MEASURING FOR SIZE AND FIT
A great fitting helmet is essential for player comfort and protection. For optimal fit, follow the instructions below or watch our the fitting video here.
1 | Familiarize yourself with the different ﬁt zones in the helmet:
- Stabilizer Pads
2 | The front pad is not a ﬁt adjustable item in the helmet.
3 | Test Fit the helmet on the Athletes Head. Note the starting point “out of the box” fit is:
4 | Top - If the helmet sits too low, adjust the Top DLTA pod for optimal brow height (front edge of helmet should be 1” above the brow)
5 | Top - If the helmet sits too high, move Athlete to the next size up in the helmet.
6 | Rear – If the helmet is too loose front to back, adjust the rear two DLTA pods by exchanging to thicker pod options to snug up the fit.
7 | Sides – If the helmet is too loose side to side, adjust the side two DLTA pods by exchanging to thicker pods to snug up the fit.
8 | Sides - If the helmet is too tight side to side or excessive temple pressure, remove the form liners behind the DLTA pods.
9 | Occipital – If the helmet is too loose or gapped at the occipital, adjust the occipital DLTA pods by exchanging to a smaller or larger size.
10 | Occipital – If the Helmet is too tight at the occipital, remove the form liner behind the occipital DLTA fit pod
11 | Stabilizer Pad – Adjust the stabilizer pads to desired comfort level by exchanging to thicker or thinner pads, creating just enough pressure to compress the cheeks.
12 | Fit - The helmet should be snug but not uncomfortable. New parts will conform to Athlete’s head shape during the first few uses.
13 | Chin Strap – Adjust the chin strap upper then lower lengths. When upper length set, cut strap 1” from top of buckle and tuck remaining length into shell slot.
DLTA POD INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL TIPS
- Fold pod in half along base axis.
- Align the point of the snap post into the matching triangular hole in inner shell.
- Push down with thumb or knuckle in center of pod while helmet is on a solid surface.
- Listen for audible snap.
- Slide ﬁngers under pod base as far as possible (longest side).
- Pry base up and away from inner shell.
Helmet size charts can be found in the product images, as well as the "Specs" section, on each respective helmet page.
No helmet can prevent head, brain, or neck injuries, including paralysis or death, a player may receive while participating in football. The player should keep his head up. Do not use this helmet to butt, ram, or spear an opposing player. These actions are in violation of football rules and such use can result in severe head or neck injuries, paralysis, or death to the player and possible injury to the opposing player. Contact in football may result in CONCUSSION AND OTHER SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES, which no helmet can prevent. Symptoms include loss of consciousness (even briefly), inability to recall events prior to or after contact, dizziness, headache, nausea, and/or confusion. If the player has any such symptoms, immediately stop playing and report them to your coach, trainer, and parents. Do not return to play until all symptoms are resolved and you have received medical clearance to return to play from a doctor. ENGAGING IN ANY FURTHER CONTACT PRIOR TO THE RESOLUTION OF ALL SUCH SYMPTOMS AND THE RECEIPT OF MEDICAL CLEARANCE MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER CONCUSSION AND OTHER SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES. This helmet must be properly fit to the wearer’s head in accordance with the fitting instructions available at vicis.com/fit. Never wear a helmet that does not fit according to instructions.