The 8 Best Protective Cups

Updated January 27, 2017 by Steven John

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. You would never play football without a helmet, box without a mouth guard, or play soccer without shin guards. But those are hardly the only protective gear a sportsman needs; if you're going to play a contact sport, you need a protective unit for your, well, unit. We selected men's safety gear that is comfortable enough for extended wear and tough enough to inspire confidence. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best protective cup on Amazon.

8. Lo-Bloo Aerofit Groin Guard

The Lo-Bloo Aerofit Groin Guard is wider than most athletic cups, offering ample protection for gentlemen of all sizes by distributing the force of any impact away from the sensitive regions. It is held in place by a waist strap and leg loops.
  • wipes clean with ease
  • storage pouch included
  • leg straps too tight for some users
Brand LO-BLOO [low blow]
Model Aerofit Adult
Weight 9.1 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

7. Mueller Adult Protective Flex Shield

The Mueller Adult Protective Flex Shield is the perfect piece of personal protective gear for the sportsmen less concerned about a direct strike from a baseball or roundhouse kick and more interested in comfortable, flexible protection against glancing blows.
  • flexes with body motion
  • shallower and subtler than others
  • won't resist some strikes
Brand Mueller
Model 56269
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Champion Sports Intermediate

You will be hard-pressed to find a less-expensive protective cup than the Champion Sports Intermediate. It is sized perfectly for the young baseball player, footballer, or for any other young man who would rather not experience excruciating pain.
  • foam cushioning on edges
  • ergonomic contours
  • small for most post-pubescent boys
Brand Champion Sports
Model YC
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Franklin Sports Youth Compression Short

The Franklin Sports Youth Compression Short comes with a solid cup that can be easily inserted into or removed from the spandex shorts. Both pieces were designed with the comfort and protection of the young sportsman in mind, and will help parents relax during the game.
  • good price for 2-piece set
  • broad waistband secures shorts
  • cup too large for many kids
Brand Franklin Sports
Model 5377F4S4P2/0103
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Nutty Buddy

The Nutty Buddy cup is made from 100% durable polycarbonate material and is ready to withstand direct hits from an errant bat, a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, or a kick from your opponent in the kickboxing ring. It received an "Industry Designers Society of America" award.
  • bulletproof material
  • made in the united states
  • slides out of place too easily
Brand Nutty Buddy
Model pending
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. Title Boxing Classic Ultra Light

The Title Boxing Classic Ultra Light protects a man's most sensitive area with a generous bulge of padded material, but it also offers extra padding around his wider pubic region, covering the hips. That makes it a great choice for use by a sparring partner.
  • secures with elastic straps
  • durable leather exterior
  • good reviews from users
Brand Title Boxing
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Under Armour Athletic Cup II

The Under Armour Athletic Cup II is 51% synthetic plastic olefin fiber and 49% thermoplastic rubber. That unique blend allows this one to absorb an impact rather than simply passing it on to your pelvis. It not only protects your privates, but protects you overall.
  • vented for heat release
  • fits all standard jockstraps
  • amusing slogan on exterior
Brand Under Armour
Model pending
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Diamond MMA Compression Shorts System

The Diamond MMA Compression Shorts System was designed by a team including engineers from Stanford University and with consulting from celebrated urologists. If it is tough enough for people who get kicked as part of their day job, it is likely tough enough for you.
  • 4-strap system holds cup in place
  • cushioned elastomer perimeter
  • drawstring adjustable bands
Brand Diamond MMA
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 27, 2017 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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