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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

mws4359 ·
I don't have any experience with the Crye product, but I've used the VAS from FirstSpear and it works very well. http://www.first-spear.com/pro....php?productid=17936
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Crye Nightcap alternative

SoTex ·
We use the PVS14 and I am looking for an alternative to the skull crusher that is issued with it. I know the crye nightcap is out there, are their any other options? Looking for recommendations. Use would be for ops not suited to wearing my lid. Preference given to comfort and adjustability.
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

shoobe01 ·
Nightcap is miraculous to me, and the several others I have let borrow it. I don't even run a counterweight or remote battery pack. Not sure why you'd want something else. I love it so much, it's my default NOD base now, and I only use a helmet if I am likely to run into branches, get shot at (yeah, only FOF but still) or it is raining constantly. Helmets are great hats. You MUST read the manual and understand all adjustments on the Nightcap or it will not work, probably same for others. I...
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

Moustache_6 ·
Another option that's dirt cheap ; Step 1: Cut the bill off of a patrol cap or boonie cap Step 2: Wear skull crusher over modified hat Step 3: Winning Total cost: Free -to- $20
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Gara ·
I wasn't impressed with my nightcap initially, but it has proven to be useful. Why there isn't a baseball cap with a mount plate on the back I don't know.. I still pack a bump helmet if I'm going to use NVGs for any extended period (hog hunting, for example). The NC will pack down very small and fits nicely in the USGI PVS-14 carry bag. Since you asked for alternatives: Opscore has one for $270: http://www.ops-core.com/skull-mounting-system/ As MW mentioned, FS has one for $350:...
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

Malpaso ·
Not sure if this fits your needs, but I have two of these - https://www.pthelmets.com/products.asp?cat=14 - both in full and half shell. Disclaimer: I am only med, and don't use them for NV, although that is one of their many options.
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Consigliere ·
Because I have no need for a helmet, I have the Nightcap. I love it. I have the SOE ballast pouch on the back and the whole thing works fine. Very comfortable.
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shoobe01 ·
Well, $100 plus the cost of the interface. If on a budget, plan accordingly. And building it is more tedious than it should be, so plan, have a good workspace and do not rush it. At least they tend to be in stock now. I waited like 4 months for mine to be actually made and put in an envelope.
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SoTex ·
Stalking HESM to see if anybody is ditching one.
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geronimo ·
I have a couple of nightcaps. They are the business if you want to wear nods without a helmet. I have yet to find another viable option. They pack very small too, so you can throw them in a bag or cargo pocket.
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Gara ·
Nightcap is definitely not shitty. It may look flimsy but it is a solid product. Can't beat that $100 tag either.
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

shoobe01 ·
Ah, how low profile? Because I can even wear a boonie over the nightcap. If really sneakytastic, I bet (in low light or a distance) you could have it on under an oversized baseball hat so you are ready to pop on the NOD+Rhino (or whatever cool Wilcox thing you have) and rock out. Shitty skullcrushers are shitty. Discomfort reduces your ability to think and do other things, you fidget and do things that give away your position, etc. Some discourage good behaviors like flipping the NODs up,...
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Re: Crye Nightcap alternative

SoTex ·
@shoobe01 , maybe I should have phrased my OP better. Currently the only way I run my PVS is on my lid or in my hand. However I have need to run it without a helmet, as well as in a lower profile capacity. I haven't used or even seen first hand any other option other than our issued skull crusher. I have hard of the Crye night cap but nothing else. The purpose of my post was more to find out what is out there and what people's experiences have been. My demand for it is not high enough to...
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The Crye Precision Jumpable Plate Carrier (Origional 1.0)

tugboat12 ·
Having worn this Plate Carrier since 2011 I couldn't be happier with the investment. Here is the story... *If you hate reading, I did a video review as well: https://kitbadger.com/crye-precision-jpc/ * My time in the Service as well as with San Jose Police Department, didn’t leave room for much personal choice with respect to body armor. As I transitioned into the private sector, my choice for body armor and most any other personal equipment was wide open. While they did issue kit if you...
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