Top 3 Helmets from Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings
Virginia Tech recently concluded their study on hockey helmets and have released their rankings using the STAR evaluation system. STAR rankings go from one to five stars, with five being the best and one being the worst. No hockey helmets achieved a five-star rating, nor a four-star rating. The top 3 helmets in the game, in terms of safety, were all issued a “good” rating at with three stars.
Without further ado, here are the top 3 helmets.
Warrior Krown 360 Helmet
The Warrior Krown 360 helmet remains one of the best in the game, despite it being a few years old now. Unfortunately, it might be difficult to find one of these helmets for that reason. In fact, most online retailers will only have limited sizing and colors available at this point, if they have any stock at all.
Pricing for this helmet will obviously vary store by store, but if you are lucky enough to find one in your size, you should be able to get a pretty good deal.
Bauer Re-Akt 75 Helmet
The Bauer Re-Akt 75 helmet scored exceptionally well too, especially considering it isn’t even the top end model from Bauer’s Re-Akt line of helmets. The Re-Akt 75 utilizes XRD foam, one of Bauer’s most protective foams, as well as Seven+ technology to manage impacts. This helmet also includes a suspended liner, complete with multiple densities of foam to improve feel, comfort, and protection. The suspended liner will also help to manage rotational impacts.
Bauer’s Re-Akt 75 helmet is reasonably priced at only $119.99, or $159.99 with cage, and ships free from retailers like Ice and Inline Warehouse. Beyond that, the helmet is still relatively new so you shouldn’t have any issues getting your hands on one of these.
Warrior Covert PX+ Helmet
Warrior takes two of the top three spots with the addition of their Warrior Covert PX+ helmet into the list. They may be newer to the helmet game than other manufacturers, but they have been quick to make an impact.
Speaking of impacts, the Covert PX+ helmet offers elite level protection from both high and low impact hits using their new Dual Core technology. High-density foams are part of the equation to manage violent impacts, while other mid-density foams layer over and closer to your head for a comfortable fit and feel.