Our Choice of the best Youth Football Rib Protectors

By on September 22, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Protection on the field is one of the most important things for any players. This why any player ought to get the best football gloves as well as the best rib protectors. the torso does take a lot of hits during a football game and your primary responsibility should be to protect yourself from injury. Without further ado, the best football rib protectors.

Schutt Varsity Rib Protector
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Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector
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Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector.
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Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector
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Football America Youth Rib Protector
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Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest
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All-Star Sports Football Low Profile Adjustable Rib Protector 
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Bike football Xtreme lite hard shell rib pad protection guard vest
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Riddell Youth Rib Protector
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Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector
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Pros
  • The Schutt Varsity Rib Protector can be worn with or without a shoulder pad
  • Attaches to the shoulder pads that you may have quite easily
  • the Schutt Varsity Rib Protector comes with its own attachment harnesses
  • It does come in a variety of sizes
  • Tt protects you from all sides including the back
Cons
  • It comes in only one color
Summary

By now you may know that we absolutely love Schutt because of the quality of the sports products and accessories that they produce. Even though this is an unbiased review of the top ten football rib protectors, we are inclined to have the Schutt Varsity Rib Protector as our choice for the number one football rib protectors. And for good reason.

The first reason is the sheer quality of this rib protector. It is well made and attaches to the shoulder pads that you may have quite easily. In fact, we were able to fit in on over five different shoulder pads. To say that we are really impressed with it would be an understatement.

The Schutt Varsity Rib Protector can be worn separately or be attached to different shoulder pad models, something that has endeared it to a lot of football layers. In addition to that, the Schutt Varsity Rib Protector comes with its own attachment harnesses. This is so that you are able to attach it without going out of your way to look for extra harnesses.

Although this rib protector comes in white only, it does come in various sizes and should be able to be of great use to any person playing varsity football. The one thing that we really loved about the Schutt Varsity Rib Protector is that it is a wrap around rib protector. This means that it protects you from all sides including the back so that you are able to play a lot safer with a lot more confidence.

Price9.5
Protection9.5
Comfort10
Durability9.5
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Pros
  • Offers very good protection
  • It should be able to protect you from all sides
  • It is made from material that is strong, breathable and durable
  • Can work with or without shoulder pads
  • The Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector does come in a variety of sizes
  • Attaches to most shoulder pad very well
Cons
  • It is a youth rin protector so cannot be used by adults
  • Summary

    At number two we have a rib protector that you could call the smaller brother to the rib protector that we have at number one above, the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector. This is a youth rib protector and you may have gleaned from the name and it does a really good job of protecting the ribs, kidneys and livers of your youth players. It is also a wrap around rib protector and thus should be able to protect you from all sides.

    The Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector is made out of high density EVA material. This material is strong, breathable and durable, all of the things that any player ought to be looking at when choosing the best rib protector. The fabric makes this rib protector a comfortable wear and it is said to provide “unmatched comfort”.

    As with the adult sized rib protector above, the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector can be work by itself or attached to a shoulder pad. The good thing is that it also comes with its own harnesses should you want to use it alone. If you really want added protection though, the best thing that you can do is attach it to your shoulder pads. This will let you move a lot more naturally as you will feel like you are wearing just one accessory under your jersey.

    The Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector does come in a variety of sizes so that you are able to find one that fits as snugly as possible.remember to get the right size as getting a size too large can minimize the amount of protection that you get from your rib protector. Getting a size too small can make it uncomfortable to wear.

    Price9
    Protection9.5
    Comfort9
    Durability9.5
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    Pros
    • This rib protector comes with backplate
    • The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector fits very comfortable and is light enough
    • It has enough room even for those with fairly large chests
    • The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector attaches to various shoulder pads at different height intervals
    • The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector is also breathable enough
    Cons
    • It cannot be used alone and you will have to get shoulder pads with attachments for it
    Summary

    If you are looking for a rib protector that comes with backplate while still providing you with adequate protection, you should get the Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector. This is a side molded rib protector with the ability to provide you with all the protection that you need, and from all sides at that. The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector fits very comfortable and is light enough so that you are able to wear it even for long periods of play.

    Apart from that, the molded sides are contoured so as to give you even better protection. The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector offers full torso protection and should be adequate for you even if you have a large chest. The vector closure at the front is also adjustable so that you are able to fit the Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector any way that you like so that it offers protection while at the same time fitting snugly and remaining comfortable enough to play in.

    The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector is also somewhat unique in that it attaches to various shoulder pads at different height intervals so that you are able to use this rib protector regardless of the height you are. The inner lining of this rib protector ensures that you are able to wear it and play in it for long periods of time without having the need to remove it. The Rawlings Youth Molded Side Rib Protector is also breathable enough thereby helping keep you cool and dry during play.

