The Guardian Cap is the leading soft shell helmet cover engineered for impact reduction. It brings a padded, soft-shell layer to the outside of the decades old hard-shell football helmet and reduces impact up to 33%.
PADS COMPRESS AT POINT OF IMPACT, REDUCING G-FORCE BY AS MUCH AS 33%.
Surface Fabric has less friction than painted helmet shells.
Stretches to fit all sizes, Makes & models of helmets.
Up to 15-20° cooler
Guardian only attaches to itself. No altering of the helmet or transfer of liability.
Guardian dampens both soundwaves and vibrational frequencies. No loud "Crack" of the hard shell.
Guardian's 4 Elastic straps allow for shifting with impact. Energy is taken in a different direction allowing the head to remain more still.
Less wear & tear on your helmet keeps paint & decals looking sharp for gameday.
Physics say that an outer “soft” material of the proper density, stiffness and energy absorbing properties reduces the initial severity of the impact. The hard shell then has lower forces transmitted to it, and in turn conveys lower forces to the interior soft helmet padding and then lower forces to the head. Very similar to a NASCAR driver and the soft wall technology that tracks have adopted or even automobiles and the soft bumpers and airbags that are now required. The Guardian serves the same purpose for an athlete’s head—a soft shell barrier between it and impact.
The Guardian Cap was created in 2010 to address the clear need to advance the standard football helmet, which has changed little since the 1960’s. Erin and Lee Hanson, owners of The Hanson Group, utilized their 20+ years in the material science business to engineer, patent, and manufacture the Guardian Cap. Since nothing can prevent or reduce a head injury, what can we do? We realized, we can reduce the impact the head receives when hit. From an engineering perspective, the Guardian Cap is effective because it allows greater energy dissipation at the point of contact with a pliable material; the cap is also attached in such a way that allows for shifting and movement independently of the helmet/head/neck unit, which redirects some of the blow upon contact. From a football perspective, the Guardian Cap is effective because it reduces the overall buildup of small blows that occur in practice.
Interested in seeing some of our test data? You can email us for all of our testing data, we’re happy to share. The Guardian team is always open to more research on the Guardian Cap to further build on the current base of research and continue to bridge the gap that exists between biomechanical testing to the end injuries. Until the gap is bridged, claims will be held only to what has been empirically proven.