Here we provide a review of the best airsoft helmets available in 2021.
First things first, do you really need a helmet to play airsoft?
Most people will say, “No, not necessary. The only protective gear you need is a decent pair of airsoft goggles.”
Some people would say, “Yes, totally necessary. Why? Have you ever been shot in the forehead or in the temple? You’ll know why you need an airsoft protective helmet if you have experienced a shot to the head.”
From this, you can determine that wearing a helmet for airsoft is not merely to enhance your personal aesthetic appeal. There is very good reason to wear a helmet. Yes, it will look good. But it’s the protective element that really matters.
Further, you might want to invest in airsoft elbow pads/ arm pads as well. Just can never be too safe, can you?
Check out our airsoft elbow pads review.
Read our review of the best airsoft face masks.
With (all of) that said, let’s find out what the best airsoft helmets in 2021 are.
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Best Airsoft Helmets 2021
ATAIRSOFT Adjustable Maritime Helmet ABS for Airsoft Paintball
The ATAIRSOFT Adjustable Airsoft Helmet is available in two different sizes:
- M/L (adjustable) 21-22.5 inches/ 53-57 cm circumference. This size is not suited to the larger-sized head.
- L/XL (adjustable) 22.5-24 inches/ 58-61 cm circumference. This size is suited to the larger-sized head.
If you do find that the helmet is a bit on the tight side, you can remove the interior mat.
Colors: Black, forest green (which looks more like dark gray), and light gray.
The ATAIRSOFT is made from durable, high-quality ABS (if you really want to know: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene).
It weighs around 1.7 lbs/ 770 g.
The ATAIRSOFT has not been designed to withstand an impact from real ammunition. Do best not to even try.
The Velcro panels on top of the helmet mean that you can attach safety lights, IFF, filament of patches, and nametapes.
Outry Tactical Fast Helmet
The Outry Tactical Fast Helmet is made from ‘durable engineering plastics.’ Inside you’ll find self-adjustable sponging material for comfort – nine pieces in all.
There’s a chin/ neck pad on the adjustable suspender strap so you can adjust fitting. The Outry Tactical Helmet fits heads with a circumference of 20.5-25.2 inches/ 52-64cm.
The helmet’s width is approximately 9.8 inches / 25 cm while the height is around 5.9 inches / 15 cm. The one size is said to fit most heads.
The loop panels provide you with extra places to add patch attachments.
The accessory side rail connectors are suitable for attaching COMs headset, a visor, a flashlight, camera, and so on.
The Outry is ideal for airsoft, paintball, shooting, hunting, and various other tactical activities. You can also use the helmet for cycling.
Colors: Black, multi-camouflage, and tan.
The Outry airsoft helmet weighs 2.87 lbs / 1.3 kg.
ATAIRSOFT PJ Tactical Airsoft Fast Helmet
The ATAIRSOFT PJ Tactical Airsoft Helmet is suited to heads that are no larger than 23 inches / 59 cm in circumference. The internal width is 6.69 inches / 17 cm while the internal length is 8.46 inches / 21.5 cm.
This airsoft helmet is made from durable ABS plastic. It’s nicely light and weighs in at 1.2 lbs / 550g.
The helmet’s side rails are suited to various accessories while if you do add an integrated NVG mount (the mount is not included) it is compatible with most GoPro NVY style mounts.
Colors: Black, field green, multi camouflage, dark green, and light gray/tan.
ATAIRSOFT Tactical Airsoft MICH 2000 Helmet with Side Rail & NVG Mount
The ATAIRSOFT Tactical Airsoft Paintball MICH 2000 Helmet with Side Rail & NVG Mount is suited to those with a head circumference of around 22-24 inches / 56-61 cm. The adjustable suspender straps together with the helmet’s chin/neck pad help with proper fitting.
As is the case with all other airsoft helmets reviewed here, the ATAIRSOFT Tactical Airsoft MICH 2000 is made from durable ABS plastic.
Inside the helmet has seven pieces of sponge padding which are self-adjustable.
For patch attachment, there are surrounding loop panels.
Like the ATAIRSOFT Adjustable Maritime Helmet ABS – the airsoft helmet review at the top – this one weighs 1.7 lbs / 770g.
There are side rails attached to the helmet with NVG shroud and goggle strap clips. There’s bungee retention for NVG which caters to IFF, filament of patches, nametape, and safety light attachment.
Colors: Black, field green, and dark green.