This my "Nexus SF cut" -helmet with falldownjaegers helmet cover and jma78 goggle cover. I wanted my helmet cover to be very basic with a camo button hole slits and some velcro. Both custom covers are outstanding! I´ve added Ops-Core ARC rails, Skydex 4 point strap, Team wendy pads, Bolle X800 goggles, Contour HD camera and Surefire HL1-C-TN helmet light.




Crappy cell phone pic alert...but I'm REALLY digging this Platatac Airframe cover...from our brothers from down under...


- Complete mesh construction, nails down relatively tight to the bucket with velcro

- appropriate amount of loop for ID/flags/etc

- purpose built Manta strobe security strap

- pocket for V-lite...has two loops of elastic for small/full sized chemlights as well

- battery/counterweight pocket, lined with loop...I have a bunch of SF 3V batts in there on a hard card HAL555 made...


Very well made...and available...I'm liking this a lot...




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Eventually I got it. I have just got a helmet cover from FirstSpear for my ACH. It fits pretty tight but it fits right. My helmet is XL size.

I wish I could find rails for my XL ACH.
Originally Posted by fiveninerone:
I have a Team Wendy Exfil LTP bump in m/l (7 3/8), and was wondering if anyone here knows if an OpsCore helmet cover would fit it?

Have you tried the TW cover? It is made to fit their ballistic helmet, but it might also fit the bump version.

I've got a TW coyote cover coming, but living in Hoth I want to get a white cover for it from First Spear, as i havent been able to find anyone that makes a white one for the TW yet.


Awesome helmet Pat.

OpsCore FAST Reversible Helmet Cover, Multicam Omega Mesh to Coyote Mil-C-8061 Nylon Mesh, for some folks going to HOA:



I also made a FAST Multicam Defender M FR Ripstop to Multicam Tropic NyCo Ripstop that MickFury is checking out.  

So managed to get my hands on a S/M First Spear white helmet cover to try with my Team Wendy Exfil bump helmet in M/L.  As it turns out fix is really good, the only real area it didn't cover was at the back as the Team Wendy goes about an inch under the rail at the bottom but other than that small area it was a great fit.





Not 591...But has all sorts of stuff, custom ID panels, Country flags, IR/SOLAS/glow etc....


Im reasonably certain thats where he scores his stuff.

500d Operational Combat Pattern (ScorpionV2) Medium MICH w/horizontal MS2000 Strobe & Battery/Counterweight pockets, 2" Velcro Mohawk, buttonholes for rear "Rabbit Ears" goggle retainers, front for bungee/hook assy.   User prefers mounting Norotos Universal overtop the cover so there is a 16oz coyote hypalon Norotos-shaped reinforcement sewn to the inside front.
Strobe pocket has removable Multicam mesh lense cover.   This particular cover is going to be examined by Airborne School Jumpmasters so I added some 3/4" Multicam webbing loops for a bungee cinch arrangement over the rear pockets.


OK, early Eagle-mfg Ops Core FAST prototype helmet covers as seen in some Ranger Regiment pics:

Unobtanium now, so by request, with some alterations to the original design, now with Velcro fingers instead of drawcord:

I've got a few more changes for next time with this pattern.

Originally Posted by FlakBait:
Originally Posted by falldownjaeger:
Just finished, open top MS2000 Strobe Pocket (by special request) and Battery/Counterweight Pockets are on their own backing secured by two Scovil 24L blackened brass mil spec hard action snaps to act as a goggle retainer.
Intended for ARC Rails to be bolted overtop, has the chinstrap/rail bolt holes run as buttonholes reenforced by 725d Multicam nylon to prevent holes from tearing, egging, etc. Buttonholer itself was an ordeal finally overcome.
And, for light infantry use, gutted Multicam 550 cord run as garnish loops, temp tacked in place in this pic.

Attachment fingers are now made with tan Velcro OneWrap bartacked on edge binding tape.

Anyone heard from this guy lately? I have been waiting on a helmet cover for over a year now and he's has dropped off comms. If anyone has a good POC to get in touch with him, I'd really appreciate a PM.

