos, but can't justify $300 for something just to cut trees/firewood. I'm no professional arborist or climber...
Comfortable helmet, quality not so much - 11/17/2015
I've had this helmet for almost a year now, and I'de say about 4 months after using, the ear muffs started to give me problems. They started to loosen and not protect my ears. The small metal inside that holds the ear muffs against your ear started to pop out of the plastic cover. No matter how much I would tighten the screw to hold that plastic cover, it would keep popping out the next day. Finally I super glued the cover, but still doesn't feel right. So I have them flipped up and using ear muffs from Harbor freight. You get your money's worth.
Awesome Helmet! - 10/04/2015
Reviewer: Chris Hall
This helmet has taken a bunch of abuse, still going strong! Bought another Rockman with a chin strap as a climbing helmet.
Most Comfortable - 06/07/2015
I bought this for my self, but everyone wants to use it. Real basic helmet but extremely comfortable. Easy to adjust. Will be buying another 2.