10 Best MMA Headgear | May 2017
We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Planning on getting into the ring in the near future? Then the least you can do is protect your face and dome with something from our selection of the best MMA headgear. One of these should help to take the sting out of some of those kicks and punches, whether you're training or planning on fighting with full power. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best mma headgear on Amazon.
The Wansda Boxing is absolutely not for professional use. If you understand that it won't magically stop hits to the head from affecting you and don't plan on fighting with full force, though, there simply isn't a better option for the price.
- good for gauging interest in sport
- fits over many kinds of hair
- has a strange smell
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
The MaxxMMA Black L/XL is good for abating any kind of bang to the head, whether it's inside the octagon or out. At a relatively affordable price, it can even be used to keep your clumsy friend from concussions incurred on slippery terrain.
- full 360-degree coverage
- allows for good air flow
- chin strap is too loose
|Rating||3.7 / 5.0|
The Venum Challenger 2.0 doesn't just shield you from blows, it puts a pretty cool image of a snake on your head. Plus it comes in colors like "neo-orange," so you know that once you're done sparring, your partner is going to ask where you got it.
- two-way velcro closure
- made of contoured foam
- nose protection is lacking
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
You might need to do something to make the Meister Gel Full-Face keep sweat out of your eyes, but it's otherwise good to go. Krav Maga practitioners in particular enjoy the way that the full-grain leather keeps their head in the game.
- two hooks to adjust the fit
- stays strong over time
- velcro in the back can pull out hair
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
The Everlast Everfresh is a fine choice for sparring and training, as it keeps most of your face free and exposed. Which is exactly why this is absolutely untenable for exhibitions or actual matches, where the blows are real.
- rugged and resilient everhide
- adjustable chinstrap
- affordable price tag
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
Wearing the ProForce Thunder with its face mask attached will not only protect your head, it will also psych out opponents with its fierce appearance. Removing the cage will enhance your view, but you might lose some of that fear factor.
- shock-reducing closed-cell foam
- durable vinyl material
- available in black or red
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
The unconventional but very intentional face design of the Venum Elite doesn't sacrifice protection in order to provide some of the best visibility on the market. The hardest choice you'll have to make when getting one is between the nine colors.
- ear covers are reinforced
- made of skintex leather
- great for muay thai
|Rating||4.3 / 5.0|
The ample pads and gel lining of the Title Full Face Training will help you absorb multiple strikes with minimal pain or damage. That even includes uppercuts to the chin, glancing blows to the cheeks, or haymakers to the temple.
- foam-padded inner layers
- extra protection around ears
- hook-and-loop rear closure
|Model||GTHGF L BK|
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|
The RDX Maya Hide is inexpensive for its features, offering plenty of security once you get in the ring with your opponent. With three layers of protection, it doesn't just lessen the impact to your head, it maintains its integrity over time.
- great choice for sparring partners
- shock-resistant gel padding
- removable protective grill
|Rating||4.8 / 5.0|
The plushly padded Hayabusa Fightwear Tokushu Regenesis will have you just about as comfortable as you could hope to be, at least up until you get punched in the face. It has anti-microbial technology that reduces odor buildup, too.
- open-top cranial-cast construction
- high shock force chin-cup
- patented t-cross adjustment closure
|Rating||5.0 / 5.0|