Sometimes simple questions yield simple answers.
It’s a testament to science and engineering. Take an already-light system – the original EXFIL® Ballistic weighs 2.6 lbs. – and transform it into a “super light” system with all of the safety standards intact. The EXFIL® Ballistic SL, weighing 2.2 lbs., is among the most comfortable and sturdy combat helmets ever worn by military or law enforcement.
Tactical teams quickly embraced the EXFIL® Ballistic SL. Some include:
- United States Air Force Security Forces
- South Australia Police
- Queensland (Australia) Police Service – SERT
- Alaska State Troopers
- S. Drug Enforcement Administration
- S. State Department
- S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- S. Customs and Border Protection
- S. Secret Service
- S. Marshals Service
- Orange County, CA Sheriff’s Department
- LAPD SWAT
- LASD SEB
The original EXFIL® Ballistic helmet, which debuted in 2014, shares a number of qualities with its offspring. The coverage area is the same and they come in the same sizes. They’re available in the same colors. The V50 test results are the same and they both meet the ACH blunt impact standard.
The weight difference pays off when you mount accessories to the helmet. Night vision devices could weigh as much as the helmet itself. Mandibles, communications systems and face shields all carry weights ranging from a little less than half a pound up to two pounds or more.
It adds up. The weight of a helmet plus accessories worn for hours at a time can lead to hot spots or neck fatigue. The lightest possible helmet – one with weight evenly distributed throughout as accomplished by Team Wendy’s renowned CAM FIT™ Retention System – must be an option for men and women who depend on serious head protection while running mission-critical accessories.
When it comes to the difference between these two comfortable helmets, it all comes down to weight. You’re protected either way.