About Xenith

Driven by a relentless pursuit to change the game, we are committed to groundbreaking innovation and product superiority. We are the industry leader in football helmet technology and we never settle. It is in our DNA. It is rooted in our history. And it will forge our future.


Xenith was founded in 2006 by Vin Ferrara, a former Harvard quarterback and Columbia University MD. After suffering from head injuries during his football career, he believed that there had to be a better way to make a football helmet. After spending three years on research and development, Xenith launched its first helmet in 2009 and is now worn by hundreds of thousands of players across the globe – from the youth level to the pros.

Xenith’s headquarters and production facility are located in Detroit, Michigan. The 66,000-square-foot facility houses an impact testing lab, custom paint booth, reconditioning operation, showroom and warehouse. Schedule a tour to see our facility in person.

Xenith is a proud member of the Quicken Loans family of companies alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers, Fathead and many more.


Xenith approaches football helmets with the intention of challenging the status quo; introducing disruptive innovation, making football safer and changing the game. All Xenith football helmets feature Adaptive Head Protection® – a system of technologies designed to protect against both linear and rotational forces, and have been proven on the field and in the lab.

Xenith is the only manufacturer to exclusively produce 5-Star helmets under the widely accepted Virginia Tech star system. Other companies have 5-Star helmets, but they also produce 4-Star, 3-Star and 2-Star products. The Xenith philosophy is that if a helmet does not excel under the most stringent testing available, it should not be on the field. That belief system inspires innovation and led to the Xenith EPIC being crowned as the top ranked helmet in the 2015 NFL Health & Safety Report.

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