Tactical Helmet ATE Bump is the non-ballistic version of our ATE Ballistic helmet. Lightweight and modular, it provides the ideal bump helmet for Tactical Helmet applications, Search and Rescue (SAR), and Recreational Sports. This lightweight helmet weighs in at 1.4 lbs! Manufactured from a Polycarbonate blend the helmet offers blunt impact protection that far exceeds impact requirements not only for EN 1385: 2012, but also for AR/PD 10-02.
The tactical helmet is an essential piece of equipment for military members, law enforcement officers who are attempting to suppress a riot or others who need reliable head protection. While most helmets may look alike, they don't all perform the same.
The choice typically comes down to deciding whether a ballistic or bump helmet is the better solution. The former is designed to stop bullets, while the latter offers protection against falling debris, impact with objects and blunt force trauma.
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I'm going to start by saying I liked the helmet, but it wasn't right for what I wanted to do with it, it's a light and comfortable helmet and I had no problem doing several hours and miles of hiking with it on.
However, it really starts to fall behind the competition when you start mounting things. With a plain helmet the simple strap system works well, but once you add the weight of nvgs, a counter weight, iff illumination, ear protection and all the mounting systems that go with the helmet straps just don't keep it in place well enough, trying to jog, jump, or move around over time shifted the helmet and as result the eyebox of the nvgs. This problem continued no matter how I adjusted it or what pad configuration I had
Additionally while I actually like the hhv earpro mounts as much as the unity mark system the helmet rails they mount to are a pain and don't feel super solid when you take off tge ears and try to rotate them up
Ultimately I think if you don't want to mount stuff to your bump, or maybe just things like a light this is a good helmet, I ended up giving it to a buddy who is using it without nvgs and likes it, but if you want to mount alot of things I'd look at a team wendy exfil the BOA system keeps the helmet in place better and the rails feel more sturdy
Hi Emerson, thank you for the in-depth review. We really appreciate these ones. One thing that would of really helped with keeping the helmet secure when adding additional weight is our snap-back-retention system. This is a patented system, that gives the same adjustment as a dial type system, but without all the extra bulk and failure points.
If You Are Between Helmet Sizes, Choose The Larger Size. Every head is different, so we include two different size pad sets for you to achieve the ideal fit.
|M / L||20 1/4" - 23 1/2"|
|L / XL||23 1/2" - 24 3/4"|
Utilizing the MAGPUL M-LOK® SYSTEM on tactical helmet rails have allowed us to reduce the overall profile of the ballistic helmet dramatically. This reduction in helmet profile translates into less of a risk of snagging in confined spaces or on parachute risers. It also gives the user enhanced modularity with accessory options, and fewer adapters to deal with. Look below to learn how the M-LOK mounting system works with our ballistic helmet and some of the most common rail accessories used.
Accessories are mountable directly from the front face of the slot. No access from the rear of the system is needed.
Direct attachment system features a custom, cammed T-Nut that positions the T-Nut consistently for installation and removal. Simply adjust the gap between the T-Nut and accessory to match the thickness of the mounting surface, align the T-Nuts with the slot, and insert in the desired location. An initial ¼ to ½ turn of the screw for each T-Nut rotates the nut into engagement and then you may tighten normally.
Quick Tip: Pre-Adjust the M-LOK nut to the correct depth thickness before installing onto the helmet mounted rail!
The polymer rails from MAGPUL with 3, 5, 7, and 9 slots will all fit on our ATE GEN2 tactical helmet rails in various configurations. Just about any tactical accessory is designed to work with these Picatinny rails. You can buy these rails directly from MAGPUL. We also have our own Rotatable M-LOK Picatinny Rail for sale!
Tactical helmet lights are one of the most common additions to our ATE ballistic helmets. They come for just about every application from IR and red light, to super bright. Utilizing a standard 1913 Picatinny rail on the M-LOK system, you can mount any of them. More and more companies such as Surefire are including M-LOK mounts as well that will work directly with our ballistic helmet. Check out this blog on tactical helmet lights for more info!
Allow users to attach their communications headsets such as Peltor headsets or MSA Sordin headsets directly to the tactical helmet rail itself. For our M-LOK rails check out our RAK system if you want to mount comms directly our rails. Not sure on which helmet headset would work best for you? Check out our Tactical Headset Guide!
Ballistic Helmet mounted video cameras also know as helmet cams have become prevalent for the enthusiast, police, and military. They allow for detailed after action reviews and reports, be it for training, evidence, or combat. You will find the most common ones in use in this blog post!
It's easy to do, you think you may need all of these accessories, but do not forget that each one can add ounces to even lbs.
Our A3S shroud is manufactured out of aircraft grade aluminum and weighs less than the majority of shrouds on the market. Each helmet includes bungees to help with night vision goggle wobble, and these conveniently connect to the bottom of our A3S shroud when not in use. This can also be used to lanyard in night vision goggles and other gear. It's designed to be compatible with most standardized NVG mounts from Wilcox to Norotos. It's a tank of a shroud without all the weight!
