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On 1/19/2020 at 8:32 PM, Tee4 said:

Something to add to this, if you have any thoughts of working in the US on forestry down there at any point, the DOI are in the process of re-doing their list of approved helmets. 

 It's essentially a big fight with Gentex, who currently supply all the helmets for the military. They've been trash talking everyone else and moving the goalposts regarding certification. 

 

Just wanted to say something on this. The standards that the USFS use are actually straight out of the US Army manuals, and these numbers are what Gentex helmets are based on. So whilst it may be true that gentex is shouting loudly, the US Army set the limits for what helmets are approved and which aren't. I personally find it funny that the french air force is going away from Gallet helmets in helicopters, and using the Alpha series instead, which seem to have been purchased by Gentex...

 

Anyway, for my work, involving NVG's the SPH-5 is good, the Alpha Eagle is superb and the Gallet is also good. Too bad the Eagle is so much money...

 

Cheers

H.

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