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Posted: 8/23/2017 9:38:26 PM EST
Looking to make this helmet more comfortable. Not sure what model it is called. .gov given to law enforcement.

Any mods to make it better?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:42:27 PM EST
Sorry, I can't seem to load a photo.

1990-2000's military surplus helmet issued out to police agencies is what I'm working with.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:43:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:44:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:04:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:08:19 PM EST by demoMouse]
Dump the shitty issued pads and go get yourself some squishy Gentex pads orGentex X liner, son!

About $80 a set and they're worth every penny if you're gonna be wearing it for any length of time
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:08:41 PM EST
Thank you, how about the head/ chin straps?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:46:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:49:58 PM EST by demoMouse]
Issued ACH/MICH chinstrap sucks and comes loose constantly

Ops Core HeadLoc is a very popular aftermarket ACH strap, and you have your choice of an X or H pattern across the back. The X holds niceand snug. The H is better for chicks, and required by a lot of Airborne units in the Army. Comfortwise there's not much difference

They're listed for $106 on a number of sites, but if you look you can find them for $60 or so

https://www.amazon.com/ACH-Head-Loc-Retention-System-H-Nape/dp/B00EQACOG8
https://www.rangerjoes.com/OPS-Core-ACHMICH-Head-Loc-Retention-System-X-Nape-P3548.aspx
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:46:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:47:21 PM EST by CAKEPWNER]
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Originally Posted By SpentBrass:
Thank you, how about the head/ chin straps?
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OpsCore H-Nape. Done.

It is, in my opinion, the single best helmet suspension currently on the market. It is pricey, but well worth it. It is especially worth it if running comms headsets I.E. Sordin/Peltor. Way easier to get the helmet on due to how the straps adjust, they just leave more room for headsets. Kicks the shit out of that garbage issue suspension.

ETA: Damn it, beat! 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:56:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:58:59 PM EST
This is the type of headset we are running. Just added info for suggestions that you have gave.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 8:17:06 AM EST
Was designed for use w a helmet. It'll work with any of these recommendations as-is
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 8:30:40 AM EST
Thanks
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 8:41:06 AM EST
Get the 4D systems pads and don't look back.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 10:53:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By brodband8:
Get the 4D systems pads and don't look back.
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Under NO circumstances should you do anything other than take this advice. I'm not joking one bit.

I spent extra and got the deluxe 4D set. Combine with the opscore H nape and the difference will be night and day. No exaggeration.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 11:01:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FullAutoHound:



Under NO circumstances should you do anything other than take this advice. I'm not joking one bit.

I spent extra and got the deluxe 4D set. Combine with the opscore H nape and the difference will be night and day. No exaggeration.
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I'm glad this guy gets it lol.

My buddy had the TW Epic liner and finally took my advice and went with the 4d pads and said even it was night and day difference.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 11:16:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2017 11:23:54 PM EST by leo84]
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Originally Posted By brodband8:
Get the 4D systems pads and don't look back.
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This x1000. Absolutely the most comfortable thing I've ever used.

Do an ops core chinstrap and call it good.

Also your helmet is generally referred to as an ACH. Advanced Combat Helmet. Specially a 2000 cut when looking for accesories.

Side note. I constantly see LE teams not running active hearing protection. Yes rue going to REALLY regret that shit down the line when you're deaf in a few years. Even more so when you have constant ringing in your ears. Zero reason not to run them these days. Same goes for eye pro.

If it's bone condunction and you're running plugs ignore the above.

Also check to make sure your helmet isn't one of the recalled ones. (Although I can't remember if those were recalled for ballistic reasons or for failing crush tests. )
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 11:20:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SpentBrass:
Sorry, I can't seem to load a photo.

1990-2000's military surplus helmet issued out to police agencies is what I'm working with.

Thanks
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I was afraid you had a PASGT. ACH is a great helmet, fielded in early 2000s and still current issue. Light years ahead of the PASGT. Upgrade with an ops Core h nape and either 4d or wendy pads.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 5:47:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By brodband8:
Get the 4D systems pads and don't look back.
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Have a link? 

Just picked up a ops core bump and would like to upgrade, the pads in it now are ok but I want something better
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 6:08:15 PM EST
The 4D deluxe from TNVC looks good. Thinking about it now, shipping to IL $21.58 for a set of pads. Maybe it's worth it, I'll have to think it over. I did order the new chin strap.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 6:54:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SpentBrass:
The 4D deluxe from TNVC looks good. Thinking about it now, shipping to IL $21.58 for a set of pads. Maybe it's worth it, I'll have to think it over. I did order the new chin strap.
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I just checked out TNVC and it's $20+ for shipping..... WTF!!! 

Any thing cheaper?
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 5:10:20 AM EST
Theres a bunch of ones on ebay for about $45 shipped. I think theres a link in the helmet thread sticky in the night vision forum.
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 1:13:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PA-Minuteman:
I just checked out TNVC and it's $20+ for shipping..... WTF!!! 

Any thing cheaper?
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Yes, one of the problems I have with tnvc. For some reason a lot of people will white knight and make excuses for a company they like when they would normally call out shit like this.

They wanted to do the same thing to me. Also charged me a ridiculous amount for a Mohawk. Big red flag if you ask me when a company rips its customers off on shipping.

Go to eBay. They are cheaper and you don't get raped on shipping. You will get brow beaten from tnvc though. I'm not sure why they can't comprehend people don't like to get ripped off on shipping and won't if given a better option.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 11:09:00 AM EST
Yeah, I hear you. I requested a LE departmental price quote on a few ACH helmets from TNVC once and got a full pop price, same as the list price. Bought direct from Revision... much better experience. I do occasionally buy stuff from TNVC, but they are not affordable at all. Not even for LE department purchases... and the shipping is crazy.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 11:47:26 AM EST
I have used Skydex pads and they are more comfortable than the original pads and less expensive than other options. I'm sure the Ops-Core is the cat's ass.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 12:15:06 PM EST
Oregon Aero BLSS KIT

Love mine. Worth the cost. I went with the full harness upgrade in an older PASGT helmet and makes the helmet all day comfy if you need to wear it that long.
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