USMC Lightweight Helmet (Desert MARPAT)


The US Marine Corps Lightweight Helmet or LWH is the successor to the PASGT helmet. It is very similar to the PASGT in terms of shape but features an upgraded 4-point olive drab or desert tan chinstrap and padded suspension. The LWH is also issued in brown rather than the PASGT green. These helmets were issued and fielded by the USMC from 2003 to present (2021).

This helmet is equipped with a Desert MARPAT helmet cover, “cat eyes” reflective helmet band, and a night vision bracket for attaching PVS-7s night vision goggles or PVS-14 monocular night vision devices.