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Schutt ION 4D Youth Football Helmet

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Additional Options:  Schutt Football Helmet Inflator Pump (+$14.95)
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Additional Options:  Schutt Football Helmet Inflator Pump (+$14.95)
Schutt Football Helmet Pump Lubricating Glycerin Bottle (+$8.99)


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The Schutt ION 4D Youth Football Helmet delivers the same impeccable protection, comfort, and playability as its big brother, the varsity ION 4D, but in a shell design fit for youth football players. Filled with the advanced TPU cushioning system that cradles your head in impact-absorbing, temperature-regulating, and anti-microbial comfort and protection, the ION 4D never quits, breaks down, or stops keeping you safe, even after seasons of use. Its large off-set shell creates a larger, more aggressive profile while putting more room between the shell and your skull. This larger off-set also allows room for more of the injury-preventing TPU cushioning, giving you the most amount of impact-absorbing safety possible.

ION 4D Technologies:

TPU Cushioning System:
The ION 4D uses Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Cushioning that's been proven superior to traditional foam padding in game-like conditions: better impact absorption, better heat management and better hygienics.  TPU cushioning won't take a compression set, won't break down (even after thousands of impacts) and is resistant to mold, mildew fungus and bacteria.

*This graph demonstrates the amount of impact force a player's head experiences while wearing the helmet. Helmets are subject to a pass/fail certification testing by NOCSAE, conducted at room temperature, and temperatures above 100 degrees, to simulate in-game conditions.

SUREFIT Air Liner System:
The ION 4D features a two-piece SUREFIT inflatable air liner system for the crown and lateral areas of the head, which can be inflated before each game for an incredibly comfortable, customizable fit.  The SUREFIT air liner is made from a soft, yet durable anti-microbial material that gives you a precise, custom, snug, and safe fit right out of the box.

Energy Wedge Faceguard:
This unique and amazing faceguard system directly integrates the face mask into the helmet, turning the faceguard into a shock absorber, absorbing up to 15% more impact energy from direct frontal impacts than traditional faceguards. The Energy Wedge faceguard is stronger than traditional faceguards and gives you a wide, unobstructed view of the entire field.

Air Maxx TPU Jaw Pads:
Utilizing the same TPU cushioning system used in the other parts of the helmet, Air Maxx Jaw Pads deliver incredible comfort and protection from impact for your jaw and mandible areas.

Youth Football Helmet Features:
  • Facemask NOT included
  • Large offset Lexan engineered polycarbonate shell (.140" thickness for optimum performance) provides for more TPU cushioning to protect the head
  • Polycarbonate shell delivers a great combination of low weight and high protection properties
  • AiR-LOC dual lock inflation valves for both the crown and lateral air liners use a Velcro attachment system to keep the valves in place, so you don't have to struggle keeping them lined up
  • Newly redesigned faceguard retainer more close resembles and performs like traditional nose bumpers
  • Removable Moisture Management forehead pad wicks sweat away from the forehead for a more comfortable game and clearer vision
  • Quarter Turn Release System makes it less complicated and faster to change your facemask - a simple quarter turn of the screw either releases or locks the facemask in place*
  • 6 large crown ventilation holes
  • Multi-functional ear hole design
  • Multiple-option chinstrap integration
  • Meets NOCSAE Football Standards
  • Helmet includes: Schutt hard cup chinstrap and one pair of 1-1/8" AiR Maxx TPU jaw pads
  • Avg. Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Please Note: Helmet requires an ION Facemask (Not Included). Click here to see all ION Helmet Compatible Facemasks (Size XL helmets require ION 4D XL Facemask)
  • For the best protection and performance select an ION 4D Titanium Facemask, almost 50% lighter than stainless steel

*Product Update: Schutt has recently made a slight change to the ION 4D.  Sizes Small through Large no longer include the Quarter Turn Release facemask attachment. These helmets include standard screws and posts with a new one-piece nose bumper.  Size XL still comes with Quarter Turn Release.  Sports Unlimited still has Quarter Turn Release helmets in inventory and for the time being, cannot guarantee which style will ship.  Please call customer service if you have any questions about this change or need help with your order @ 1-800-693-6368.

Schutt ION 4D Youth Football Helmet
4.5 Stars based on 40 Review(s)
Overall awesome helmet
May 20, 2014
It is an amazing considerabily lightweight helmet, with amazing tpu techonology and amazingly good assembly quality. It has no cons, except for something that bothers me on my head, I just move helmet a bit and its gone. I think is the air bladder. I've hit with it and didn't felt a single thing, hard hits frontal and sideways. The sideway hit got me a bit but the frontals you just don't feel them
Something bothers me on head crown

Jorge Martinez
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Leaked air day one - disappointed!
July 19, 2013
Out of the box, inflated, I could hear the air leaking from one of the oval bubbles inside. The online store solution was to replace the brand new liner. Replace the liner on a new product that had not seen one down? I bought this product for added protection for my son. I hate to think of what would have happened if I had not noticed the leak. Disappointed!

Boston, MA
4.5 Stars

Schutt ION 4D
July 8, 2013
Nice helmet and should be a good product for competition. Don't understand why helmet is being discontinued. Schutt has caused some confusion with their colors when dealing with Royal blue. Their extruded plastic colors differ in shades of their painted helmets. Getting the right color blue becomes difficult sometimes. Overall have always had a good Experience with Schutt products

4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Must have
February 17, 2013
This helmet performance is pertect. Compare to the old helmet my son had, the difference is amazing. No more headaches, its lighter, confortable and the coating to avoid bad odor is working perfectly. Easy to maintain and eliminated the hustle of painting.

