13 Best Football Helmets & Headgear

List Updated October 2021

Bestselling Football Helmets & Headgear in 2021


Angogo Candy Color Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask Under A Bike / Football Helmet / CS Headgear (red)

Angogo Candy Color Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask Under A Bike / Football Helmet / CS Headgear (red)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Comax Soft Padded Headgear Helmet: 7 on 7 Tournaments, Flag Football, Training, Rugby, Lacrosse, Epilepsy (Black, LARGE)

Comax Soft Padded Headgear Helmet: 7 on 7 Tournaments, Flag Football, Training, Rugby, Lacrosse, Epilepsy (Black, LARGE)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
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  • Soccer Goalie Helmet! Can be used for tournaments and training! 7 on 7, Flag Football, Rugby, Lacrosse and Head protection for Epilepsy.
  • Two adjustable straps: through strap under chin and lace up in back!
  • 100% nylon and spandex. Expanded and thermoformed EVA foam with air pockets for sweat and evaporation.
  • Sizes (XS: 20 3/4in) (SMALL: 21.5in) (MED: 22.5in) (LARGE: 23 1/4in) (XL: 24in)

COOLOMG Men's Sport Goalkeeper Adjustable Soccer Goalie Helmet Head Protector Support

COOLOMG Men's Sport Goalkeeper Adjustable Soccer Goalie Helmet Head Protector Support
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Package included:1pc
  • Size:M L
  • Please check size details in the picture!
  • Material: High quality EVA latex,foam
  • 100% New Brand Designed and Produced By COOLOMG

Barnett Heat Pro Helmet, Size L, Navy

Barnett Heat Pro Helmet, Size L, Navy
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Headgear for rugby, flag football, 7 on 7. Very durable
  • Adjustable chin strap and rear laces insure proper fit.
  • 100% nylon and spandex, expanded and thermoformed EVA foam, airings for sweat evaporation.
  • Washable and easily stored.
  • International Rugby Board Approved (IRB)

lilyy Classic Lycra Ski Face Full Mask Bike Bicycle Motorcycle Cs Sports Football Balaclava Helmet For Sun UV Protection

lilyy Classic Lycra Ski Face Full Mask Bike Bicycle Motorcycle Cs Sports Football Balaclava Helmet For Sun UV Protection
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Made of Lycra, One Size Fit Most, High Quality, 100% Brand New
  • Suitable for Cycling, Hunting, Camping, Skiing, Running, Motorcycle etc.
  • 360 degree fully protecting your head and neck from the sunshine.
  • UV protection, covers the skin with a layer of material. No pressure or discomfort in any activity comfortable.
  • New side ventilation system allows easy breathing,provides comfort during outdoor activities.

Skull Cap/Helmet Liner/Thermal Running Beanie Hat - Fits Under Helmets

Skull Cap/Helmet Liner/Thermal Running Beanie Hat - Fits Under Helmets
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Helmet Football Head Gear Style 7756, Wood Shape Craft Kit, 4 Inch Size Kids Project Kit, Great Party, School and DIY

Helmet Football Head Gear Style 7756, Wood Shape Craft Kit, 4 Inch Size Kids Project Kit, Great Party, School and DIY
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Great Craft Project Kit with 6 - 4 inch Shapes In Each Kit
  • Great for Kids Craft Ideas, Fun Projects and Party Crafts
  • Kit Includes 6 Wood Shapes, 6 Pop Sticks, 6 Glue On Hanger (glue not included), and 3 ft. Cotton Twine, 1 clothes pin
  • Great for School Projects, Party Decorations, Weddings, Team Building, Clubs and Events
  • Made In USA and Ships From the USA

Lunarable Football Mouse Pad, Sports Icons with Stars Retro Display Game Safety Headgear, Standard Size Rectangle Non-Slip Rubber Mousepad, Dark Coral Yellow Petrol Blue

Lunarable Football Mouse Pad, Sports Icons with Stars Retro Display Game Safety Headgear, Standard Size Rectangle Non-Slip Rubber Mousepad, Dark Coral Yellow Petrol Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • MEASUREMENTS: 9.25 INCHES Wide x 7.75 INCHES Long and 5mm thickness.
  • EASY TO USE - Non Slip rubber backing and smooth surface. Allows easy gliding
  • EASY Maintenance - Easy to clean and durable. Excellent control and comfort.
  • FEATURES - Vivid colors & Clear image. NO FADING - No dyes harming health of your family.
  • MODERN PRINTS - Printed with state of the art digital printing technology. Imported or Made in USA

Ambesonne Sports Decor Collection, College Football Helmets Headgear Competition Defense Sportsman Image Pattern, Living Room Bedroom Curtain 2 Panels Set, 108 X 84 Inches, Red and Dimgray

Ambesonne Sports Decor Collection, College Football Helmets Headgear Competition Defense Sportsman Image Pattern, Living Room Bedroom Curtain 2 Panels Set, 108 X 84 Inches, Red and Dimgray
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • SIZE: 108" W x 84" L
  • Includes 2 panels inside - The measurements are the total measurements of the set including two panels
  • Perfect size for most living rooms and bedrooms
  • Machine washable - Cold - Delicate cycle - Hang dry only
  • Made from a high quality silky satin ployester blend - Provides an elegant look and silky soft to the touch!

