Our Choice of the Best Football Chin Straps

By on September 22, 2015 in Best Football Gloves with 0 Comments

In addition the protection that is offered by the best football gloves as well as the best football helmets, you need to protect your chin. This is where a really good football chin strap comes in. Below, we have a look at our top 10 pick of the best football chin straps.

Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap
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Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap
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Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap
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Adams USA GEL-25-4D 4-Point High Football Chin Strap
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Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap
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Adams USA PRO-100-4D 4-Point High Football Chin Strap
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Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap
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Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap
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Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap Set.
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Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap
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Pros
  • It is a 4-point high/low chin strap with the ability to withstand a lot of impact
  • It now features high strength straps
  • It features an anti-microbial X-STATIC liner
  • The whole Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap is washable
  • It also comes in a variety of colors
Cons
  • This is a youth chin guard so it might not fit some adult helmets
Summary

We start off this list of the best football helmet chin straps with a fan favorite, the Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap. The Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap has been redesigned to give is extra strength and to improve its looks. At its core, it is a 4-point high/low chin strap with the ability to withstand a lot of impact. This chin strap will go a long way to help protect your chin from impact while playing.

The strap system of the Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap has also been improved and it now features high strength straps as well as new no-slip straps. The latter ensure that the chin strap is supported fully and that it does not move from where it is supposed to be.

One of the things that stand out about this chin strap, apart from its new strap system is the anti-microbial X-STATIC liner. This liner is washable, removable and apart from being able to enhance protection, it helps eliminate odour-causing bacteria in as little time as one hour. The whole Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap is washable so that should not be a concern.

One of the things we love about this chin strap is the fact that it can attach to quite a number of different helmets. It also comes in a variety of colors so that you are able to select the one that goes the best with your helmet. The Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap is a very durable chin strap with amazing protection. All of this coupled with the anti-microbial liner makes the Shock Doctor Ultra Carbon Chin Strap our number one choice for the best football chin straps.

Price9.5
Chin Support9.5
Strap Elasticity9
Durability10
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Pros
  • There straps are also long enough so that you are able to use this chin strap on helmets of different sizes
  • The nylon straps are durable and strong enough
  • The Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap also features a removable inner foam pad which is washable
  • The Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap comes in a number of colors
Cons
  • The straps can be a bit too tight at times
Summary

At number two, we have the Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap. This one is a bit different from our number one choice in that its straps are made out of nylon. There straps are also long enough so that you are able to use this chin strap on helmets of different sizes. The nylon straps are durable and strong enough to ensure that the chin strap is able to offer you the protection for which you got it.

The Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap is our number two chin strap mainly due to the ArmourFuse TPU overmold. This overmold absorbs and dissipates low and high impacts to ensure that your chin remains protected at all times.

The Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap also features a removable inner foam pad. This foam pad is washable and contains a gel insert that ensures the chin strap is comfortable and that it offers all the protection that you need. With all the protection that the Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap assures you, you can be assured that you are going to be playing harder for longer.

You will be glad to know that the Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap comes in a number of colors so that it makes it easier to get straps for your helmet. In addition to that, the straps are adjustable so that you can use the Under Armour Men's ArmourFuse® Chin Strap on both youth and adult helmets.

Price9.5
Chin Support9
Strap Elasticity8.5
Durability9.5
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Pros
  • It offers a snug fit and should hold in place even during very intense games
  • It is durable enough
  • The Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap fits softly and comfortably on the chin
  • It is also very easy to adjust
  • The exterior is made of high impact ABS material to offer you the protection you need
  • The cup of this chin strap is also very deep which helps it stay in place
Cons
  • Some players said they experienced some chaffing due to the very deep cup
  • Summary

    At number three we have the Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap that is made specially for varsity helmets. It offers a snug fit and should hold in place even during very intense games. It is durable enough so that you will be able to use it for whole seasons without looking for a replacement.

    The Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap fits softly and comfortably on the chin and you only need to adjust it once so that it fits you. The straps fit on almost any helmet so you should find the Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap very user-friendly.

    The exterior of the Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap is made of high impact ABS material to ensure that this chin strap offers you the protection you need. The interior of the Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap is made out of a cushion that is made out of EVAfoam. The EVA foam absorbs energy from impacts to ensure that none of it reaches your chin and head. The cup of this chin strap is also very deep so that it cradles the chin really well which ensures that it stays in place.

    The Schutt Sports SC-4 Hard Cup Chinstrap is an easy and comfortable fit which ensures that you are not going to have any problems we wearing this chin strap through out a game. Apart from that, it is light enough that you will soon forget that you are wearing it

    Price9
    Chin Support8.5
    Strap Elasticity8
    Durability8
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    Pros
    • The buckles on this chinstrap offer it the strength that it needs to stay in place even during intense games
    • The outer high-strength polycarbonate helps increase the durability of the chin strap
    • It is strong enough to be your first line of defense during those intense plays and training sessions
    • The Adams USA GEL-25-4D Chin Strap has adjustable straps
    Cons
  • The straps are quite elastic which might them a bit too tight if not adjusted correctly
  • Summary

    The Adams USA GEL-25-4D Chin Strap is an all gel chin straps that comes with the HH-11 high impact plastic buckles. These buckles offer this chin strap the strength that it needs to stay in place through out even the most physical of games.

