For the second year in a row, the Vicis Zero1 helmet has earned the recognition of being the top-rated helmet of both the National Football League and the NFL Players Association. The results of their annual Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results were announced recently.
In its annual testing process, the NFL and NFLPA examine the performance of all helmets currently in play in the NFL in order to assess their ability to reduce the severity of head impacts. The 2018 Vicis Zero1 was rewarded with the top ranking, it it features several improvements over the previously top-ranked 2017 model. The newer helmet claims better impact performance, a lower weight, and lower cost.
“These results demonstrate our ability to drive innovation and performance improvement in protective headgear,” said Dave Marver, CEO and co-founder of Vicis. “I’m immensely proud of our engineers, who found a way to reduce the weight, lower the cost, and improve the performance of our already top-ranked Zero1 helmet.”
The Vicis Zero1 has a deformable outer shell and Reflex layer which is meant to slow impact forces, much like a car bumper might. These two features work together to help the helmet reduce the trauma associated with a head-on collision. While the helmet was initially introduced exclusively to NFL and NCAA teams, the Zero1 has recently been made available to the high school market.
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