The Ops-Core FAST Bump Helmet is
feature-rich, low-cost alternative to their popular FAST Bump Carbon Fiber
Shell. Designed to include all the revolutionary bells and whistles of the FAST
series, the Bump does not disappoint. The shell is constructed of an
injection-molded polymer (35% glass-filled Nylon) for an extremely rigid
structure. There is no bending or warping often found in other polymer
“skater-type” helmets. The second difference is in the night vision shroud. The
FAST Bump has its shroud in-molded directly in the shell. This truly innovative
design feature creates an extremely rigid and stable platform for attaching
night vision mounts and cuts down on the overall weight because of the lack of
hardware. The Ops-Core FAST Bump retains all the features of the FAST family of
The in-molded shroud is designed to
interface with standard NVG Mount Brackets. These include the Standard-Issue
USGI Rhino Mount, Norotos AKA2 and INVG, Wilcox L4 G24, L4 G01 L4 G02, L4 G21,
L4G29, etc. The molded is tight which reduces wobble. The shell’s paint adds a
small layer of thickness as well, which will crack off in certain contact
areas. But, this extra several thousandths of material helps to stabilize the
mount. The polymer is thick in this section, so there are no worries of it
cracking or breaking under normal use.
Like its cousins, the FAST Carbon
and FAST Ballistic Shells, the Bump utilizes the latest generation of the
Ops-Core OCC-Dial suspension system. This system features an adjustable
“fit-band” that tightens or loosens around the user’s head, providing more
support and even weight distribution around the cranium. Instead of relying
solely on position-able pads, the OCC-Dial makes contact in a complete loop
around the head, thus eliminating “hotspots” of contact that can be
annoying/painful during prolonged missions. The latest generation system has a
better-knurled rotational knob for ease of use with gloves. The forehead
padding has been greatly increased in depth and area from previous generations,
adding to user comfort. The fit-band allows for better integration of ear-pro
and comms headsets. It can be undone from the brow, allowing the headset to
slide in between the shell and the fit-band. The rest of the OCC-Dial system is
made up of position-able EPP impact pads and LDV closed cell comfort foam.
These, too, have been upgraded with softer padding than their predecessors.
They are not affected by altitude, temperature, or moisture. The suspension
system is rounded out by the ever-popular Ops-Core Head-Lok chin strap system.
The sides of the helmet sport
proprietary FAST-ARC 4-position Rail Connectors for securing accessories like
lights. These ARC’s act as the hub for an entire suite of modular accessories.
The FAST Bump Helmet incorporates
the BISS-NVD lanyard/ elastic tensioner which eliminates night vision mount
rattle and vibration by keeping your devices taut against the helmet shell.
When not in use, the bungie-cord lanyards hook into holes under the shroud for