Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — A new range of urethane-based head protection gear from 2nd Skull is designed for use across a range of sports.
A cap is intended for use underneath helmets in sports such as American football, hockey, baseball and lacrosse. There is also a headband that can be worn in non-helmet sports, including football and basketball.
The products incorporate a thin, soft, flexible and breathable layer of protective material containing Poron XRD polyurethane from Rogers. It hardens momentarily upon impact, absorbing the energy. The cap and band both feature compressive fit, moisture-wicking fabrics to assist in sweat management, and an antimicrobial treatment to prevent odours.
“We know athletes want to look and feel great when they take to the field,” said chief executive Federico Olivares. “We know there are other protective options out there, but athletes will not wear them because they look weird, or are bulky. The best protection is one that is worn.”
The cap and band will be available in US retail stores in the summer.