What is the difference between leather and reflexite helmet shields?

What is the difference between leather and reflexite helmet shields?

Many people ask this question, due to the difference in price. The reflexite shields are a good, cost effective option for many departments. However, they do not last as long as the leather shields under the harsh conditions on fire scenes. Our leather shields are cut in our shop, they’re dyed and then sewn onto the Velcro backing. We laser engrave the letters, fill with paint and apply reflective beads. Both Reflexite and leather shields include the loop Velcro backing for the helmet.