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An inline hockey helmet is a crucial piece of kit, shielding you from flying pucks, flailing sticks and other players. Choosing the best helmet for you is an individual choice, but the fundamental deciding factor remains the same — if it doesn’t fit your head correctly, it won’t protect you when you need it most.
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Depending on how often you play and at what level, there are a few different inline hockey helmets to suit your budget and playstyle. As you would expect, more expensive helmets come with better features and more innovative materials that help with weight reduction, improved size adjustment and better protection.
Recreational-level helmets offer single-layer foams to protect your head and wallet if you're a beginner roller hockey player learning the ropes. Once you start playing more regularly, higher-tier helmets deliver dual-layer foam for better comfort and protection and tool-free volume adjustments for a better fit. Pro-level helmets offer the most elite impact protection through multi-density foams and unique adjustment features that allow roller hockey players to fine-tune their helmets for that perfect fit.
For all inline hockey players, helmets with a visor are now mandatory. All players under 19 are also required to wear complete face protection in the form of either a full-face shield or a cage.
Visors provide excellent eye and nose protection but leave the jaw, cheekbones and teeth exposed to rogue sticks, skates and pucks. While they mostly provide excellent vision with limited blind spots, a common issue with visors is visibility issues when it gets scratched or fogged up. The Matrix X30 Pro Visor eliminates this problem with superior anti-fog and anti-scratch technology to deliver unrivalled optical clarity throughout your game.
Cages are the most durable and protective full-face shields you can get, with the metal bars spaced out to clearly see the action while protecting your entire face from sticks or pucks. They also don’t suffer from the issue of scratching or fogging up; however, they can be pretty heavy, and some players find that the bars impede your vision. If you prefer a cage, we recommend going for a combo like the Warrior Alpha One Pro to make huge savings with an integrated helmet and cage.
Full visors deliver the best of both worlds, with a clear visor around the eyes for maximum visibility and a breathable cage near the mouth to reduce fogging. They are usually lighter than cages, but they are still prone to fogging and scratches.
The best helmet for any player, no matter their level, is one that fits properly. We stock a range of entry-level inline hockey helmets designed for recreational or beginner players; they’re inexpensive and deliver the protection and comfort you need while practising and learning the fundamentals of roller hockey.
Getting the correct roller hockey helmet size means the difference between absorbing an impact or sustaining a head injury. Your helmet should feel snug and comfortable, and you may need to try a few different brands to find the helmet that best fits your head size and shape.
Use our handy helmet sizing guides online, or get the perfect fit by visiting our store at Willies Coventry and speaking to our expert team of players and hockey enthusiasts!
From our Willies store in Coventry, our expert team can help you find the perfect fit for your next inline hockey helmet.