Similar in design to the standard army ach, MICH helmets were originally used by US special operations forces to help accommodate helmet headsets and to replace the aging PASGT type helmets. Sometimes referred to as a mich 2001 or another number, the abbreviation stands for Modular Integrated Communications Helmet.
Our BTE or MICH helmet is also referred to as an ech helmet or enhanced combat helmet due to the advanced fiber makeup of the shell which provides additional protection at less weight than original legacy MICH helmets issued to the military. It also works in conjunction with our Up-Armor plates that make it a true solution to rifle threats. Many companies may claim their ech helmets for sale in a monolithic design defeat rifle threats, but if you look closely at the testing data you will typically see this is only for very specific rounds at reduced velocities.
The HHV BTE® Ballistic Helmet not only provides crucial full protection against blunt, ballistic and other threats it's also highly modular and comfortable as well. Its key features include two-way adjustable rear support and adjustable chin strap, and re-positionable Slow Rebound Memory Foam padding that keeps the helmet snug and prevents fatigue and hot spots. It’s available in tan, black, and OD green, and we also offer white and red matte for bulk fire and EMS purchases.
Low cost and fancy features don’t mean anything if safety standards aren’t being met. We are highly dedicated to quality control, and in order to ensure our gear passes muster, we test all of our products right here in the United States at National Techincal Systems which is a certified NIJ lab. Every single BTE (MICH/ECH) Ballistic Helmet that we ship out to our customers must pass a demanding quality control check. If it doesn’t pass, it’s not shipped.
Each batch of gear produced by Hard Head Veterans is randomly tested in order to ensure that the protection we are offering both meets and exceeds stated standards. To help make sure this is the case, we only purchase our materials from a limited network of trusted and approved manufacturers in Asia, Europe, and the United States, and we then bring all the material together in the U.S. for assembling, testing, and certification. Our helmet shells are made from American materials and produced overseas.