ANTRA WELDING HELMET REVIEWS

Antra Welding Helmet Reviews

The welding helmet market is immense; however, the majority of professional headwear is expensive. When you try to find a helmet that’s both affordable and qualitative, there are many obstacles.

BUT, no need to give in so easily, as Antra welding helmets may satisfy many cravings in terms of tasty price, nylon shield, comfort, protection, and safety for welding works.

Check this review out, as it covers the most popular welding helmets offered by Antra. Find their main characteristics together with pros and cons for easier acquaintance with the product line.

The Profile of Antra Brand

It’s quite hard to find any information about the Antra brand except for their products. What we first encountered regarding its standing on the market was that they offer inexpensive welding helmets; hence, they are most likely to be a go-choice for welding tasks that do not need much precision and complexity.

Nevertheless, as per Antra’s statement, they serve the needs of professional welders, welding students, and DIY welders. The helmets fit most arc applications, including TIG, MIG, grinding, plasma cutting, and Stick, among others. 

Other features, which make them attractive, are hard hat compatibility, neck/head protection, auto-darkening filter (ADF) as well as easy to operate interfaces.

Let’s go into detail with their offered welding headwear.

Antra Welding Helmets Comparison Chart

ImageProductPrice
Antra DP9Antra DP9

Shade range: 3/5-8/9-14
Viewing area: 98 x 82mm /3.86" x 3.23"
Weight: 528g/19oz 
Material: Nylon
Antra AH7-X90-6403Antra AH7-X90-6403

Shade range: 4/5-9/9-13
Viewing area: 98 x 82mm /3.86" x 3.23"
Weight: 528g/19oz 
Material: Nylon
Antra AH7-X30P-001XAntra AH7-X30P-001X

Shade range: 4/5-9/9-13
Viewing area: 98 x 89mm /3.86" x 3.50"
Weight: 532g/19oz 
Material: Nylon
Antra DP6 -Antra DP6

Shade range: 4/5-8/9-13
Viewing area: 96 x 64 mm /3.8" x 2.5"
Weight: 450g/16oz 
Material: Nylon
Antra AH6-330-6325Antra AH6-330-6325

Shade range: 4/5-9/9-13
Viewing area: 96mm x 52.5mm / 3.78" x 2.09"
Weight: 462g/16oz 
Material: Nylon

5 Antra Welding Helmets (as of April, 2021)

1. Antra DP9 – Antra Welding Helmet Review

Antra DP9 Review, Pros and Cons

Antra’s Series DP9 welding helmets come with 4 sensor auto-darkening lenses, which are super responsive to electric arcs. They have a huge viewing area that provides a welder with clarity of vision and a better finish of arc works.

The helmet is made of nylon. The switching speed is 0.00004 seconds. This model is effective in terms of UV/IR protection and has a delay control to protect a welder against glow flash hot welding surfaces.

Besides, DP9 is deprived of outside knobs, which makes it more comfortable when working in tight spaces.

What we found as a huge con is that hard hat adapters should be bought separately, while their integrated suppression technologies are excellent in terms of minimizing false triggering. 

Pros:

  • 3.86 in. x 3.23 in. (98 x 82mm) of the viewing area
  • Shade ranges 3/5-9/9-14
  • Dual Solar power cell
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Hard hat adapter should be bought separately

2. Antra AH7-X90-6403 – Antra Welding Helmet Review

Antra AH7-X90-6403 Review? Pros and Cons

This model hardly differs from the DP9 series; however, the shade range is limited. The AH7-X90-0000 includes 4 CPU controlled sensor auto-darkening lenses that are responsive to electric arc when proceeding with TIG, MIG, or Plasma works.

A hard hat adapter should be bought separately as well; however, the overall experience of wearing the helmet is still top. A welder may easily get a clarity of vision when dealing with views of joints.

The model has integrated shade settings that block any false triggering. Besides, it also fits tight space works.

