Updated July 12, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 10 Best Protective Cups

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in January of 2017. You would never play football without a helmet, box without a mouth guard, or play soccer without shin guards, but those are not the only protective gear a sportsman needs. If you participate in any sport with a risk of bodily contact, you need a protective cup for your most delicate area. We selected models that are comfortable enough for extended wear and tough enough to inspire confidence. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Diamond MMA Compression Shorts System

2. Comfy Cup Youth

3. Shock Doctor BioFlex

Editor's Notes

July 09, 2019:

Comfort and fit. These are the two must-have traits for anyone shopping for a protective cup. Other features, such as ventilation and padding are nice-to-have bonuses. With a comfortable, well-fitting model, your movements are unrestricted and the cup can do its job without slipping out of place or pinching.

In this update, we paid close attention to those two essential traits and looked for models with stellar reputations. Removed one item due to concerns about its availability. Added the Shock Doctor BioFlex in one of our top slots as a good choice from a respected manufacturer, and for a very reasonable price.

4. Lo-Bloo Aerofit Groin Guard

5. Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Carbon

6. McDavid Flex

7. EliteTek Protector

8. Ace High-Performance

9. Franklin Sports Youth Compression

10. Mueller Adult Protective Flex Shield

Joseph Perry
Last updated on July 12, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.

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