    Price9
    Protection9
    Comfort9
    Durability9
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    Pros
    • This rib protector comes with an integrated air management system that makes it very breathable
    • The inner lining provides enough padding for your body for your comfort
    • The Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector comes with its own harnesses
    • Also comes in different sizes
    Cons
    • For the best protection, has to be used in conjunction with shoulder pads
    Summary

    At number four we have another rib protector from Schutt, the Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector. This rib protector is made with an integrated state-of-the-art air management system that makes it very breathable. It will keep you cool and dry even under intense and long periods of time.

    In addition to this, the Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector is made to be very comfortable as the inner lining provides enough padding for your body. Its outer shell is made pout of high-impact resistant material so that you are able to take high- and low-impact hits with a lot more confidence.

    As with the other Schutt rib protectors on this list, the Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector comes with its own harnesses. This means that you can wear it on its own without having to go out and get the harnesses yourself. In addition to this, it also comes with straps that allow you to attach it to the shoulder pads that you have at different intervals. This will allow you to wear and use the Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector regardless of the height of your torso.

    The Schutt Sports Varsity Air Maxx Rib Protector also comes in different sizes with each of the sizes fitting specific sizes of corresponding shoulder pads. It is important that you have a look at the schutt website to find out first what size would fit you best and what size goes with the size of the shoulder pads that you have. Ensuring that all your accessories work together in this way ensures that you are not only protected on the field but that you remain as comfortable as possible during games.

    Price8.5
    Protection9
    Comfort8.5
    Durability8.5
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    Pros
    • The high impact plastic this rib protector is made out of is able to absorb all shock to ensure adequate protection for your torso
    • The inner lining is very comfortable
    • It also comes with some extra grommets that help to lower or raise the rib protector to the right height
    • Does come with its own harnesses
    • This rib protector does fit a lot of different shoulder pads
    Cons
  • It is not a very well known brand so some people might pass it over for some of the better known brands
  • Summary

    At number five, we have a rib protector that starts exactly where your shoulder pads stop. The Football America Youth Rib Protector is made out of high impact plastic. This high impact plastic is able to absorb all shock to ensure adequate protection for your ribs, kidneys, liver and torso. The Football America Youth Rib Protector also goes round the back so that it protects your spine from hits as well.

    The inner lining of the Football America Youth Rib Protector is very comfortable to ensure that the rib protector remains comfortable even when worn over long periods of time. Despite being made out of high impact plastic, we found the Football America Youth Rib Protector to be relatively light, actually lighter than some of the rib protectors included on this list.

    The Football America Youth Rib Protector does come with its own harnesses so that you are able to wear it alone. In addition to that, it also comes with some extra grommets that make it possible to lower or raise the rib protector to the right height for the best protection.

    This rib protector does fit a lot of different shoulder pads. The one thing that you ought to do though is go to the Football America website and have a look at the different shoulder pads that you can use it with. This is so that you do not have to get new shoulder pads once you get the Football America Youth Rib Protector due to incompatibilities.

    Price8.5
    Protection8.5
    Comfort8
    Durability8.5
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    Pros
    • It is easy to wear wear and remove since it is a vest
    • It is very well ventilated
    • Protects both the ribs and lower torso
    • It does come in different sizes although they are youth sizes
    Cons
    • This rib protector is available only in youth sizes and not adult sizes
    • the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest does not come with protection for the back
    Summary

    At number six we have the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest. This is a vest made out of different materials that are all geared toward giving you the best protection money can buy. Starting at the top, you are going to notice that the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest comes in form of a vest. This is so that you are able to wear it and remove it easily. In addition to that, the fabric of the top part is perforated to ensure that there is enough airflow. This gives the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest amazing breathability while helping keep you cool and dry during your games.

    At the bottom, you will find a protected, outer high-impact EVA foam cushioning. This is the most important part of the vest as it is the one that offers you protection for your ribs and lower torso.

    If you look carefully, you will see that the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest does not come with protection for the back. This means that you will have to get a backplate if you are looking to have your back protected from high impact forces.

    That said, the Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest is light weight and is very well suited for people who are not looking to play in high impact areas. The only problem that we have with it is the need to use it with a back plate.

    The Schutt Sports Youth Rib Protector Vest does come in different sizes. Just note that these are youth sizes and not adult sizes unless you have a fairly small body.

    Price8.5
    Protection8
    Comfort7.5
    Durability8
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    Pros
    • This rib protector will be able to protect you from all sides
    • It also comes with adjustable Velcro closure straps that help you adjust the vest according to your torso’s height
    • It is very comfortable to wear even under our uniform jerseys
    • The ventilation that is afforded by this vest ensures that you remain cool and dry during play
    Cons
    • comes in only one color
    Summary

    At number seven we have the All-Star Football Rib Protector. This is an adjustable rib protection vest that will be able to protect you from all sides in addition to being very lightweight. The part that we are most interested in when looking at the All-Star Football Rib Protector are the closed cell pads on the sides. These pads can absorb a lot of impact to ensure that your ribs, liver and kidney are all protected from impact.