The helmet has 10-minutes power off delay when the filter is still on in a dark environment. The switching speed is 0.00004 seconds. The material is nylon.

Pros:

  • 3.86 in. x 3.23 in. (98 x 82mm) of the viewing area
  • Shade ranges 4/5-9/9-13
  • Dual Solar power cell
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Hard hat adapter should be bought separately

3. Antra AH7-X30P-001X – Antra Welding Helmet Review

Antra AH7-X30P-001X Review, Pros and Cons

The AH7-X30P-001X welding helmet is a model with 4 sensor auto-darkening lenses responsive for the majority of welding applications, including TIG, MIG, plasma cutting, etc. The lightweight shield makes it easier to proceed with grinding, cutting applications.

The material of the helmet is nylon, and the switching speed is the same as in other models, 0.00004 seconds.

Power off delay is 10 minutes, and it has a manual ON and manual/auto OFF. The hard hat adapter does not come with the helmet.

Beyond that, the model has an up position retaining mechanism, which minimizes the time spent on adjusting the shield.

Finally, this helmet attracted us due to a low-cost. So, welders who need basic shade range and lightweight material may painlessly choose this inexpensive series rather than the above-mentioned helmets.

Pros:

  • 3.86 x 3.50 in. (98 x 89mm) of the viewing area
  • Shade ranges 4/5-9/9-13
  • Dual Solar power cell
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Hard hat adapter should be bought separately

4. Antra DP6 Review

Antra DP6 Review, Pros and Cons

The model comes with a combined double-layered auto-dimming LCD shutter and auto-lens that combat the flipping hood. It has a grind/weld switching button.

The DP6-25 helmet is super light and fits tight space working areas. It is a perfect choice for welders who want to eliminate neck stress to the fullest.

Thanks to integrated interference suppression technology, there is no false triggering.

We found this helmet perfect for plasma cutting, abrasive wheel cutting/grinding, TIG, MIG, Stick works. Beyond that, it might be an excellent choice for DIY welders who just start working with arc applications.

The material is nylon, and the switching speed is 0.00004 seconds. As for cons, we encountered some problems with the battery indicator, as sometimes it went off.

Pros:

  • 3.8 x 2.50 in. (96 x 64 mm) of the viewing area
  • Shade ranges 4/5-8/9-13
  • Solar cell+Lithium battery
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Battery indicator might be faulty sometimes

5. Antra AH6-330-6325 Review

Antra AH6-330-6325 Review, Pros and Cons

Frankly speaking, this model happened to be the least comfortable in terms of safety, though it’s convenient in weight, similar to other Antra’s models.

The darkening sometimes occurred before we struck an arc, and we could not properly see anything until we started the actual welding.

Nevertheless, this model also fits most of the arc works, including TIG, MIG, Stick, plasma cutting, grinding, etc. The material is nylon, and the switching speed is 0.00004 seconds.

Beyond that, it has a knob to adjust the actual delay time and preferred sensitivity levels. The power is fully automatic. DIY welders may find it as a go-choice, while professionals should better stick to other models due to the darkening faultiness.

Pros:

  • 3.78 x 2.09 in. (96mm x 52.5mm )of the viewing area
  • Shade ranges 4/5-9/9-13
  • Dual Solar power cell
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Darkening may occur before you strike an arc

The Bottom Line

When testing Antra’s welding helmets, we were really surprised by the quality, lightweight, and, of course, pricing. This brand is a good fit for DIY and pro welders, but we can’t say it may compete with Speedglas due to a lack of innovative features.

All the above-mentioned models may satisfy your needs with most arc applications, including TIG, MIG, Stick; however, some of them have huge disadvantages in terms of darkening faultiness and battery indicators. We believe it may be related to the actual consignment of goods, and other users did not experience the same issues.

All in all, Antra is an “okay” choice if you do not look for something extra.

Antra Welding Helmet Reviews

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