Hockey Helmet Sizing Guide & Charts: Find the Right Fit!
It is no question that Ice Hockey Helmets are one of the most important pieces of equipment that an Ice Hockey Player wears. An advanced Ice Hockey Helmet protects your head against a variety of different impacts like deflected pucks, accidental high sticks, contact with the boards, and so on. However, for an Ice Hockey Helmet to provide protection to its full potential, it must fit properly. This guide will go over Hockey Helmet Sizing, will provide Hockey Helmet Size Charts, along with a brief explanation of how a Hockey Helmet should fit.
Hockey Helmet Considerations
- Protection: A hockey helmet should fit snug to prevent any shifting and maximize protection. Make sure the chinstrap can be adjusted so it gently makes contact under the chin when fastened. Hockey rules may require that you wear CSA and HECC certified helmets. Check the rules by which you play for the requirements. All CSA and HECC certified helmets have a sticker indicating their certification.
- Comfort: You should always look for equipment that feels comfortable. Although most helmets are lined with a protective foam, some helmets will feel better than others. Try on different brands of helmets for fit and comfort.
- Brand: Different brands will have their own look, fits, and features. Head over to our website to check out all the major helmet manufacturers to see which one would best match your playstyle and preferences.
- Color: The overall color of the helmet can be something to take into consideration as well, especially if you play for an organized league, like High School hockey or Travel hockey. Often times, teams like that will require all players to have a universally colored helmet so everyone matches. Luckily, the big-name helmet manufacturers, like CCM, Warrior, and Bauer, all carry a variety of different colors for you to choose from!
Hockey Helmet Size Chart
The size chart listed below are general Ice Hockey Helmet sizing guidelines, and while they DO NOT guarantee a perfect fit, they are helpful to keep in mind starting out. Once you narrow down which specific helmet you want, you can find it on our website, then click the size chart tab at the bottom of the product page, as that size chart will pertain to that specific brand!
|Helmet Size||Age Range||Hat Size||Circumference (in.)|
|X-Small||4 – 6||6 1/8 – 6 3/4||19.3″ – 21.4″|
|Small||7 – 11||6 1/2 – 7||20.6″ – 22.2″|
|Medium||12 – 16||6 7/8 – 7 3/8||21.9″ – 23.3″|
|Large||17+||7 3/8- 7 3/4||22.7″ – 24.5″|
|X-Large||17+||7 5/8 – 8 1/8||24″ – 26″|
How To Fit a Hockey Helmet
No matter what age bracket you play in, there is always some type of contact within the game of Ice Hockey. That is why it is always important to get Ice Hockey Equipment that fits properly, especially the Ice Hockey Helmet.
Measure Your Head
To find your corresponding size, you will want to measure the circumference of your head. Wrap a measuring tape around your head, an inch or two above the eyebrows. This should be around the middle of the forehead.
Open Helmet to Largest Setting
Most modern helmets have some form of an adjustment system. Adjust the helmet so it is in its largest size possible.
Put the Helmet On and Tighten
With your helmet opened to its largest setting gradually begin to downsize the helmet until a comfortably snug fit is achieved. The helmet should rest on the head so that the rim is one finger width above the eyebrow and making contact with the top of your head.
Add in Mask and Chin Strap
Fasten the face mask up and check to see if the chin cup is snugly, but comfortably, fitting around the chin.
Test the Helmet for Fit
With the helmet fastened, shake your head up and down and side to side to test the fit. You will want it to move around much, if at all. It should remain snug on your head to provide optimal protection.
Hockey Helmet Sizing by Brand
Bauer Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart
CCM Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart
Warrior Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart
Let HockeyMonkey Help with Helmet Sizing!
Head out to any one of our MonkeySports Superstores across the United States to try out various helmets from the top helmet manufacturers such as Warrior, CCM, and Bauer! For quick specifications on the helmets, check out our Hockey Helmet category page on our website, where you can learn about the fit, protection, and protection of different helmets.
Common Questions About Hockey Helmets
What are the safest youth hockey helmets?
What are the safest adult hockey helmets?
