The Nova 2000 Sandblasting Helmet revolutionized abrasive blasting when it was introduced. It’s padded interior was an industry first. Up until then blast hoods had been modified hard hats. This was done to improve fir and reduce sound. Blasters who use a Nova 2000 Sand Blasting Helmet, report improved productivity and longer blasting times. For best protection, always use genuine lenses. A Blasters job is not easy – so get the guy a good shot blast helmet!