The 10 Best Soccer Headgear
This wiki has been updated 18 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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.