Can you make a hockey helmet wider?
Most modern helmets have some sort of adjustment system. Some have tabs on each side of the helmet that can adjust the fit, while others have a dial on the back of the helmet that can expand the overall fit of the helmet as well.
How long do hockey helmets last?
The HECC sticker on the back of the helmet is good for 6 ½ years meaning the technology within the helmet will provide adequate protection for players within that time span. Physically however, due to wear and tear, there is a chance it might deteriorate over time. Keep an eye out for cracks, torn/ripped padding on the interior, missing pieces, and so on.
Should your helmet be tight?
Yes, your helmet should be snug. You don’t want it moving around on your head while you are skating as that could be a potential issue when receiving contact from a hit, puck, etc. While it should be snug, you also don’t want it to be painful. When in the process of buying a new helmet, be sure to gather your head dimensions, and head shape to ensure a snug, but comfortable fit.
Hockey Helmet Fitting Guide
- The areas to consider when choosing a helmet are protection, comfort and fit.
- You should always look for equipment that feels comfortable.
- Although most helmets are lined with a protective foam, some do feel better than others. (Dual Density, EPP + Comfort Foam “Expanded Polypropylene”, Triple density with EPP, FXPP foam “Fused Expanded Polypropylene Liners”)
- The helmet should be adjusted to fit snug to prevent any shifting and maximize protection. (New style helmets will have flaps on the side to adjust the helmet. Older style helmets will need a screw driver and loosen the helmet.)
- Make sure the chinstrap is adjusted so it gently makes contact under the chin when fastened.
- It is recommended that the player wear CSA and HECC certified helmets.
- All CSA and HECC certified helmets have a sticker indicating their certification.
- Open your helmet to it’s largest setting and on the head so that the rim is one finger width above the eyebrow.
- Gradually begin to downsize the the helmet until a comfortably snug fit is achieved.
Selecting the right helmet can sometimes be difficult because there is few noticeable performance enhancements associated with helmets. A helmet does not add speed to your skating or strength to your slap shot. However, the correct fit will make the difference between a contact sport and a possible injury. A properly sized helmet provides crucial protection against one of the most dangerous hockey injuries: a head injury.
When shopping for a helmet, a good fit is far more important than color or style. Fit is the most important factoring because there is a direct correlation between a properly sized helmet and safety. You can determine your helmet size by measuring the circumference of your head about ½ – 1” above your eyebrow. This measurement also correlates to your hat size. Please note this is an approximation and sizing will vary slightly among manufacturers.
Make sure the helmet fits snugly on the head. Depending on the size and shape of your head, some brands and styles fit better than others. A properly fitting helmet sits flat on the head and is about ½ inch above your eyebrows, without tilting forward or back. Adjust the chin strap so that it fits firmly under the chin. You want the helmet to fit snug enough so that it doesn’t shift, but not to the point of where it feels uncomfortable. If you feel pressure or pinching, the helmet is too small. Please note that most helmets today feature tool-free clips that allow quick and easy adjustments that not only ensure a custom fit, but also allow room to grow.
Remember to make sure the helmet fits properly and provides the comfort and protection the player needs. The extra few dollars is well worth it. If your helmet becomes dented or cracked, replace it immediately. It is also important to maintain the HECC stickers on the helmet. In the event that you would need to replace the helmet, the warranty would be void if the stickers were removed.
For more information on how to size helmets and to ensure the proper fit of your hockey helmet please feel free to contact our customer service at 1.800.828.7496. Please Note: Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.
