Antra AH7-860-0000 Welding Helmet Review

Antra AH7-860-0000 Welding Helmet Review

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Review Summary :

Antra AH7-860-0000 is a new welding helmet that is powered by solar and this makes the auto darkening filters to perform in an exemplary manner. The lens has been designed to accommodate welding and cutting applications, which makes it an ideal mask for professional use.

Why should buy this welding helmet?

The jumbo size of this welding mask is one of the key factors that would make you buy this welding helmet. It is suitable for all welding processes such as Plasma, SMAW, MIG, TIG, MAG and event carbon arc. The lens relies on solar power and this means that even when there is a power failure, you will remain protected from the UV and IR radiation rays when the welding light flashes. In addition to this, the price is quite reasonable and this means that you can get a professional welding helmet at a reasonable price.


  • The welding helmet has a fully automatic on and off which will make the lens to darken automatically before the light flashes. This will protect your eyes from any form of damage.
  • The mask is compatible with magnifying or cheater lens and also has a full face and front neck protection.
  • ​The mask is huge enough and allows you to wear a dirt mask in the event that you need to weld for a very long time.
  • ​The Antra AH7-860-000 has effective adjustments for delay and sensitivity so as to suit the specific welding application and environment.
  • ​The light design will make it comfortable to wear for a very long time and weld continuously without straining.
  • It comes with a very large viewing area and a lens with auto darkening filters with a permanent shade of 16.

Things We Liked

  • The Antra AH7-860-0000 has a large viewing area that is fitted with 4 quality sensors and as such it will automatically darken the screen even before the light flashes, thereby giving you excellent protection for your eyes.
  • It has a solar power cell design and also replaceable batteries design, which will guarantee that the lens and ADF are continuously working even when the batteries are drained.
  • There is a special headgear that is specially designed for your comfort. The adjustment for the headband is smooth and easy using the push and twist buttons. A washable sweat band is also included as part of the headgear.
  • The Antra AH7-860-0000 welding mask is made from high impact polyimide nylon which makes it strong and durable.
  • The auto darkening transition is fully automatic and you can use the knob to adjust the delay and sensitivity of the lens.

Things We Didn't Like

  • There have been numerous complaints in regards to the headgear which seems to keep falling from the lifted position after sometime.
  • Some consumers claim that the helmet only worked for a few weeks before it completely breaking down.
  • The lens is not dependable as a number of welders have gotten flashed in their eyes while using this welding mask.
  • There seems to be an unclear return and warranty policy for this welding helmet which is a huge downside for most welders who are not satisfied.

Who needs to buy this welding helmet?

Every professional welder will find the Antra AH7-860-0000 welding mask to be ideal. This helmet has been designed specifically for purposes of welding and cutting applications. With this mask, you will not need to buy a different one for cutting and grinding. The helmet is very easy to use and has push and twist buttons for adjusting the headgear. This means that in as much as the helmet is meant for professional use, even beginners will have an easy time using it.

You cannot be ignorant of the various issues that have been raised in regards to the quality of the helmet. It is advisable to look at the essential factors and read the customer reviews before making a final decision to buy this particular helmet. The price factor is one of the appealing attributes for this welding helmet.



The Antra AH7 is a solar powered auto darkening welding helmet. It has a jumbo viewing area of 3.78 x 3.5 inches. The lens has a variable shade of 4/5-9/9-13. There is an extra feature that will allow you to carry out grinding tasks. The helmet comes with an extra lens cover which is ideal for various welding applications like Plasma arc, TIG, MAG, MIG and so many more.

The quality of the helmet is rated highly as it is ANSI certified. This means that you will get quality protection and use it for professional welding tasks without any worry. You can adjust the head gear easily using push and twist buttons that are easy to operate.

Features / Characteristics / Specifications

  • · The Antra AH7-860-0000 is a versatile welding helmet for welding, grinding and cutting applications.
  • ​· It weighs 2 pounds and has dimensions of 13 x 8 x 9.
  • ​· There are 4 premium sensors that have been fitted in the large viewing screen.
  • ​· There is a step-less sensitivity and delay knob adjustments on the helmet.
  • · The variable shade provided by this welding helmet is compatible with most welding applications and cutting processes.
  • · The helmet has a cheater lens/magnifying lens compatible design which enhances its versatile nature.

How does it work?

The Antra AH7 is an exceptional welding helmet for professional use. Once you are ready to weld or cut your work pieces, just put the welding helmet on and ensure that all functions are set to your preference. You can adjust the sensitivity level and the delay beforehand. Once you are ready to weld, the lens will become dark automatically before the light flashes and as soon as the light vanishes, it clears. This makes it easier to weld continuously as you do not have to keep flipping your helmet to check on your work.


The biggest score for this welding helmet is the price factor. Most welding masks that have similar capabilities will be quite expensive. However, the Antra AH7 has managed to offer a number of amazing functions at a reasonable price. This is a great choice of welding helmet for both professionals and novices. In the long run you will not regret having it as part of your assets in your welding workshop.

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