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V-Gard C1™ Hard Hat: A Higher Degree of Heat Protection

At outdoor jobs with high sun exposure, such as construction, working at height, and oil and gas, dangerous conditions due to heat stress are prominent – especially during the spring and summer months. Heat stress can impact both worker safety and productivity.

The V-Gard C1 Hard Hat helps alleviate heat stress for workers in sunny conditions with ReflectIR™ Thermal Barrier technology that keeps the hard hat interior up to 20°F (11°C) cooler, making it the coolest hard hat on the market.


Innovative features of the C1 that help to reduce heat stress:

The patent pending ReflectIR™ Thermal Barrier blocks the sun’s energy, reducing the risk of heat stress.

  •  Full brim with 12% greater coverage provides additional shade and sun protection.
  • Optional large vents with strategic placement enable improved airflow.
  • Premium moisture-wicking sweat band with breathable foam padding provides additional comfort and sweat management.
Available in vented and non-vented models and multiple colours, including Blue, White, Green, Yellow, Hi-Viz Orange and more.


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