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Tactical Crusader IBH Helmet W/ NVG Mount and Side Rail (OD)
[12349 / KH023G]
$78.75
by K. AMIRAULT verified buyer Date Added: Sunday 25 August, 2013
Product Information:
This helmet cannot compete. It APPEARS nice, but I will explain why it's a poor helmet and should be foregone for the likes of the FAST helm.
First off are the chin straps and adjustment. Comfortable, yes, but the adjustment is of such a hackjob design that I was unable to center the chinstrap properly on my chin. It literally offers more adjustment on the left side than the right, and even after maxing out the right side slack, I was unable to simultaneously have the chinstrap centered and actually on my chin. EXCEPTION: if you have a massive chin, and I mean a real I-have-never-heard-the-end-of-the-mockery sized chin, you will endure the same maddening issue; the bowl of the helm is large, necessitating the chinstrap's use.
Second, which may actually be a continuation of the garbage strapping design, is the fact this helmet refuses to sit straight forward on my head. the NVG mount inevitably worked its way about 3 inches off center to the right.
Third, (and this is a massive problem for me as well as a problem with the replica IBH design as a whole, therefore I recommend the FAST/PJ style, or a straight-up Protec) the arcing manner designed for comms could not handle my Comtac II's. The headset was too large, which is not the case for either of my two FAST helmets.
Fourth, a continuation of problem 3, that first "dip" on the ear protection and comm cutout system does not allow my goggles (which are just wrapped around the helmet, I do not utilize the Arc rails, so let that be noted) to sit sealed on my face. My FAST/PJ helmets, due to the lack of this first "arm" dipping down, give me no issue getting a full seal and comfortable seating. The result was the helmet being pushed up my forehead to sit at an odd angle whilst exposing my forehead, (which proceeded to get shot 3 times throughout the day). Aesthetically speaking, with the helmet sitting pushed too far back, as well as at an angle to the right I looked less like the combatant I intended and more like an idiot.

I absolutely do no recommend this product. Mine will never be used again. Do not waste your money.

Pros:
Comfortable chinstrap
Solid plastic design, the only competitive feature this helm has to other products in the price range.
Genuinely cannot think of anything else I liked.

Cons:
Aforementioned chinstrap did not sit right, alleviating the bonus of its comfortable make.
The solid plastic design is no better than any other competitor. Note it is only JUST AS GOOD.
Strap system in its entirety is a nightmare. FAST-style (construction-style adjustment wheel) is vastly superior
Refuses to sit properly on the head; off to the side; far to the back, exposing forehead, and creating a gap between helm and goggles.

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! [1 of 5 Stars!]
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Tactical Crusader IBH Helmet W/ NVG Mount and Side Rail (OD)
[12349 / KH023G]

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