Warrior | Hockey Pad Sizing
|Warrior Shoulder Pad Sizing Chart|
|Senior Warrior Shoulder Pads|
|Small||5’5″ – 5’9″||36″ – 40″|
|Medium||5’7″ – 5’11”||38″ – 42″|
|Large||5’9″ – 6’1″||40″ – 44″|
|X-Large||5’11” – 6’3″||42″+|
|Junior Warrior Shoulder Pads|
|Small||4’3″ – 4’8″||26″ – 30″|
|Medium||4’7″ – 5’0″||28″ – 32″|
|Large||4’11” – 5’4″||30″ – 34″|
|X-Large||5’5″ – 5’9″||32″ – 36″|
|Youth Warrior Shoulder Pads|
|Small||3’3″ – 4’1″||22″ – 26″|
|Large||3’9″ – 4’7″||24″ – 28″|
|Warrior Shin Guard Sizing Chart|
|Senior Warrior Shin Guards|
|Size||Shin Size||Knee to Ankle|
|Small||13″||12″ – 13″|
|Medium||14″||13″ – 14″|
|Large||15″||14″ – 15″|
|X-Large||16″||15″ – 16″|
|XX-Large||17″||16″ – 17″|
|Junior Warrior Shin Guards|
|Size||Shin Size||Knee to Ankle|
|Small||10″||9″ – 11″|
|Medium||11″||10″ – 11″|
|Large||12″||10″ – 12″|
|X-Large||13″||11″ – 13″|
|Youth Warrior Shin Guards|
|Size||Shin Size||Knee to Ankle|
|Small||7″||6″ – 7″|
|Medium||8″||7″ – 8″|
|Large||9″||8″ – 9″|
|Warrior Elbow Pad Sizing Chart|
|Senior Warrior Elbow Pads|
|Small||5’5″ – 5’9″||12″ – 13″|
|Medium||5’7″ – 5’11”||13″ – 14″|
|Large||5’9″ – 6’1″||14″ – 15″|
|Junior Warrior Elbow Pads|
|Small||4’3″ – 4’10”||9″ – 11″|
|Large||4’7″ – 5’4″||10″ – 12″|
|X-Large||5’5″ – 5’9″||11″ – 13″|
|Youth Warrior Elbow Pads|
|Small||3’3″ – 4’1″||7″ – 8″|
|Large||3’9″ – 4’7″||8″ – 9″|
Warrior Covert PX+ Hockey Helmet – The Hockey Shop Source For Sports
The Covert PX+ helmet from Warrior is designed for best in-class protection. A redesigned shell focuses on fit, lightweight comfort and protection and offers tool-less adjustments within each size. The new plastic shell also transitions from a 4-piece construction to a 2-piece construction for better stability and rigidity. Two layers of foam have been strategically selected and placed within the helmet to protect against all impacts from high to low force. As well, the internal liner is a blend of premium multi-layered impact absorbing foams to keep you fully protected. The Warrior Covert PX+ helmets are offer Small-Large sizing and come in 5 different color options. They are CSA, HECC and CSA certified.
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|Warrior Krown LTE Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart|
|Helmet Size||Head Circumference|
|Small||20.4 – 22.4″||52 – 57 cm|
|Medium||22.0 – 23.6″||56 – 60 cm|
|Large||23.2 – 24.8″||59 – 63 cm|
|X-Large||23.6 – 25.2″||60 – 64 cm|
Warrior Krown Hockey Helmet Fit
The Krown helmets are a neutral fit, and with a four piece shell they enable players with wider heads or larger volume to comfortably wear them. The Krown helmets have a single adjustment at the back and can feel short in length on some head shapes.
Sizing before Purchase
To fit for your proper sized helmet you will need a soft tape measure. Take this tape measure and have another person snugly wrap it around your head at the largest point, usually just above the eyebrows (see left). Record this measurement of circumference and compare it to the available sizing charts in the brand of helmet you are looking at.
Sizing after Purchase
To ensure a good fit after you have received your proper sized helmet, flip open and unlock the helmet clip(s) and slide the helmet to its last and largest setting. Position it on the head so the rim is one finger width above the eyebrow. Gradually begin to downsize the helmet, pressing on the front and back until a comfortable, snug fit is achieved. Lock the helmet into this size by pressing down and closing the locking adjustment(s). Look in a mirror while wearing the helmet to make sure the ear guards are covering at least half of your ear and to make sure the helmet does not appear to be shifting back and forth on your head.
It is recommended to use a mouth guard although not required. It is recommended that players wear HECC and CE Certified helmets and in Hockey Canada sanctioned leagues it is required for helmets to be CSA approved. CSA, HECC and CE Certified stickers are fixed to the helmets indicating their certification.
