PGD ARCH High Cut helmet, NIJ IIIA
The high cut ARCH ballistic helmet by PGD is an interesting mix of Ops-Core shell geometry and accessory mounts with a twist of Team Wendy in the form of a Cam Fit liner and suspension. PGD offers reliable ballistic protection at a very decent price!
- Ballistic protecion: NIJ IIIA
- Material: Twaron aramid
- Weight: 1500 g (Medium)
- Ops-Core FAST High Cut style geometry
- Team Wendy Cam Fit style liner
- NVG mount on the front
- Accessory rails on the sides
- Loop for patches on sides and top
- Dial adjustable liner
- Four point chin strap
- Hook-and-loop interior pads
- Five year warranty
NIJ 0101.04 explained
There are many standards but this one is the most common in Europe and widely used worldwide. Soft panels offer IIIA at most, from there it's hard plates.
|Caliber||NIJ IIA||NIJ II||NIJ IIIA||NIJ III||NIJ IV|
|.22 LR LRN||OK||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|.380 ACP FMJ RN||OK||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|9x19 mm FMJ RN||OK (341 m/s)||OK (367 m/s)||OK (436 m/s)||OK||OK|
|.357 Mag JSP||FAIL||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|.44 Mag SJHP||FAIL||FAIL||OK||OK||OK|
|7.62 NATO FMJ||FAIL||FAIL||FAIL||OK||OK|
|LRN||Lead Round Nose|
|FMJ||Full Metal Jacket|
|JSP||Jacketed Soft Point|
|SJHP||Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point|
Available in two shell sizes, Large and X-Large. By moving around or even exchanging the pads for aftermarket ones (thinner/thicker) you can modify the fit further. The chin strap fits all head sizes. The liner adjusts down a lot, see recommended head circumferences (in centimeters) in the size menu.
Made Protection Group Denmark
PGD is a fairly new name on the ballistic protection scene in Europe, but are quickly gaining a strong foothold. PGD offers soft and hard body armour as well as ballistic helmets. What's great about PGD is their level of commitment to ballistic testing, when buying armour of helmets for real use you really want the stuff to be tested and certified.
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Teemu S. 09.01.2019