What is the Service Life of Bulletproof Helmet?

Ballisticamp come on 5 years manufacturers warranty. We guarantee providing ballistic protection of the helmet during that time please however remember that service life of a ballistic helmet is affected by the following factors:

Type and grade of ballistic material used in the construction;
Condition of ballistic material (i.e., scratches, cracks) as well as any aging that may have occurred while stored.
Bulletproof Helmet
Over time, helmets will exhibit wear and tear due to physical misuse, natural exposure to weather conditions such as heat, cold and humidity. Always remember to take good care of your helmet and store it according to manufacturer instruction. It’s important to keep in mind that a helmet can only protect you when it’s doing its job properly, if it has been damaged or leaked before this will probably happen again during another instance where you need it to be worn the most.

The best thing you can do is to buy quality gear, seek out more info, learn how to use it properly and then make sure that the gear you have still works as intended. If you’re unsure if your gear has been damaged check out your tactical helmet before using it again; you should only ever use a helmet after taking this step and making sure there isn’t any visible damage present on or near it and that the pads inside the shell are still intact to the actual helmet.
The reason why it’s interesting is that some people believe that dropping a helmet will damage the Kevlar/aramid fibers and render them useless. It’s not entirely true – dropping helmet should not destroy it’s integrity and affect ballistic performance. Bulletproof helmets are design to withstand much more powerful impacts. To be even more specific – no one seems to have conducted any tests on this so far. We stand on a position that in the case of a ballistic helmet dropped from around waist height (which is probably what would happen during e.g. urban operations) the impact energy shouldn’t reach the level to damage the protection capabilities of Kevlar/aramid fibers.

Of course, dropping tactical helmets from heights significantly higher than waist height should only be done when absolutely necessary. It’s also good practice to inspect your helmet (including military helmets) after every impact regardless of its size or force the impact exerted on it.

One thing you do want to avoid is dropping the helmet on a hard or very rough surface with big force – it may cause back face deformation. This could potentially ruin its structural integrity and even damage the internal components of tactical helmet.

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