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PGD ARCH High Cut helmet, NIJ IIIA

PGD ARCH High Cut helmet, NIJ IIIA

Price 410.99 - 461.99 USD excluding VAT

The high-cut ARCH ballistic helmet by the Danish PGD offers reliable ballistic protection at a very decent price! It comes with a dial-adjustable helmet retention system. The 2020 update has brought along several improvements.

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The high-cut ARCH ballistic helmet by the Danish PGD offers reliable ballistic protection at a very decent price! It comes with a dial-adjustable helmet retention system. The 2020 update has brought along several improvements.

  • Ballistic protection: NIJ IIIA
  • Material: Kevlar® aramid by DuPont."DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • High Cut-style geometry
  • Dial-adjustable helmet retention system
  • NVG mount on the front
  • Accessory rails on the sides
  • Four point chin strap
  • Hook-and-loop interior pads
  • Loop for camo cover, patches, etc. on the sides and the top
  • Five year warranty

2020 models have arrived at Varusteleka

With the 2020 update, The insides and some other details of the helmet has changed, and they are now manufactured in Europe, which is damn good for the security of supply.

We have some of the older models left but we have separated them clearly on our website so you can easily choose whichever model you want. We have explained the changes briefly here below.

2020 models

  • Weight c. 1,400 g / 3 lbs. (Large) with the padding, rails, and the NVG mount
  • The shape and layout of the detachable padding has changed. The helmet also comes with additional pads so you can customize it to your liking.
  • Chin strap design and materials have been updated. It now comes with the original BOA dial as well as the ITW Nexus and Duraflex hardware
  • Design of the NVG mount on the front has changed a bit but it doesn’t affect the usability
  • Design of the accessory rails has changed a bit but it doesn’t affect usability
  • The shape of the helmet has also changed slightly
  • Helmets are now manufactured in Europe

2019 models

  • Weight c. 1,500 g / 3.3 lbs. (Large) with the padding, rails, and the NVG mount

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. This helmet is IIIA

CaliberNIJ IIANIJ IINIJ IIIANIJ IIINIJ IV
.22 LR LRNOKOKOKOKOK
.380 ACP FMJ RNOKOKOKOKOK
9x19 mm FMJ RNOK (341 m/s)OK (367 m/s)OK (436 m/s)OK OK
.357 Mag JSPFAILOKOKOKOK
.44 Mag SJHPFAILFAILOKOKOK
7.62 NATO FMJFAILFAILFAILOKOK
.30-06 APFAILFAILFAILFAILOK

LRNLead Round Nose
FMJFull Metal Jacket
RNRound Nose
JSPJacketed Soft Point
SJHPSemi-Jacketed Hollow Point
APArmour-Piercing

Sizing and adjustability

These helmets are 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 by Protection Group Denmark

Danish PGD is a fairly new name in the ballistic protection scene in Europe, but they are quickly gaining a strong foothold on the market. PGD offers soft and hard body armor, as well as ballistic helmets.

Helmet manufacture moved to Europe in 2020

What's great about PGD is their level of commitment to ballistic testing, when buying armor or helmets for real use, you really want the stuff to be tested and certified. Furthermore, the manufacture of the helmets has been moved to Europe starting from the 2020 models, which is damn good for the security of supply.

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I would recommend for a friend

09.01.2019
I would recommend for a friend

11.09.2020
Dude, this helmet is comfy af, and super adjustable. I was skeptical because of the price point and lack of reviews, but now I'm a believer.
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20.09.2020 (Edited 03.10.2020)
Helmet is comfortable and adjustment works well. The pads are supportive and soft at the same time. Construction is solid as expected for a bucket made of Kevlar. Note for the 2020 helmet, it is NOT compatible with the OEM Peltor ARC adapters. I can't confirm if they work with other ARC rail accessories or not. They look like ARC rails but they are not. So if you have a headset you want to use with it then you will have to set the headband inside the helmet. The good news is this works fine. It's a little annoying to put the helmet on now but the ears fit snug and do their job. Knocking one star off due to the rail compatibility. Otherwise its pretty great.

EDIT: After speaking with the manufacturer it turns out that they have adapters for the Peltor ARC adapters. Adapters for adapters heh. Apparently the helmet was supposed to come with them but mine didn't for some reason. They are shipping me a replacement set which should be here any day now. I will edit this review again once I have them.

EDIT2: The adapters have arrived. They replace the backs of the Peltor arms. Install just requires a phillips head screwdriver. I had them on in minutes.
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