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the Energy.
the Game.
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#1 on Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings

Xenith Shadow XR Youth is the most comfortable and lightest feeling of any 5-star rated helmet on the market.

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Watch How Xenith Shadow XR Youth Controls Energy

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Xenith Shadow XR Youth Redefines Energy Control

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Xenith Shadow XR Youth Feels Lighter

Xenith Shadow XR Youth's optimized RHEON™ shocks allow a compact profile and better weight distribution for youth athletes to play faster and with more control.

Data Driven Youth Fit

Thousands of data points were analyzed to develop an improved youth fit.

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Side profile of the Xenith Shadow XR helmet

Superior Shell Material

Our proprietary polymer shell is 10% lighter and protects better than traditional shell materials.

Adaptive Fit

All Xenith Youth helmets use the same Adaptive Fit Technology that is found across our suite of helmets from the highest level of play, in all 32 NFL locker rooms, to youth.

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Xenith Shadow XR helmet without shell, revealing the Rheon shocks

Elevated Comfort for Youth Athletes

RHEON™ cells and integrated RHEON™ jaw shocks are additions to the adaptive fit system that provide optimal comfort on the head with a uniform, even fit and no hot spots.


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.

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Xenith Shadow XR's Energy Control Layer

We designed and engineered Xenith Shadow XR Youth with RHEON™ cells for youth football to be the most intelligent Energy Control solution in the game.

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Rotational Impact

RHEON™ cells SHEAR to control rotational 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.

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Unique Geometry,
Designed to Protect

The castle shape of the RHEON™ cell amplifies the innovative energy control properties of RHEON™ material. The cells cushion slow-speed impacts, but intelligently strengthen for high-speed impacts.

*Production run RHEON™ shocks will be grey.

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

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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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5-Star Rated
Youth Helmets

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 Youth
Xenith Shadow XR Youth helmet side profile
Xenith X2E+ Youth
Xenith X2E+ Youth helmet side profile
Shell Material

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

Industry-Standard ABS shell

Number of Shocks

21 shocks

16 shocks

Shock Type
Rheon™ Cell

Ultra-energy absorbing material that strengthens intelligently on impact.

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.

Traditional Fit

Fit-band technology secures the crown of the head.

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