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Xenith Shadow XR Helmet split in half showing Rheon shocks
Virginia Tech 5 star helmet rating

5-Star Rated

Xenith Shadow XR is the most intelligent, balanced, and comfortable football helmet in the game.

Closeup on Rheon shocks on the Xenith Shadow XR helmet

What Athletes Are Saying

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    Wide Receiver at IMG Academy said, "Xenith Shadow XR feels smooth on my head and doesn't move around when I'm running routes."

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    Offensive Lineman at Wayne State University said Xenith Shadow XR’s balanced feel allowed him to “look up from [his] stance and survey the defense easier.”

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    Linebacker at Wayne State University said he could “swivel [his] head, read and react quicker” when he dropped into pass coverage making him feel agile and fast.

Xenith Shadow XR Redefines Energy Control

Cutaway of the Xenith Shadow XR helmet showing the shell and the Rheon shocks

Xenith Shadow XR Feels Lighter

Xenith Shadow XRs low profile and balanced feel give you maximum on-field performance allowing for controlled movement and greater agility.

Our Most Comfortable, Secure Fit

RHEON™ cells and integrated RHEON™ jaw pads allow for a uniform, even fit for optimal comfort on the head with no hot spots.

Xenith Shadow XR helmet without shell, revealing the Rheon shocks
Side profile of the Xenith Shadow XR helmet

Superior Materials

Our proprietary polymer shell, which is 10% lighter than traditional shell materials, paired with our titanium facemask feel balanced on your head.


Large vents at front and rear of shell along with purposeful RHEON™ shock structure allows cool air to flow over the head and hot air to escape.

Top profile of the Xenith Shadow XR helmet
Xenith x Rheon

Xenith Shadow XR's Energy Control Layer

Made of RHEON™ cells which use re-entrant geometry and proprietary molecular structure to provide the most intelligent energy control solution in the game.

Xenith Shadow XR helmet base material

Rotational Impact

RHEON™ cells SHEAR to control rational impact energy, reducing the movement of the head.

Linear Impact

RHEON™ cells COMPRESS to absorb linear impact. The cell design, with re-entrant geometry, concentrates more material at the impact site to slow down the hit.

Rheon shock pad closeup

Unique Geometry,
Designed to Protect

Xenith utilized RHEON™’s re-entrant geometry to create a castle-shaped cell that cushions low-speed impacts, but intelligently strengthens for high-speed impacts.

*Production run RHEON™ shocks will be grey.

Xenith x Rheon

RHEON™ material is soft in its natural state, but intelligently strengthens to control the energy of impacts.

Xenith x Rheon
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    Intelligent Energy Control

    Intelligently changes its behavior depending on the magnitude of an impact.

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    Maintains top performance for over 10 years of impacts.

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    All Climate Performance

    Exhibits superior energy control rain or shine, hot or cold.

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    Easy to care for and maintain.

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    Bespoke Geometries

    Can be formed into complex shapes for maximal performance and comfort.

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The Xenith Helmet Lineup

Virginia Tech 5 star helmet rating
NFLPA Top Performing Group

All Xenith helmets are top-rated on the NFL Helmet Test and Virginia Tech test. All Xenith helmets feature our patented Adaptive Fit System providing a custom fit every time you put on the helmet and providing coaches and equipment managers with an ease of fit and transferability year after year.

Shell Material
Number of Shocks
Shock Type
Xenith Shadow XR
Xenith Shadow XR helmet side profile
Xenith Shadow
Xenith Shadow helmet side profile
X2E helmet side profile
Shell Material

Industry-First Proprietary Polymer Shell. Optimally protects and performs for up to 10 years.

Industry-First Proprietary Polymer Shell. Optimally protects and performs for up to 10 years.

Industry-Standard Polycarbonate

Number of Shocks

21 shocks

19 shocks

16 shocks

Shock Type
Rheon™ Cell

Ultra-energy absorbing material that strengthens intelligently on impact.

Single and Dual Stage

Strategically placed dual-staged shocks for optimal impact management.

Single Stage

Our original revolutionary impact management solution.

360 Secure Fit Technology

A more robust occipital pad and integrated RHEON™ cell jaw shocks offer a secure, uniform fit.

360 Fit Technology

Occipital pad and integrated jaw pad conform to the head.

Traditional Fit

Fit-band technology secures the crown of the head.

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