Question. How well does it balance? Do you need a counterweight on the back side to offset the weight of the nods?
I find it’s not as bad as a helmet because the mount is much closer to your head so the weight isn’t as far forward. So it’s much better in that aspect and you can get away with no ballast if you cinch it down good. However a counter balance is always a good idea with NODs. I’m working on retro fitting all of my head gear. You wouldn’t think it’s that hard but man its time consuming and expensive!
The nightcap really shines in its ability to always be there. I carry my NODs in an issued canteen pouch and this thing is perfect to crumple up and fill in the space with padding so it protects the NODs and doesn’t let it fall out. I love mine.