Mk6 Helmet Liner supension

#1
Can you remove the cord suspension from the MK 6 Helmet and replace it with foam padding ? or does the cord suspension offer more ventilation to the head.

The foam option does look more comfy than that sodding cord knot digging into your head on a TAB.

Would I be ok to modify my lid or is it a Health and Safety issue to put foam padding inside it ?
 
#2
I have the mesh 'headband' from a PRR in mine, works ok.The problem with using foam or even a FFD is, as you suggested that the ventilation is cut off and your head will overheat...
 
#3
Foam pad from an old ammo tin was in mine - did the job and didb't get too warm. There was a company, advertised on here somewhere, that made foam pads for the issue lids - can't find it at the moment too sober. (Might of been in a Soldier mag not long ago too.)
 
#4
I recall all extra paddings being removed during an inspection on camp a little while ago.
Apparently someone got hospitalised at another unit due to having no helmet airflow etc.
 
#5
Can you remove the cord suspension from the MK 6 Helmet and replace it with foam padding ? or does the cord suspension offer more ventilation to the head.

The foam option does look more comfy than that sodding cord knot digging into your head on a TAB.

Would I be ok to modify my lid or is it a Health and Safety issue to put foam padding inside it ?
The point of the cord on the straps is that if the helmet takes an impact, the helmet can move whilst the contact with your head (IE the cord) stays still. Like suspension in a car. That in turn reduces the impact on your neck. If you use foam, your head is in contact with the shell of the helmet, and if an impact is taken, the full force of the impact will move your head and is thus more likely to **** your neck up.

So there it is, there is a reason why there is cord there, because whilst it isn't most comfortable, it does isolate the shell of the helmet from your bonce so that in the event of an impact, the helmet has a fair amount of movement before your body has to follow.

But if you want to change it, as long as you sew the replacement to the straps and not apply it direct to the helmet, you are fine. I know a lot of people who replaced the cord for the piece of mesh in the middle of a webbing yoke.
 
#6
Why not just make sure the knot is in one of the straps instead of being in the open and rubbing your poor little bonce!
 
#11
I've used to use some cut up rollmat, then some foam from the ammo tin. Which I haven't seen used in the tins for years. I nowadays use a helmet cooler from BCB bought in Iraq. Have never used it as a cooler, to much of a sweat monster, since then never had a problem as it attatches to the straps stays put. Great pece of kit.
 
#14
Get yer arse on a tour, you'll be issued with a 6a or a 7, no need to **** about with padding.
 
#16
just man-up, people manage a summer tour wearing their helmet every day without resorting to such girlyness
Are you sure about that? I've seen a plethora of gay bandanas worn under helmets.
 
#17
Are you sure about that? I've seen a plethora of gay bandanas worn under helmets.
And the Mk 6A and 7 both have the mesh lining, whereas all these lads seem to be moaning about the string in the Mk6.
 
#19
And the Mk 6A and 7 both have the mesh lining, whereas all these lads seem to be moaning about the string in the Mk6.
You've lost me clampit, I was talking about gay bandanas worn under helmets, not the harness within them.
 
#20
You've lost me clampit, I was talking about gay bandanas worn under helmets, not the harness within them.
My inability to use the quote function on my iphone.Sorry! Meant to include yours and sapperhutch replies ref. manning up on summer tours.
 

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