Head First Protective Curling Headgear: Baseball Hat

5 Reviews
SKU: HEADG-B
$49.00 to $68.99
  • Baseball Hat style protective headgear.
  • Goldline's exclusive protective headgear is specifically designed to reduce injury, while incorporating popular hat styles in the event of a fall.
  • CSA tested - see full description for details.
  • Perfect for adding custom logo.

Details

Head First™


Falls happen to even the most seasoned curlers, but don’t worry, Goldline’s exclusive Head First protective headgear is specifically designed to reduce injury, while incorporating popular styles.

The protective component is made of the same strong material as bicycle helmets - expanded polystyrene (EPS).

The EPS is sandwiched between a thin polycarbonate outer shell and an inner layer of foam - in the event of a fall, deceleration is managed as the EPS is crushed.

Head First and CSA Approval?

There is currently no test standard specific to headgear that protects only in the event of a fall onto the back of the head. Biokinetics an Ottawa-based testing company, suggested that the impact test from the CSA hockey helmet standard was the closest relevant test to simulate a fall to the ice. Therefore the impact test from the CSA ice hockey helmet standard was used to test the Head First line of products. The Head First headgear passed this impact test.

CUSTOM CRESTING

Head First headgear offers a perfect platform for adding your custom logo. Please contact customer service for pricing and details.

Ratings & Reviews

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Great hat

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Perfect fit for my husband - great to have head safety while on the ice!

Will prevent a major concussion.

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Fit is good but could be a little better. Not big on the exterior material. Have had it on previous items and it pulls easily and I know it will not look good for long. The protective pad sits where it should for the most part, but a soft layer before the hard pad would aid with head impacts. I know this from experience as I took a bad fall shortly after getting this item a hit my head hard directly on the pad. It prevented a major concussion but I still had a concussion and no none of my unprotected head hit the ice.

GOLDLINE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, DPW. We are really sorry to hear that you fell and had a concussion, but we're happy to hear that the hat protected your head from hitting the ice and suffering an even more serious injury. IMPORTANT NOTE: the protective pad in these hats are designed to protect about a single impact. If you plan on wearing this on the ice again, please contact our customer service and we will send you a replacement.

Comfortable fit and reassuring!

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I used to think I didn't need to worry about head protection when curling, but then I took a nasty fall backward while sweeping, suffering a serious concussion with some bleeding in my brain. My family and doctors have convinced me that having some form of head protection while on the ice is critical - my very LIFE may depend on it!

I wore my bicycle helmet to curl when first cleared to return to the ice, but was pointed to this by friends at the club. Now that it's here and I've gotten to curl while wearing it, I'm quite impressed! This hat is so much more comfortable than other helmets and is similar in style to what I would typically wear before my fall. I like the chin-strap to be sure the hat doesn't come off during a fall BEFORE the impact!

Thanks so much for the range of different styles that you offer!

feeling safe and looking good

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hat is great -- it feels and looks like a normal hat -- chin strap feels fine when on the ice and folds away otherwise -- haven't tried falling backwards to see if it works but will keep you posted... -- great to be out curling again, feeling safe and looking good (my partner liked it so much she ordered the toque-version for herself)

Head protection

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Product exactly as ordered. The hat fits well and feels so good I forget I am wearing it.