Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)

Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)
Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)Tactical Ballistic Helmet - SPECIAL FORCES (HIGH CUT)

Product Overview 

Ultimate lightweight helmet offering outstanding protection with high cut sides.

Price:  £280.00(Exc. 20% VAT)(£336.00 Inc. VAT)

Model:  HEL-SF161

X-FOAM Helmet Pad SystemX-FOAM Helmet Pad System
D30 Helmet Pad SystemD30 Helmet Pad System
Helmet BOA Style Dial HarnessHelmet BOA Style Dial Harness
Helmet External Velcro KitHelmet External Velcro Kit
Helmet Ballistic Neck Guard (NIJ level IIIA)Helmet Ballistic Neck Guard (NIJ level IIIA)
Helmet Carry BagHelmet Carry Bag
Helmet Accessory - Ballistic Visor- Side Rail AttachmentsHelmet Accessory - Ballistic Visor- Side Rail Attachments
Helmet Counterweight Pack 270gHelmet Counterweight Pack 270g
Helmet Tactical CoverHelmet Tactical Cover
  (6 Reviews)


Latest technology 5-point adjustable harness system with lockable dial
Tactical model features pictinny rails, night vision shroud, and bungees   
Easy donning quick release buckle
Internal adjustable advanced pad system (other pad systems available)
Pad system designed to maintain air gap between head and outer shell
Pad system provides ventilation and improved sweat management
Improved comfort, balance, and stress fatigue
Laser cut edges with rubber coated strip
Drop tested for superior shock absorption to EN-397
Ergonomic design improves comfort, balance, and stress fatigue
Water, oil and vibration resistant
Temperature, altitude and pressure stable
Multi-hit protection tested on all sides
Compatible with comms, night vision, eyewear, gas masks etc.
Harness features easy donning quick release buckle
Non-magnetic and non-corrosive parts.
Manufactured using high quality military grade materials
Easy care wipe down finish.

Ballistic Protection: NIJ level IIIA (9mm, .357 SIG, .44 Magnum)

Threat level


Max. BFS

Bullet weight



Level IIIA (3a)



8.1 g (125 gr)

448 ± 9

1470 ± 30

.44 Mag SJHP


15.6 g (240 gr)

436 ± 9

1430 ± 3

Fragmentation Protection: NATO STANAG 2920 V50 @ 650-700m/s 

Sizing and Approximate Weights 
Available in 4 sizes

Small 1.4kg
Medium 1.45kg 
Large 1.5kg
XL 1.55kg

Black from stock with Navy and black changeable covers 
Other base and cover colours available on request 

Easy wipe down finish.
Harness can be removed or replaced by unscrewing bolts 
Care instructions included

ISO 9001:2015 quality standard
CE marked ergonomic design

Manufacturers Warranty*
10 Year Protection Guarantee
1 Year carrier excellence warranty
Made in the UK by VestGuard with Quality & Protection Guarantee

This item is usually available from stock 

Bulk Purchases
Please contact our sales team
+44 (0)1621 816614 or contact us 

Upgrade Options

Images may not be of exact helmet model
Some upgrades may be made to order 

Rail-fit Ballistic Visor

Rail-fit Fragmentation Visor

Nape or Neck Protector  Helmet Counterweights
Advanced Pad System X-Foam Pad System
D30 PLUS Pad System  Codura Helmet Cover 
Heavy Duty Carry Bag  Printed Badges 


Images for illustration purposes only, and may vary in design from the product shown

All product information and guarantees are subject to VestGuard standard terms and conditions 

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
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Tactical Ballistic Helmet SF High Cut
Wednesday, 30 January 2019  | 

Excellent product. Excellent Value for money. Super fast service & superb professional & efficient customer service

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019  | 

Our experience with VG has been outstanding. Customer / User is very happy and satisfied with the quality of product. we are looking forward to have a long term business relationship with VG in the territory of Pakistan.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very well made helmet.
Friday, 5 August 2022  | 

Very well made helmet. The pads are very helpful in case you need to adjust the size of a helmet. Very comfortable too.


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vestguards service has been exceptional
Tuesday, 1 March 2022  | 

I don't usually write reviews, but vestguards service has been exceptional. I placed an order for a product which turned out to be out of stock due to there being such a high demand, i recieved a call the next day where they offered me replacements or a refund. When i've emailed them questions, they've always replied VERY quick, within an hour quick.