I'm quoting myself because I'm still fucking waiting. Well over two years have passed, so, WTF, over.

Originally Posted by JEHalloranIV:

Crappy cell phone pic alert...but I'm REALLY digging this Platatac Airframe cover...from our brothers from down under...



Very well made...and available...I'm liking this a lot...



Nice rig

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Joe- what are those goggles you have mounted?  They look nice and compact.  Have you used them in a sandstorm before?  How'd they perform versus the Revision or other issue ski type tactical googles?

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Defender-M FRACU fabric center panel, Multicam Omega Mesh side panels; Texcel Multicam print loop Velcro; Tan499 1/8in bungee cordage.  Four NVD bolt buttonholes embroidered through the Defender-M and coyote hypalon panel on backside.  You just  don't see the MSA MICH Rails very often anymore


Sorry to bring this back up but what's everyone's preference for a helmet cover? Mesh or solid fabric? 

I noticed that OMEGA (the mesh Multicam) is not NIR compliant due to it being 100% polyester. Has anyone run into issues with this? 

Also, as long as I'm playing necromancer here, has anyone who jumps out of aircraft for Uncle Sam been hassled by a jumpmaster for bungee mohawks on helmet covers?  Or, has anyone jumped with a bungee mohawk helmet cover hassle-free?  Not sure where jumpmasters get their guidance, but I'm building a setup for an airborne gig in the near future and I need to know if this feature is a no-go. 

As of now, I have a TNVC Mohawk (with it's built-in bungee removed) velcroed to my helmet cover's loop mohawk and held tight by the bungee mohawk built into the helmet cover.  This secondary retention seems like a really good idea in strong wind, but I don't know if it'll be judged as some sort of snag hazard.

Same question for 550 cord securing the TNVC Mohawk pouch to my rear ARC rail bolts.  Snag hazard, or good to go?

@thanatos I'm sure there is a standard as with everything related to the Federal government and its procurement standards. 

I have never seen a document about NIR and the whole process is very secretive. I'm currently working with a mill on fabric and their dye scientists are working on NIR formulation for my fabric blend. A lot has to do with the base fabric as well - afaik, there is no way for polyester to be NIR compliant. 

So how do you know whether something is compliant if you've never seen the standard?  Not trying to be a dick, just trying to figure out how you know what you know.  Word of mouth?  Are you looking at the fabric under NODs yourself and it's lighting up like a Christmas tree?  And if so, whose NODs?  Ours?  China's?  Russia's?

I'm trying to wrap my head around precisely what problem you're trying to solve.

Most of my information is based on my limited knowledge from a limited science background as well as speaking to those who know more about it than I do, mainly the dye formulators/scientists at the fabric mills. There aren't many people who know about the process or standards and if you do find someone, they are very quiet about it. I'm not sure why this is the case but that has been my experience

The dye formulation is created around the base material to absorb IR and UV instead of reflecting it. This is not a problem I'm trying to solve but rather something that is already standardized across the board with almost all uniforms ranging from flight suits to combat uniforms.

Polyester and some polyester blends do give off a glow under NODS as the fabric itself reflects infrared radiation. Any Gen 3 NODS or even the Photonis Gen 2+ tubes on the market that pick up out of band, should be able to pick up this glow and stick out from the surrounding environment. What I'm trying to figure out is if there is a version of the OMEGA mesh that is not readily available and composed of different materials. 

FWIW, it takes almost as much time and effort to sew up a helmet cover as it does a plate carrier, if you are so in inclined to sew.  Lots of fiddly bits.  If you do, get one of your less serviceable shirts and use it for the fabric. 

As a reminder, check your clothes washing soap for optical brighteners.  Optical brighteners will reduce or destroy the effectiveness of the UV and IR countermeasure resins in BDU's, ACU's, etc.


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I use a mesh crye airframe helmet cover and under white phos 31s it doesn’t glow  as some stated. That could be different depending on your nods I guess? I’ll try to do some testing if you guys are interested.

First Spear’s hybrid covers for Ops Core helmets seem to have a bit of elasticity to them.  Might be worth a gamble.  I love mine.  I’m not using your helmet, but he cover itself is pretty awesome so far.

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