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How to Fit Xenith Helmets

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May 15th, 2024

Keenan Crow

Xenith helmets are designed for superior wearability and protection against high and low level impacts. Our commitment to continuous innovation has resulted in football helmets that offer optimal protection while also ensuring a secure, custom fit with the exclusive Xenith Adaptive Fit System. Continue reading to learn more about the Adaptive Fit System and how to fit Xenith helmets. 

From youth to varsity and beyond, Xenith helmets prioritize player safety. All current Xenith helmet offerings carry a 5-Star Virginia Tech Helmet Lab rating and deliver players high-end performance and an unbeatable helmet experience. Plus, Xenith helmets come with the industry’s only 10-year helmet shell warranty. Explore the complete helmet lineup here.

Steps to Fit a Xenith Helmet


Follow the Xenith helmet fitting guide below to ensure a proper fit. Measurements for helmet size should be taken 1" inch above the eyebrow around the circumference of the head. The size chart on this page is recommended as a guideline only. (Individual head sizes may vary.)


Step 1: PUT THE HELMET ON 


Unbuckle the chin straps and pull the Xenith chin cup towards the facemask. Next, pull on the helmet and ensure the padding sits above the eyebrows - also check to make sure there isn’t excessive space between the cheeks, jaw pads, or occipital pad.

Step 2: ADJUST THE HIGH BUCKLES FIRST AND SECURE


Hold the chin cup to your chin. Start with the top chin straps and pull upwards so the chin cup sits comfortably under the chin. Press the snap buckle firmly into place and ensure there is minimal slack in the straps.

Step 3: ADJUST THE LOW BUCKLES AND SECURE


Next, pull the lower chin straps outward until the chin cup is securely in place. Bring the lower chin strap beneath the jawline of the shell and up to the open snap. Slide each buckle along the chin strap until the buckle can snap into place on the outside of the helmet with no discomfort or slack in the straps.

Step 4: CHECK FOR PROPER FIT


With all four buckles snapped into place, apply mild force to the facemask in multiple directions. If there is excessive movement, tighten the chin straps and readjust the buckles until a snug, secure fit is achieved. (Additional comfort pads are available on Xenith.com to dial-in the optimum fit.)

Step 5: LOCK THE BUCKLES IN PLACE


Once the helmet is comfortable and secure, feed the end of the chin strap through the second slot of each buckle to lock in the fit.


Many football helmets utilize handheld pumps to fill air cells, or air bladders, in order to achieve a proper fit. The Xenith Adaptive Fit System provides players high-end performance and unrivaled comfort, ensuring a custom fit without the hassle of adding air, or costly 3D scanning. When players engage the Integrated Xenith chin strap, the Internal Shock Liner conforms to their head for an even, 360° fit with zero pressure points for maximum comfort and protection.


Watch the video below to see how the Xenith Adaptive Fit System works to provide a unique 360° fit unlike any other helmet available:



In most traditional helmets available today, the protective system is made up of a series of pads attached directly to the helmet shell to help mitigate linear forces. However, anytime the helmet shell moves, the head is also going to move with it. Xenith helmets are different because the protective system is primarily made up of our integrated shock liner and intelligent Aware-Flow™ shock absorbers, which are only loosely coupled (attached) to the helmet shell and allow them to move independently upon impact

BENEFITS OF THE ADAPTIVE FIT SYSTEM:

PERFORMANCE: Xenith football helmets are designed to maintain the athlete's natural center of gravity by evenly distributing weight and pressure across the entire head resulting in the most balanced and agile helmet on the field.

COMFORT:
Xenith's Adaptive Fit System eliminates pressure points and hot spots removing distractions and providing high-end comfort.

PROTECTION:
The Adaptive Fit System delivers a superior custom fit for individual players, but can also adapt and conform to fit different players as the program's roster evolves. Providing an economical solution for coaches to have top-rated protection year after year.


Whether you need helmets for your team or football program, or you're buying a football helmet for yourself or a young athlete, Xenith helmets are designed to provide a superior customized fit for each individual player. Learn more about Xenith football helmets below.

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