Easy Gee wrote:
Very cool Lid Josh, love the cover and the additional chinstrap modifications Mate, nice one
Cheers, mate! The cover is really nice, it takes some effort to pull the bloody thing on, but when it is eventually on, it's not going anywhere
Haven't modded the chinstrap yet, but I will do very soon... I actually plan on wearing it somewhat, and even though it isn't *that* bad a helmet as it is, I couldn't put up with the chinstrap and the sweatband in warm conditions, that I can see getting very smelly and itchy, which is no surprise that none of the Danish troops who kept the original strap and suspension, actually wear it properly and leave the strap hanging under the chin.
Having seen Armadillo many times, I've noticed at least 4 troops in the platoon with the Oregon Aero upgrade kits... Also seen one on eBay with the upgrade and a few more photos of troops preparing for their ISAF deployment with it installed. They're not really that cheap but well worth it, being as the original strap is pretty terrible in terms of comfort and (in all likelihood) for the helmet's stability.
This is somewhat strange, because the company that made it (as far as I am aware) absolutely nailed the Canadian CG634's chinstrap (although not so much the suspension, again) and it's stability was pretty spot on, and I'd say probably on par with Ops-core's chinstraps.
However, these new MICH type helmets they've brought should really have dealt with all the problems of instability and discomfort... but, having seen the latest video footage of the troops in Afghan, they're still not wearing their chinstrap properly lol... old habits die hard, I suppose