Same thing, but definitely on the IIIA side. Slightly less coverage and the newer Kevlar fabric (10% less weight than the old) = less weight.Originally Posted by leibstandarte10
Also, since it is comfortable and you often forget that you are wearing your helmet, you never have to worry about enforcing wear of the helmet. Kind of the same thing for ballistic eye protection. If you get Oakleys or something else that looks cool, soldiers will wear it because they feel like an operator. If you get something that looks like the safety glasses from your chemistry lab, the fact that they can save your eyes means nothing in comparison to the dork factor that would be present if you wore them.