The 10 Best Soccer Headgear

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in December of 2016. With the ever-increasing popularity of youth and professional soccer leagues comes an increase in dangerous concussions and other head injuries. To protect yourself and/or your loved ones, we've selected a variety of head guards that are appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities. You'll find full-coverage options along with small, sweatband-style models here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Full 90 Sports FN1

2. Barnett Heat Pro

3. Storelli Sports ExoShield

Editor's Notes

April 04, 2019:

Every item on this list provides a high-level of protection, but some more so than others. Unfortunately, as with most protective gear, there will often be a trade-off between comfort and effectiveness. The larger and bulkier models will be more protective, but they will be less breathable and some may find them annoying to wear. You'll have to decide for yourself what is the right balance for you. If you are looking for maximum protection, then a full-coverage option is the best bet, such as the Full 90 Sports FN1, Barnett Heat Pro, Canterbury Ventilator, and EliteTek 7v7. For those who aren't willing to wear a full-coverage model, whether for comfort or self-conscious reasons, then a sweatband-style option is the smart choice. After all, some protection is still better than no protection at all. If you are in this group, you should take a look at the Storelli Sports ExoShield, Unequal Halo 3, Markwort ForceField, Team Sports Authority Ultra, Full 90 Premier, and Don Joy Hat Trick.

4. Canterbury Ventilator

5. Unequal Halo 3

6. Markwort ForceField

7. EliteTek 7v7

8. Don Joy Hat Trick

9. Team Sports Authority Ultra

10. Full 90 Premier

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.