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Posted: 1/4/2015 11:42:27 AM EST
I just bought a another PVS-14 after a few years being without a set as I sold mine to move. Getting back into the game. I currently have a standard Mich with rails (ACH-ARC) and a standard NVG plate and a replica ops-core bump (I used it for the nvg mount/go pro camera when rock climbing when I lived in Oregon). I also have another mich with no mounts on it. I like the bump helmet for the weight but can't see paying that much for it when you can get new mich/ach for the same price. I don't feel comfortable puting my PVS-14 on the replica (ok with a $150 gopro though).

Are the main reasons for the bump styles just the weight/ comfort reasons? I was in the Marines so wearing a ballistic helmet is not new to me or uncomfortable. I was thinking of selling my extra mich and getting a nice shroud for my railed helmet yet I'm kinda intrigued by the bump styles because my replica was pretty comfortable rock climbing /mountaineering.

What are the cons of just using the mich? What are the advantages of getting a bump?

I'll be using my NVG's for night time target shooting and incase of SHTF

this is my mich with rails (was a commercial black one that the PO painted tan)
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 12:17:52 PM EST
Info on your new PVS-14 please? I'm thinking of buying my first NV.

As for wearing them, I'm wondering if a helmet is the way to go, or the head gear, etc??? My friend bought a thermal, but that is much more than I want to spend. Please share your thoughts.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 12:58:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ogive:
Info on your new PVS-14 please? I'm thinking of buying my first NV.

As for wearing them, I'm wondering if a helmet is the way to go, or the head gear, etc??? My friend bought a thermal, but that is much more than I want to spend. Please share your thoughts.
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I use head gear right now for my mono system (not pvs -14) and it gets annoying for me at least withing being in the mud boat and walking on my hunting property. I will have a pvs 14 shortly and I know I am going to try out the wendy exfil ltp in black, it gets great reviews and it doesn't break the bank.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 1:42:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Shooter_Mc_Gavin:
I use head gear right now for my mono system (not pvs -14) and it gets annoying for me at least withing being in the mud boat and walking on my hunting property. I will have a pvs 14 shortly and I know I am going to try out the wendy exfil ltp in black, it gets great reviews and it doesn't break the bank.
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Originally Posted By Ogive:
Info on your new PVS-14 please? I'm thinking of buying my first NV.

As for wearing them, I'm wondering if a helmet is the way to go, or the head gear, etc??? My friend bought a thermal, but that is much more than I want to spend. Please share your thoughts.
I use head gear right now for my mono system (not pvs -14) and it gets annoying for me at least withing being in the mud boat and walking on my hunting property. I will have a pvs 14 shortly and I know I am going to try out the wendy exfil ltp in black, it gets great reviews and it doesn't break the bank.


Thanks for the good info. I was thinking hard about the using the head gear, But you bring up something that had crossed my mind. Sweating, wearing a hat, etc... Would the head gear perform reliably? I wanted to avoid having to wear a helmet. But maybe it's the best way to go.

The Team Wendy EXFIL looks like a winner. The LTP ($299.00), Carbon ($529.00), and Ballistic ($962.00) options are interesting. A standard MICH helmet, which offers ballistic protection, is a lot less - correct? Plus, for about $100.00 you can put a Team Wendy Resolve kit in it. It there a reason you would buy a LTP, verses a MICH and add the Resolve kit? Thanks
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 1:57:19 PM EST
The exfil LTP is going to be super light that is the one im going with. I just find ( I have hunting property in South Louisiana) the headgear is more of a problem than anything.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 8:01:04 PM EST
The TW LTP is going to be about 1/2 the weight of MICH, it only weighs 1.65 lbs. I haven't tried any other helmets, but my TW LTP is super comfortable, I can wear it for hours with out any discomfort. Most people who have tried them all will tell you the TW is the most comfortable.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 8:21:17 PM EST
One thing I wanted to mention in favor of ballistics, is they are very warm and work great with the usgi balaclava that has the vented top. For me I hunt cold months only so its a handy side effect.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:58:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ogive:
Info on your new PVS-14 please? I'm thinking of buying my first NV.

As for wearing them, I'm wondering if a helmet is the way to go, or the head gear, etc??? My friend bought a thermal, but that is much more than I want to spend. Please share your thoughts.
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just got a used pvs-14 off the EE

shop around lots for sale

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:40:34 PM EST
Love my team wendy LTP tnvc was right. My wife told me to stop wearing it in the house when I first got it. Making a loaner setup right now and keep wanting to buy another just for that. Yeah I could rig up some crud for less than 100 but I want whoever is with me to keep up. I haven't heard of anyone not liking the LTP yet.
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