7 Things To Look For When Purchasing Tactical Helmets

Helmets are among the oldest forms of personal protective equipment dating as far back as the 23rd century BC. The modern tactical helmet was originally designed to protect users from fragmentation and handgun rounds. Today, helmets are built to be a high-performing, lightweight solution for military and law enforcement, and are available in a wide range of helmet styles, shapes, and configurations.

When researching high-quality tactical helmets, we understand how important it is that you purchase helmets that will provide as much protection as possible to your most valued assets…your people. A tactical helmet should be rigorously tested and designed to meet the high demands of the US military. Whether you’re on a combat mission overseas or working in law enforcement at home, the helmets that you use should have impact-reduction that is imperative to the line of duty protection.

Choosing the best tactical helmet can seem like a daunting task, so we have put together this checklist to help you when purchasing a helmet for yourself or your agency.

1. Helmets should be rigorously tested according to NIJ Standard 0106.01 as well as to the Mil-Std 662f, Stanag 2920, and the HPW-TP-0401B standards.

2. Helmets should be tested and validated to meet or exceed ballistic resistance as specified under NIJ Standard 0106.01 by an NVLAP accredited laboratories

3. Your helmet provider should have a quality partnership with leaders in material science to study back force trauma and what it does to the brain. – D30DUPONTTEAM WENDYHONEYWELLPAULSONOPS COREDSM

4. The tactical helmet should include padding, suspension, and harness systems combined to provide a complete integral protective system.

5. The helmet should “integrate” with armor and other tactical gear that are utilized with various deployment requirements.

6. The helmet should have a Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) that is specified for use on tactical military equipment, including ground, aviation, munitions, and related support equipment. CARC has the ability to withstand the harsh chemicals used in the decontamination process.

7. The helmet manufacturer should be confident in backing up their product with a MINIMUM 5-year warranty on all ballistic material and 1 year on exterior cover material and workmanship.

Our helmets meet all of the highest standards, requirements, and specifications of At HighCom, we test our helmets against many standards such as in accordance with NIJ, Mil-Std, ASTM, CRASH, including critical impact and trauma standards to ensure proper end results to protect our operators no matter what the deployment purpose.  The ballistic capability of our helmets includes independent tests according to the NIJ 0106.01 standard.  We also perform testing against V50 and special threats and can work with specific demands of our customer requirements to protect against other domestic and international or custom designed threat assessments when requested.

We want you to be able to focus on the mission without being distracted with concerns about your protective equipment. Our helmets are designed to be high performing while ensuring a lightweight solution for our customers. And because our helmets are designed and manufactured using US Mil-Spec standards and materials from leading companies like DuPont, Honeywell, and DSM, we are able to warranty and ensure a long life of consistent and reliable use for our customers deploying in all combat and tactical situations.

We offer a wide range of helmet styles, shapes, and configurations for use by military and law enforcement throughout the world and we can accommodate any budget, function, and situation. We have the highest quality product with the best protection at the price point to the end user.


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