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Buying a Lacrosse Helmet youth or adult?

by Rick
(Chicago)

I have been renting helmet and pads. Its time to buy. Harris is 12 and will play many years. The helmet he is using now fits great, but has no model or sizing information on it. I would like to shop online. Should I be buying a men's small or a youth helmet. I want maximum protection.

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You are at a very tough age. And I agree with you. In my opinion you dont want to save your money when you are picking a helmet. Buy a quality helmet and make sure it fits. It is your kids head we are talking about.

Whether to buy a youth helmet or adult helmet really depends on the kid. And what size head he has. Adult helmets tend to start sizing around 20 inches or so. The youth helmets do vary. Many of the better quality youth helmets are adjustable which is really nice when your kid is growing like a weed. I would shop for both. If you find a helmet you like go to the manufacturers website and follow their sizing instructions exactly.

Once you get into an adult helmet you will probably have to buy one every couple of years as they grow. You definitely don't want a too loose helmet. And too tight means headache. There just are no real short cuts when it comes to helmets.

Lastly stick to the name brand helmets. Cascade, Warrior, Riddell, etc..

You can find a large selection of helmets to compare from many different distributors right here at SimplyLacrosse.com

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