6 Ways to Make Hard Hats More Comfortable

6 Ways to Make Hard Hats More Comfortable

The environment of your job might demand wearing the hard hats for saving you from certain hazards, but I am pretty sure you don’t feel comfortable in it. 

Hard hats are hard to our head after all!

That feeling of having sweat in the scalp, the feeling of something heavy and hard on your head all the time, the feeling of the hard hat hitting your ears, all that is not comfortable at all.

And if you ask me, “Stephen do you have any solution for it?” I would say, “Oh yes! You are just at the right place my friends as I have some really cool solutions to your problems.”

Eager to know them? 

What are you waiting for? Just scroll down and put an end to all your problems regarding hard hats!

1. Try using a bandana underneath your hard hat

Well, this might demand you to follow some steps mentioned below:

Using a bandana underneath your hard hatStep 1: Hold the corners of the bandana and fold them to make triangle. If your head is small, try giving the long side of the bandana yet another fold to make a smaller triangle.

Step 2: Now what you need to do is place the folded bandana inside the hard hat while sliding the longer side of the triangle between the suspension and the shell at the front position of the front attachment cleats.

Step 3: Then, start pulling the ends of the bandana to the inside of the suspension and then slowly move out through the backside of the hard hat.

Step 4: When you have the two ends of the bandana out of the hard hat towards the back, tie a knot of the two ends just beneath the adjustment knob.

Step 5: The last thing you need to do is just push the bandana triangle in the desired location where the hard hat hits your head hard and get rid of that uncomfortable feeling forever!

That was pretty simple right? Bandana is nothing but just a piece of soft cloth that creates a membrane between the hard hat and the head so that the sharp edges or the hard surface of the hard hat doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable.

2. How about killing the heat with a hard hat cooling pad?

Hard hat cooling pads are filled with absorbent cooling crystals that soak up cold water and provide a cooling effect all day long. They sit right at the top of the hard hats.

hard hat cooling pad

Steps to follow:

All you need to do is just soak the cooling pad in cold water for 10 to 20 minutes and place it inside the hard hat at the top of your head position or in whichever position your head emits the heat the most.

The cooling pads are provided with hooks and loops. Just fasten the cooling pad to the hard hat suspension by using the loop straps and the hook.

Cooling pads are reusable for thousand times so one will go a long way.

3. Hard hat liners save you from both heat and cold

Hard hat liners like the HP Liner Hard Hat Insert For Extreme Heat Or Cold, Arc and Flame Resistant provides a protective shield to the wearer from extreme heat and cold conditions. It soaks up the sweat and keeps the head cool during summer and remains dry and provides warmth in the winter.

Hard hat liners

Steps to follow:

Just insert the between the hard hat and the sizing band and the liner will stay there without any disturbance without you even feeling that something is there. The good thing is it fits to all hard hat sizes.

Wait, besides offering protection from heat and cold, the hard hat liner also is flame and arc fire-resistant.

Save your head from extreme sweat with the hard hat sweat bands:

OccuNomix Snap-On Hard Hat Sweatband, is a sweat band that attaches itself easily to the hard hat suspensions using the snaps. They keep away sweat and also absorb them to keep your head and scalp all-day dry. The good thing is they are also washable. 

4. You can also give a try to the cooling helmets which are a great way to beat the heat!

Klein Tools 60181 Cooling Helmet Liner, Under Hard Hat Cap with Mesh Fabric at Crown

These are in the shape of caps and you can really wear them just as a cap below the hard hats. All you need to do is just soak them in water for 10-20 minutes, squeeze out the excess water and wear them.

They keep the head 30 degrees cooler than the normal body temperature and the moisture-wicking fabric of the mesh in the liner, keeps away sweat. 

5. Well there are goodies to save you from the cold as well:

Balaclava, Detachable Top and Bottom, Straps To Attach To Hard Hat, Winter Face Mask, Ergodyne N-Ferno 6826,Black

They usually come in two pieces one to cover the head in the cap form and the other to cover your neck area. They have separate straps to attach both the sections separately. Follow the instructions on the manual of the products. 

They have thermal fleece in them which offers warm in normal to extreme cold conditions and gets easily attached to the hard hat suspensions.

6. You can simply use the hard hat pads for added comfort:

hard hat pads for added comfort

Well there is an alternative to the bandanas if you find it hard to use them and that’s hard hat pads that acts like a cushion for your head and gives you comfort. All you need to do is attach them with the hard hat suspensions.

It’s time to bid Adieu!

Well, these were some of the super cool tips to gear up your hard hats to make them comfortable. And all the products mentioned above offer a cushioning effect to the head and save from the hard material of the hard hat hitting your head all day.

I hope the article was helpful to you.

Have a great day ahead!

Thank you for reading my article!

Stay safe and…

Happy had hat accessories shopping!

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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