Jackson Safety W70 BH3 Review

Jackson Safety W70 BH3 Review

The Jackson Safety W70 BH3 is a great all around hood and one of the top choices for the best welding helmet.

Featuring Balder technology, it boasts the highest rated optical quality in the world at 1/1/1/1, providing the clearest possible view from just about any angle. If you’re looking for a comfortable, high quality helmet that will last you for years, this is the one.



  • Huge viewing field with the highest optical rating possible (1/1/1/1)
  • Auto Darkening
  • Lightweight
  • Highly adjustable to fit all head shapes
  • Made in the USA
  • Meets ANSI/ ISEA standards
  • No batteries required


  •  No grind mode
  • Only 2 sensors
  • No test button

Whats Good?

Massive viewing field with the highest optical rating possible

Using Balder technology to achieve the highest optical rating possible the Jackson Safety W70 BH3 is the best option for those who prefer a superior angle of view. The giant viewing field provides unmatched clarity and visibility.If you’re serious about seeing the whole job, this helmet is highly recommended.


Auto Darkening

The auto darkening filter (ADF) includes knobs to adjust sensitivity, shade and delay allowing you to alter your view for any job. With a shade range of 9-13 and a .00015 second reaction time, this helmet is top notch. The auto darkening filter (ADF) has the best EN 379 rating ensuring quality optical performance.


This helmet is surprisingly light at 20 oz( 565g) and is ultra-comfortable, so you’ll love wearing it. Featuring the same design as the Jackson Safety 370 (widely considered the best safety headgear on the market) this is one helmet you wont mind wearing all day.

Highly adjustable

The Jackson Safety W70 BH3 allows you to adjust your helmet for maximum comfort using 3 different headgear adjustments to ensure you focus on the job and not discomfort.

Meets all safety standards

The lightweight, high-density plastic shell protects the wearer from weld sparks and spatters. The aerodynamic curved front cover plate offers reduced heat built-up, reflections and fogging. DIN Plus certified and meets ANSI/ ISEAs standards.

Solar powered

Never worry about batteries. This helmet is solar powered so you’ll have one less thing to worry about when getting to work.

Jackson Safety BH3 W70-2

Whats Bad?

No Grind Mode

Unfortunately with a lower shade limit of 9 this helmet is not technically adequate for grinding or torch use. Despite this however, some people have reported using it for grinding while on the lowest setting.

Only 2 Sensors

While many higher end helmets have 4 sensors, 2 is actually more than sufficient.

No Test Button

The test button ensures that the helmet is working as it should. The Jackson Safety W70 BH3 can only be tested through an actual arc. This is hardly ever a problem but might take some getting use too.

The Verdict

The Jackson Safety W70 BH3 is definitely our top choice. With its near perfect optical clarity and massive viewing field you’ll see everything, ensuring top quality work. It’s comfort is unparalleled with 3 separate dials to adjust to fit your head perfectly. It’s super quick reaction speed (.00015 seconds) will keep you out of danger at all times. The helmet comes with a lengthy 5 year warranty.

We cant recommend this helmet enough. From beginners looking to buy just ONE helmet ever to professionals looking to add to their collection, this helmet is perfect for the value it provides.

Specs and Features

Auto Darkening: Yes

Viewing Field: Width 3.8″ x Height 2.7″

Shade Range: DIN 9 – 13

Optical Rating: 1/1/1/1

Reaction Time: .00015 seconds

Weight: 19.84 oz (562g)

Sensors: 2

Power Source: Solar powered

Warranty: 5 years

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