MICH/ECH HHV BTE® Ballistic Helmet


MICH/ECH HHV BTE® Ballistic Helmet

Customer Reviews

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Great Helmet!

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MICH/ECH HHV BTE® Ballistic Helmet

MICH Helmets

The ability to communicate effectively is paramount in many military operations. The Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH) can be a lifesaver during intense combat situations. The United States Army Soldier Systems Center developed the MICH helmet two decades ago to be the next generation in military headgear. They've since gained widespread use by other service branches.

The MICH is a helmet that can stop handgun rounds and offer reliable protection against shrapnel and falling debris. The low-cut design provides better coverage for the side of the head than an above-the-ear (ATE) model. These helmets also feature a lip by the ear to accommodate headsets and other communications devices.

MICH Helmet NIJ Level IIIA Ballistic Helmet with Below The Ear. The HHV BTE® Ballistic Helmet has become the standard for Military, Law Enforcement, and Security Personnel.

The BTE® Ballistic Helmet shell is made from DuPont™ Kevlar®. The Helmet offers significant weight savings, with the BTE® weighing in at 2.60 - 3.3 lbs. We offer this BTE helmet in a basic configuration for single purchases, but can offer shrouds, and other upgrades on bulk purchases.

Current average lead times of 2-4 weeks to ship. 

MICH Helmet Performance

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  • NIJ Level IIIA (according to NIJ STD 0106.01 / 0108.01) (Tested 9mm, 357, and .44 magnum)

Impact Performance

  • (ACH Specification CO/PD-05-04): <150Gs

Fragment Performance

  • Fragment Performance: 17gr V50 ≥ 2400 ft/sec (731 m/s)

Blunt Impact Performance

  • Exceeds current ACH Blunt Impact Protection requirements (per AR/PD 10-02)

MICH Helmet Size Chart



Medium Large Large/XL
Head/Hat Size (US)

Up to 7 1/4

7 1/4 - 7 3/4 7 3/4 - 8 1/4 8 1/4 and up
Head Circumference (in) Up to 21 1/4 21 1/4 - 22 1/2 22 1/2 - 23 1/2 23 1/2 and up
Weights  2.80 LBS

2.91 LBS

3.08 LBS
3.30 LBS

About MICH/ECH Helmets

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.

Quality Testing

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 Technical 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.


This is an ITAR controlled item and cannot be shipped outside of the United States without the proper DDTC licensing.

Our ballistic gear is subject to any and all restrictions concerning civilian ownership of ballistic equipment. Body armor cannot be owned or sold to persons convicted of a felony. Residents of Connecticut are prohibited from buying Body Armor online (unless the buyer is a police officer, Police Department, or military). We cannot ship to Connecticut.

HHV: Your Headquarters for High-Quality MICH Tactical Helmets for Sale

If MICH helmets offer the best protective solution for your organization, Hard Head Veterans can provide the right gear for your needs. Our BTE (below the ear) product has become the standard for the military, law enforcement and security personnel. This revolutionary helmet features a tough DuPont Kevlar shell that offers superior head protection. And at a weight of only 2.6 to 3.3 pounds, it ensures you'll experience maximum freedom of movement and comfort while in the field.

This product also qualifies as an enhanced combat helmet (ECH) when used with our up-armor plates for true rifle threat protection. 

Our Tactical Kevlar Helmets Comply With All Testing Standards

Users want to know that their helmets will keep them safe when it matters the most. Our MICH helmets check all the boxes regarding the relevant testing requirements in critical areas such as ballistic, impact, fragment and blunt impact performance. While other manufacturers may claim that their helmets will defeat threats, HHV has the testing data to back it up. You can trust that your headgear will respond to the challenge during the most extreme combat conditions.

Enjoy a Comfortable Fit

At HHV, we believe that a helmet must be comfortable and fit correctly. We've installed Slow Rebound Memory Foam padding in our MICH helmet that eliminates hot spots and prevents fatigue during periods of extended wear. It also allows the wearer to reposition it as conditions change. Other built-in comfort features include an adjustable rear support and chin strap.

Finding the Right Helmet Size Is Easy

Speaking of fit, we offer this MICH Kevlar helmet in multiple sizes, ensuring you can find the right match for your head. If you're not sure whether a small, medium, large or large/extra-large is right for you, the guidelines in the sizing chart below can help. You can either use your hat size or head circumference (when measured around the temples and above the ears) when making your choice.

If your measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend using the higher figure. We also allow you to exchange an improperly fitting helmet if needed.

Choose From Multiple Color Options

We offer our MICH helmets in several colors to ensure your headgear meets your unique operational and environmental requirements. Select from tan, black and olive drab green. Red matte and white are also available for EMS and bulk fire purchases.

We Make Our Helmets Affordable for Everyone

When you buy MICH helmets or anything else from Hard Head Veterans, you don't have to worry about breaking your budget. We strive to offer our equipment for sale at reasonable prices — we've been in your shoes, so we know that funds are tight for many organizations these days. We also believe that no one should have to do without lifesaving protection because the cost is prohibitive.

Our Products Come From Experience

When you choose Hard Head Veterans for helmets and accessories, you'll receive excellent service from a veteran-owned small business. Our team consists of current and past military personnel, including veterans of our most recent conflicts. We understand the threats you face because we've been there ourselves. We use this insight to design and manufacture superior products you can trust in the most challenging situations.

Buy MICH Helmets Today

You can order helmets or anything else from HHV online 24 hours a day. If you have questions or need more information about our products, feel free to email us at info@hardheadveterans.com.