Home Solutions

The 5 (real) Best Safety Hats in 2022

Well protected in all circumstances!

Very useful on construction sites, it protects you from shocks, cuts or even injuries when wearing a helmet is not mandatory.

Here is my selection of the best safety hats you can find on the market, whether they have a shell, are reflective or breathable!

What is the best safety cap in 2022?

  • Uvex – My favourite, hard hat
  • Silent – With reflective tape, high visibility fabric
  • Wolfcraft – Good value for money
  • Portwest – Reinforced, lightweight and breathable


Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

uvex safety cap sporty look but assured safety! The Uvex hard hat is the essential accessory to work with confidence, without risk of injury, even in areas without mandatory helmets. It provides reliable protection against impacts and complies with the EN 812 standard for Personal Protective Equipment. For optimal effectiveness, it is composed of a rigid shell with a honeycomb structure and shock-absorbing elements. It is also equipped with a long visor, very practical for outdoor work, so as not to be bothered by sunlight. One size fits all but can be tightened with a velcro strap at the back. Finally, it opts for a black look that is both classic and versatile, perfect for the professional environment.

My opinion: Nice, well designed and practical, this safety cap from Uvex is the one I prefer and I would recommend it without hesitation! What I really like about this model is that it’s the perfect mix between a simple look and a protective accessory. With its solid shell, you’ll feel perfectly safe and at the same time, with its black fabric and white baseball-style stitching, no one but you will know you’re wearing protective gear. The fact that it complies with standards is reassuring, and to make matters worse, it’s even priced at a very affordable rate. It may lack a few ventilation holes, and it can get hot underneath, but if you had to choose one model in particular where safety is paramount, it would clearly be this one!


Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Silente safety cap with reflective tape and high visibility fabric! For its safety cap, Silent has chosen global protection, both visual and physical. In addition to this band and colour being perfectly visible, a 10 mm thick terry cloth that meets the requirements of the EN 812 standard ensures protection against shocks and scratches. Comfort has also not been overlooked as mesh fabric on the sides allows air to continue circulating and the head to breathe while a sweatband is also present to stay dry. Covering sizes 54 to 60, an adjustable back band allows for an optimal fit. Made of 100% cotton fabric, this cap is finally usable in any weather condition, from -10° to +50°!

My opinion: The perfect construction cap! It’s impossible not to spot yourself with this Silent on your head and that’s exactly what it aims at. This is something I really liked because there are many work environments where visibility in all circumstances is more important than anything else. This model also has the advantage of being of excellent quality, as much for the fabric, and the seams as for the internal protection. If this last one is not the shell, it plays, all the same, its role very well to avoid the wounds and this foam allows moreover to sweat less than with a solid element directly on the skull. It also makes the whole thing lighter, which makes it more comfortable to wear, whether it’s all day long or just occasionally. If being seen is what matters most to you, you’ll be totally satisfied!


Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

wolfcraft safety capIdeal for protecting against impacts and scratches! The Wolfcraft is a cap with a shell capable of ensuring the safety of the wearer in all places where wearing a helmet is not mandatory. Whether for professionals or individuals, it is perfectly reinforced and complies with the EN 812 standard for PPE. Comfortable to wear thanks to the addition of foam, its visor also provides protection from the sun’s rays and is equipped with 2 large openings on the sides so that the skull is not trapped and air continues to circulate. Thanks to its classic design and discreet colour, it doesn’t stand out and although it comes in one size, it opts for standard dimensions to fit most head sizes.

My opinion: A good value among all the safety caps I had the opportunity to test! The main thing that differentiates this Wolfcraft from the previous models of this selection is that it doesn’t have a velcro strap on the back to adjust to your head. So this is a detail you need to take into account, especially if you have a small skull. But for everything else, it stands up very well. It’s perfectly reinforced with a protective shell and it’s discreet enough not to draw attention. As is often the case with this kind of equipment, it can get a little sweaty, especially on job sites in direct sunlight, but in other conditions, the ventilation works pretty well. At this price, with this level of protection and comfort, it is definitely a good choice.


Editor’s Note: 4 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

portwest safety capWith a wide range of colours! The Portwest safety cap is available in a wide variety of colours to suit all tastes, whether you want to be seen more easily (with orange or neon yellow, for example) or, on the contrary, to give yourself a sporty look and remain incognito (with grey or black). Because beyond the design, it is an accessory that protects against shocks and injuries thanks to the presence of a shell inside (compliant with the EN 812 standard). Thanks to the large mesh panels (i.e. airy mesh), breathability is also increased: perspiration is never trapped, offering more comfort on a daily basis, even during long working hours. Note that it is offered in one size but it fits most standard head sizes.

My opinion: If I wanted to present you this Portwest, it’s because it has two elements that other models sometimes lack: more choice and more ventilation! Of course, what stands out at first glance is the design. And on this point, it is very pretty with its contrasting colour band and is able to match all tastes and desires. But beyond that, it also knows how to be breathable thanks to its mesh fabric and it’s always pleasant not to sweat too much when you wear it. Of course, it remains a reinforced cap, with a protective shell that allows you not to get hurt, but it is clearly a model that you can choose for the look it will bring you!


Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Ferko safety cap hard hat hidden behind a classic design! The Ferko was designed to offer a solution to all those who need protection for their head but don’t want it to show. To that end, it opts for a classic look with a 100% cotton outer fabric in black, as well as a tightening band at the back (for an optimal fit) and ventilation holes on the sides (which allow air to circulate). It also has a large visor that blocks the sun’s rays and helps keep the daylight out. In appearance, it looks like a classic model but it differs from it by integrating a reinforced ABS shell to protect from potential impacts and injuries.

My opinion: the safety cap in all its simplicity! With the Ferko, you go back to the basics: a shell to avoid shocks, a visor to avoid the sun, and a velcro back strap for a better adjustment to the head. That’s why I selected it and for its very low price: if you are looking for cheap personal protective equipment (PPE), it fits exactly your criteria! Compared to some others, it is not the most comfortable and, despite the ventilation holes, perspiration will be present because of the shell and the black fabric, which keeps you warm. But if the main thing for you is to protect your head from injuries while opting for a classic and unobtrusive look, it should have no trouble pleasing you!

About the author


Leave a Comment