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Dear Hal, Thank you for your understanding at this very busy time our team has been working hard to bring online as much stock in the shortest time-frame to meet the demand.

Highly recommended
Friday, 19 February 2021  | 

I ordered a full set of body armour and helmet as well as a further soft armour panel at a later date.

From first contact I had excellent service, and the lead time for my first order to be manufactured was clearly communicated. Obtaining an export licence was painless and the armour and helmet were top quality and fit as expected.

(Trust Pilot Review)


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Hi there,
We are so happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. We strive to exceed customer expectations in our products and our services. We are very grateful for your kind feedback.
Stay safe. We look forward to assisting you in the future.

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UK Delivery

Our aim is to dispatch orders received before 12:00 the same working day, subject to stock availability. Orders received after 12:00 will be processed and dispatched the next working day, subject to stock availability. 

Orders will be dispatched via the delivery method chosen at time of order when stock is available for dispatch. Please contact us as soon as possible if a different method is required. 

We rely on outside courier services to deliver all our goods. Whilst we cannot guarantee any delivery times, our team are always happy to assist in the event there is a question about delivery. 

If there is no one present to receive an order a card will be left to advise a delivery has been attempted and arrangements can be made to re-deliver or collect the order from a local depot.

We cannot be held responsible for any items lost due to misinformation provided so please ensure the delivery details are accurate. Proof of identity is required when collecting any package.

If an order is required urgently, please telephone our team for stock availability.

Please check sizing carefully to ensure the right product is purchased. If you are unsure send us an email or call a member of our sales team. (check our policy on returns and exchanges.

Buying online is safe and easy 

We accept all major credit and debit cards using Sage Pay secure portal

We accept PayPal and funds must be cleared prior to dispatch 

For security reasons we can only accept deliveries to the card holders registered address

Large Orders and Tenders

Contact VestGuard sales team if your requirement is for a larger number of units.

We will provide you with a quotation based on your requirements. 

Lead-time based on 100-1000 units is approximately 6-8 weeks from confirmed date of order. 

International Orders

All our products are available for sale to customers in every country, however our website is unable to accept orders from non-uk customers. Please contact VestGuard UK by phone +44 (0)1621 816614 or by email sales@vestguard.com to purchase products if you are outside of the UK.

Some items are military grade products and may require a license to export, which we will advise you of when you contact us.

VestGuard is able to manufacture 1 unit up to 100,000 units of body armour.

We offer delivery methods by air, road and sea.

VestGuard is an internationally recognised brand name with over 500,000 units sold worldwide to customers in all sectors.

VestGuard have supplied products to over 8000 customers in 50 different countries. We aim to meet any requirement quickly and to a high standard.

Become a VestGuard Agent

If you would like to become a VestGuard agent or stock VestGuard products in your country please contact Oliver Lincoln, Managing Director, at sales@vestguard.com to discuss the opportunity.

Frequently Asked Delivery Questions 

Q. I have placed an order, how long will it take to come?

A. We will always endeavour to ship your goods out the very same day via the method of delivery you have chosen (please note our cut off times above). Where this is not possible, we will ship your order the next working day. If any of the items on your order are out of stock we will contact you as soon as possible to advice you of the lead-time. Due to the vast array of variations on our website, some products, sizes or colours in our online store are not stock items and may be out of stock. 

Q. I need some body armour urgently, can you help? 

A. Yes, we are very quick to react to urgent operational requirements and hold stock of many ranges of body armour for same and next day delivery. Contact us as soon as you are aware of the urgency to ensure we have the best possible lead-time to assist you. 

Q. Can you ship to another address other than the registered card holders address? 

A. Yes, you can make payment for goods via online bank transfer or over the counter of any bank or building society. Once the funds are registered as received we will proceed to ship your order to any delivery address you request. 

Q. Can you ship to another country? 

A. Yes, we are able to ship to almost any country in the world. We have a network of couriers who can offer a full range of air, sea and land based services to wherever it needs to go. We can also offer EX works, FOB, CIF, and C&F options depending on your needs. We can also provide Certificates of Origin, and other documentation for local customs and assist with anything on route. Prices vary so please contact us for a quotation.

