In the redesigned ratchet mechanism, Bally Design created a better balance for the wearer to make smooth adjustments with an unobtrusive, easy-to-grasp knob as well as an audible “click” to signal the desired fit. The nape strap was upgraded to include three height options and a strap extension to allow greater balance and stability.
The moisture-wicking sweatband, an optional accessory, was expanded for more coverage area and to ease pressure-point discomfort. The sweatband can be attached or replaced (for laundering) without removing the suspension from the hard hat.
In addition, the suspension was redesigned to contain no metal parts and to fit MSA’s various industrial helmet styles.