$345.39 - $376.59
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Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet, Black

$345.39 - $376.59
SKU: W-MSA-XF1//Mixed Availability


The new Jet Style Helmet, fly in and out before the fire even knew you were there!
Introducing the new MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet, a new jet fighter pilot inspired design engineered to meet North American firefighting standards.  

We know the MSA Cairns XF1 looks entirely different than the helmet you’re wearing now. And that’s the point. MSA Cairns is always striving to innovate helmet technology—which is why they're always talking to firefighters about their gear. From these conversations, they knew it was the right time to bring a European-style fire helmet to North America.

  • NFPA Compliant Full Faceshield
  • Lime/Yellow Retroreflective Trim
  • Blank Front Plate
  • Black Nomex Ear Lap

Note: Accessories shown on helmet are available separately.

Easy to Clean
The Cairns XF1 fire helmet’s modular design allows it to be quickly disassembled for thorough inspection, care and maintenance. Plus, the helmet’s soft goods are removable, washable and replaceable – all without requiring the use of tools. These features have all been engineered to help firefighters align with cancer prevention directives as written by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. NFPA-1971; 2018 Compliant.

Customized Fit
The size of the headband may be adjusted to fit the wearer’s head by using the ratchet adjustment system. The rear ratchet arms have three (3) adjustable positions so that the angle of the ratchet may be set to accommodate the back of the wearer’s head. The headband height is adjustable at the front of the helmet via sliding friction tab to provide additional comfort to the wearer and maximize compatibility with the SCBA facepiece.
The multi-point chin strap is adjustable via a friction buckle, with multiple stops to help ensure a proper fit.
All interaction points are bright yellow for easy visualization and identification.
When it’s all said and done, the contoured style of the XF1 doesn’t just fit 99% of firefighters – it fits them comfortably.

  • Medium: head size of 6 1/2 – 7 3/4" (52–62 cm)
  • Large: head size of 7 1/8 – 8 1/8" (57–65 cm)

Reduced Snags
The Cairns XF1 jet-style fire helmet has been engineered as much for comfort and fit as safety. The most obvious feature is what it lacks – the XF1 is brimless. While untraditional, the lack of a brim reduces snag hazards. Plus, the helmet's accessories, like lighting and communications, are integrated seamlessly into the design, resulting in a sleek profile.
Additional accessories can be purchased separately that easily integrate into the XF1 to customize and enhance the user experience.
  • Integrated lighting with front & side illumination to reduce snag hazards and improve situational awareness.
  • Integrated communications with an internal headset to maximize firefighter interaction. Available with a one or two speaker option.
  • Integrated ocular visor that articulates forward and backwards to optimize fit and accommodate prescription glasses. ANSI/ISEA compliant
Note: Assembly Required for Ocular Visor and the Integrated Light Module. They do not come installed.


Ratings & Reviews

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Not everyone's cup of tea, but a very good helmet.


Very comfortable helmet. Weight is comparable to a 1010 or 1044 but the weight is better balanced. Eye and face protection outshines anything else currently offered. The ocular visor does feel kinda flimsy and cheap but it really isn't required at all unless you really want it. The integrated lighting is also a great option. Would be nice if it were offered in other colors. Price is very fair aside from the optional comms unit which actually costs more than the helmet itself.



Love the design of the helmet, very comfortable and lightweight. Feel very protected when using this helmet


"What Departments in the U.S. are using this style helmet?"

i do know the Jim Ned Volunteer Fire dept in Trent TX. are using them. Said the love them.

"What Departments in the U.S. are using this style helmet?"

I'm 90% positive that Boulder City FD, NV uses this style.

"What Departments in the U.S. are using this style helmet?"

Webster TX

"What Departments in the U.S. are using this style helmet?"

Columbus Fire-Rescue, located in South Central Montana, we recently switched over (20) of our fire fighters to this model, and one of our neighboring departments, Joliet Fire, has also made the switch. I really like the new style over the traditional style that I was issued with almost 10 years ago- this helmet is much more comfortable to wear, it does not fall off, and you don't end up with either neck or temple pain from wearing a heavy, off-centered traditional style. Who needs a long brim, since you should be all buttoned up tight with your bunker gear anyway.