    On the outside, the Adams USA GEL-25-4D Chin Strap is made out of a high-strength polycarbonate. This helps increase the durability of the chin strap. Apart from that, the polycarbonate is very high impact-resistant meaning that it is going to be your first line of defense during those intense plays and training sessions.

    One of the things that stands out about the Adams USA GEL-25-4D Chin Strap is the fact that you do not need a chin sleeve for it. This is because the cup is lined with a gel that helps to reduce slip which goes a long way to not only keep the in place but to add comfort as well. If you are looking for a chin strap that is not going to cause chaffing on the chin, this is it.

    You will not see this on a lot of the chin straps that we have on this list but the Adams USA GEL-25-4D Chin Strap has adjustable straps. This is so that you are able to not only use it on helmets of various sizes but so that you are able to dictate how tight or loose you would like your chin straps to be.

    Price8.5
    Chin Support8
    Strap Elasticity7.5
    Durability8
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    Pros
    • This chinstrap has the ability to both protect from and prevent injury to the chin
    • The inner surface of the Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap is lined with a removable inner foam pad which is washable
    • This chinstrap is comfortable enough that you do not need to use a chin sleeve with it
    Cons
    • a number of people have said that this chin strap is that it is not sized correctly
    Summary

    Halfway through the list of the best football chin straps we have the Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap. This is a youth chin strap that has the ability to both protect from and prevent injury to the chin. It is made out of strong nylon that gives it the strength to perform its functions as well as ensure that it is durable.

    As with all other Under Armour on this list, the Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap features ArmourFuse technology. This technology is used to create the ArmourFit TPU overmold whose main function is to absorb and dessipate the impact of hits. The inner surface of the Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap is lined with a removable inner foam pad. This foam pad is washable and helps protect you on the field. The gel foam also helps improve the comfort that is afforded by this chin strap and helps eliminate the need to use a chin sleeve.

    The Under Armour Big Boys' UA ArmourFuse® Chin Strap comes with a strap adapter that ensures that this chin strap can be used on both high and low helmets.

    One of the main complaints that a number of people have about this chin strap is that it is not sized correctly. Most of them say that the youth label is misleading as an adult can use this chin strap. We will leave you to be the judge of that. Be sure to leave a review so we know if this is true or not.

    Price8
    Chin Support7.5
    Strap Elasticity7
    Durability8
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    Pros
    • The HH-11 high impact plastic buckles should hold your chin strap in place even if you are playing a high impact game
    • The Pro Chin Strap is made out of polycarbonate to offer protection and ensure durability
    • Its straps are adjustable
    • It is very easy to clean
    Cons
  • Cannot be used with helmets that have low chin strap attachments
  • The cup was not deep enough
  • Summary

    At number six we have the Adams Football Chin Strap. This is a 4-point hight football chinstrap so if you have helmet that utilizes the low chin strap attachment points, you are out of luck. That said, as with all other Adams chin straps, this Adams Football Chin Strap comes with their patented HH-11 high impact plastic buckles. These should hold your chin strap in place even if you are playing a high impact game.

    Apart from that the Pro Chin Strap is made out of polycarbonate to ensure that it is not only durable but that it is able to withstand high-impact velocities. The polycarbonate itself is a high-impact materials so there should not be any worries as far as the safety that this Adams Football Chin Strap is able to provide you with.

    When it comes to the cup, you will find that it is lined with color coated vinyl. This not only makes it super comfortable and durable, it also ensures that you do not have to use any chin sleeves when using the Adams Football Chin Strap.

    One of the things that we were most happy about this chinstrap is the fact that its straps are adjustable. This means that we were able to fit it on helmets of different sizes, something that is very important if you are looking to share the chinstrap with someone else. Apart from that, the Adams Football Chin Strap is very easy to clean and so you will not have any problems over there.

    The only problem, we had was that the cup was not deep enough. That, or we have very wide chins. Regardless, the straps ensured that it stayed in place even under intense playing and training which is a big win for Adams.

    Price7.5
    Chin Support7
    Strap Elasticity7
    Durability8
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    Pros
    • This is because it is a super comfortable chin strap
    • The strap are long enough
    • The straps that come with the Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap are strong
    • enough even for intense play

    • The Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap is very easy to clean
    • Comes in various sizes
    Cons
    • The cup is not very deep as on some other chin straps
    • The cup does not have removable cushion
    Summary

    At number seven we have a fan-favorite chin strap, the Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap. This is a four-point attachment chin strap that we had a lot of fun with. The first reason for this is because it is a super comfortable chin strap. The cup is lined with a vinyl cushion which did not give us any problems even when we wore the chin strap for very long periods of time.

    Apart from that, the strap are long enough so that you are able to use this chin strap on helmets of very many varies sizes. In our review, we tried using an adults and a youth helmet and this chin strap did really well. The cup is not very deep as with some of the chin strap we have on this list, but the straps that come with the Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap are strong enough that they were able to hold and keep this chin strap in place.

