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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 5/15/2018 3:44:20 PM EDT
Is relatively low-cost (not Airsoft crap)

High cut to use with earpro

Can accept a Rhino mount

Relatively lightweight - don't need ballistic protection, but should still be a decent bump helmet.

Can accept a counterweight

Does NOT need to be maritime rated in terms of the foam padding used.

Is Pro-tec the best option out there still? I have one of their full bump helmets with the foam for maritime use, bought it for my Gopro on a jetboat adventure, but I can't use earpro with it, and it doesn't have the screws that most counterweight packs use for attachment.
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 3:54:50 PM EDT
I had great success with the Ops Core bump helmet.

Can used the same pads as their carbon and ballistic variants, as well as accessories.

They're so cheap on the used market, I didn't bother ask anything for mine. I just gave it away about 2 weeks ago.
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 4:08:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kwikvette:
I had great success with the Ops Core bump helmet.

Can used the same pads as their carbon and ballistic variants, as well as accessories.

They're so cheap on the used market, I didn't bother ask anything for mine. I just gave it away about 2 weeks ago.
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Link Posted: 5/15/2018 4:18:51 PM EDT
If you plan to spend real time under the helmet I urge you to go for comfort above all else and that does not always equate to "cheap" or "low cost".
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 4:22:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CTM1:
If you plan to spend real time under the helmet I urge you to go for comfort above all else and that does not always equate to "cheap" or "low cost".
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I won't be. Fun every once in awhile with night vision. Some of us are just, well... posers.
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 4:39:06 PM EDT
If you want ballistic helmet, 3m has some very reasonable options.
I just bought a 3M ballistic from Botach tactical.
It took about 4-6 weeks to make it. Costs are about 350-550 depending on which options you want, and what chin strap you want.
The padding it comes with is decent, but I'd recommend upgrading to 4D pads or Team wendy pads, theres a few options.

https://www.botach.com/3m-combat-high-cut-ballistic-helmet-w-d30-blunt-trauma-force-7-pad-system/

They have all the options to choose from, size, color, side rails, NVG acceptable mount.
They have nicer ones that are lighter, but they range from like 850-950.
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 6:11:36 PM EDT
Buy a used Ops core or Team Wendy. Protech is fine, but upgrade the pads and suspension.

Have you looked into the Crye nightcap?
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 7:12:28 PM EDT
I have a Ceradyne/3M high cut that I upgraded the pads to the USGI 3/4" pads and a Ops Core H harness. I have no problem wearing mine for long periods of time and find that it's very stable. You can find many different ways to attach a counter weight to your helmet with Velcro being the most common method. I use a combo of Velcro and hold down bungees anchored to my ARC rail/helmet strap anchor points.
Link Posted: 5/15/2018 11:52:04 PM EDT
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