Since 1980 I've only used one kind of burning/brazing goggles with a torch -
cheap red plastic with a funky elastic strap on the back that loses its
elasticity amazingly fast. They work OK but I'm wondering what you guys use,
maybe there's a better solution out there.
I have used just the plain old face shields that come in a shade 5 or 6.
The ones that have a crank headband, and cover your full face. I've always
liked them because of the good visibility, non fogging, ventilation, and
feel. I like the flip up feature that you can do with gloves on. Downside
is that they scratch easy, and don't last long unless you are fastidious
about hanging them up and keeping them clean. But, when compared to those
goggles with the wimpy bands and sweaty eyes, I like them better. Those
goggles look high dollar and well made, replaceable lenses and all, and then
they put those absolutely wussy elastics on there. What's up with that?
I am a nut about wearing ear plugs. So, with one of those full face drop
downs, a cotton hat, and some ear plugs, I feel pretty safe. I like the ear
plugs on a band that squeeze into your ears from the side. You can drop
them down around your neck when not doing things that create dingleberries
that can send you home early and keep you there.
Everyone's head is different, and their uses and needs, too. Keep trying
them until you find one you like. One size does NOT fit all.