The ATE, from Hard Head Veterans, is the best investment I've made. Wearing it daily in southern Afghanistan; the ATE is so comfortable I usually just sit back and grin while everyone else rushes to remove their lids.
— Pete C
On exfil, roughly 130km away from camp, my vehicle hit an IED and I was the gunner. I remember a punch to the back of my head and my forehead clipping the .50 cal handle on the way down as I got knocked into the cab. After a scramble to get my mind straight, I turned out without injury as the only exposed part of my body to the blast was the back of my helmet which took more of a scratch from my head banging against the gun. If I hadn't been wearing this helmet that day I don't know what may have happened, but I know that I walked away from that day and went on to fight again.
— Jimmy C
The helmet has functioned flawlessly and is extremely comfortable, probably the most notable feature. I've used several different NVG mounts and NVG setups with no issues. Padding is the best I've used. Highly recommend this helmet for all that it has to offer and the cost is unbeatable. Great lid. @grimcmv
— Ryan J