Face Protection

V-Gard® Coated Visors for Demanding Applications

V-Gard coated sheet visors reliably protect against impact, chemical splash, UltraViolet radiation, molten metal splash and electric arc. They feature a premium Antifog/Antiscratch coating to provide higher comfort, improved safety and increased lifetime. They can be worn in combination with helmet mounted ear muffs. Special visor versions are available for V-Gard chin protectors.
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V-Gard® Headgear General Purpose and Elevated Temperature - Extended Crown

V-Gard Headgear, in combination with wide range of V-Gard Visors, offers a comprehensive face protection system that can be used when a helmet is not needed. Available in General Purpose and Elevated Temperature Versions (Extended Crown, tested to withstand heat up to 400°F/204°C). 
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V-Gard® Mesh Visors for Forestry Applications

V-Gard Mesh Visors ensure reliable protection, excellent visibility and good water run off. Due to the wide-meshed stainless steel in honeycomb design the light reduction is just ~26%. Coated in brown the light reflection is reduced.
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Visor for Radiant Heat/Elevated Temperatures

These special visors are thick, molded and reflective coated to protect against damage from impact, radiation and heat. The reflective coating reflects at least >60% of InfraRed from the surface of the visor, away from the wearer. Ideal for hot working conditions, such as foundries, steel mills, and blast furnaces.
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V-Gard® Frames

The standard slotted frame works ideally with any MSA slotted  helmet. The universal frame featuring a heavy-duty, flat, rubber strap can be used with slotted and non-slotted MSA helmets.  With the unique sloped frame design material slides off the frame and out of site. The optional debris control creates a tight seal between helmet and frame. The elevated temperature versions withstand temps up to 350ºF (176ºC).
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V-Gard® Visors PC for Heavy Duty Purpose

MSA molded polycarbonate visors offer superior protection from flying debris, splash, UV radiation and molten metal. Being molded makes them optically correct, and helps ensure clear vision and reduced eye fatigue. The anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings increase comfort and improve wear.
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V-Gard® Arc Flash Protective Visors

When working on electrical systems you need a reliable arc flash face shield for your employees to ensure protection from all arc flash effects: high temperature, flying debris, powerful radiation. V-Gard Arc Flash Face Shield Visors provide certified protection according to latest European norms on arc flash face protection: GS-ET-29 Class 2 (7kA) and EN166 "8". The combination V-Gard electrician face shield, retractable chin guard and electrician hard hat are one of most compact electrician set GS-ET-29 class 2 on the market!
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V-Gard® Visors for Welding, Cutting and Brazing Applications

V-Gard polycarbonate shaded visors are thick and molded to protect against damage from impact, elevated temperatures, weld spatter and infrared (IR) radiation. Ideal for autogenous welding, metal pouring, gas soldering and light cutting/brazing, they’re engineered for heavy-duty use.
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V-Gard® Mesh Visors for General Purpose Applications

MSA V-Gard Mesh Visors provide maximum ventilation in humid working conditions. Lightweight and durable – great for outdoor applications such as brush clearing and trimming. Ideal combination with helmet-mounted ear muffs.
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Defender®+ Frames, Headgear and Visors

Our goal at MSA is to continue to provide the most technologically advanced products to meet your ever-changing safety needs. Unless otherwise noted, the Defender products listed on this page are slated for phase out once corresponding V-Gard System face protection products are available as replacements. Users will be given ample notice of discontinuation via our newsletters and website once these Defender products are slated for discontinuation.
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