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Gear Pro-Tec Z-Cool Junior Varsity Football Shoulder Pads - All Purpose

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Gear Pro-Tec Z-Cool Junior Varsity Football Shoulder Pads - All Purpose
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The Gear Pro-Tec Z-Cool Junior Varsity Football Shoulder Pads - All Purpose is an incredibly lightweight, moisture wicking, breathable pad, perfect for youth players in any position. Designed with Z-COOL padding to pull +moisture off the skin, while pulling cool air into the system and dumping hot air out, these shoulder pads keep you focused, comfortable, cool, and dry all game long!
  • Extremely lightweight design makes it perfect for youth players across all positions
  • Z-COOL moisture management system pulls cool air in and forces hot air out
  • Plastic inner arch design
  • Adjustable Air Release clavicle pad system for added breathability
  • AC joint notch-out with AC cradle pads
  • Adjustable cap pads and deltoid pads
  • Plastic sternum protectors
  • 1" adjustable belt with non-cut buckles for a custom, comfortable fit
  • Position: QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, K
  • Gender Age: Youth
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Brand: Gear Pro-Tec
Product Reviews
16 Reviews
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75% Recommend this product (12 of 16 responses)
By Shixiong
Portland, OR
September 27, 2018
such a good pad for kids
I bought this for a 10 years old boy, much better than the pad provided by the team
By David Lloyd
June 8, 2018
Great shoulder pads
I have 2 sons one 11 the other 9. Between the two of them they have played 10 years of football. This is the second set as the old pair were 3 years old. I recommend the neck roll. It screws to the shoulder pads. I also have the back plate. They love these people pads it is their second set and will probably use them their entire carrier in football. I also bought a pair for my godson. He will play D1 football next year. Highly recommend these pads
By Leigh Coleman
September 16, 2017
Great purchase nice quality
Ordered one set of pads for my son, now going to purchase set for my other son
By Raeann
Hamilton, Ohio
August 29, 2017
Gear Pro texh Z-Cool Shoulder Pads are great, they are light and my son moves so much more freely!! I highly recommend
By eric strausborger
Rialto, ca
August 13, 2017
Definitely recommend.
Exactly what we wanted when we ordered. Lightweight stays cool , and built better than any pads we've owned. My eight year old son is very happy with the way they fit and how they feel.
ProsLightweight, stays cool on hot days, and that's exactly how they should.
By Peter
Denver, CO
July 7, 2017
Great service and great shoulder pads
The shoulder pads are exactly what we ordered, they arrived promptly and they fit as expected. Great service and product.
By Alex
Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul
October 15, 2016
the expectation was more then it delivery
the quality is not that good i imagined
Constoo much plastic into deltoids upper part
By George
Florissant, MO
August 10, 2016
I ordered these because they were rated as the number one youth shoulder pads .
ProsLightweight great protection breathable secure fit design stylish
Consnone as of yet
By Shawn
North Las Vegas, NV
June 29, 2016
Best Pads My Son Has Owned!!!!
Best pads my son has owned in 9yrs of playing football. He has out grown his pads and now I'm purchasing another pair. I highly recommend this pads!!!!!
By Marvin
myrtlebeach sc
August 29, 2014
You can't go wrong with these. Fits snug and doesn't slide up when engaging or running. Extra padding that's detachable. My son loves them especially on hot days
ProsDurable and breathable
By Mathias
Austin, TX
August 20, 2014
Excellent arm movement
I'm using the Gear 2000 QB version of this pads, they are seriously great! No issues whatsoever while throwing, nor catching the ball. Might wanna add some ribs' protection or backplate to it, to avoid getting hurt when you get sacked, lol! Still awesome product! Looking forward to buy it!
ProsExcessively comfortable regarding arm motion range.
ConsNeeds to attach extra ribs protection. A lot of it!
By Nick
Agoura, California
May 18, 2014
I own a Schutt Backplate. will it go on these pads?
By geno
December 23, 2012
shoulder pads
good fit, good comfort,start hitting soon
By geno
December 21, 2012
looks and feel great, will start hitting next week
By Matt
September 17, 2012
Good pads, light, and protect my son's upper shoulders from side hits. This is his second pair of Z-cools. Both my youth football players wear them.
By scott
September 9, 2012
Gear Prop Tech
Son likes the arm pads separate padding. He feel they keep him cooler then other he had. Build very well. Will take a couple more seconds to take off but worth it.
Product Q & A
15 Questions | 16 Answers
Jeffrey Ake from San Antonio, TX asked:
how does the back plate or rib protector attach to these pads.
Customer Service: Hi Jeffrey. Adjustable plastic back buckles attach to your shoulder pads while hook and loop straps secure the pads in the front.