Extreme Hockey & Sport – So Much More Than Hockey
Warrior Protective Sizing Chart
Please note that all sizing charts are general guidelines only. To ensure proper fitting, we highly recommend that players be fitted by their local dealer. Extreme Hockey & Sport is not responsible for improper sizing of equipment/garment.
- Measure player’s chest from just below the armpits
- Match the player’s chest size to the shoulder pad that corresponds
- Shoulder pad should fit snugly with the tips of the shoulders properly positioned under the shoulder caps
|SIZE||BODY HEIGHT||BODY HEIGHT (CM)||CHEST (IN)||CHEST (CM)|
|SR||S||5’3″ – 5’9″||160 – 175||36 – 40||91 – 101|
|M||5’6″ – 6’0″||168 – 183||38 – 42||97 – 107|
|L||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188||40 – 44||102 – 112|
|XL*||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188||42 +||106 +|
|JR||S||4’3″ – 4’9″||129 – 145||26 – 30||66 – 76|
|M||4’6″ – 5’0″||137 – 152||28 – 32||71 – 81|
|L||4’9″ – 5’3″||145 – 160||30 – 34||76 – 86|
|YTH||S||3’3″ – 4’1″||99 – 124||22 – 26||56 – 66|
|L||3’8″ – 4’5″||111 – 135||24 – 28||61 – 71|
*Larger chest size than SR Large
*Please Note: This sizing chart is for reference only and may not reflect personal preference*
|SIZE||BODY HEIGHT||BODY HEIGHT (CM)|
|SR||S||5’3″ – 5’9″||160 – 175|
|M||5’6″ – 6’0″||168 – 183|
|L||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188|
|XL||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188|
|JR||S||4’3″ – 4’9″||129 – 145|
|M||4’6″ – 5’0″||137 – 152|
|L||4’9″ – 5’3″||145 – 160|
|YTH||S||3’3″ – 4’1″||99 – 124|
|L||3’8″ – 4’5″||112 – 135|
*Please Note: This sizing chart is for reference only and may not reflect personal preference*
- While sitting, measure from the center of the kneecap to the top of the skate boot
- Match the player’s shin measurement to the size of the shin guard
|SIZE||SIZE (CM)||BODY HEIGHT||BODY HEIGHT (CM)|
|SR||14″||36||5’4″ – 5’7″||163 – 170|
|15″||38||5’7″ – 5’10”||170 – 178|
|16″||41||5’10” – 6’2″||178 – 188|
|17″||43||6’0″ +||183 +|
|18″||46||6’0″ +||183 +|
|JR||10″||25||4’0″ – 4’6″||122 – 137|
|11″||28||4’4″ – 4’8″||132 – 142|
|12″||30||4’8″ – 5’2″||142 – 157|
|13″||33||5’2″ – 5’6″||157 – 168|
|YTH||8″||20||3’4″ – 3’8″||102 – 112|
|9″||23||3’8″ – 4’0″||112 – 122|
*Please Note: This sizing chart is for reference only and may not reflect personal preference*
|SIZE||BODY HEIGHT||BODY HEIGHT (CM)||WAIST (IN)||WAIST (CM)|
|SR||S||5’4″ – 5’9″||163 – 175||30 – 32||76 – 81|
|M||5’6″ – 6’0″||168 – 183||32 – 34||81 – 86|
|M-Tall||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188||32 – 34||81 – 86|
|L||5’9″ – 6’2″||175 – 188||34 – 36||86 – 91|
|L-Tall||6’0″ +||183 +||34 – 36||86 – 91|
|XL||6’0″ +||183 +||36 – 38||91 – 97|
|XXL||6’2″ +||188 +||38 – 40||97 – 102|
|JR||XS||3’10” – 4’5″||117 – 135||22 – 23||56 – 58|
|S||4’3″ – 4’8″||129 – 142||22 – 24||56 – 61|
|M||4’6″ – 5’1″||137 – 155||24 – 26||61 – 66|
|L||5’0″ – 5’5″||152 – 165||26 – 28||66 – 71|
|XL||5’4″ – 5’9″||163 – 175||28 – 30||71 – 76|
|XL-Tall||5’4″ – 5’9″||163 – 175||28 – 30||71 – 76|
|XXL-Tall||5’4″ – 5’9″||163 – 175||29 – 31||73 – 79|
|YTH||S||3’4″ – 3’7″||102 – 110||20 – 21||51 – 53|
|M||3’7″ – 4’0″||110 – 122||21 – 22||53 – 56|
|L||4’0″ – 4’4″||122 – 132||22 – 23||56 – 58|
When selecting a glove, fit is up to the individual player but the glove should protect the fingers and hands from sticks. Some players prefer a tighter fit while others prefer a looser fit. The cuff of the hockey gloves should extend to the bottom of your elbow pads if the cuff is too short you might want to consider wearing slash guards. To determine the size of your hockey glove size, measure from the base of your middle finger to the crease in your elbow. This measurement in inches will correspond directly to the size of glove that you will need.
