Ares 5 – NIJ II

  • This ultra-lightweight helmet certified by Oregon Ballistic Lab (OBL) to exceed NIJ level II ballistic standards for 9mm is the lightest helmet on the market coming in at 2.5 lbs for a full-cut.
  • The Ares 5 also comes with an ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014 rating for blunt trauma making it the only NIJ level II ballistic bump helmet on market.
  • By utilizing aerospace composite materials and our patented polymer technologies we can deliver a helmet that provides both ballistic and blunt trauma protection in an extraordinarily lightweight package.
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Threat protection:

  • NIJ Standard-0101.06 Level II.
  • 9mm 124gr FMJ RN 1215 fps.
  • Independently tested to exceeds NIJ Level II 1195 fps standard.
  • The high-cut helmet weight is 2.1 lbs. for the full system - the shell weight is 1.0 lbs.
  • The full-cut helmet weight is 2.5 lbs. with pads and a retention system.


  • ACH style helmet available in full, mid, and high cut
  • 7 pad memory foam padding
  • 4 point adjustable harness or upgrade to the BOA adjustable suspension system
  • Wilcox three-hole NVG shroud
  • Accessory rails for mounting accessories and ear protection
  • Available colors Black, OD Green, Tan
  • Sizes S/M and L/XL shells available