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Xenith Shadow XR Youth

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Xenith Shadow XR Youth is the most comfortable and lightest-feeling youth helmet. It is currently #1 on the Virginia Tech Youth Helmet Ratings. Learn more

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Xenith Training Apparel Return Policy

All returns or exchanges of Xenith products must be done within 30 days from the date of shipment and cannot have been worn or washed.

Apparel must be returned in original packaging and include all tags. All returns will go through our quality assurance team and have a Return Authorization Number (RA).

Please contact our Customer Service Team to receive your RA number and to take advantage of our Free Returns on Apparel.

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Xenith Shadow XR Youth is the most comfortable and lightest-feeling youth helmet. It is currently #1 on the Virginia Tech Youth Helmet Ratings. Learn more

Selected options out of stock.

Delayed Shipment: Please allow for an additional 1-2 weeks of processing time.

Free Shipping Over $25

Free 30-day returns

Xenith Training Apparel Return Policy

All returns or exchanges of Xenith products must be done within 30 days from the date of shipment and cannot have been worn or washed.

Apparel must be returned in original packaging and include all tags. All returns will go through our quality assurance team and have a Return Authorization Number (RA).

Please contact our Customer Service Team to receive your RA number and to take advantage of our Free Returns on Apparel.

Check out our FAQs for more details.

The most intelligent, balanced, and comfortable youth football helmet in the game. Xenith Shadow XR Youth is #1 rated helmet on Virginia Tech Youth Helmet Ratings.

HELMET BENEFITS

MOST COMFORTABLE HELMET IN THE GAME

The adaptive fit system with RHEON™ cells and jaw pads ensures even, uniform pressure distribution on the head. This makes Shadow XR optimally comfortable, while still offering top-performing protection and a secure fit, with no hot spots.

DATA DRIVEN YOUTH FIT

Thousands of data points were analyzed to optimize helmet fit for the youth athlete.

FEELS LIGHTER, PLAY FASTER

Elevates your play with even weight distribution, a low center of gravity, and a titanium facemask.

DURABLE UP TO 10,000 HITS

The novel polymer shell of shadow XR is 10% lighter than traditional materials and withstood over 10,000 simulated hits in the lab to ensure your helmet is top-performing for years to come.

HELMET TECH

ADAPTIVE FIT

  • Internal Shock Matrix
  • Integrated Chinstrap
  • Decoupled Shell

ADAPTIVE FIT

The Adaptive Fit System is comprised of the 1. Internal Shock Matrix and the 2. Integrated Chinstrap. The Internal Shock Matrix conforms to the head with even, uniform pressure for a custom fit every time you tighten the chinstrap. This movement is enabled by the 3. Decoupled Shell, which is strategically attached to the shock matrix in 4 key locations.

ENERGY CONTROL LAYER

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.

ENERGY CONTROL LAYER

  • Polymer Shell
  • RHEON™ Cells
  • Internal Shock Matrix
  • Comfort Pads

ENERGY CONTROL LAYER

We utilized RHEON™ re-entrant geometry to create a castle-shaped cell that cushions low-speed impacts, but intelligently strengthens for high-speed impacts. *RHEON™ shocks will be grey in production helmets.

COMPARE OUR HELMETS

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
Fit
Xenith Shadow XR
Xenith Shadow XR Youth helmet side profile
Xenith Shadow
Xenith Shadow XR Youth helmet side profile
X2E+
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 ABS shell

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.

Fit
360 Secure Fit Technology

A more robust occipital pad and integrated RHEON™ cell jaw pads 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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11/13/2020
Vince
United States United States
I recommend this product
Highly Recommend!!!

The protection of my son and his brain make this helmet well worth the cost! The fit and new technology in the shadow xr is far superior to any helmet I've ever seen. My son's team purchased all new speed flex helmets last year. Although they are more comfortable than the old riddell helmets I used to wear, the air bladder technology is essentially the same. My son took a couple big hits that year, and because I had a few concussions myself, I began to research alternatives. When I began looking at the shadow xr, I was immediately impressed with the impact test results, tech videos and reviews. Through the design portal, I was able to get the face mask he wanted and additional sizes of cheek pads. Upon receiving the helmet, we were both impressed! The unique chin strap creates a custom fit to his head. The weight is balanced, so it feels lighter than it actually is. The shape allows for a fuller range of motion with is head/neck. Now for what really matters -playing QB, RB & DE, my son has certainly taken some big hits again this year. However, now when I ask him how he feels, he tells me he barely felt the impact. Obviously no helmet will eliminate the possibility of a concussion, but this helmet certainly appears to minimize the potential for one. I highly recommend protecting your child with the xenith shadow xr helmet!

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10/19/2020
Frank
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Product

The Zenith Shadow XR Youth helmet is a great product. The kids say they are extremely comfortable, the fit like a glove, and the weight is distributed evenly. The astetics of this helmet is second to non in my opinion as it should age well.

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10/03/2020
eli
United States United States
I recommend this product
Incredible

This helmet revolutionized the way I play. Everything about this helmet is incredible and it improved my game so much.

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