|SIZE||FINGER BASE TO ELBOW (IN)|
|SR||13″||12″ – 13″|
|14″||13″ – 14″|
|15″||14″ – 15″|
|JR||10″||9″ – 10″|
|11″||10″ – 11″|
|12″||11″ – 12″|
|YTH||8″||7″ – 8″|
|9″||8″ – 9″|
Warrior Evo Lacrosse Helmet
Lacrosse Helmet Sizing Guide
Start by measuring the circumference of your head finishing across the middle of your forehead right above your eyebrow and across your temples. This number (in inches) will give you the approximate size in accordance with the size chart provided bellow. Once received, you should be looking through the topmost bars of the helmet. The helmet should feel like it is “tilted” down in order to see out of these bars. You might think the neck is exposed, but lacrosse helmets are designed to protect the face and throat more so than the back of the head. Once you have done this, remove the chinstrap completely and place on your chin so that is tight to your face. While holding the chinstrap up to your face, shorten the straps so they line up with the snap buttons and tighten accordingly. This will keep your helmet from bouncing on your head.
The helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment for a lacrosse player. The head is the number one thing that needs to be protected, and you need the perfect fit to be fully protected. If you choose a helmet that’s too small, it won’t fit properly and could dangerously expose the head and neck area. If you chose one that is too large, it will move around too much on your head and won’t provide full protection. Both of these can increase the chance of injury from checks, balls, and hitting the ground.
If you are looking for more in-depth advice on selecting a lacrosse helmet, please visit Lacrosse Helmet Buying Guide or contact our customer support team for personalized guidance.
|Warrior Evo Helmet Sizing Chart|
|Size||Hat Size||Head Circumference (Inches)|
|Small/Medium||6 5/8 – 7||20.75″ – 21.75″|
|Large/X-Large||7 – 7 1/2||21.75″ – 23.5″|
|This sizing chart is provided as a general guideline. Please contact customer service for additional sizing guidance.|
Warrior Lacrosse warrants, to the original customer only, that its Helmets will be free from defects (i.e. cracks, welding, and other material flaws) during normal use for one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase. Normal wear and tear can be expected and is not covered under warranty.
Proof of purchase is required for each return. Proof of purchase can be a receipt, cancelled check, credit card or bank statement, or anything else that clearly indicates the date of purchase. In addition, the purchase must be made through an authorized Warrior dealer.
Warrior Sports will replace the product with the exact product that is defective. If the product is no longer available, Warrior will replace with a different color or upgrade you free of charge if Warrior no longer carries that item.
Please fill out Warrior’s return request form to obtain a Return Authorization Number at http://www.warrior.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-warrior_us-Site/default/CustomerService-Warranty?cid=lacrosse.
Please call Warrior Customer Service at 800-968-7845 for assistance.
For more information please visit http://www.warrior.com/USA-Lacrosse-Returns/returns-warranty-usa-lacrosse,default,pg.html.
