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FAST Style High Cut Ballistic Helmet | NIJ Level IIIA+ | Tan, Black, Green

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The FAST Combat Helmet from Atomic Defense is an above-the-ear (ATE) high-cut ballistics helmet that offers best-in-class protection. The rounded bulletproof helmet exterior deflects bullets away from the head, while interior padding protects the wearer against most of the impact force.

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Description

Our Industry-Leading Testing Process

We go above and beyond the competitors by subjecting these helmets to extensive testing. While others may test an ATE ballistic helmet with one or two rounds, a single Atomic Defense FAST Combat Helmet is tested to withstand 19 rounds from various caliber weapons, including two 44 Magnum shots. Lighter rounds like copper-tip 22-caliber and 9mm hollow-point bullets barely scratch the surface. 

Features

  • NIJ IIIA+ capable armored helmets, lighter weight and safer than the old bulletproof tactical helmets.
  • Can stop the same ammunition as a level 3A police or military vest. (44 Magnum, 9mm, 45 cal, 40 cal, 38, 12 gauge slug, buckshot, and many more!)
  • Built with the exact materials and craftsmanship we use for our police and military customers.
  • Tested for the latest NIJ standards.
  • Rapid adjusting headband.
  • 4 point chin straps that are fully adjustable with a leather chin grip.
  • Fully adjustable memory padding that can be moved around, taken out and beaten, and still retain its shape for years to come.  Feels tough at first?  Leave it on for a minute.
  • Tactical ARC rail system with 2 point bungee and vertical + horizontal rails.
  • A 360-degree all-weather coating that extends inside the helmet. 

Specs

  • NIJ IIIA latest 0106.01 standard surpassed in testing
  • Aramid Shell Weight: Less than 2.8 lbs / 1.3 kg
  • Fits: See chart below (Head circumference measured starting above brow-line)

Other

  • Complies with: US Standard – Mill STD 662 E, UK Standard – UK/SC/5449, NATO Standard – STANAG 2920
  • This package does not come with attachments like comtacs or a bulletproof visor.  Images are to show what is possible with our helmets.

Assembled and In the Box

  • Upgraded IIIA+ Helmet in selected color and size
  • Straps and harness system (Color matched)
  • Exterior Velcro (Color Matched)
  • ARC rail system (Color matched)
  • Bolts holding the ARC rails in place (Black)
  • Bungees with self-hold integrated into the ARC rails (Color matched)
  • NVG Shroud (Sometimes called the NVG mount) (Color matched)
  • Interior Tan padding set (safety)
  • Interior padding sets (one thin set and one thicker set). Padding sets can be mixed and matched as long as the tan safety padding remains.
  • ARC to Picatinny adapter
Size Head Circumference Hat Standard
S/M/L 20 - 23 (inch) | 50 - 59 (cm) 6 1/4 - 7 1/2 (US)
L/XL/XXL 22 - 27 (inch) | 57 - 69 (cm) 7 1/8 - 8 1/2+ (US)

About the FAST Ballistic Helmet

Dangerous situations call for protective equipment that enables effective communication between operatives. The FAST Ballistic Helmet is the ideal above-the-ear helmet for combat situations.

FAST high-cut tactical helmets offer level IIIA+ protection with bulletproof for lightweight head protection. What sets the FAST helmet apart from others is its higher-cut ATE shell that frees the wearer’s ears. This modern-style ballistic helmet lends itself to seamless integration with communications devices. A headset can fit under the FAST helmet or attach to the side with an adapter. 

Now, soldiers can access a high level of bulletproof protection while maintaining consistent communication with comrades. The FAST helmet is also compatible with various other accessories that can further improve performance.

FAST Ballistic Helmet Applications

The FAST Ballistic Helmet is a useful tool in various situations. The high-cut design makes this helmet perfect to wear while standing guard or patrolling a potentially dangerous area. The helmet is comfortable to wear for long hours, and its ear exposure allows for easy integration with communications devices. Soldiers on patrol will remain free of distractions from their equipment while staying ready to communicate messages to fellow soldiers or suppliers. 

This FAST Ballistic Helmet also boasts features that make it a dependable combat tool. Its lightweight materials protect the wearer while sitting comfortably on one’s head. Soldiers can lock onto targets in high-pressure situations while feeling confident in their protective gear and avoiding distractions.

Bolster Your FAST Ballistic Helmet With Practical Accessories

One of the best features of the FAST-style bulletproof helmet available through Atomic Defense is that it is compatible with various accessories. The helmet includes a tactical ARC rail system with vertical and horizontal rails for premier versatility. 

Your helmet will be compatible with most of the accessories you already have, such as lights, cameras, mandible guards, counterweights and more. Atomic Defense carries durable helmet visors compatible with our FAST-style helmets. These helmets are tactical tools that allow the wearer to prepare for whatever may lie ahead.

