Designed in Japan, the Devtac Ronin has a look unmistakably inspired by modern action franchises. A brutalist blend of Halo, Iron-Man and John Wick styling cues, the helmet is more than just eye-catching.
Marketed as an alternative to existing military ballistic helmets, the Ronin may truly be safeguarding the heroes of tomorrow.
At first glance, it might be easy to cast this off as an expensive Halloween costume, but the Ronin offers some serious protection despite its movie-star looks.
Ballistic Kevlar plating throughout the helmet is rated as level II from the National Institute of Justice. That means it will stop most common handgun rounds in their tracks.
The following clip shows the helmet stopping a bullet at close range:
The lenses are also ballistic grade and while not directly bulletproof, will guard against shrapnel and other debris.
Besides protecting your noggin, the Ronin has built-in mounts that let you adapt it to suit your needs (or mission). Things like a heads-up display can be optioned, which can connect to gun scopes (to see around corners) or even a drone for complete situational awareness.
An internal battery-powered fan can pull in fresh air or expel hot air, which keeps the lenses from fogging up.
How to Buy
To be honest, we’re not sure.
We reached out repeatedly to Devtac for pricing and have yet to hear back. It’s possible they may only be accepting orders from trade shows or don’t sell direct. Either way, it’s a compelling piece of gear and we hope the design will inspire more outfitters soon.