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Posted: 5/12/2011 6:38:36 PM EST




Ops Core FAST Base Jump Helmet

The OpsCore FAST Base Jump Helmet is feature-rich, low-cost alternative to their popular FAST Bump Carbon Fiber Shell. Designed to include all the revolutionary bells and whistles of the FAST series, the Base Jump does not disappoint. It is almost exactly the same as the FAST Bump, except for a couple minor details. The shell is constructed of an injection-molded polymer (35% glass-filled Nylon) for an extremely rigid structure. There is no bending or warping often found in other polymer “skater-type” helmets. The second difference is in the night vision shroud. While the FAST Bump requires an additional bolted-on shroud, the FAST Base Jump has its shroud in-molded directly in the shell. This truly innovative design feature creates an extremely rigid and stable platform for attaching night vision mounts and cuts down on the overall weight because of the lack of hardware. The OpsCore FAST Base Jump retains all the features of the FAST family of helmets.



The in-molded shroud is designed to interface with standard NVG Mount Brackets. These include the Standard-Issue USGI Rhino Mount, Norotos AKA2 and INVG, Wilcox L4 G24, L4 G01 L4 G02, L4 G21, L4G29. The molded is tight which reduces wobble. The shell’s paint adds a small layer of thickness as well, which will crack off in certain contact areas. But, this extra several thousandths of material helps to stabilize the mount. The polymer is thick in this section, so there are no worries of it cracking or breaking under normal use.



Like its cousins, the FAST Bump and FAST Ballistic Shells, the Base Jump utilizes the latest generation of the OpsCore OCC-Dial suspension system. This system features an adjustable “fit-band” that tightens or loosens around the user’s head, providing more support and even weight distribution around the cranium. Instead of relying solely on position-able pads, the OCC-Dial makes contact in a complete loop around the head, thus eliminating “hotspots” of contact that can be annoying/painful during prolonged missions. The latest generation system has a better-knurled rotational knob for ease of use with gloves. The forehead padding has been greatly increased in depth and area from previous generations, adding to user comfort. The fit-band allows for better integration of ear-pro and comms headsets. It can be undone from the brow, allowing the headset to slide in between the shell and the fit-band. The rest of the OCC-Dial system is made up of position-able EPP impact pads and LDV closed cell comfort foam. These, too, have been upgraded with softer padding than their predecessors. They are not affected by altitude, temperature, or moisture. The suspension system is rounded out by the ever-popular OpsCore Head-Lok chin strap system.





The sides of the helmet sport proprietary FAST-ARC 4-position Rail Connectors for securing accessories like lights. These ARC’s act as the hub for an entire suite of modular accessories.
• Works in conjunction with locking and rotating adapters that utilize emergency break-away features for airborne operations.
• Upper ARC dovetail for devices like low-profile lights, video camera, visor, mandible and up-armor side covers.
• Corner ARC buckle receiver for gas and O2 mask strap kit attachments that eliminate the bulk and clutter of traditional bayonet style mounts.
• Lower ARC dovetail for devices like flip-out COM headset, battery pack, goggle strap keeper, mandible and up-armor side covers.
• Over-the-center side hook attachment for devices like illuminator, strobe light and battery pack.

The FAST Base Jump Helmet incorporates the BISS-NVD lanyard/ elastic tensioner which eliminates night vision mount rattle and vibration by keeping your devices taut against the helmet shell. When not in use, the bungie-cord lanyards hook into holes under the shroud for storage.

The OpsCore FAST Base Jump Helmet strikes the perfect balance between functionality and cost. It offers the most coveted accessories and features found in the higher-price FAST Helmets, but at a price point most individuals can afford. OpsCore suggests that this helmet is not designed to support binocular style NVG’s. We would agree with this assessment, unless the user adds a counterweight to the rear of the helmet. Even so, our testing showed that heavier NVG’s will cause the helmet to continually slip down over prolonged use. We believe that the OpsCore FAST Base Jump is the ultimate universal helmet for users not requiring ballistic protection. It is the most feature-rich and comfortable unit on the market. The suspension system keeps getting better with every generation and truly shines. For those users who have a hard time fitting other lightweight polymer helmets while maintaining support and stability, this helmet is your huckleberry.

