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Skate Helmet
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Gendarmerie
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF (BH)
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Armour rating Level I
Mass 20

The Skate Helmet is a ballistic-resistant helmet worn by civilians, pro-AAF paramilitary fighters and Tanoan Gendarmerie tactical teams in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.


The Skate Helmet is intended for use in recreational sports. It has a "mass" of 20 units.

Despite being intended to serve as a simple safety helmet, the Skate Helmet is actually rated at Level I protection standards and can withstand a single 9 mm bullet (at non-point blank ranges). Ironically, this is the same amount (4) of armour offered by mil-spec Light Combat Helmets - which essentially allows the Skate Helmet to retain usefulness in some combat situations.

However, it should be noted that the Skate Helmet provides even less surface coverage than the latter. It lacks camouflage variety and provides minimal resistance to explosions which, needless to say, results in the Skate Helmet not being a viable replacement for dedicated combat helmets.


  • In-game Skate Helmets appear to be based on Pro-Tec's line of skateboarding helmets.
  • Although marked as content from the Apex expansion pack, the Skate Helmet does not require ownership of the DLC and can be freely worn without restrictions.
  • Prior to the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario, Skate Helmets were exclusively worn by civilians.


See also

Wearable helmets in ArmA 3
Level I Crew Helmet [Soft]Hard HatLight Combat HelmetRacing HelmetSkate Helmet
Level II Advanced Modular Helmet (Chops, Ear Protectors) • Basic HelmetCombat Helmet (Camo) • Heli Pilot Helmet (Crew) • Modular HelmetStealth Combat Helmet
Level III Avenger HelmetCrew HelmetPilot HelmetPress Helmet [Neck Protection]Protector Helmet
Level IV Assassin HelmetEnhanced Combat Helmet
Level V Defender HelmetSpecial Purpose Helmet
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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