The R6 Challenger is the leader in Pacific’s flagship R6 rescue helmet series. As a truly multi-purpose helmet, the Challenger is fully certified to the widest range of rescue helmet standards of any helmet in the world; AS/NZS 1801:1997 Type 3, EN 16471:2014, EN 16473:2014, and NFPA 1951:2020.
Complementing its modern compact design, user comfort, and superior protection, the Challenger offers compatibility with a wide range of accessories and additional protective equipment. For face protection, the Challenger can accommodate either clip on or fixed external face shields (clear polycarbonate or mesh options), internal eye protection, and goggle straps or clips to support a range of safety goggles. Additional compatibilities include brackets to support earmuffs, an interchangeable range of neck protectors, multiple torch/lamp attachment options, picatinny rails, and boom microphone and speaker compatibility.
The Challenger provides the user with the highest level of rescue/wildland fire protection currently available in the world today. It is the multipurpose helmet of choice for many rescue and military services across the globe.
Please note: the R6 Challenger was previously called the R6C.
The R6 Challenger can be configured for the following uses:
Click to configure your R6 Challenger helmet. 1
1 Please note, some features may be either compulsory or unavailable depending on the standard selected.
2 Custom colours are available. Colours may appear different on screen. Enquire for an accurate colour swatch.
3 Customisable to your requirements.
DuPont™ Kevlar® and Fibreglass Reinforced Composite Shell
Provides integral strength and excellent penetration protection. This lightweight shell is chemical and UV resistant with inherent heat and flame resistance. Expected service life of 15+ years with proper care and maintenance.
Ratchet Adjustable Headband
Size 52–65cm (downsizing adjustment kits and XL sizes available). Simple operation with a single gloved hand. Comes with comfortable front and rear sweat padding in your choice of leather, merino, or vinyl and is easily removable and replaceable for decontamination.
Single handed adjustment at multiple locations for maximum comfort and stability. Chin cup or chin loop optional (standard dependent).
Pacific Low Profile Buckle
Can be easily secured, released, and adjusted with a gloved hand.
6-point Ribbon Cradle Harness
Fully modular for easy decontamination and replacement without special tools.
For mounting accessories such as torches.
Internal Eye Protector
Available in Clear or Smoke Tint.
External Clip-On Face Shield
Various lengths available to suit your requirements.
Easi On-Off Base for Torch
For mounting either a UK3AA or Adaro Adalit L5 torch (requires torch clip).
Choose from Goggle Posts, Rear Rubber Straps, or Rear Polyester Straps.
Choose from 4pt Front Bungy or Front Rubber Straps.
Water Release Holes
Allow helmet to drain water efficiently.
Choose from 25mm or 30mm.
Flame Resistant Neck Protector
Choose from Black Nomex®, Blue, Orange or Yellow FR Cotton.
Allows the helmet to be stored on a hook when not in use.
Premium 3M™ 680 or 3M™ 8887 Reflective Trims available in a range of colours.
Customised branding, rank markings, or other decals are available by request.
Headband adjusts between 52-65cm. Downsize Kit or Extra Large Headband are also available for smaller or larger head sizes.
Our range of standard colours can be seen here. Custom colours also available, MOQ may apply.
Helmet certified to the following standards:
Eye Protector certified to the following standards:
Configuration dependent on certification.
Parts are covered for manufacturing defects and vary from 1-6 years for different helmet components. See the User Information Guide for more information.
All parts can be removed with simple tools to enable your helmet to be cleaned and maintained. See the User Information Guide for more information.