These helmets offer no ballistic protection

$239

Material: Injection-Molded Polymer, 35% Glass-Filled Nylon
Weight: 1.50 lbs. (M/L), 1.64 lbs. (L/XL)
Shell Size: S/M (21-22 1/8″), M/L (22 1/8 – 23 3/8), L/XL (23 3/8 – 24″)
Accommodates: USGI Rhino Mount, Norotos AKA2, INVG, Wilcox L4 G24, L4 G01 L4 G02, L4 G21, L4G29

Available Colors

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Desert MARPAT
Foliage Green
Multicam
Urban Tan

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Posted: 5/30/2011 12:26:40 PM EST
These are great helmets and for the price just outstanding! The adjust ability is amazing.

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Posted: 6/15/2011 11:07:48 PM EST
I'm not intending to hate, and I'm only a civilian, so this is just an honest question...

What's the primary market/demographic of a non-ballistic budget helmet? I can see mounting flashlights, but mounting NVGs doesn't make much sense to me. Wouldn't someone willing to drop $4k on NVGs drop some extra coin on a normal (read: not budget) helmet?
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I would guess there are alot of people buying NVG's that aren't on a 2 way range and don't want the weight of a ballistic helmet. As for being a budget helmet, People don't buy gen 3 NVG's cause they cost alot... They buy them cause they work well. How much should a plastic NVG helmet cost?
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Posted: 7/3/2011 3:34:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/3/2011 3:34:55 AM EST by CrazyWhiteGuy]
Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:
I'm not intending to hate, and I'm only a civilian, so this is just an honest question...

What's the primary market/demographic of a non-ballistic budget helmet? I can see mounting flashlights, but mounting NVGs doesn't make much sense to me. Wouldn't someone willing to drop $4k on NVGs drop some extra coin on a normal (read: not budget) helmet?


.mil helmets are not primarily intended to stop bullets. They are intended to eat high impact damage like when your truck gets fragged and you eat the sharp steel corner of a radio mount, or a loaded50 ammo can starts flying around inside the vehicle. Like anything with an angle, it may deflect a round if it hits a sweet spot, but its more likely to stop debris or impact.

A polymer helmet might save you from smashing your dome into the dash of your jeep or something, or keep you awake if you fall out of it. It also gives a solid mount point for NVGS/LAMs. I would much prefer one of these to a kpot, even an ACH.
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Posted: 7/4/2011 11:28:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By slappomatt:
I would guess there are alot of people buying NVG's that aren't on a 2 way range and don't want the weight of a ballistic helmet. As for being a budget helmet, People don't buy gen 3 NVG's cause they cost alot... They buy them cause they work well. How much should a plastic NVG helmet cost?


A ballistic FAST helmet is light as hell. And pretty available, even free if you know the right people and want one.

That basejump an others are used in .mil jumps and all other active training such as force on force where head protection is required by protocol.
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Bringing this one from the way back... Does anyone know of a cover that will fit this helmet? Been looking at the firstspear one. I really like it but want to make sure it will fit. Any ideas?

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Posted: 5/9/2014 10:15:32 PM EST
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By wparkinson:
Bringing this one from the way back... Does anyone know of a cover that will fit this helmet? Been looking at the firstspear one. I really like it but want to make sure it will fit. Any ideas?

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Yes they fit. Order a size smaller than your current helmet size.
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Posted: 11/1/2014 12:14:28 PM EST
I have one of these that sees moderate use, mostly for when I hunt off steep bluffs. I wear it to my hunting spot in case I slip and fall. Save the noggin'. I have no cell phone signal out there, so more protection the better in case I fall. Also acts as a quick pillow for a nice nap.