2018 Best Adult Football Helmets

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Football helmet safety is continuing to improve rapidly leaving some models in the dust while some models continue to prove there Five Star Ratings. We met with experts and researched the new and stand alone proven technologies. The lifespan of an athletes career is short and it is of the upmost importance that athletes choose the best helmet to protect themselves on the gridiron and for life after football. These our expert recommendations to keep you safe and to perform at an elite level.

Schutt F7 Football Helmet - NEW

Soft launch for 2017 and expected to be the top rated helmet of 2018 by Virginia Tech Helmet Rating System.

Top Feature: Three Dimensional Movement

(3DM) System protects against dangerous rotational impacts. Tektonic Plates move independently of the helmet shell, reacting in multiple directions to help better distribute the energy of impacts. Expected to take over the Vicis spot for football safety in both NFL and Va Tech study. Becoming very popular with professional athletes looking for the top protection.

Protection Type: Professional

Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, Professional Grade Protection, Trusted by professional athletes/major college programs

Cons: Non stock colors take up to 3-4 weeks, Higher Price Point

F7 Tech

Vicis Zero 1

The VICIS ZERO1 provides a wider field of view than traditional helmets. In laboratory testing, the ZERO1 was shown to offer players a 212 degree field of view, nearly the maximum of human peripheral vision (220 degrees). Allot of research and development has gone into this model which offers new protection technology.

Top Feature: The VICIS ZERO1 provides a wider field of view than traditional helmets.

The ZERO1 offer players a 212 degree field of view, nearly the maximum of human peripheral vision (220 degrees).

Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, Professional Grade Protection, Five Star Protection

Cons: Price Point, Made to order, Long lead times, No distribution.

Vicis Tech

Riddell Speedflex

The most popular helmet in football and most trusted by professional athletes. Engineered to protect, perform and offers athletes maximum comfort.

Top Feature: Flex System, Ratchet-Loc Retention system

Flex System which reduces dangerous impacts. The helmet features a composite energy management system that has strategically placed padding that provides comfort and maximum protection. Easy to put on and stay on with Riddell's Ratchet-Loc retention system to adjust the fit on the move.

Pros: Comfortable, Professional Grade Protection, Five Star Protection, Readily available

Cons: Limited Mask Options, Custom Paint 3-4 weeks

Speedflex Tech

Riddell Speed

The Riddell Speed is perfectly balanced, designed with impact absorbing patented technology to protect athletes from rotational impacts by reducing the impacts. Thousand of hours of testing has gone into the technology which has been proven and tested. Made from a durable polycarbonate shell and rated five stars in the Virginia Tech Study.

Top Feature: Perfectly balanced and protects against side impacts.

Pros: Comfortable, Pro Grade Protection, Price Point, Five Star Protection, Readily Available

Cons: Limited mask options,

Speed Tech

Schutt Vengeance Z10

The Z10 has a smaller profile and fits closer to the athletes head and features a new helmet stabilization system for advanced safety. The Z10 features a single layer TPU that offers maximum protection while keeping the helmet lightweight.

Top Feature: Lightweight Five Star Protection

Pros: Lightweight, Pro Grade Protection, Titanium Facemask

Cons: Pump needed for custom fit

Z10 Tech

Honorable Mention: SG 2.5, Schutt AiR XP PRO VTD II, Schutt Vengeance Pro

Perfect Birthday Present

Well worth the wait just to see the smile on our grandsons face when he opened the box! As I am typing this he is asleep with his helmet on! His words the best present ever!

By PJ. 06/19/18

I didn’t believe the other reviews.

I thought my speed flex would take weeks to come in the mail but it only took two days and I called customer service and they answered all of my questions

By Vlad. V 05/10/18

Great Price and Fast Shipping.

Easily ordered online. Bat was exactly what my daughter wanted new and unwrapped. Received it within a couple of days with easy tracking. Thank you very much.

By Ronald A. 04/27/18

Youth Speedflex - 5 Stars !!!

Best prices on the web hands down!!! Helmet was special ordered and I received it within 10 business days. Fast shipping

By William V. 04/09/18

Schutt F7

Looks great! Very sturdy. No impacts yet because spring drills and camp are in a few weeks but my son likes the fit and feel. I picked a mask from the choices given and it was supposed to be titanium but it feels heavier than a titanium mask of similar size. Otherwise very light compared to the Riddell Revolution he was issued by his high school team. The F7 and Xtech shoulders pads I purchased for him pair very well

By Mauricio D. 04/26/18

Great Product and Customer Service

I bought my Riddell Speedflex and received an email about how my selection was not available. The customer service rep worked with me to get what I wanted. It was a great experience and shipping was fast. 10/10 would recommend.

By Paulo B. 03/28/18

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