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MSA Cairns N5A New York Leather Fire Helmet

Item #: N5A CAIRNS

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The Cairns® N5A New Yorker™ leather helmet is handcrafted and meets current OSHA requirements. Offers the high quality and appearance that generations of firefighters have trusted since 1836. Each New Yorker leather helmet is hand-crafted, shaped, stitched, and trimmed to last for years with minimum maintenance.

Not NFPA 1971 Compliant.

Note: some images show Bourke Eyeshield. To order with Bourke Eyeshield, see N5A BOURKE CAIRNS below in the You May Also Like section.

Both Standard & Deluxe styles include the following features:

  • Available in medium (6 3/8" to 7 1/2") and large (7 5/8" to 8 1/2") sizes
  • Durable leather shell for maximum life with minimum maintenance
  • Non-corroding high-temperature glass-filled faceshield/goggle hardware
  • Engineered impact cap provides advanced thermal/impact/penetration protection
  • Soft black Nomex chinstrap features one-hand quick-release buckle and postman slide for quick removal and adjustment
  • Nomex or PBI/Kevlar earlap for increased neck/ear coverage and protection
  • Available in colors: Black, Red, White & Yellow
  • 4" Tuffshield for Eye Protection
  • Leather/Sateen Liner with Jumbo Nomex Yellow Earlap
  • 6" Carved Brass Eagle Front Holder
  • Nomex with Quick Release & Postman's Slide Chinstrap
  • Lime/Yellow Reflexite Tetrahedron Trim

Please contact Curtis if you wish to order different feature options than what is available. 

The following options are available upon contacting Curtis.

Helmet Colors:

  • Blue
  • Natural

Eye Protection:

  • ESS Innerzone 3 Goggles
  • ESS Innerzone 2 Goggles with low profile clips
  • ESS Innerzone 2 Goggles with side mounting hardware


  • Leather/ Sateen Liner w/Jumbo PBI/Kevlar Earlap
  • Leather/Sateen Liner w/Jumbo Nomex Black Earlap
  • Liner Cushion

Front Holder:

  • 6" Carved Brass Beaver
  • 6" Carved Brass Dragon
  • 8" Bronze Carved High Eagle
  • 6" Carved Brass Bulldog


  • Nomex with Quick Release & Postman's Slide

Trim Type:

  • Scotchlite

Trim Color:

  • White
  • Red/Orange
  • Red/Orange Triple Trim (Scotchlite ONLY)
  • Lime/Yellow Triple Trim (Scotchlite ONLY)