With which helmets do the Batlskin components work?
The Batlskin Viper components have been designed to work with two specific helmets: 1) Standard issue ACH helmets and 2) Revision Viper A1 (Aramid) and Viper P2 (composite) helmets. The Batlskin Cobra components have been designed to fit the Revision Cobra P2 (composite) helmets.
Currently, the Batlskin components (front mounts, rails, visors, and mandible guards) are available for all four size helmets, S, M, L, and XL.
Is the Batlskin Helmet Line available to the military? Law enforcement?
Yes. The Batlskin Helmet Line is available for military and law enforcement unit level buys. It is also available for individual military/law enforcement purchase through the Revision online store.
Is Batlskin Helmet Line available for civilian purchase?
At this time the Batlskin helmet accessories (front mount, visor, rails and mandible guards) are available for civilian purchase.
What is the warranty policy for the Batlskin product line?
Revision warrants all products sold by Revision to be free of defects in material and workmanship for seven years after the date of the first sale for helmet shells; three years after the date of the first sale for non consumable helmet components such as fit band, hardware, and buckles; and one year after the date of first sale on all other products, including consumable components such as comfort layer, impact pads, and retention system. This warranty is only extended to the original purchaser. If a product is found to be defective by Revision, in its sole discretion, Revision's only responsibility shall be limited to repair or replacement of the defective product. Revision will not be responsible for any costs, losses or damages incurred as a result of loss or use of product. The warranty is subject to some limitations and the details can be found on the following document. Click here for warranty
Does the Batlskin Head Protection System protect against blunt force, blast and ballistic trauma?
Yes. In order to help reduce brain injuries, the Batlskin Head Protection System has been designed not only to mitigate ballistic threats, but also to protect against blast waves, deflecting energy around the system. With regards to ballistics, the High-Threat Mandible Guard offers the same level of protection as the ACH helmet. As injury models include both ballistic and non-ballistic injuries, the Batlskin Head Protection System provides protection against blunt impacts to the face and jaw caused by collision with vehicle interiors and weapons.
What is the balance between fragmentation protection and weight?
Together, the Front Mount and Mandible Guard weigh only 1 pound and provide the same level of protection as the ACH helmet. This trade off of weight versus protection is commensurate with U.S. Army ballistic requirements and the operational reality of today's battlefield.
Is the Batlskin Head Protection System compatible with NVGs?
Yes. The Batlskin Front Mount receiver component accommodates the Batlskin Viper Visor as well as widely used NVGs, such as the PVS-7 and PVS-14. If using other types of NVGs, such as ENVG III NVGs, the receiver component can be swapped for the upgradable receiver that is included with these NVGs. When NVGs are worn, we recommend using clear ballistic eye protection such as the Sawfly. Watch the Video
Are the ARC rails compatible with Revision helmets?
Revision's High Cut Helmets accommodate the Batlskin Interlocking and Standalone Long Rails that allow for easy installation of cameras, flashlight, and other head borne accessories onto helmets. Revision also has designed a rail-ready cut of the ACH-shaped helmet that is meant to work with current ARC rail systems available upon request. Please contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you use weapons with the Batlskin Head Protection System? Can you achieve a proper cheek weld while sighting weapons? If not, how do you overcome this?
The Batlskin Head Protection System is intended to be used with current weapon optics. Most standard red dot, holographic sights and scopes are capable of being used with this system. For use during limited visibility operations, standard IR lasers can be utilized without a cheek-to-stock weld. As a contingency, the ballistic mandible is easily removed for use with traditional iron sights. Watch the Video
What kind of field-of-view is possible when wearing the Batlskin Head Protection System?
The optically correct ballistic Visor provides the same field-of-view as the ACH helmet and is manufactured to ensure distortion-free vision across the whole panoramic surface of the lens. When the Mandible Guard is in use, inferior (lower) field-of-view is comparable to that of ballistic goggles. If additional field-of-view is required, the Mandible Guard can be easily removed.
Can the M50 gas mask be worn with the Batlskin Head Protection System?
When wearing an ACH helmet fitted with Revision’s Front Mount, it is possible to wear the M50 CBRN mask with the Visor closed. The Mandible Guard is not designed to be worn with the CBRN mask in use. Watch the Video
When wearing the Batlskin Head Protection System, how easily can you communicate with others; are face-to-face conversations clear? Is communication with communications gear possible?
The Batlskin Head Protection System has been specifically designed for use with over-the-ear communication headsets. The Mandible Guard provides sufficient clearance for communication headsets, boom microphones as well as the headset earpiece. The Mandible Guard can be tilted downwards by varying degrees allowing for improved sight capabilities, eating, and drinking.
How breathable is this system?
The bottom of the Mandible Guard is all open, unlike a gas mask, which allows for proper ventilation. In severe environments, the Visor can be articulated to the ‘vent’ position to increase ventilation. Additionally, the Ballistic Visor has an anti-fog coating, similar to ballistic goggles issued for today's military.
How hot does the system get?
The Batlskin Head Protection System was designed with thermal mitigation in mind. Each component of the system is modular, allowing for wear in varying threat environments. The Visor's ‘up’ and ‘vent’ positions allow for the dissipation of heat. For extra ventilation, you can also wear the Visor without the Mandible Guard.
When wearing the Batlskin Head Protection System, will the visor fog?
The Ballistic Visor has an anti-fog coating on the inside of the lens, similar to ballistic goggles issued for today's military. In severe environments, the Visor can be articulated to the ‘vent’ position to further reduce fogging. In an emergency, the Ballistic Visor can be removed in seconds should an obscurant prevent the proper field-of-view. Watch the Video