The Best Hockey Helmets of 2021
Concussions are a huge issue in today’s game, with sports such as football admitting connections between head impacts and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE for short. Studies have even shown that in sports such as soccer with repeated small impacts from heading the ball can lead to CTE. The NHL has not formally admitted it has found a connection between hockey and CTE, but at this point it seems a mere formality.
With fighting being slowly being phased out, or reduced at a minimum, this should help prevent CTE for future generations that play in leagues that allow fighting (Jr. A, Jr. B, Major Junior, and all North American pro leagues). Also a focus on reducing head shots and the having the head be the primary point of contact should serve to ensure head and brain health going forward as well. The future of hockey looks bright in our opinion in terms of player safety.
When it comes to hockey helmets and their ability to prevent concussions, no evidence exists as of yet that allows companies manufacturing hockey helmets to claim they prevent concussions. In fact, in 2015 the competition bureau of Canada told CCM-Reebok that they could not market their helmets around concussion prevention. A year earlier in 2014 the same organization told Bauer it could not market its RE-AKT helmets around concussion prevention.
So what does this all mean? Are hockey helmets useless? Not at all. The fact of the matter is that they are designed around reducing catastrophic brain injuries stemming from skull fracture. They likely do help with some concussion prevention, but by no means make anyone impervious to concussions. Adding a layer of complexity is the fact that any impact on any individual can produce different results.
What does this mean to you as a hockey player? All helmets will protect you from skull fracture. Just like a new Volvo has more safety devices and protection than a 1998 Kia, newer helmets constantly have improvements and advancements in the department of player safety. We at Going Bar Down like to stack the deck in our favor when it comes to protective gear, and tend to gravitate towards helmets with more advanced materials and engineering. Read on to see our reviews below and hopefully we can help you make an informed decision on protecting your head!
ⓘ Ice Hockey Helmet
Hockey helmet – the main functional purpose is to protect the player’s head from injury. The helmet should be lightweight and fit well. The helmet is made of high quality plastic. On the inside there is a special gasket that cushions the force of the impact. All men under the age of eighteen are required to wear helmets with a metal lattice “visor”; after eighteen, the “visor” can be changed to a transparent plastic visor.The visor must be positioned vertically and cover the eyes and part of the nose. It is forbidden to lift the visor upwards. The choice of a helmet, like all hockey ammunition, is very individual and depends, first of all, on the shape of the head.
Each season, the main manufacturers produce about five different models of hockey helmets. The models have various configurations and the number of sizes and colors provided by the manufacturer.
Unlike other equipment such as shields or elbow pads, the color of the helmet must match the rest of the shape.All players from each playing team must wear the same colored helmets, except for the goalkeeper. The base color should be approximately 80% of the color of each part of the form. The colors black, white, red and blue are standard and most common in retail. Other colors usually involve a team or individual order.
The size of the helmet is indicated by a letter designation. There are three basic and two additional sizes for the ice hockey helmet. Depending on the specific model and manufacturer, there may be slight differences in the size scale.This is how a slightly generalized table looks like: main sizes – S 52-57 cm, M 55-60 cm, L 58-63 cm; additional sizes – XS 50-55 cm, XL 62-65 cm.
According to the rules, all goalkeepers are required to wear a full face mask and an established hockey helmet or goalkeeper face and head protection that meets established international standards. The goalkeeper’s mask is different from the usual player’s mask. It helps to reflect the puck and disperse the blow, so the goalkeeper’s mask must reliably protect his face.The goalkeeper neck guard is designed to work with a goalkeeper mask and provides additional protection around the throat. The goalkeeper’s helmet protects both the face and the back of the goalkeeper’s head. For the first time, a goalkeeper mask, consisting of plastic and leather, was put on by goalkeeper Clint Benedict in 1929.
How to choose a hockey helmet. Choosing the right hockey helmet
A hockey helmet is an extremely important piece of equipment for a hockey player, designed to provide reliable protection of the athlete’s head from dangerous craniocerebral injuries in the event of falls, collisions with other players or hitting the puck in the head.Before making a purchase, you need to make the right choice, since the safety and comfort of the game depends on it.
