An evolution of the revolutionary First Base 3

The FirstBase 3 is the third generation of Scott Safety’s market-leading FirstBase bump cap. Combining comfort, protection and style, FirstBase 3 is a revolutionary range for people working in a wide variety of head bump-risk applications. Featuring improved materials and advanced shell design First Base 3 takes flexibility, stability and breathability to new, market- leading levels.

FirstBase 3 is the only baseball-style bump cap on the market that delivers the optimum combination of comfort, style and protection that the user requires. Carefully selected fabrics are not only stylish, but provide greater wearer comfort by helping to reduce humidity and heat build-up, which research has shown to be the biggest factors in user discomfort.

Recently the FirstBase 3 has been through an evolution. Years of valuable user feedback have resulted in improvements to the panel structure and materials used in the construction of the FirstBase 3. The HC24 Classic Panel Structure has been designed specifically to enhance user comfort of the bumpcap by reducing relative humidity, increasing airflow and the ability to fit a wider range of workers. The classic looks and patented protective shell of the HC23 have still been retained but the changes ensure a seamless transition to the HC24.
The sweatband now uses a superior quality fabric backing enabling the wicking fabric to evaporate the moisture away from the skin at a quicker rate leaving the user dry, cool and comfortable. The Shell retention pocket uses this fabric to increase circulation and breathability and reduce relative humidity.

The ergonomic shell design provides greater stability and comfort than other manufacturers models and enhancing protection as it extends further down the rear of the head. Scalloping over the ear, the shell allows better compatibility with hearing protection and eyewear and uniquely flexes to fit a wide range of head sizes. FirstBase 3 is made even more secure with an elasticated adjustment strap, which has been deliberately situated beneath the occipital bone to provide heightened stability.

Scott Safety pioneered the industry’s FirstBaseball-style bump cap with the original FirstBase in 1997 and the product evolved with the launch of FirstBase+ in 2003. Today’s FirstBase 3, which is approved to EN812:2012 remains the industry leader in protective bumpcaps.
The FirstBase 3 is available in an array of colours and 3 peak lengths to suit different environments and corporate requirements. Additionally there is a choice of either a Classic, Xtra or Elite style cap which utilise one of FirstBase 3’s two patented shell designs, flexible or full, to meet the widest possible scope of needs. The caps can be embroidered to meet any company’s branding requirements and two further levels of customisation, ‘Select’ and ‘Custom’ options, allow the freedom to positively enhance corporate image.  With an optional belt clip the worker can ensure the FirstBase 3 it is always ready to hand.

The improvements to the FirstBase 3 Classic are the first in a series of continuous improvements that will be rolled out across the wider FirstBase 3 range in 2016. The next phase will focus on the FirstBase 3 Elite and Classic High Vis Caps.
About the updates FirstBase 3 HC24 Classic, Chris Ellerby, Global Product Line Manager, APR, Head and Sensory at Scott Safety, commented, “The previous versions of our FirstBase bumpcap have both become market leading products and were a tough act to follow. We have worked very closely with our customers through the development cycle to fully understand the finest details of their environments, processes and preferences. I believe we have understood the main issues that affect wearer appeal and have found solutions to address them. The challenge was to design a bump cap which incorporates all of the elements of comfort, protection and style and we believe that this evolution of the FirstBase 3 delivers on every count.”

He continues: “I would urge anyone who currently uses our previous FirstBase products or any other bump cap on the market to give the new FirstBase 3 HC24 Classic a trial and feel the difference for themselves.”

For more information about FirstBase 3 contact: Contact customer services on 01695 71171101695 711711 or email