Q. Can I return a bespoke product?

A. You can only return a bespoke product if it is faulty or damaged for repair/replacement. All goods are inspected before they leave our offices to ensure they are of the highest quality. Bespoke products are made to specific requirements for you or your customer and as such are unique to your needs.


VestGuard body armour may not conform to standard clothing sizes and we recommend reviewing the below sizing guide before purchasing. We also strongly recommend completing the Size Submission Form at the bottom of this page either before or after your purchase and our team will suggest the most suitable size for your needs based on the measurements you provide. You can submit as many forms as you have body amrour and we will be able to advise on each.

  Chest Waist / Stomach Front length Back Length Minimum Head Circumference
  Inches (cm) Inches (cm) Inches (cm) Inches (cm) Inches (cm)
Small 34-38 (86-96) 26-30 (66-76) 13 (33) 17 (43) 20.5-21.2 (52-54)
Medium 38-43 (96-109) 30-34 (74-86) 14 (35) 18 (46) 21.2-23.2 (54-59)
Large 43-46 (109-116) 34-38 (86-96) 15 (38) 19 (48) 22.5-24.8 (57-63)
XL 46-48 (116-122) 38-42 (96-107) 16 (40) 20 (51) 24.8-25.2 (63-64)
XXL 48-50 (122-127) 42-46 (107-117) 16.5 (42) 20.5 (52)  
XXXL 50-52 (127-132) 46-50 (117-127) 17 (43) 21 (53)  
XXXXL 52-53 (132-135) 50-53 (127-137) 17.5 (44) 21.5 (54)  

Please consider the clothing that will be worn during typical duties under or over your body armour. Body armour is ergonomically designed to sit around your belly button +/- 1 inch. This is the ideal position to allow the wearer to sit or crouch whilst wearing body armour. Most of our body armour is adjustable around the waist and shoulders and will typically size up and down a size to meet your individual requirements.

Take measurement from the forehead and extend the tape all the way around your head.


Size Guide and Measurement Form (body armour and helmets) 

Frequently Asked Sizing Questions 

Q. How do I know what size I am?

A. You will need a tape measure and our sizing table. Measure around the largest circumference of your Chest and Waist/Stomach. Using these two measurements identify the sizes of both on the sizing table and then select the highest of the two. This will be the most suitable size to fit your body shape.  We suggest completing the Size Submission Form to ensure the best size is recommended to match your measurements.

Q. What height does the vest fit?

A. People are all different shapes and sizes and body armour works differently between overt and covert styles. If you are between 5'8" and 6'1" our standard armour should be suitable to fit your body.  If you have a shorter or longer upper body than usual please contact us to discuss which size is most suitable for you. 

Q. Do you supply female sizes? 

A. All of our NIJ level II(2), NIJ level IIIA(3A) and Home Office HO1 KR1 SP1 armour are made from very flexible and thin layers which contour and fit the body shape of both our male and female customers. Some higher level solutions may not be as flexible in standard stock sizes and may not suit some body shapes. Please contact our sales team if you require further assistance.

Q. What happens if the vest does not fit me?

A. We will always do our very best to supply the perfect size first time. If you feel you do not have the right size please contact us to discuss how we can assist you. 

Q. I want a vest that will fit me perfectly, can this be done?

A. All our vests are designed to size up and size down, with most of our latest models offering full tailoring over the shoulders, and around the waist. This allows the vest to be fitted exactly to the individuals preferences. in 99% of cases, a standard vest will fit our customers. By completing the Size Submission Form below our team can assess each individual and advise further. With over 20 years of experience in the industry we can guarantee satisfaction.


Size Submission Form 

Please complete the below measurements for VestGuard to recommend the most appropriate sizes for your needs. This form can be submitted before or after an order is made and will help VestGuard ship out the most appropriate size for your body shape. Please complete one form for each vest purchased. 


Measure around your chest under your arms
With your hands up in front measure the space from arm to arm
Measure around waist/stomach and provide the largest size
Jugular to navel whilst standing
Jugular to belt whilst sitting
7th vertebrae to belt whilst standing
Type n/a if not applicable
Forehead all the way around your head
Add anything you think may be helpful for us to identify the correct size for you
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