PASGT Helmet Upgrade Kits

Helmets, Ground

PASGT Helmet Upgrade Kits

Gentex Corporation

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Gentex offers two styles of Suspension and Retention Upgrade Kits for the U.S. Army PASGT and most PASGT-style helmets. Both types of helmet upgrade kits can dramatically improve the comfort, fit and stability of ballistic ground troop helmets.

One of the Suspension and Retention Upgrade Kit features a Headband/Crown Pad Suspension and 4-Point Retention System. The other Kit features an Adjustable Pad Suspension and 4-Point Retention System. Both systems provide multiple adjustments to ensure a comfortable helmet fit.

Headband/Crown Pad Suspension and Retention System features

Retention

  • Attaches at 4 points using existing fastening locations.
  • Large, sheepskin leather nape pad with foam cushioning and front/back adjustments anchor the helmet securely and prevent forward rotation.
  • Split chinstrap with suede insert is removable for cleaning and replacement.
  • Retention will withstand a 115 pound pull test.

Headband/Crown Pad

  • Foam filled, sheepskin leather headband with hook and pile adjustment and fastening system is removable for cleaning and replacement.
  • An open mesh crown pad provides comfort and ventilation.
  • Single drawstring height adjustment ensures best fit and compatibility with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

Adjustable Pad Suspension and Retention System features

Retention

  • Attaches at 4 points using existing fastening locations.
  • Large, sheepskin leather nape pad with foam cushioning and front/back adjustments anchor the helmet securely and prevent forward rotation.
  • Split chinstrap with suede insert is removable for cleaning and replacement.
  • Retention will withstand a 115 pound pull test.

Pad Suspension

  • 8 pads are included in the helmet upgrade kit.
  • All pads can be varied in thicknesses for uniform compression. The sizing pads provide bump protection (within limitations cited in the user’s manual) and minimize pressure points. The cover of the pads can be opened to remove or add foam.
  • The crown pads are half-moon shaped and can be separated to accommodate the headband of a headset.
  • All pads are held in place by hook tape bonded to the helmet shell, and can be positioned as necessary.    

Headband/Crown Pad Suspension and Retention System

Helmet sizeSusp/reten, GreenSusp/reten, Black
Small B11817-1 B11817-5
MediumB11817-2B11817-6
LargeB11817-3B11817-7
X-LargeB11817-4B11817-8

Adjustable Pad Suspension & Retention System

Helmet sizeSusp/reten, GreenSusp/reten, BlackRetention, GreenRetention, Black
Small B11817-18 B11817-15D11842-4 D11842-1
MediumB11817-18 B11817-15D11842-4 D11842-1
LargeB11817-19B11817-16 D11842-5 D11842-2
X-LargeB11817-20 B11817-17 D11842-6 D11842-3

Adjustable Pad Suspension & Retention System Pad Kit Only

Helmet sizePad Kit only
SmallB11094-7
MediumB11094-7
LargeB11094-7
X-LargeB11094-7