Livio from Zurich, Switzerland asked:
i have a xl pro-tec z-cool Junior pad. Which backplate i have to use: Youth or adult? (im 5ft8)
Customer Service: Junior pads would use a youth backplate

Customer Service: Junior pads would use a youth backplate

rich from los angeles, CA asked:
my player's measurements are 15" shoulders and 32.5" chest. Seems like he is in between Med and Large. He is a Qb and is looking for maximum arm mobility. Would you suggest the medium or the large in this case?
Customer Service: Based on his measurements, he would be a large.

Scott from Celina TX asked:
My son has these in MED. He has grown a lot this year. He has a 34" chest and 16.5" shoulders. What size should I get? L or XL? What about adult S?
Customer Service: His measurements would put him in the XL size for these pads. Youth/JV pads are typically used through middle school. High School and above use Adult/Varsity pads.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmitt from Ohio asked:
Will the Mueller collar work with this?
Customer Service: No, there are no holes for connecting a collar to these shoulder pads.

Zach from North Bay, On asked:
Will a Douglas butterfly restrictor work with these pads?
Customer Service: The Douglas Butterfly Restrictor is only designed to be used with Douglas shoulder pads.

Jay from Chicago, Illinois asked:
Will the Schutt Air Maxx Adult TPU Football Back Plate be compatible with this pad
Customer Service: No, Schutt backplates are not compatible

Jay from Chicago, Illinois asked:
Does these pads interfere with the movement of a helmet?
Customer Service: These are all purpose shoulder pads, which means that they are designed to be worn for players of any position. They do not have increased padding that adds bulk that would limit head movement.

Nick from Agoura, California asked:
what is the weight in size XL?
Customer Service: These shoulder pads in XL weigh 3.5 lbs.

NC from Agoura, California asked:
I play WR,RB... is it best to purchase the All Purpose Shoulder Pad?
Customer Service: Most Junior Varsity/Youth shoulder pads (for up to middle school play) are all purpose pads. There isn't much differentiation to skill position pads until the adult level.

ACA from Indiana asked:
How heavy are these pads in 2xl
Customer Service: These pads in XXL weighs about 3.55 lbs

ACA from Indiana asked:
I am interested in the Gear Pro-Tech Z-Cool shoulder pads. My son has 17 inch shoulders and a 39 inch chest so he is in between sizes so I am not sure if I should get him the 2xl or 3xl shoulder pads. What would you recommend?
Customer Service: When there is a discrepancy between sizes based on measurements, go with the size indicated by the shoulder measurement. It is best so use the measurement for the body part that is meant to be protected by the pads.

ACA from Indiana asked:
Would these pads offer enough protection for a youth lineman OT/DT/TE?
Customer Service: All Purpose Youth Shoulder Pads have enough protection for youth players of any position.

john from lake orion, michigan asked:
can you put a back plate on these?
Customer Service: All manufacturers have slightly different attachments for their back plates to their shoulder pads. For the best chance of the back plate fitting as intended, you can find some Gear Pro-Tec back plates here:

Raven Jude from Guam asked:
What is the weight of these pads in Large or XL sizes?
Customer Service: These pads in large weigh approximately 3.45 lbs and in XL they weigh approximately 3.55 lbs.