I had the pleasure to review the First Spear Ops-Core Hybrid helmet cover on my Ops-Core Maritime-Cut helmet. First Spear makes great gear, and this helmet cover is by far the best I have seen on the market so far.

In today’s environment of asymmetric warfare, helmet covers are very useful, since we might fight in dramatically different environments in a single day. It takes approximately two minutes to properly set up, and then you have your desired camouflage. For winter-warfare enthusiasts like me, First Spear has even come up with a white camouflage cover. The cover is also designed to allow you to attach relevant gear to your ARC rails, such as my Petzl Strix headlamp.

Colors available: Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Multicam, White

Sizes available: S/M, M/L, L/XL

Weight: 0.10 pounds

Material: Mil-spec materials and Velcro

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The Ranger Green hybrid cover with a Wilcox NVG mount, a MS-2000 strobe, and a Petzl Strix.

Fit: FAST Ballistic, FAST Maritime Ballistic, FAST Carbon, FAST Base Jump

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MSRP: $72.08 on the First Spear website.

Unique features: The helmet cover greatly dampens noise upon impact.

Application: Easily change the camo pattern on your Ops-Core helmet.

Pros: Very well-stitched, Velcro is solid, and the NVG shroud is easily accessible.

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My Wilcox NVG Mount is accessible and the helmet cover isn’t in the way.

Cons: None observed.

Bottom line/overall performance: The helmet cover fits perfectly on my Ops-Core Maritime Cut Ballistic helmet. The Velcro is well-stitched, giving me the ability to safely attach a MS-2000 strobe on the back of my helmet. This helmet cover gives you the ability to quickly change the camo pattern on your helmet to best fit your mission environment.

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My MS-2000 pouch is securely held by the Velcro on the helmet cover.