Are You Protecting Your Gear?
"Take care of your gear and it will take care of you" applies just as much to ballistic helmets as it does every other piece of gear you have. Not to mention when you really think about it, your helmet gear may be some of the most expensive gear you own. Let's run down the costs of ballistic helmet gear and see where you might be.
That ends up being on the low end more than your rifle or radio that you probably keep in a decent case. So it only makes sense that you should be sticking your ballistic helmet gear into something equally protective when not in use. Dedicated ballistic helmet bags or cases are not only going to keep your gear organized but protect it from the normal abuses in the back of your squad car or squished under everyone else's gear on that aircraft pallet. Lucky for use there are a number of great options to secure your ballistic helmet gear.
Flight Helmet Bags
One of the least expensive options out there, and you can probably pick one up from an Army surplus store are the flight helmet bags commonly issued to pilots and flight crew. They typically include a lightweight padded lining and a zipper closure on the top. Some will include outside pockets, carry handles, or shoulder straps. If you want to be cheap and are not too worried about all you gear jumbling together these oversized purses are going to be perfect for you.
PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag
This gem from SKD Tactical which is adequately named "Brain Bucket Carrier" (BBC) has a drawstring closure system at the top that we really like. Along with two external accessory pockets to store everything from NVGs, to lose helmet gear such as batteries, mounts, and adapters. Available in Ranger Green, Black, Grey, Multicam and Multicam Black you should be able to find a color that works for you. Finally, the integrated ID window, velcro panels, and sturdy carry handle make the PIG BBC-2 helmet bag a great option to protect your ballistic helmet!
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