The most important requirements for a modern ice hockey helmet are strength, reliability of mounts, light weight and design ergonomics.
Currently, hockey helmets are made of high-strength plastic. On the inside, they must be equipped with a special gasket for additional cushioning of the impact force.Unlike other hockey equipment (such as shin guards, elbow pads, or bibs), the color of the helmet matters because it must match the rest of the shape. The most common colors found in specialized hockey shops are black, white, blue and, less commonly, red. Other colors usually involve a team or custom hockey helmet.
In accordance with modern ice hockey rules, all juniors (players under the age of 18) are required to wear helmets with a lattice metal visor.Hockey players who have turned 18 can change their visor to a transparent plastic visor.
The selection of the hockey helmet, like all ammunition, is very individual, and, above all, depends on the size and shape of the player’s head.
Distinguish between narrow and wide helmets. When making a choice, you should focus primarily on personal feelings and only after that pay attention to the appearance of the helmet and the manufacturer’s brand. When fitting, the athlete should not feel discomfort, pressure on any, especially the temporal, area of the head.At the same time, in order to provide maximum protection, the helmet should have a snug fit, not “hang out” on the head. A loose helmet is poor protection and therefore has a high likelihood of serious head injury.
The size of the ice hockey helmet is designated by letter. There are three main and two additional sizes on the market, which are designated by the letters S (52-57 cm), M (55-60 cm), L (58-63 cm), as well as additional sizes XS (50-55 cm) and XL (62-65 cm).
Helmet size matching table
Head circumference, cm
Extra Large (XL)
ATTENTION: The suitability of the helmet sizes given in the table should be taken as a guide only.Each manufacturer has its own size grid, moreover, different models of the same manufacturer may have their own size range.
To correctly select the hockey helmet, you must first determine the most suitable size (XS, S, M, L or XL). For this, measure the circumference of the head and determine the appropriate size according to the table. Then, loosening the adjusting screws located in the upper side part with a regular screwdriver, open the helmet to the maximum position for it.Put it on your head and start sliding it smoothly. Once you have reached the most comfortable position, tighten the screws and check the result. When worn, the helmet must have a snug fit, not allowing the head to rotate within its structure, while at the same time eliminating any pressure. The final adjustment of the Hockey Helmet is usually achieved after a few workouts after purchase.
Hockey helmet care
The ice hockey helmet should be visually inspected regularly and the fastening screws should be checked for tightness.After each workout or game, wash the helmet with a special antibacterial agent or simply shampoo / soap with a sponge. After washing, it must be dried or wiped dry. To avoid scratches on the helmet or visor, use a special bag or case for transportation.
How to choose a hockey helmet according to the size chart for a goalkeeper and a child
Hockey is a very dynamic game in which attacks and strikes, throws and falls alternate.Both professional hockey players and outdoor sports enthusiasts need to protect the entire body, especially the head. A hockey helmet helps to avoid serious injury.
The first rule: the helmet should fit tightly enough without squeezing the head or loose. The recommended distance between the front edge of the helmet and the level of the eyebrows is 1.5-2.5 cm (this is especially important when choosing protection for a child).
The shape of the head and the fit at the temples also matter.The helmet should not squeeze the temporal region and deliver uncomfortable sensations.
For players with a round head shape, helmets from the following manufacturers are suitable:
- CCM – comfortable wide helmets. The manufacturer also offers narrow models for those with an oval head shape.
- Bauer – wide and narrow helmets.
The following helmets are designed for players with an oval head shape:
- CCM. The manufacturer offers mainly wide helmets. You can also choose narrow models.
- Bauer – wide and narrow helmets.
- Easton. The manufacturer specializes in narrow helmets designed for an oval head shape.
Choice of helmet size
How to determine the size of the helmet? A few details will become a hint:
- Measure your head circumference (in cm) and add 1 to 2 cm to this result.
- Please note the model and serial production.
- Consider being able to fit the helmet to fit your head using the 4-position strap.
- Explore the range and look for helmets with a nape lock provided for adjustment.
|Head circumference (cm)|
|Size, US||X-Small (XS)||Small (S)||Medium (M)||Large (L)||Extra Large (XL)|
IIHF has developed a set of rules for the period 2014-2018:
- All female players are required to wear a helmet with a mesh mask.
