The Gecko Mk11 Open Face Marine Safety Helmet has a multi-role use, perfectly suited for those organisations such as the coastguard who work closely within the marine and mountaineering environments. The helmet passes both the British Standards Institute PAS 028 (Marine Safety Helmet) and EN 12492 (Mountaineers Helmet).
Using computer aided design the ABS or unique Kevlar fibreglass construction provides protection and interaction with existing equipment including dry suit, life jacket etc. The Lightweight grooved design gives excellent strength to weight ratio. Visor studs included. The Helmet is B.S.I. approved to P.A.S. 028:2002 Marine Safety Helmet standard, EN12492 Mountaineering Helmet and C.E. marked. Copyright design.
This is an integral part of the helmet design. Through an oral valve, the liner has the ability to inflate or deflate accommodating the user’s head size. This system allows the ‘tension of the fit’ to be adjusted according to the situation, resulting in increased comfort, additional buoyancy and improved heat retention. Patents applied.
Top Head Piece
The Foam Headliner provides shock absorbtion from impact in the crown area and additional floatation from its foam construction.
Foam Comfort Pad
The 15mm thick circular comfort pad supplied provides cushion protection to the top of the head utilising open celled foam. It is removable for washing and secured in place using a Hook and Loop system. Replacement pads are available.
This retention system consists of 19mm nylon webbing riveted to the shell at two point fixings. The Patented Fastex ‘click’ closure buckle allows one hand release and quick adjustment to the strap length. Offset side buckle aids access in emergency and prevents contact with windpipe. Looped end aids tensioning and neoprene sheathed comfort tube helps prevent rubbing.
(Optional) SWATCOM GK Headset
The SWATCOM GK Headset with inline PTT (SC23-03) is a lightweight modular headset that easily fits into Gecko helmets, allowing the user to connect to a wide range of wireless full-duplex or wired VHF radio systems. It has a large (50mm) waterproof IPX6 rated PTT, which is hard-wired to the SWATCOM GK Headset. View Product