    You will also find that the All-Star Football Rib Protector comes with adjustable Velcro closure straps. These will help you adjust the vest according to your torso’s height and ensure that you have the padding where you need the best protection.

    Although the All-Star Football Rib Protector comes in only one color, you will be delighted to note that it does come in three sizes: adult, youth and junior. This is so that you find t very easy to find a size that does fit snugly. Remember that if you get a vest that is not the right size, it might not offer the level of protection that it is meant to.

    We also notices that the All-Star Football Rib Protector is very comfortable to wear even under our uniform jerseys. That said, the ventilation that is afforded by this vest ensures that you remain cool and dry during play. The ventilation, in addition to the very comfortable interior not forgetting the protection that is afforded by this vest puts it squarely on our radar and makes it the number seven best rib protection accessory.

    Price8
    Protection7.5
    Comfort7.5
    Durability7.5
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    Pros
    • The Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest comes with a hard shell plastic exterior for your protection
    • It is very light and comfortable to wear
    • The straps are very adjustible
    Cons
  • The Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest does not for a good job at protecting the upper part of the back
  • Summary

    At number 8, we have the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest. Right off the bat, we have to speaking of protection, you will find that the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest comes with a hard shell plastic exterior. This is the part of the vest that absorbs all the impact during play to keep you safe. In addition, the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest is specially made to protect from impact from all sides so you should be covered in that arena.

    Although the outside of this vest is made from a hard shell, you will find the inside to be very comfortable. This is because it is made out of open-cell foam. This foam is able to form around the body to ensure that the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest fits as snugly as possible. We found the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest to be lightweight enough so that we were able to wear it for long periods of time. It also fit very well under the jerseys we had and this is a huge plus.

    You have to keep in mind that if you are looking for protection for your back, you will have to go out of your way to get that one for yourself. This is because the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest does not do a good job at protecting the upper part of the back.

    The smap buckle that the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest comes with ensure that you have a very easy time adjusting it correctly and fitting it the right way. This is one of our favorite features on the Bike Xtreme lite protection guard vest.

    Price7.5
    Protection7
    Comfort6.5
    Durability7
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    Pros
    • It fits snugly and is very comfortable
    • It has attachment points so that you are able to wear this rib protector both high and low
    • The straps that come with this rib protector are adjustable
    • Does a really good job of protecting your ribs and torso
    Cons
  • You will need a shoulder pad if you are looking to wear this rib protector
  • The Riddell Youth Rib Protector is a bit bulky
  • Summary

    At number nine, we have the Riddell Youth Rib Protector. Despite the fact that this rib protector is made to absorb and dissipate the force of impacts, you will find that it fits snugly and still maintains its comfort points. One of the things that we loved about the b is the straps. The straps that come with this rib protector are adjustable meaning that you will be able to adjust it to your height and torso. This will ensure that you place it just right where you need it.

    The straps that come with the Riddell Youth Rib Protector have attachment points so that you are able to wear this rib protectore both high and low. The Riddell Youth Rib Protector is meant to be used in conjunctiuon with a shoulder pad which is one of the things that might put a lot of people off. That said, it is easy to attach to almost any shoulder pad so that should not be as big of a deal.

    You will find that the outer side of this rib protector is made out of open-cell foam. This is a very good material as it is protect your ribs, liver and kidneys from impact.in our opinion, the Riddell Youth Rib Protector is a bit bulky and did not fit very well under the jerseys that we had. This is made even worse when you wear it with a shoulder pad. Despite these two shortcomings, the Riddell Youth Rib Protector did a really good job of protection us from impact which is really what a shoulder pad is really meant for.

    Price7
    Protection7
    Comfort6
    Durability6.5
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    Pros
    • The outer padding is made out of foam that absorbs all impact helping keep you safe during play
    • It is very well ventilated
    • it is light enough to be worn for long periods of play
    Cons
  • Does not come with straps and is not adjustable in any way so you will have to be really careful when selecting the size
  • Summary

    Closing our list of the best football protectors is the Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector. As with all other Schutt products, the Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector is very well made. One of the things that you will notice immediately you have it in your hands is the padding that is the main part of this vest. This padding is made out of foam that has the ability to absorb all impact helping keep you safe during play.

    The Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector does a really good job of protecting the ribs and the lower back and we have to give props to Schutt for nailing that. That said, you may have to go for a back protector especially if you anticipate a lot of hits coming to your top back.

    The Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector is very well ventilated. We were able to wear it for long periods of time without feeling the hear and we really appreciate this.

    One of the htings that we did not like about the Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector is that it is not adjustable. It does not have the straps that would make this possible otherwise. You have to be really careful when selecting the size so that you do not get one that does not fit as it ought to. Another drawback is that the Schutt Sports Varsity Hard Shell Rib Protector comes in only one color which should not be an issue since you will be wearing it under your jersey anyway.

    Price6.5
    Protection7
    Comfort6
    Durability6
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    About the Author

    About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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