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Hockey Helmet Ratings

A total of 46 hockey helmets that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation system are included in the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. Our impact tests evaluate a helmet's ability to reduce linear and rotational acceleration of the head resulting from a range of head impacts a hockey player might experience during play. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk compared to helmets with less stars. Group ratings are differentiated by pre-determined thresholds. The ratings are continually updated as new helmets are released on the market.

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: Best Available
: Very Good
: Good
: Adequate
: Marginal
: Not Recommended

A lower score offers better protection.

Cost shown is what we paid for the helmet at the time of testing.

See our test methodology.

  • CCM FL500

    CCM FL500 hockey helmet

    Cost: $199.99

    Score: 1.67

  • Bauer RE-AKT 200

    Bauer RE-AKT 200 hockey helmet

    Cost: $299.99

    Score: 3.30

  • Warrior Krown 360

    Warrior Krown 360 hockey helmet

    Cost: $79.98

    Score: 4.05

  • Bauer RE-AKT 75

    Bauer RE-AKT 75 hockey helmet

    Cost: $119.99

    Score: 4.38

  • Warrior Covert PX+

    Warrior Covert PX+ hockey helmet

    Cost: $179.99

    Score: 4.62

  • CCM Resistance 300

    CCM Resistance 300 hockey helmet

    Cost: $159.99

    Score: 5.03

  • Warrior Krown LTE

    Warrior Krown LTE hockey helmet

    Cost: $119.99

    Score: 5.21

  • Bauer 2100

    Bauer 2100 hockey helmet

    Cost: $34.99

    Score: 5.39

  • CCM Resistance 100

    CCM Resistance 100 hockey helmet

    Cost: $74.99

    Score: 5.64

  • Tour Spartan GX

    Tour Spartan GX hockey helmet

    Cost: $67.00

    Score: 6.12

  • CCM V08

    CCM V08 hockey helmet

    Cost: $74.99

    Score: 6.13

  • Reebok 11k

    Reebok 11k hockey helmet

    Cost: $159.99

    Score: 6.17

  • Easton E700

    Easton E700 hockey helmet

    Cost: $129.98

    Score: 6.17

  • Bauer 7500

    Bauer 7500 hockey helmet

    Cost: $99.99

    Score: 6.25

  • Bauer Re-Akt 95

    Bauer Re-Akt 95 hockey helmet

    Cost: $159.99

    Score: 6.29

  • Bauer 5100

    Bauer 5100 hockey helmet

    Cost: $89.99

    Score: 6.31

  • Easton E300

    Easton E300 hockey helmet

    Cost: $29.98

    Score: 6.32

  • Reebok 4k

    Reebok 4k hockey helmet

    Cost: $49.98

    Score: 6.46

  • Mission M15

    Mission M15 hockey helmet

    Cost: $26.98

    Score: 6.75

  • Easton E600

    Easton E600 hockey helmet

    Cost: $79.98

    Score: 7.21

  • Bauer IMS 9.0

    Bauer IMS 9.0 hockey helmet

    Cost: $139.99

    Score: 7.22

  • CCM Resistance

    CCM Resistance hockey helmet

    Cost: $229.99

    Score: 7.34

  • Bauer RE-AKT 100

    Bauer RE-AKT 100 hockey helmet

    Cost: $269.99

    Score: 7.35

  • Mission Inhaler

    Mission Inhaler hockey helmet

    Cost: $98.99

    Score: 7.35

  • CCM FITLITE 3DS

    CCM FITLITE 3DS hockey helmet

    Cost: $259.99

    Score: 7.35

  • CCM FITLITE

    CCM FITLITE hockey helmet

    Cost: $199.99

    Score: 7.62

  • Bauer IMS 11.0

    Bauer IMS 11.0 hockey helmet

    Cost: $159.99

    Score: 7.82

  • Bauer RE-AKT

    Bauer RE-AKT hockey helmet

    Cost: $199.99

    Score: 7.99

  • CCM Tacks 110

    CCM Tacks 110 hockey helmet

    Cost: $74.99

    Score: 8.05

  • Bauer 9900

    Bauer 9900 hockey helmet

    Cost: $99.98

    Score: 8.25

  • CCM Resistance 110

    CCM Resistance 110 hockey helmet

    Cost: $74.99

    Score: 8.30

  • Warrior Krown PX3

    Warrior Krown PX3 hockey helmet

    Cost: $139.99

    Score: 8.35

  • CCM V06

    CCM V06 hockey helmet

    Cost: $54.99

    Score: 8.42

  • Reebok 7k

    Reebok 7k hockey helmet

    Cost: $99.99

    Score: 8.57

  • Bauer 4500

    Bauer 4500 hockey helmet

    Cost: $69.99

    Score: 8.83

  • Bauer 3500

    Bauer 3500 hockey helmet

    Cost: $36.99

    Score: 8.85

  • CCM Tacks 310

    CCM Tacks 310 hockey helmet

    Cost: $119.99

    Score: 9.45

  • CCM Tacks 710

    CCM Tacks 710 hockey helmet

    Cost: $159.99

    Score: 10.03

  • Reebok 5k

    Reebok 5k hockey helmet

    Cost: $84.99

    Score: 10.41

  • Easton E400

    Easton E400 hockey helmet

    Cost: $44.98

    Score: 10.52

  • Warrior Covert PX2

    Warrior Covert PX2 hockey helmet

    Cost: $89.99

    Score: 10.64

  • Reebok 8k

    Reebok 8k hockey helmet

    Cost: $49.98

    Score: 10.73

  • Tour Spartan ZX Pro

    Tour Spartan ZX Pro hockey helmet

    Cost: $88.47

    Score: 10.79

  • Bauer IMS 7.0

    Bauer IMS 7.0 hockey helmet

    Cost: $119.99

    Score: 10.85

  • CCM FL80

    CCM FL80 hockey helmet

    Cost: $129.99

    Score: 10.86

  • CCM FL60

    CCM FL60 hockey helmet

    Cost: $89.99

    Score: 10.88

  • Reebok 3k

    Reebok 3k hockey helmet

    Cost: $39.99

    Score: 10.94

  • Bauer IMS 5.0

    Bauer IMS 5.0 hockey helmet

    Cost: $39.99

    Score: 12.10

  • CCM FL40

    CCM FL40 hockey helmet

    Cost: $39.99

    Score: 12.19

  • CCM V04

    CCM V04 hockey helmet

    Cost: $49.99

    Score: 12.25

  • CCM FL90

    CCM FL90 hockey helmet

    Cost: $139.99

    Score: 12.83

Notes

A lower score offers better protection.

Cost shown is what we paid for the helmet at the time of testing.

Documents

See our test methodology.

*Any player in any sport can sustain a head injury with even the very best head protection. This analysis is based on data trends and probabilities, and therefore a specific person’s risk may vary. This variation is likely dominated by genetic differences, health history, and impact factors such as muscle activation.