Cairns Defender Replacement Visor

Cairns Defender Replacement Visor

Cairns Defender Replacement Visor Cairns

Cairns Defender Replacement Visor

$53.59 - $70.39
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The Defender Visor is a retractable visor system that stores between the impact cap and the shell of Cairns Traditional 1010 and 1044 Fire Helmets. The Defender Visor flips down for immediate protection during overhaul and extrication.


Certified to:

  • NFPA 1971-2007 standard
    • The smoked and mirrored visors are too dark to meet the requirements
  • ANSI Z87.1
    • All 4 visors meet the requirements

Adds Eye Protection that is:

  • Always available
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to store
  • Optically Correct- eliminates peripheral distortion
  • Easy to change

Choosing a Visor: Why we recommend High-Temperature Tuffshield®.

Although it costs you no more than the clear and smoke visor options, we at believe the Tuffshield visor offers distinct advantages. It is the original equipment visor supplied on all new Cairns Defender helmets for some very good reasons:

1. Tuffshield is significantly more heat resistant. Like our Hi-Temperature Bourke Eyeshields, the Tuffshield Defender visor is heat-resistant up to 500°. The other visors will start to melt at about 345°.

2. Tuffshield is a heavier grade material with more impact resistance. As the name implies, it’s just tougher.

3. The slight yellowish tint helps you see better, day or night. Like a pair of amber shooting glasses, they filter out harsh wavelengths and glare, improving contrast and revealing more detail under all lighting conditions—including looking at flames.

4. They cost you no more. We’ve been able to purchase these superior eyeshields at a very favorable price. As always, we are pleased to pass the savings along to you.

Special discounts may apply for high volume sales. Contact our Bids & Quotes department for more information.

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  • Q:

    can this be installed to 1010?
    i just bought one and its only have the bourks shields
    Asked on 7/11/2016 by tuking from philippines

    1 answer



      you will need to purchase a complete replacement kit, that includes everything except the shell of the helmet.
      The short answer is no.

      Answered on 8/3/2016 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this visor eye pro with OSHA and NFPA, or is it secondary like the regular visor?
    Asked on 8/13/2013 by Michael from United States

    1 answer



      We don't know what you are referring to by "PRO" the Carins MSA Defender exceeds the NFPA standard for eye protection with or without any other eye protection. Any helmet that has the full Face Shield, Goggles(NFPA) or the Defender meet the NFPA standard. Helmets with Flip Downs such as Bourkes do not meet NFPA.

      Answered on 8/15/2013 by Butch
  • Q:

    Does this product come with a mount for the helmet because i didn't have a defender
    Asked on 4/12/2013 by dustin15198

    1 answer



      This will fit the 1010 and 1044 helmets only, and only if they were purchased with the Defender installed from Cairns when the helmet was new. If you have a 1010 or 1044 with out the defender you can purchase the up grade kit P/N 10077112, this will not fit any other helmets, just the 1010 or 1044 only.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is there a kit or will there be a kit to fit the Cairns 1000 helmets?
    Asked on 11/26/2012 by Cody from Taylorville, IL

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  • Q:

    just wondering does the defender shield come with hard ware to mount it? if not where do i get the hardware and how does it mount?
    Asked on 10/15/2012 by nolan from Wichita, ks

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