Tactical Helmet Testing and Warranty

ATE® BALLISTIC Helmet Testing

Tactical Helmet Testing

A tactical helmet is worthless if it doesn't do what it's supposed to do, so we will let our data speak for itself. We use NTS, a certified NIJ third-party lab, to conduct all of our tests. This includes everything from wet, dry, blunt, ballistic, impact, BTD/BTP, compression, V/50, and more. Below you’ll see a small sample of the data but click here for more in-depth data.
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When you’re looking for a military helmet for sale, you’re in the market for more than just looks. Each helmet that we produce must pass a demanding quality control check before it’s shipped out. To make sure each army helmet we sell meets a rigorous set of safety standards, we only source our materials from a small network of trusted and approved manufacturers. Our sourced parts come from Asia, Europe, and the States, and are brought together in the U.S. for assembling, testing, and certification. Our helmet shells are made with American materials and produced overseas.

Our commitment to quality and safety is simple: If it doesn’t meet or exceed our testing standards, it doesn’t ship. Period.

Watch HHV’s ATE Ballistic Helmet Testing in Action

Curious what a standard testing procedure looks like? Watch the video and view the testing procedure and results that we adhere to for our ATE Ballistic Helmets. You’ll get a more in-depth look into individual safety test standards, both their purpose and how they’re completed. You’ll also get the additional assurance that we mean business when it comes to our safety testing. Your safety is our number one concern, and we do everything in our power to ensure that the protective gear you purchase does exactly what we promise it will do.



Safety First When It Comes to Protective Gear

Protective gear is crucial when you’re an active or training member of the armed forces or law enforcement, or a private security contractor. You never know what types of situations you might find yourself in. By nature of your position, you’re highly likely to come up against intense tactical challenges that require a significant amount of protection, and when that happens, you can’t be worrying about whether your protective gear is going to hold up and do what it claims it’s going to do.

To this end, it’s imperative that any piece of gear you’ve got on you – from your enhanced combat helmet to your body armor – has been tested to ensure that it is offering you the maximum amount of protection possible.


Safety Testing of Your Ballistic Helmet

Proper testing is crucial for guaranteeing your safety when you’re using a ballistic helmet. Your ACH helmet is the barrier between your head (arguably one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, and one that you certainly can’t afford to lose) and the potential trauma that abounds in combat situations, including blunt impact, gunfire, and more. Think about it: Your ballistic helmet is likely going to be tested on the field, so wouldn’t you prefer that it’s gone through efficient safety testing before it ever makes it there in the first place?

Before they are sold, combat helmets should be subjected to a range of ballistic and non-ballistic tests that help assess their abilities when it comes to the prevention of penetration and deformation, as well as pad compression durability, helmet compression resistance, impact resistance, and coating adhesion durability. The testing requirements we adhere to here at Hard Head Veterans are standardized and regulated by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which regularly publishes new and updated safety standards based on recent research around injury prevention and protection.

End users of protective gear always have a few different features they consider to be the most important. And while we certainly agree that style and comfort matter, the parameters around what constitutes an ideal ballistic helmet should always begin and end with safety. It’s why you’re purchasing a combat helmet to start with, and it’s what stands between you and potential dangers. Never buy a ballistic helmet that hasn’t gone through proper testing first, and if you do, know that you’re taking a significant risk with your head and with your life.

HHV Ballistic Helmets: Safety Guaranteed

HHV is more than just a place where you can find an army helmet for sale. We take quality control and the safety of our customers extremely seriously. To that end, we offer a warranty on our ballistic helmet(s) that protects against any defects in the materials or workmanship of the helmets that we ship out.

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.

In addition to our general guarantee, we also offer a warranty on our ATE Ballistic Helmet, as outlined below.

• 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.
• Ballistic Shell – up to ten (10) years from the date of delivery.
• Liner, retention, rail, and shroud system(s) – up to one (1) year from date of delivery.

The ATE Ballistic Helmet Battle Scars Warranty

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.

Please contact us at info@hardheadveterans.com with any warranty claims.


Protection You Can Trust

Hard Head Veterans is a veteran owned and operated small business with team members who have served in this country’s most current conflicts. Many of us continue to serve through reserve and contract roles and in law enforcement. We take your safety as seriously as we take our own, and we’re dedicated to providing only the highest quality protective gear around.

Have a question for us? Send us an email at info@hardheadveterans.com or call us 970-306-6401 and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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