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SOFIC 18 – Trident K9 Tactical Helmet

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I am an unrepentant dog lover, even Maligators, so when I saw the Trident K9 Tactical Helmet by K9 Helms, I had to stop and take a look.

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Here, K9 Dexter from T3 Consulting / Coastal K9, wears the Trident Helmet at SOFIC (via K9 Helm’s Facebook page).

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A. The main shell is a single piece of super-tough, 3D printed nylon. It features complex curves and details that are finely tuned for performance and durability.

B. ANSI rated, UV400 eye protection is easy to install and remove, yet stays firmly in place. Independent, spherical lenses are canted to each side to maximize the dog’s peripheral vision.

C. Left and right side retention plates squeeze inward with strap tension, providing cushy-yet-firm clamping force.

D. Thick rubber strap is reversible for use by right or left handed humans.

E. 2-position rail can be used to mount a variety of devices, or it can be removed altogether in favor of cameras like the MOHOC, which may be attached directly to the helmet surface.

F. Flexible rear brace meets the neck and terminates in a flared beaver tail, stabilizing the helmet during sudden changes to head and neck angles.

G. Secured with Velcro, the multi-panel foam padding is easily replaced and made in 3 sizes to achieve the best possible fit.

H. Captive strap guides and shielded button stud provide a secure closure that’s fast and easy to operate.

I. Removable fasteners facilitate easy disassembly. Replaceable parts allow for many rebuilds — extending the unit’s service life.

The helmet is still in the development phase, but should be released late this year.

www.k9helm.com

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19 Responses to “SOFIC 18 – Trident K9 Tactical Helmet”

  1. BandEAtoZ says:

    Makes ‘em look like that Space Dog partner of the future as scene in the SciFi comics of old…

    These working dog do deserve the best as the have always givin their all to everything we ask of them.

    All the better when the artwork (with demon eyes and skulls) get added.

  2. abp says:

    dunno how practical this is, but it looks cool as hell!

    • Alpha2 says:

      Thinking the same thing, I could just see walking my Mali down the street’s of the Bay Area and all the great looks I would get with her in one of these.

  3. Stickman says:

    I’m pretty sure my GSD need this. Probably just for pictures and spamming the internet, but I’m still pretty sure they need it.

    • Friend says:

      You should do it so we get more dog pictures. I look forward to photos of your dogs as much as I do the guns. You have inspired me to get a black GSD once I get settled down.

    • Kevr says:

      The world needs more pets in tac gear

  4. robcollins says:

    My pheasant hunting golden doodle wants one, but no way I can seriously justify it.. Add ons would just add to heat for her, except those SD hunts when it’s below 0F, but, I still couldn’t seriously justify it… A picture of her rolling in with a bird in her mouth would almost win the internet. A Malinois dragging a guy down a flight of stairs would definitely win though…

    • Roger Hammersmith says:

      My GSPs would look awesome in this! Pleasant would not recognize them…

  5. Bradkaf308 says:

    Did you ask Dexter his thoughts on it?

  6. Stash says:

    I think I need a wiener-dog sized version, for my dachshund, for reasons.

  7. Airborne_Fister says:

    This would be good for helo ops and halo/haho jumps.

  8. james says:

    very cool product … the Bump helmet for the pooch! really well thought out too!

  9. AJ says:

    Put a cape on the Belgian Mali and he’s one ass kicking Superhero !! Cape has to be in multicam please …

  10. Specopsk9 says:

    Elite K-9 has three of these k-9 helmets in stock for $595 each. They are not on the website yet but you can call and speak with Luke to order. (270)554-5515. http://www.elitek9.com

  11. Jill says:

    Where can I purchase one of these?