Let me preface this with the fact that I'm a firefighter and not a HSLD operator in any way, shape, or form. I bought this helmet to use for riot ops and for hog hunting. I looked at bump helmets and them decided to go with something with ballistic protection too for civil unrest, active shooter, etc. I will try to answer anyone's questions to the best of my ability. I tried to research this helmet prior to purchasing but I couldn't find any reviews.
So here goes: sizes available are M,L, XL. Weight is advertised as 1.27 lbs for size Large finished shell. Finished helmet weight size Large is advertised as 2.09 lbs. I took the helmet to First Spear (local to me & awesome company) to see if any helmet covers fit. The helmet I ordered was a Large and a First Spear Ops Core Maritime Cut solid stretch cover in small/medium fit perfect. Weight with cover on their scale was 2.40 lbs without any designator patches. I ordered the helmet with the Team Wendy cam fit versus the 3m X-back retention. Boltless Rails. Wilcox L4 nvg shroud. NIJ IIIA rated. Frag protection. D30 pads that meet ACH/ECH requirements.
I'll try to link spec sheets.
I took pics after the cover was installed. Also are some pics in a First Spear helmet hut. I spend alot of time wearing a heavy fire helmet. I am blown away by how light and comfortable this helmet is with ballistic protection. Also want to thank the distributer, Jim Boydd of Boydd Products for getting the helmet to me asap for anniversary of riots. 3m-ultra-light-weight-ballisti...elmet-sell-sheet.pdf http://www.first-spear.com/pro...p;cat=280&page=1 http://s1067.photobucket.com/u...y/?sort=3&page=1
This is my first post so if I screwed anything up, please let me know. Thanks in advance Mods