The A3S Shroud works with the most common NVG mounts. Such as the Wilcox L4 series, or Norotos RHINO's along with many others. If you want to learn more about the different types of NVG mounts, we have an in-depth guide!
The fitment between the shroud and mount should be secure with minimal wiggle. Mount should not pop off when force is applied unless released. Most new mounts also come with a break-away feature that when engaged, will allow the mount to pop off the shroud when force is applied. Make sure to test your mount and shroud connection.
Pro Tip: If your mount has a tiny bit of wiggle, you can add a small silicone bead or even electrical tape anywhere on the back surface of a shroud or mount to eliminate this.
Our Initial Impact pad system is a 2 part system designed not only to protect you from ballistic and blunt impacts but provide you with optimal comfort as well. We include two sizes of different thickness comfort pads with each ballistic helmet we sell, in addition to the Initial Impact base layer. This system is designed to be layered. Click the tabs below to learn about each layer and how they can benefit you.
The padding on a helmet is just as important as the shell when it comes to protection performance. Detailed studies have shown that the best performing pads when it comes to ballistic and blunt impact are those that are not too hard, but also not too soft. This is precisely what our impact layer is designed for, utilizing a specially designed closed cell foam, in combination with our comfort layers, we can achieve extremely low Blunt Impact Uni-Axial impact numbers in addition to low back face deformation numbers.
Our comfort pads provide additional protection, but just as important, long-term comfort. They are designed using a proprietary open cell memory foam that conforms to your head shape. Each head is different, and that is why we also include two different sized pad sets of our comfort plus pads. This allows you to mix and match these re-positionable pads to achieve your ideal fit. If you have ever worn a standard MICH, ACH, or ECH you know just how uncomfortable they can be. Hot spots, headaches, and fatigue set in, even after short periods of use. Our Comfort Pads eliminate these issues and allow you to find the perfect fit.
Helmet blunt impact testing is designed to measure the protection against realistic blunt impact threats including falls, parachute drops, and motor vehicle crashes.
If you're more concerned about head injuries not caused by bullets, the above-the-ear (ATE) bump helmet from Hard Head Veterans can meet your protective requirements. We manufacture this non-ballistic headgear from a precise blend of polycarbonate materials that form a protective barrier against blunt impact from solid objects. You'll experience a level of protection that far exceeds blunt impact for the stringent EN 1385: 2012 and AR/PD 10-02 standards.
Are you used to wearing helmets that become uncomfortable during extended field or training missions? You'll appreciate the lightweight design of our combat bump helmet. At only 1.4 pounds, this piece of gear won't slow you down when maneuvering in the field or hoofing over rugged terrain. The ATE construction also makes it easier to attach rail adapters for accessories such as headsets and communication devices.
We manufacture our military bump helmets in several colors to meet your functional requirements. If camouflage is your primary concern, consider our Multicam and Multicam black options. You can also select solid black for reliable nighttime concealment or go with olive drab green, orange or tan.
We want you to get the most from your helmet, regardless of how, when or where you use it. That's why we offer a wide assortment of accessories to enhance your tactical helmet's functionality, comfort and safety. Select from options such as:
Your helmet must fit properly to maximize its protective capabilities and prevent unnecessary injuries. While we make our bump helmets in M/L or L/XL you might not be sure which is right for you. To calculate your size, start by using a tape measure to determine your head's circumference around the temples and above the ears. Then, plug the measurement into the chart below and see where you fall.
You want to know that the company that manufactures your protective equipment is willing to stand behind its products. In addition to implementing stringent quality control and batch testing processes, we back our helmets with a 10-year warranty. It's our risk-free guarantee that if you're not satisfied with your helmet or notice a defect, we'll replace it or refund your money.
We understand that organizations across the nation must find ways to stretch every dollar and cut costs wherever possible. We strive to make our bump helmets and other gear and accessories affordable for any budget. Our goal is to ensure that every individual or entity that needs lifesaving equipment can get it without worrying about excessively high prices. You'll also find that we offer significant discounts on many of our items when you purchase them online.
Hard Head Veterans is proud to be a veteran-owned small business consisting of past and current law enforcement and military members. Because we've been where you are, we know what it takes to keep you safe. We design and manufacture our products to meet the highest standards for quality, durability, performance and comfort. And with our sincere commitment to delivering top-notch service, you can count on us to support you during every step of the customer journey.
Our unique insight into the needs of those who purchase our products also fuels our desire to give something back. We contribute a portion of our sales proceeds to deserving organizations like the Green Beret Foundation, the Concerns of Police Survivors and the Navy Seal Foundation.
Purchasing bump helmets from Hard Head Veterans is fast, easy and secure. Our online store is open 24 hours a day for your convenience. If you have questions or need more information regarding any of our gear, email us at email@example.com.
Bump helmets are used for training or as a lightweight alterantive to a ballistic helmet. They offer a stable platform for night vision mounting and are ideal for missions that emphasize the need to be as light weight as possible.
No, they protect against bumps, hence the name! They are typically made of some type of plastic or lightweight fiber in a thin walled shell that does not provide ballistc protection.