Air management system with the "patented" breast plate assembly allows a comfortable fit for athletes and is adjustable up and down. Designed specifically to contour to fit a womens body and give maxium protection on the gridiron. The pads offer a low profile, light weight and is constructed to cater to skill positions. Highly recommend for QB's, RB's WR, DB's, LB's and Kickers.
Air-Management. How it works.
The protective padding "cushion" of the shoulder pad is made of open celled foam. Within the foam are thousands of tiny air cells. By adhering the outer fabric to the foam, a sealed environment is created trapping the air inside of the cushion. When an outside force is exerted on to the shoulder pad shell "load spreader", the force causes the shell to push on the cushion, forcing the air to move within the cells of the foam out 360 degrees, thereby lessening the blow from being felt straight in to the point of impact. There is a much wider area of dispersion, resulting in less trauma to the body.
History of Zena Pads
This patented invention from Pam McQueer, former owner of the first women's professional football team in Michigan, is now reality!! After conferring with "people in the know" about the football equipment business, Mrs. McQueer turned to Douglas, to have the idea become reality. After learning that Douglas, outfits over 85% of the Div. 1 College and Universities as well as 13 Heisman Trophy Winners, several NFL teams, such as the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans, she felt Douglas would be the perfect fit.
Mrs. McQueer:"As the owner of a women's football team, it was very obvious to me that due to the physical attributes of my/all players, safety was an issue, due to the improper fit of the men's pads on a female frame. Not only was safety a factor, but also comfort. We were out promoting semi pro football and we looked like a bunch of misfits. The looks projected what I believe to be an unprofessional setting. Accessibility was another issue. As by the time distributors supplied the Pro teams, and College teams, then following up with High schools, there were little or no pads available. The things that needed to be created for the women were a few "key" design changes. First, a "cupped" frontal plate for the breasts. Second, a longer shell design with a lower anchor point to hold the pads down form "riding up". And third, a low-profile, lower riding pad with a wider neck opening for mobility. Safety, fit, comfort and availability were my goals. All these design changes are part of the "ZENA" series pads, and I am proud to say that you have never worn anything like it before! Give it a try and play to your best capabilities with safety and comfort."
We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase, which is why we promise the item(s) you order will fit right the first time or we'll exchange it for another size or give you a refund. We're so sure you'll be satisfied with your purchase that we'll pay the cost of return shipping for any exchange item!
Not sure what size to order?
View our sizing charts on our product detail page to determine what size will fit best. If you are still unsure, contact Safety First Sports at 800-859-0724 or email your questions for friendly and helpful assistance with all of your fit questions.
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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
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.