- All players under the age of 18 are required to wear a mesh or hybrid mask.
- Adult players born after 1974 are required to use a visor.
- Players born before 1974 may choose not to wear a visor when playing with a helmet.
Choosing a goalkeeper helmet
The goalkeeper needs not only skates and a stick, but also a quality hockey helmet. Comfortable helmets made of lightweight, durable material are able to protect the goalkeeper from potential injury.Game collisions, puck flying at high speed, hard blows with a club – all this can turn into an accident. The history of hockey has many cases when the match was accompanied by injuries.
Most hockey goalkeeper helmets use a special technology to seal the protective elements in the frontal and back of the head. To find the correct helmet size, you need to measure the head circumference slightly above the eyebrow level and correlate the result with the markings on the helmet.
Choosing a helmet for a child
Choosing a children’s hockey helmet is quite simple. For this you need:
- Place the helmet on the child’s head and then move it.
- Make sure that the helmet is securely fixed and does not squeeze the head, causing discomfort to the child.
- Observe how freely the helmet moves and whether it falls off.
If the chosen helmet dangles on the child’s head, then this model is not suitable.During the game, such a helmet will not be able to stay in place, which is fraught with injuries.
Hockey helmet care
Each player wants his equipment to serve for a long time, fulfilling its functions and maintaining a decent appearance. This requires proper care.
A mandatory ritual after any workout is to take care of the helmet. Often, athletes go to the shower with protective gear to eliminate unpleasant odors.
The inner lining of the helmet is made of plastic and soft material to prevent injury. Sweat absorbed into the fabric turns into a source of unpleasant odor if the helmet is not cared for. Often the lining is peeled off and washed in the washing machine, and the plastic part is wiped with a cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide or vinegar solution. This simple procedure cleans the helmet and kills bacteria.
The outer surface of the helmet should also be cleaned by wiping it dry thoroughly to prevent rust on the mounts.
Before going on the ice, the player must check that the helmet screws and the mask / visor fasteners are securely tightened.
Choosing a hockey helmet is not at all difficult, the main thing is not to forget to use it. Good luck to all hockey fans!
Warrior Alpha Pro S18 Combo Hockey Player Helmet (with Grill / Mask)
The Warrior Alpha One Pro Helmet Combo brings a new level of protection, comfort, comfortable fit and looks at a great price.The Alpha One Pro uses the OmniShock Protection System, which places advanced Impax foam in critical impact areas (front, back, and sides of the head) while EPP makes up the rest of the pad. EPP is a proven foam that is very lightweight and copes very well with high energy impacts.
Compared to Warrior helmets of the past, the Alpha One Pro has a smoother and sleeker look. This is made possible by the True One-Piece shell, which is also stiffer and stiffer than compound shells.What does a harder body mean for a hockey player? The extra stiffness better manages impact energy for better protection, especially when hitting hard or high energy contact.
The Alpha One Pro has another new trick up its sleeve: the Flow Comfort Liner and its AdaptFit 270 adjustment system. The Flow Comfort Liner features removable, comfortable pads that are Polygiene treated to prevent odor-causing bacteria build-up but are easy to clean. AdaptFit 270 is a micro-adjustable adjustment system that provides a personalized interior fit rather than the traditional front-to-back adjustment on traditional helmets.Safe and secure, Boa Dial requires no tools and can be used quickly on the fly.
OmniShock Protection System
Impax Foam in critical areas (e.g. frontal lobe, temples and nape)
High performance cushioning for a high level of protection
EPP base liner
Lightweight moisture-repellent foam that resists high-energy impact
Comfort padding with Polygiene technology formation of odor-causing bacteria inside liner
Real one-piece shell
High density plastic provides a lightweight barrier with increased protection
Alpha One Warrior Cage
Optimal visibility in classic style
Dual density floating chin cup
AdaptFit 270 from Boa
Micro-adjustable dial provides a custom fit for maximum protection
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