What Should Be Considered When Buying a Hockey Helmet?

Hockey Helmets

  • 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.
Choose from brands like:
Bauer   -   CCM    -    Reebok    -    Easton   -   Warrior
 
Looking for goalie masks shop these great brands: Bauer - Vaughn

 

Size Hat Size Circumference
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
X-Large
6 3/8 - 6 7/8
6 3/4 - 7 1/8
7 - 7 1/2
7 3/8 - 7 7/8
7 3/4 - 8 1/8
20" - 21.5" - 51 - 54cm
21" - 22.5" - 53 - 57cm
22" - 23.5" - 56 - 60cm
23" - 25" - 59 - 63cm
24.5" - 26" - 62 - 65cm

*Note every hockey helmet is different in size.

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 or watch the video below.