C. Maymi
4.5 Stars

Schutt Ion 4D
November 12, 2012
This helmet is great! It looks so good with a Oakley Visor!

4.5 Stars

Best Investment
October 15, 2012
I brought this helmet for my son and he loves it. Very comfortable and I think it has given him more confidence. I would recommend this helmet to all!

Fred Ross
4.5 Stars

Ion 4D Football Helmet
September 17, 2012
Came as promised, my son will never wear another helmet

Chris Hrbek
4.5 Stars

Ion 4d helmet and steel facemask
September 17, 2012
Very good helmet. Has lots of adjustments. First helmet my son hasn't complained that it hurts his head. In fact all that has been said is good.

Jim Bitner
4.5 Stars

Shutt ion 4d youth helment
August 26, 2012
We love this helment and fell much safer with our son wearing it...

stacy Shepehrd
4.5 Stars

Ion 4D
August 13, 2012
Best helmet you can buy. If you son is going to play football, this is the helmet he should have.

4.5 Stars

Great Helmet!!!!
July 11, 2012
I bought the ION 4D for my 10 year old son. He loves this helmet. He like the way it looks and fits. I like it too, it seems to provide more protect than most helmets. I did some resource before buying this helmet and it seems to give the best bang for the buck. If you want the best protect for your child, I would highly recommend the ION 4D. It fit perfect right out of the box. Shipping was fast and easy. The only thing I can say that is remotely a draw back is the carbon steel facemask does make the helmet heavier. He was use to the weight of his old DNA Recruit. He started getting use to the weight but I opted to also buy the Titanium facemask (which is very expensive) to cut down on the weight.

4.5 Stars

April 13, 2012

maria rocio
4.5 Stars

April 13, 2012

maria rocio
4.5 Stars

April 2, 2012
Customer service was very good. we had some time to wait until the facemask arrived and when it did the turn around time for delivery was very fast. I am glad to have found sports unlimited and plan to use them again and again.

Chuck Holmes
4.5 Stars

Better in both world
March 1, 2012
In my world, as father, I feel more responsible for my 9 years kid with this helmet. Sure it's not concussion-free warrant but it's the helmet who's going the most in that direction. In my kid's world, It's good-looking, cool & he doesn't want & need to drop it until the end of the practice or game even for drinking.

Pierre T.
4.5 Stars

January 9, 2012
Excellent product recommend buying

4.5 Stars

Best Helmet ever
November 19, 2011
I did a'lot of research on helmets and this one is the best. My son loves it and it rated very high in a concussioin research study by Virginia Tech University.

4.5 Stars

September 29, 2011
My son is 8 years old I coach at High School kid and the Ion 4 is one of the best helments you can get. He loves it. He is only 65 ponds but he still loves the Helment.

4.5 Stars

ion4d helmet
September 28, 2011
Son went from an issued Riddell to this ION4D I bought him and he loves it. No break in period wore it out of the box straight to an game.

4.5 Stars

September 28, 2011
Great visability to bad it does not have three verticle bars instead of the two.

4.5 Stars

September 14, 2011
One of the very best helmets available at this time. Periodic checks of the air bladders are necessary but should be done on any helmet with an air system. Shorter air delivery needle recommended to avoid puncture. Very satisfied.

4.5 Stars

rec. football
August 31, 2011
Most comfortable helmet ever.

football mom
4.5 Stars

Why not?
August 21, 2011
After my son was given an entry level helmet by his league I thought "Why would I not buy him the best helmet available" After researching I thought the Ion gave the best protection. Cost wise I don't think paying $200+ for the protection of my 12 year old sons head is an issue. He likes the helmet and he really liked the wide array of facemask choices.

4.5 Stars

great helmet,too heavy
August 9, 2011
Got this helmet for my 11 year old son last season. He said the the helmet was very comfortable overall but hurt his neck due to the weight. This helmet is almost twice the weight of other helmets and will slow smaller players down. I would definitely recommend this helmet for high school and above.

tony howard
4.5 Stars

nice helmet
July 2, 2011
Great helmet. We needed to order the adult large for my 13 year old son (5'7 & 120lbs) He usually wears a Medium but it was way too tight. We went with the large and inflated the linerfor a goo fit. The vision of the mask makes a huge difference and gives an edge.

Ray Benjamin
4.5 Stars

Schutt ION 4D
June 28, 2011
Great product! Outstanding service by Sports Unlimited. Super Fast shipping and wonderful customer support! Helmet is comfortable out of the box. My son really likes this helmet.

4.5 Stars

May 18, 2011
this is a good way to purchase sports stuff

joaquin villarruel
4.5 Stars

May 6, 2011
this is a good way to purchase sports stuff

joaquin villarruel
4.5 Stars

Ion 4D Helmet
February 23, 2011
Far superior to the helmets my son has used. Excellent fit and protection.

Terrence Thomas
4.5 Stars

good overall
December 4, 2010
as read in earlier reviews this helmet is heavy,but it held up all season without any problems or hardware malfunction it is kind of like a timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking

4.5 Stars

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