Order FAST Helmets Online Today

Order a high-cut tactical helmet online through Atomic Defense for level IIIA+ bulletproof protection and ultimate compatibility with all your standard accessories. Atomic Defense offers affordable rates, free shipping and an excellent customer experience. Ordering ATE helmets for the entire squad? We offer various customization and wholesale options for bulk orders. 

Our experts are happy to help you decide on the right helmet or discuss our NIJ testing methods, so contact Atomic Defense today!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bulletproof Clothing

  • How is this helmet different from the competition?

    This ATE helmet offers IIIA+, aka 3A+ protection.  This means that it meets and exceeds the standards you will find on many other helmets.  Our helmets are capable of taking multiple strikes, stabbings, shrapnel, etc.  Some unique features include; highly adjustable interior padding, rigid exterior, smooth coat interior all-weather paint, NVG mount, 4-way rail system, extra padding that’s Velcro adjustable, bungees, leather chin strap, and ratcheting head-capture system to fit almost any head size and shape.

  • What attachments will this helmet take AND where can I get the ones that are pictured?

    We didn’t want to force customers into some proprietary or non-standard system.  So we use the standard rail system and configurations for all our mounts/rails.  Standard multi-NVG mount and standard rail system just to name two.  This lets you fit all those combat helmet attachments you already have, plus all the after-market ones you might need in the field. Clear 3A Ballistic Face Shield for Helmets

  • What is the return policy?

    We are flexible.  Please note that should the helmet show any signs of wear on a return, we cannot offer refunds for customer safety.  Simply put, don’t try to pull a fast one after you take those sweet Instagram pics on your sweaty head. (See our policies and/or legal section at the bottom of this page for more details)

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Atomic’s process was quick and easy; no problems. The helmet was in perfect condition, fits as expected, and appears to be as claimed.

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Diane H.
AMAZING PRODUCT

I love the product, the company, and the customer service.

Timothy A.
GREAT HELMET

I love this helmet! Since I haven’t taken any hard hits to the head yet, I can’t speak for that particular performance. That said, it arrived quickly, was easy to size, and after about 6-8 hours of ruck marches the interior padding seems well adjusted to my head.

Todd
NIJ IIIA+ FAST STYLE ATE ROCKS

I ordered this helmet 5 days ago, and it arrived today. It was quick and easy to properly size, in great shape, and I’m looking forward to its future uses… starting with a ruck March in the morning. The straps are fantastic, and an old Army buddy of mine is ordering one tomorrow after seeing how easy it was to size. I have a little head so the extra pad inserts helped a lot! Going with a ballistic helmet added some weight, but it’s worth it in my opinion.

Todd
GREAT PRICE, GREAT PRODUCT

Communication, price, quality all top notch. Its great product for the price. Sent out fast, and fits great. sizing chart was great.

Anonymous
Fits good

Well I haven’t been hit in the head yet with it on, thankfully. Fits good the only issue is the clasp has jammed a few times u have to pay attention when snapping it together.

Jeff A.
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Overall excellent experience. Fast and expedited. Product was everything I expected.

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Look up TAOFLEDERMAUS Channel on YouTube. They test this helmet and color me very impressed with the results ! This helmet really does stop all bullets from ***********. They had to get ridiculous to finally compromise the inside of it. This helmet would more than likely save your life. You would have a horrible headache, but at least you’d be alive.

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Item is as described. Fit and quality are excellent. Highly recommend. Very fast shipping.

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AS ADVERTISED

My experience with Atomic Defense has been great. They are responsive to questions and feedback, and their products come as advertised. My FAST style helmet came with everything needed to get started, and if the padding weren’t so difficult to adjust to my dome, it would be perfect. All the accessories I’ve purchased to run on FAST style helmets work without issue; compatibility and standard are not a concern.

Omar S.
EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED

Love it! Perfect fit and didn’t even have to adjust the pads. I hesitate to order from websites I haven’t order from before, but had absolutely no issues from AD.

Anonymous
Very good

Very good I wear a 7 1/2 fitted cap .It fits well without the extra padding nice and snug no Slop .

Anonymous
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The quality of this helmet is excellent, fitment is on point and is alot lighter then expected. Very happy! Definitely recommended

Anonymous
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I ordered this helmet with an open mind on the size, seeing as it only says S/M/L for one size. Well it couldn’t fit any better! The pads are comfortable and the harness adjusts to your exact fit. I am extremely pleased with this product and company!

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FAST HELMET ROCKS!

Love the helmet! It fits great and straps are super easy to adjust! Inner padding is also top notch!

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GREAT PRODUCT

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