Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

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    Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Just a Number on Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:23 pm

    I've been trying to come up with a sizing chart for the Mk6 for the last couple of months and it appears that my Google-fu is not up to the task. I did a search here and out of 15 pages of hits also failed. Sad Is there a difinitive sizing chart for the Mk6? I've seen lots of discussion on hat size vs helemt size but none seem to agree so I can't even compile a guesstimate list. Does anyone here possess this information?

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:10 pm

    As far as I know they were available in small ,medium,large,X large.

    There is a certain degree of adjustment,with these lids.

    I was issued with a size Medium, and my head circumferance is 55 cm.

    I did have a manual which was issued with my lid,but that's long gone I'm afraid.

    Hope this helps in some way?


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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:13 pm

    Not that I have worn one during actual service but am guilty like I guess a few collectors of trying various helmets on when they are new additions and have found them quite un adjustable to be honest and not found one a decent fit-have had both a medium and large fit(hat/helmet size 58) but found the large a nicer fit as there was a bit of room spare.

    Not sure if Gary when he said X Large was thinking of the GIGANTIC Outsize ones that they made in I believe limited quantities for squaddies with huge sized melons Very Happy Very Happy

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by loski on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:19 am

    Hi Guys
    I take a 55 size beret and needed a Small Mk6

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:55 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Not that I have worn one during actual service but am guilty like I guess a few collectors of trying various helmets on when they are new additions and have found them quite un adjustable to be honest and not found one a decent fit-have had both a medium and large fit(hat/helmet size 58) but found the large a nicer fit as there was a bit of room spare.

    Not sure if Gary when he said X Large was thinking of the GIGANTIC Outsize ones that they made in I believe limited quantities for squaddies with huge sized melons Very Happy Very Happy


    Laughing Let's face it they are a horrible fit, I stuffed some sponge up behind the leather padding to "custom" fit fore and aft, the sides always felt like they were too wide no matter what,there is the nylon pull adjusters to make it as comfy as poss, they never worked,but from that point of view there was a certain degree of adjustment!

    In fact it wasn't until I tried on a well used size small that I realised that it was the better fit, I recall some bollox advice about "ya,ead swells up,so better to ave a bigga 'un to begin with"...as I said bollox advice!

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:56 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Guys
    I take a 55 size beret and needed a Small Mk6


    Ditto, but only because of unfortunate experience Graham Laughing

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by loski on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:25 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    loski wrote:Hi Guys
    I take a 55 size beret and needed a Small Mk6


    Ditto, but only because of unfortunate experience Graham Laughing

    MMMMM that sounds like an intresting story

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Just a Number on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:10 pm

    Oh yes I know that the "sizes" are listed small through to planetary but I can't find a single chart that says what intended head sizes these are suppoesd to equate to. Someone, somewhere surely said something like a small shall fit head sizes between x and y at some point?!

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:20 pm

    I dont have one but when newly issued the MK6 and think 6A came with some form of instruction card/leaflet with instructions on fitting/wearing etc-wonder if the sizes were listed on this?

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    Re: Mk6 Helmet sizing chart

    Post by loski on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:36 pm

    I think the QM had 2 sizes too big and too small and they basicly fit where they touch lol

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