Hard Head Veterans: Micro Lattice Pads

HHV Micro Lattice Helmet Pad

Hard Head Veterans is excited to showcase their Micro Lattice Helmet Pads – an excellent and affordable ballistic head accessories for tactical or ballistic helmets.  Developed in association with Carbon, using their Digital Light Synthesis manufacturing process, the Micro Lattice assembly is a superb energy-absorbing structure.

Micro Lattice pad ballistic head accessory
Top-down photo of the Micro Lattice Helmet Pads.

This substantially improves the protective capabilities of a helmet by mitigating and even preventing head trauma.

The Micro Lattice Helmet Pads average single-digit deformation numbers when tested to 1400 fps with 9mm projectiles on our ATE ballistic helmet. Regardless of whether they are at -60 degrees or 160 degrees they still perform the same.

Micro Lattice Helmet System ballistic accessory
Side view of the Micro Lattice Helmet Pad System.

This cannot be said for standard foam pads or other ballistic head accessories.

HHV Micro Lattice Ballistic Helmet Accessory Pads 

Micro Lattice Helmet Pad system ballistic head accessory
Hard Head Veterans produces quality ballistic head accessories.
  • Up to a 66% decrease in ballistic transient deformation over standard foam helmet pads
  • Up to a 21.70% decrease in blunt impact accelerations over standard foam pads
  • Lattice construction allows unrestricted airflow keeping helmets an average of 14 degrees cooler
  • Pads do not absorb sweat or water making them quick drying, positively buoyant, and easily washable.
  • Comfort lattice conforms evenly to the user’s head
  • Available in 1” and ¾” sizes

Shock Absorption

The Carbon DLS process enables lattice structure helmet pads that absorb and dissipate energy through the precise tuning of strut thickness and cell size.

Micro Lattice Helmet Pad system on mannequin
Micro Lattice Helmet Pad System display.

This lattice structure facilitates the absorption and dissipation of energy by aligning internal damping struts against the directions of impact. With over 28,000 individual struts, the lattice is built so each strut is specially tuned at every point on the helmet. Increases or decreases in the stiffness of the lattice structure are enabled through precise adjustments to the thickness of each strut, allowing the lattice to absorb and disperse energy from various impacts.

Micro lattice helmet Pad System on a helmet
Micro Lattice Helmet Pads inside a helmet.

The Micro Lattice Helmet Pads are compatible with the following helmets, among others: ACH, MICH, LWH, ECH, Crye Precision, Ops-Core, MTEK, Revision/Galvion, Gentex, Team Wendy, United Shield, and most others that utilize Velcro attachment.

Micro Lattice Pad System ballistic head accessory
Another view of the inside of a helmet with Micro Lattice Helmet Pads attached.

You can find documentation of the ballistic testing online here; read a more in-depth explanation on the Hard Head Blog.

You can find the Micro Lattice Helmet Pad system on the Hard Head Veterans website.