The CCM FitLite 3DS youth ice hockey helmet combo is the perfect helmet for the young hockey phenom aged 4 to 7 years. The pro specs and variety of youth-specific adjustments mean parents will be able to create the perfect-fitting helmet for their young star. And since some of the adjustments are small sized, young skaters can also learn to take responsibility for making sure their gear fits to their liking (with parental supervision.)
Just like the adult version used in the NHL, the 3DS youth helmet features a two-piece shell construction with a tool-less fit-adjustment system. The dual side locks release for a personalized front-to-back fit. The cage also boasts two youth-specific adjustments that change how it fits to the helmet. This is useful, of course, because as kids grow, so do their faces. The 3DS youth combo adapts to that growth. Simply slide the center top lock to adjust the cage height, and further customize the fit with the J-clip adjustments on either side of the helmet.
The helmet strap also employs a youth-specific adjustment feature. Instead of the traditional snaps, the straps adjust with a velcro system on either side, for a snug-fitting chin cup. And the helmet strap features a clip lock rather than a snap—easier for both parents and the child to use but as safe and secure as the traditional snap it replaces.
All these adjustment features give parents a lot of control over how the helmet protects their child both now and as the child grows.
The 3DS liner is built specifically for youth players. Parents will find thick EVA foams throughout the whole interior. The EVA is dual density, with the yellow base foam being the denser of the two. The top layer is also thick, but it’s softer and designed for comfort.
The 3DS also features CCM’s D3O Smart Foam technology. D3O foam is one of the most protective materials CCM uses in any of its protection equipment—including the adult 3DS helmet. D3O foam is rate sensitive, meaning its stiffness increases with the intensity of an impact. With the D3O foam’s rear positioning, this youth-specific helmet is perfect for young players still prone to falling backward and smacking the back of their head on the ice. Parents can feel better knowing their kid’s helmet provides premium back-of-the-head protection.
The cage on the FitLite 3DS youth combo helmet is a CCM youth facemask that features youth-specific quick-release straps with velcro adjustments for on-the-fly fit accuracy. These straps are much easier to manage than traditional straps—they require less strength to manipulate and are sized for small hands.
The CCM FitLite 3DS youth helmet combo prioritizes safety with its thoughtfully placed D3O foam, but it also accommodates flexibility and growth, thanks to the many standard fit adjustments on the helmet. It helps young players begin to take ownership of their own gear, with its easy-to-adjust features. It doesn’t hurt that it looks cool, too. A helmet is one piece of equipment a parent should feel good spending money on, and they will when they invest in the FitLite 3DS youth combo helmet.