Carbon Fiber Hard Hats from Klein Tools® Provide Best Combination of Performance with High Strength and Low Weight with Class-Leading Premium Comfort Features

February 1, 2024 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, expands its line of personal protective equipment with real carbon fiber in the K12™ Series Carbon Fiber Hard Hats, constructed using multi-layered interlinked carbon fiber to give the best combination of low-weight and high-strength. 

Klein Carbon Fiber Full Brim Hard Hats (Cat. Nos. 60512, 60513, & 60514)

  • Shell constructed of multi-layered interlinked carbon fibers
  • ANSI/SEA Z89.1-2014 (R2019)-PLUS LT and HT rated and CSA Z94.1-15 (R2020)
  • ANSI Low and High temperature (LT and HT) tested for use between -22F to 140F
  • Premium (Padded) Sweatband & Top Pad with evaporative technology and wider coverage
  • 6-point suspension offers stability and secure fit; and open-frame design for optimal air circulation 
  • Large ratchet knob for easy one-handed adjustment – event with gloves on
  • Cat. Nos. 60512 & 60514 feature Klein’s front and rear accessory mounts and include the Klein Tools Rechargeable Headlamp/Magnetic Worklight (Cat. No. 56062) – no straps needed
  • Cat. No. 60513 maintains a mount-free streamlined look, can easily accommodate Klein Tools headlamps or other accessories on fabric or silicone straps (sold separately) 

“Excellent protection and comfort on the jobsite are top of mind for professionals,” says Shantanu Deshpande, associate director of product management at Klein Tools. “These carbon fiber hard hats have large adjustable vents to manage air circulation, a feature not found on other carbon fiber hard hats today. The lightweight carbon fiber shell matched with a padded and balanced 6-point suspension provides long-term comfort and fit. Klein’s innovative front and back accessory mounts allow easy attachment of Klein accessories like headlamps, fans, and safety lamps, adding more practical utility. The K12™ Series’ premium design, fit, feel, and finish with a combination of class leading performance and innovative convenience features make this the best-in-class value.”

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About Klein Tools 

Known by trade professionals worldwide as a premier manufacturer of hand tools, Klein Tools is a family-owned and operated company. Since 1857, Klein Tools has prided itself on designing, developing and manufacturing a wide variety of best-in-class, precision Made in the USA products including pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers, cutting, crimping tools, and more. Klein Tools remains the number one choice among electricians, ironworkers, HVAC Technicians, and other trade professionals. For more information, visit

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