Hockey Helmets

Learn about Hockey Helmets

Hockey helmets are one of the most crucial pieces of protective hockey equipment you’ll purchase and wear. Thus, it’s imperative to find a helmet that fits correctly and offers the best protective features. Hockey helmets come in sizes suited for every age and skill level – from a youth hockey helmet for beginners to an ice hockey helmet for seasoned adults.

There are a few features to consider when shopping for a new helmet. Adult hockey helmets can be bought without an attached cage or visor, but youth leagues mandate face protection. Therefore, if you’re in the market for a junior hockey helmet, seek one that comes with an included cage.

While most helmets can be tailored to fit your head snugly, beginning with the nearest fitting size will grant the most effective protection. Men’s hockey helmets are available in sizes ranging from small to large, while junior hockey helmets cater to smaller heads, boasting tool-free options for effortless adjustment and an ideal fit.

Brands like CCM, Bauer, Warrior, and Mission offer a variety of helmet designs. A majority of kids’ hockey helmets, including the larger sizes, have received CSA, HECC, and CE certifications, making them apt for use in both youth and adult hockey leagues.

Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart

Hockey Stick Flex Chart
Helmet SizeAge RangeHat SizeCircumference (in.)
X-Small4 - 66 1/8 - 6 3/419.3" - 21.4"
Small7 - 116 1/2 - 720.6" - 22.2"
Medium12 - 166 7/8 - 7 3/821.9" - 23.3"
Large17+7 3/8- 7 3/422.7" - 24.5"
X-Large17+7 5/8 - 8 1/824" - 26"

Finding the Right Hockey Helmet Size for You

Choosing the right hockey helmet size is vital for safety and comfort. Start by measuring the circumference of your head using a soft tape measure. Position it about an inch above your eyebrows, ensuring it lies flat against your skull, wrapping around the widest part. This measurement will help you correlate with helmet sizes. Next, consult the helmet size charts provided by manufacturers. A properly fitting helmet should sit comfortably on your head without being too tight or loose. When trying a helmet, ensure it sits level on your head, and there's no excess movement. The front of the helmet should sit roughly one inch above your eyebrows, covering the back of your head. Remember, a snug but comfortable fit is the key to optimal protection.

Hockey Helmets FAQ

How do I know my hockey helmet size?

To ascertain the size of the hockey helmet you need, begin by measuring the circumference of your head in inches. Our product pages feature size charts that align with your measurements. For a comprehensive understanding, refer to our detailed Hockey Helmet Sizing Guide.

How much do hockey helmets cost?

The price of hockey helmets typically ranges between $100 to $400. Aspects that influence the price include the level of protection provided, the helmet’s weight, and its comfort features.

What brands manufacture the finest hockey helmets?

The four dominant ice hockey brands – Bauer, CCM, True, and Warrior – produce top-tier helmets designed to shield even the elite players. However, brands like Bauer and CCM present a broader spectrum of choices across different price points.

Which helmets offer the best protection against concussions?

The True Dynamic 9 Pro helmet and the CCM Super Tacks X helmet stand out as the top contenders for concussion protection. Both helmets offer superior safeguarding due to their unified shells and internal liners. These innovative designs work synergistically to redirect the force of hockey-related impacts away from the head.

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