Best Rugby Scrum Cap 2019

Best Rugby Scrum Cap

We review the best rugby scrum cap 2019. This is the ultimate list of the top 5 best headguards and headgear for rugby players.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a gruesome prop, tenacious hooker, giant lock, ferocious flanker, bashful number eight, skillful scrum half, controlling fly half, creative centre, flying wing or counter-attacking full back we’ve reviewed the best rugby scrum cap to match your playing position.

1. Firepower XVENT scrum cap review

Firepower XVENT Scrum Cap

The Firepower XVENT scrum cap is a newcomer to rugby. It has an air vent design for keeping you cool. It also boasts anti-odour technology to keep your scrum cap fresh throughout the season. The logo on the front is discreet which is great for pro players with boot contracts. And you can add your own iD on the back.

Pros

  • Personlised iD
  • Ventilation
  • Anti-odour technology
  • Discreet logo (for pro players)

Cons 

  • No XL size

Sizes

MB, LB, S, M, L

Worn by

Matthew Morgan, Cheslin Kolbe, Christian Wade

Summary
The Firepower Sport XVENT scrum cap is a welcomed addition to rugby. Good ventilation, anti-odour coating, excellent quality materials and that all important option of adding your own iD. Not too expensive either. Good enough to be crowned our best rugby scrum cap.
Looks9.5
Price9
Protection9
Features9.5
Fit9.5

 

2. Canterbury Ventilator scrum cap review

 

The Canterbury Ventilator Rugby Head Guard has been configured to mold to the contours of your head, creating comfort and protection when you need it most. Ventilation is generated by cut outs whilst the polyester cotton lining is enhanced with moisture management.

Pros

  • Most well known brand
  • Ventilation
  • Custom colours available

Cons

  • Most expensive

Sizes

MB, LB, S, M, L, XL

Worn by

Jack Nowell, Josh Van Der Flier, James Haskell

Summary
Last year the Canterbury Ventilator was the best on the market, but not this season. It still boasts an excellent design and the quality we come to expect from the Canterbury name.
Looks9.5
Price7
Protection9
Features8.5
Fit9

 

3. Gilbert Air scrum cap review

 

The Gilbert Air foam pattern provides a 3-dimensional fit to mould to the shape of the head. The air vent sections provide ventilation and the cut out ear sections help for improved communication. The stretch lace system and padded chinstrap provide a great fit and comfort.

Pros

  • Ventilation
  • Cut out ear sections for improved communication

Cons

  • Hit and miss colours

Sizes

SB, MB, LB, S, M, L, XL

Worn by

Jake Ball, Adam Coleman, Liam Gill

Summary
The Gilbert Air scrum cap is one of the better models on the market. But the colour options and Gilbert name is a bit hit and miss with some players.
Looks6.5
Price8.5
Protection9
Features8
Fit9.5

 4. adidas Headguard review

adidas Headguard

The Adidas rugby headguard has a high brow line so you can keep your eyes on the pitch, a soft velvet chin strap that ties in back and soft padding throughout. Rigorously tested to make sure it holds up through every hard-hitting situation on the pitch, it’s built with foam that doesn’t harden upon impact, and features breathable perforations and specially designed ear holes and back strap.

Pros

  • Improved ear holes
  • Ventilation
  • High brow line

Cons

  • Fit could be better

Sizes

S, M, L, XL

Worn by

Maro Itoje, Matt Giteau, Sean O’Brien, Matt Todd

7.7 SCORE
Summary
The adidas Headguard is currently only available in black or white. There are definitely better models out there. But if you want a rugby headguard from the leading sports brand in rugby then this adidas one is for you.
Looks7
Price8
Protection9
Features8
Fit6.5

5. Impact V2 Premium Vented Scrum Cap review

Impact V2 Headguard

The Impact V2 Premium Vented scrum cap is made from 10mm foam padding. Its lightweight foam has 33 vents to aid circulation. It also boasts a large padded area protecting the temple region. For a secure fit there is an adjustable chinstrap  and cross tie lace at rear.

Pros

  • Custom designs available
  • Ventilation
  • Padded temple area

Cons

  • Bulky design
  • No kids sizes

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL

Worn by

Juan Manuel Leguizamon, WP Nel, Josh Strauss

6.8 SCORE
Summary
Good quality rugby headguard but its bulky design is not to everyone liking. If you want a custom sublimated design then the Impact V2 is the scrum cap for you.
Looks2
Price8
Protection9
Features8
Fit7

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