Tough Headwear Helmet Liner Skull Cap Beanie with Ear Covers - Ultimate Thermal Retention and Performance Moisture Wicking. Perfect for Running, Cycling, Skiing & Winter Sports. Fits Under Helmets

Tough Headwear Helmet Liner Skull Cap Beanie with Ear Covers - Ultimate Thermal Retention and Performance Moisture Wicking. Perfect for Running, Cycling, Skiing & Winter Sports. Fits Under Helmets
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • READY FOR DUTY: Wear our skull cap on its own or under your helmet. Wear it as you ride, snowboard or ski. Wear it as you run, work out or play football. Heck, wear it as you're doing laundry. It's so lightweight and comfortable you'll forget you're wearing it. Like you, this skull cap is ready for duty.
  • PREMIUM PERFORMANCE: Our stretchy, breathable fabric wicks away sweat while the brushed lining provides lightweight thermal retention.
  • LISTEN TO YOUR EARS: No more numb frozen ears, they say! Give them this helmet liner to keep them nice and toasty. They'll thank you, we promise.
  • ONE SIZE FITS ALL NOGGINS: with our 89% polyester 11% spandex blend, our skull cap beanie will fit comfortably, even if you have an Einstein-sized noggin.
  • CUSTOMERS LOVE US AND OUR LIFETIME WARRANTY: Yes, they do. And you'll love us too. With over 5000 5-star reviews on Amazon, our headwear products are the #1 choice for Amazon customers. We put a lifetime warranty on all our headwear products. Beat that.

Rembrandt Charms 14K Yellow Gold Flat Football Helmet Charm on a Box Chain Necklace, 16"

Rembrandt Charms 14K Yellow Gold Flat Football Helmet Charm on a Box Chain Necklace, 16
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Authentic Rembrandt Charms 14K yellow gold charm on a 16 inch long box style chain
  • Charm is approximately 13.5 mm (0.55 inch) in length x 16.5 mm (0.7 inch) in width
  • Charm with jump-ring - ready as a necklace
  • 16 inch 14K yellow gold box style chain - spring ring chain clasp
  • Authorized original Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty

Z ZTDM Safety Insight Variable Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Mask, Adjustable Shade Range DIN 9-13/Rest DIN 4,Welder Protective Gear ARC MIG TIG,2pcs Extra Lens+CR2032 Battery,Flame Soccer

Z ZTDM Safety Insight Variable Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Mask, Adjustable Shade Range DIN 9-13/Rest DIN 4,Welder Protective Gear ARC MIG TIG,2pcs Extra Lens+CR2032 Battery,Flame Soccer
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Full 90 Sports SELECT Performance Soccer Headgear, Red, Medium

Full 90 Sports SELECT Performance Soccer Headgear, Red, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • HEAD PROTECTION: Constructed with dual density FORCEBLOC FOAM to absorb the impact forces caused in a collision.
  • PERFECT FIT: The F90 SELECT Headgear is Full90's first fully adjustable model, made with the comfort and safety of the player as primary concerns.
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE FIT: The adjustable straps and Tru-Play design make this headgear an optimal piece of protective equipment.
  • ADDED SAFETY: Studies have shown that the forces of a typical soccer impact are reduced by 50% when wearing the F90 Select, while the rebound speeds of the ball are not altered.
  • COMFORT: Because the F90 Select is made with a special type of foam it conforms to the wearer to provide for maximum comfort and a great fit.

The Evolution of the Modern Day NFL Football Helmet

A look at the history and evolution of the NFL football helmet.

The first helmet wasn't really a helmet at all. In the early 1900s the first versions of what would become the helmet could be seen on some of the players. The helmet was referred to as a "head harness" and was really designed to help protect the ears. The head harness drew criticism though as the ear flaps totally covered the ears thus hindering the on field communications (source: popularmechanics.com). Enter the next phase of the helmet.

Sometime between 1915 and 1917 the first helmets featuring full skull coverage and holes in the earflap were introduced. While these versions were still made only of a few layers of leather they did offer some suspension from the head instead of resting right on the skull and were considered marvels of the time (source: popularmechanics.com).

Then in the 1920s and 1930s football helmet manufacturers started to use harder and harder leather and began experimenting with more cushioning inside the helmet. The helmets then started to evolve from the flat-top helmets first used to the rounder teardrop shape thus allowing the impact of a hit to be absorbed to one side or the other instead of head on (source: popularmechanics.com).

The biggest innovation in football helmets however came in 1939 when the John T. Riddell Company in Chicago Illinois introduced the first plastic helmet. They improved on the first versions and introduced a version in 1940 that featured a face mask (also plastic) and moved the strap from the Adam's apple to the chin. This version of the helmet is what started it all and today's NFL helmets are a direct evolution of it. 1940 was also the same year that Los Angeles Rams player and former art student, Fred Gehrke, became the first person to start painting logos on the helmets (source: popularmechanics.com).

The plastic helmet was a big breakthrough in technology for its time but did not come without its problems. During World War II plastic was tough to come by and many of the Riddell helmets were not of very good quality. And after another Los Angeles Rams legend Fred Naumetz split nine helmets in one season they were banned from use in the NFL (source: popularmechanics.com).

Over the next nine years, Riddell experimented with different polymers of plastic and in 1949, after some urging from Chicago Bears Head Coach George Halas, the plastic helmets were allowed once again to be used in the NFL. Soon after, the plastic helmet became the official helmet of the NFL. Add the new tubular design of the face mask in 1955 and the helmet as we know it was here to stay (source: popularmechanics.com).

Manufacturers continue to evolve the helmet's design and are now more focused on developing a helmet that can help prevent concussions. The is no doubt that one day a new breakthrough in football helmet technology will come through and change the look somewhat, but for the most part our helmet of today should stay aesthetically the same. But the safety will continue to evolve with the NFL helmet helping the gladiators of the gridiron stay as safe as they possibly can be.

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