    Although the Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap is very easy to clean, the cup does not have removable cushion so you will have to wash the whole chin strap attached. Another thing that irked us quite a bit about this chin strap is the fact that its straps do not have antimicrobial properties. While we understand that very few of the chin straps on this list have antimicrobial properties, it would have been nice to see it on another chin strap that we like a lot.

    The Riddell Hard Cup Chin Strap comes in only one color but various sizes, which is a plus for us as we do not have to share the ones that we have.

    Price7
    Chin Support7
    Strap Elasticity6.5
    Durability7.5
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    Pros
    • This is a chin strap that is available in various colors and sizes
    • It is a really sturdy chin strap which is made for high-impact games
    • The straps is that they are water resistant
    • This chin strap is very comfortable
    Cons
  • Although the cushion is comfortable enough so that we did not need a chin sleeve, we found it to be a bit shallow
  • Summary

    Next up we have the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap. This is a chin strap that is available in various colors and sizes. This means that we did not have any problems finding one that fit with all of our uniforms. One of the things that we really liked about the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap is that it is a really sturdy chin strap which is made for high-impact games and offers very good protection even in this type of environment.

    The straps are made out of an elastic material, not sure which one, that was able to keep the chin strap in place even when playing high-impact and intense games. One of the things that we really loved about the straps is that they are water resistant so you should not have any worries getting the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap if you sweat a lot or are planning on playing in very wet conditions.

    In Shock Doctor’s words, the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap is made with “protection and performance in mind”, something that we found to be true when we put the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap through the paces. One of the things we noticed is that this chin strap is very comfortable. You are not going to have a hard time wearing it for long periods of time. The cup is also lined with a very soft and comfortable material.

    The cushion that is used on the cup of the Shock Doctor Ultra Pro Chin Strap was so comfortable, we did not have to use a chin sleeve with this chin strap. If this is something that bothers you about chin straps, you can be assured that Shock Doctor took care of it for you.

    Price6.5
    Chin Support7
    Strap Elasticity6.5
    Durability7
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    Pros
    • This protective shell is made out of high impact modified ABS material that make it not only sturdy and protective but also very durable
    • This liner is soft and slip resistant which helps to keep the chin strap in place
    • The Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap has adequate breathability due to the vented shell and vented liner
    • Fits on a huge number of helmets
    Cons
  • The straps ate not elastic enough
  • Summary

    Ever since I put on a Xenith helmet when doing our review of the best football helmets, I could not get over how good their products are. When I saw the Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap on the list of potential best football chin straps, I could not contain my joy. And the Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap does not disappoint. The first thing that you notice once you have this chin strap in your hands is the protective shell.

    This protective shell is made out of high impact modified ABS material that make it not only sturdy and protective but also very durable. The Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap is easily one of the most durable chin straps on this list. Another attribute of this chin strap that we loved was the neoprene liner that the insides of this chin strap is lined with. This liner is soft and slip resistant which helps to keep the chin strap in place in a really big way.

    You will also notice that the Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap comes with a vented shell as well as a vented liner. Both of these go a long way to ensure that your Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap has adequate breathability. Something that is very important for those who are looking to remain cool and dry during their games.

    Lastly, once you have the Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap in your hands you will notice that it comes with a two-point high hookup system. This system made it very easy for us to fit it on all of the helmets that we have. If you are looking for a chin strap that gives you enough comfort ad protection while fitting on any helmet that you have, the Xenith Universal Cinch Chin Strap is the chin guard for you.

    Price6
    Chin Support6.5
    Strap Elasticity6
    Durability6
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    Pros
    • The cup, made out of polycarbonate that is high-impact resistant, gives you protection, impact absorption and durability
    • The cup is lined with an inside cup that we found very comfortable
    • The straps are also long enough
    Cons
    • It is made for youth helmets
    Summary

    The number ten shin strap on our list of the best chin straps is the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap. Schutt have a history and reputation of making some of the best football accessories and they did not fail us with this one. To start us off, we look at the cup. The cup of the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap is made out of polycarbonate that is high-impact resistant. What you get with this is protection, impact absorption and durability.

    To add onto all of this, the cup is lined with an inside cup that we found very comfortable. This inner cup eliminated the need of a chin sleeve while helping improve and increase the comfort afforded by the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap.

    One of the things that we did not like about the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap is that it is made for youth helmets. We did not know this when getting it as part of our review. Nevertheless, the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap fights really hard to be on this list with the amount of protection it gave us, how light it felt and how comfortable the cup was.

    The straps are also long enough so that you are able to use the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap if you are someone who needs very long straps on your chin guard. The Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap dos come in a variety of colors and sizes. Regarding the sizes, note that these are youth and not adult sizes so if you get the Schutt Sports Elite Hard Cup Chinstrap for an adult helmet, you are going to be disappointed.

    Price6
    Chin Support6.5
    Strap Elasticity5
    Durability5.5
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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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