$523.59 - $657.99
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LION American Classic

$523.59 - $657.99
SKU: W-LFH2120//Mixed Availability


The American Classic fire helmet combines the looks of a traditional helmet with the lighter weight and high-performance protection of its modern-style counterparts.

TherMax technology keeps heads cooler 
The American Classic is lightweight but tough. It employs TherMax composite technology. This technology is analogous to the heat-reflecting tiles NASA uses on the space shuttle. Like those tiles, it reflects heat without significantly adding weight.

The American Classic weighs just a few ounces more than most of its non-traditional, modern-style cousins. Now you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style.

Color molded into shell 
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology provides color pigmentation throughout the shell for lasting good looks.

Unique size and fit adjustment options 
A complete system of adjustments provides maximum comfort and a custom fit. The patented Center of Gravity adjustment system allows you to adjust the center of gravity to your preference and keeps it there. The ratcheting headband easily adjusts from size 5 1/2 to 9 1/2 and there are three positions for height adjustment.

The American Classic's headband is cushioned with foam and covered with Nomex for additional comfort. With the American Classic, you're fighting the fire, not your helmet.

  • Chinstrap: easy to adjust, quick-release chinstrap with postman's slide. 
  • Earlaps: Black Nomex/flannel earlaps for added neck/ear protection. 
  • 2" x 2" lime-yellow 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material has superior heat resistance and delivers higher performance than competitive reflective material.
  • Low Profile Carved Eagle front holder

How to Fit and Adjust LION Helmets: 
Fire helmets are essential to firefighter safety. Improper fit, whether too loose or too tight, can cause fatigue, discomfort, and even serious injury. Lion Helmets’ 9-point adjustment system provides optimum comfort and a customized fit. Straight out of the box, Lion Helmets will fit most firefighters with a simple ratchet adjustment (accommodates sizes 5.5 to 9.5).

Lion's patented Center of Gravity™ adjustment system allows firefighters to adjust the Center of Gravity™ to their preferred balance and keeps it there. You can't be at every department at all times, therefore Lion has developed a fit and adjustment video so firefighters can make the proper adjustments to their helmets.  

  • Bourkes (Bourkes alone do not meet NFPA requirements for eye protection)
  • Goggles (ESS Goggles)
  • 4" Faceshield
  • Goggles & Bourkes 


Great Helmet. Great fit. Looks good.


Great looking helmet. It fits comfortably and the weight is good. Center of gravity strap could be tighter.

Paul Conway for life!


I've used Paul Conway helmets for years. Cairns are nice and all but the profile and feel of a Paul Conway cannot be matched. My only dislike is the newer helmets seem to be heavier than the ones from years ago. I will still buy them though!!!

Decent Helmet


Good helmet! Looks great, feels great. Easy to adjust to your head shape. It is pretty heavy.

Best helmet upgrade


We finally upgraded to a traditional helmet from the bullard LX to the Paul Conway American Classic and what a difference. A well balanced and strong helmet for a low price you can not beat. Not to mention a huge comfort change.

Top of the line helmet!


I have used other helmets before I heard about the Paul Conways, but nothing can match this helmet! One thing that I really like about this helmet is the ability to customize the size and fit! This helmet feels great while preforming FFPFT's

all show and no go


Our dept switched us all over to these from the old cairns 600 series helmets. We all wish we never changed; but FDNY had these cool looking old school black helmets so of course we followed suit. The center of gravity is too high, so when you tilt your head side to side the helmet wants to fall off if your chin strap is not super tight. It feels like the weight of the helmet is sitting elevated above your head. We have all had to PL the rubber bumper back on around the edge of the helmet. It is falling off a good 70% of them. And talk about weight, the cairns were so lights and fit soo well, these helmets are heavy after an hour or so your just dieing to take them off. I would not recommend this helmet. Hopefully we all switch to the euro style one day. If any of you read up on the health and safety conference in NY last year or attended it you'll know your not protected in helmets like these compared to the euro ones.

Ok Helmet


I use this helmet every shift. It is a good helmet. It is heavy, but comfortable. I have recommended this helmet to my crew, and 2 of them have made the purchase. The only bad thing I have to say is that the ratcheting head strap is broken on 2 out of the three in my house. They will still tighten up, but lossen after a little bit of wearing it. A replacement is costly. My next helmet I might try something else.

Great and perfect helment


This is a great helmet for anyone, the only drawback was the weight of the helmet, but you will get used to it

Patience was the key


Once I got a non-defective one, it is great!

Comfortable helmet


Very comfortable and fits much more securely than my previous helmet. I also like that it sits lower on my head than a Cairns. A little on the heavy side, but you get used to it after awhile.

Helmet purchase


The delivery time is extremely slow. Order on December 4, 2014. Was sent an email stating the longest it would take would be 3-4 weeks. I've waited about 7 1/2 weeks and it hasn't even been processed in the factory. This is unacceptable.



The product is very heavy but a very durable piece of equipment