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USMC Lightweight Helmet (LWH)

The USMC Light Weight Helmet (LWH) advanced helmet system, designed for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), provides improved performance with reduced weight over the previously issued PASGT helmet.

The base material of the helmet is a state-of-the-art para-aramid that utilizes a unique construction resulting in increased ballistic protection.

Our Water Resistant Pad Suspension, in combination with a four point retention system, allows for several adjustments to achieve a snug and extremely comfortable fit. The use of an X-style nape pad in the 4-point retention makes the helmet very stable even when using Night Vision Goggles.

Key Features/Benefits

  • State-of-the-art para-aramid provides increased ballistic protection.
  • Reduced weight over the previously issued PASGT helmet.
  • X-style nape pad.
  • 4-point retention system.

The USMC LWH integrates with Gentex's Ballistic Nape Protector, FS-40 Faceshield, Ballistic Optical Shield (BOS), GenCom III™ Headset and GenCaps Headset for tactical communications and increased hearing protection.

The Gentex USMC Lightweight helmet is offered in six sizes.