HHV Ballistic Helmet Warranty

We know what it's like to trust your gear with your life. It's why we take our quality control, batch testing, and warranty beyond what other companies can offer.

Risk-Free Guarantee, If you don't like the helmet we will refund you the full amount and provide you with a return shipping label or pay for your return shipping within 30 days.

Our helmets come with a 10-year shell warranty. Along with our Battle Scars Warranty where we will replace your helmet if it saved your life.

As soon as you receive your helmet or other protective gear, give it a close inspection. If you notice anything wrong, send it back to us and we will refund it or replace it. Please note however that our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse, abuse, or improper storage or your ballistic helmet.


Is defined as the average of an equal number of highest partial penetration velocities and the lowest complete penetration velocities which occur within a specified velocity spread. In simple terms, you are testing the ballistic limits of the tactical helmet.


The tactical helmet is mounted to head form with 2024-T3 Alum witness plate.

The helmet is fired upon. Typically starting with a high starting velocity, then decreasing powder charge and velocities to produce complete, partial and no penetrations.

High partial and low complete penetrations are recorded. V50 velocity is then calculated.

Hard Head Veterans (HHV) offers a limited warranty on your ballistic helmet(s) against any defect in materials or workmanship, and will repair or replace the product at no charge. This excludes normal wear and tear and does not cover any product that has been damaged due to misuse, abuse, improper storage or the user replacing Hard Head Veterans rails to non-HHV accessory rails. Please contact us at with any warranty claims.

  • Ballistic Shell – up to ten (10) years from date of delivery.

  • Components – retention, accessory rails, shroud, accessories – Lifetime.

  • Helmet Pads – up to one (1) year from date of delivery. Helmet pads should be replaced annually.


We know the risks involved in your chosen profession, and if one of our helmets saved your life, we would like to hear about it. We would also like the helmet back for analysis, along with all the information you can provide. We will replace your damaged helmet with a new one, along with sending the original back to you as well.


Helmet BFD is measured by the non-perforating ballistic impacts from RTP testing. It is defined as the maximum depth in the post-impact clay surface at the predetermined impact location as measured from the original clay surface.


After mounting the helmet on the head form and mounting the head form in the test fixture, the tactical helmet is removed from the head form, and the clay surface is scanned with a laser.

The helmet is then reattached to the head form and the shot taken.

The tactical helmet is again removed from the headform, inspected for penetration and perforation, and the clay is rescanned with the laser to calculate BFD.

Ballistic Helmet ATE®

Ballistic Helmet ATE® Lite

Tactical Helmet ATE® Bump


Helmet blunt impact testing is designed to measure the protection against realistic blunt impact threats including falls, parachute drops, and motor vehicle crashes.


Tactical helmet is positioned on a monorail drop tower.

Helmet is dropped on different impact sites. (Crown, Front, Back, Right, Nape, Left Nape, Left Lateral, Right Lateral).

Peak acceleration is measured (G's)