(as of Apr 27,2021 11:26:26 UTC – Details)
Unequal Halo 3 scores the top ranking as “Best of the Best”
Unequal Halo 3 once again scored the top ranking as “Best of the Best” as listed on Best Reviews online 2020 soccer headgear rankings. Read their independent comments about the product as well as important details surrounding soccer headbands.
— “Our top pick, Unequal Halo 3 Protective Headgear, helps you maintain control of the ball while protecting your head from all kinds of danger.”
— “Lightweight, with protection around the head’s circumference. Adjusts to your body as your own temperature changes. Holds up in practice and on the field.”
Also from Best Reviews article on headgear in soccer.
“Protective headgear for soccer players is becoming more common in competitive leagues and pickup games alike. With concerns over injuries coming into the public consciousness, soccer headgear is seen more often on the field of play these days. Shopping for soccer headgear is as much about comfort as it is about safety. In order to perform at your peak ability, you need to feel both comfortable and secure.”
DATE: October 2020
Unequal Halo 3 Highlights
Made with patented, coated aramid fabric to absorb & disperse impact energy
Lighter than expected, softens and molds to player head after wearing/warming
Not big and bulky like other headgear, looks like a traditional headband
Proper wear reduces risk of head injuries, but nothing will prevent them
Proven effective by Virginia Tech’s independent/accredited lab
Virginia Tech impact tests evaluated a headgear’s ability to reduce linear and rotational acceleration of the head resulting from head-to-head impacts a soccer player might see on the field. Headgear with more stars provides a reduction in risk. For soccer headgear, VT recommends the Unequal Halo 3 as a 4-star headgear and the lightest in the recommended category. While the entire Unequal headgear family scored well in VT’s impact performance, with Halo 3 we believe we have provided outstanding safety combined with the comfort and appearance players prefer.
PUBLICATION: VIRGINIA TECH HELMET RATINGS / Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
AUTHOR: Steve Rowson
Fit & Comfort Tips
Advanced tech causes Halo 3 to stiffen in cool/cold environments when not on your head. So, if it’s a little stiff, take a few minutes to knead it with your hands or hold it close to your body heat and will quickly start to soften. Once you wear it for a few minutes, Halo 3 will soften even more and be so comfortable you’ll forget it’s on your head
Once it is warm and softened, and before you put your Halo 3 on your head, grab it on two ends and pull outward firmly for a few seconds to create more flex and stretch it out. Stretching it will make it more flexible and doing so will make it easier to place on your head properly and make a more accurate initial fit. Now, place it on your head so the Unequal logo is located in front and on your forehead. For proper protection, Halo 3 should be positioned squarely on your forehead, above your eyebrows and below your hairline
Once you wear it for a few minutes, it will soften even more. But, similar to wearing a new piece of jewelry, watch or another item, the sensation of wearing protective headgear might feel a bit foreign or tight at first. Hang in there with it for the first week of wear. Athletes tell us this feeling subsides quickly when worn a few times and soon you’ll forget you are wearing Halo 3
LIGHTEST PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR (2 oz.) HIGHLY RANKED ON VIRGINIA TECH’s SOCCER HEADGEAR IMPACT TESTS that determined that wearing headgear provides a reduction in risk of head injury – Evaluated & received the “RECOMMENDED” 4-Star Rating (★★★★) for proven effectiveness by VT’s independent/accredited lab
PLAYER APPROVED STYLISH DESIGN FOR MAXIMUM WEARABILITY – LOOKS JUST LIKE A TRADITIONAL HEADBAND, snug/secure fit, sleek and fashionable head coverage, 360-degrees of impact protection, 6mm thin vs. heavier & bulkier alternatives, FIFA Law 4 compliant
UTILIZES UNEQUAL’S PROVEN EFFECTIVE NURO TECHNOLOGY, A PATENTED MILITARY-GRADE COMPOSITE of high-tech comfort that reduces acceleration, absorbs and deflects strike force. Contains a coated aramid fabric (with it’s proven impact dispersion properties), along with Unequal’s Airilon (memory) foam that pleasantly softens while on your head
IN SOCCER, PLAYERS REPORT HALO 3 DOES NOT ALTER BALL REBOUND SPEED OR DIRECTION – Especially useful during team drills where players are at repetitive risk of falls, collisions and headers, use in basketball, girls lacrosse, field hockey, flag football, cheer-leading, curling, volleyball, etc.
SIZING: ONLY TWO SIZES (SIZE 1 & 2) MOST PLAYERS PREFER SIZE 2 (for 21”+ heads & above) SIZE 1 IS A TIGHT FIT (for 20.5” heads & below) – Younger kids don’t necessarily have smaller heads. We find that over 85% of kids take size 2. It’s always best to measure! Use our fit tips chart for best sizing accuracy.