Halos® is a thin, lightweight sports headband that is proven to reduce the transmission of rotational forces from all head impacts (e.g. head-to-head, head-to-ball, head-to-ground, head-to-knee) in contact sports.
Impacts to the head create rotational forces which cause your brain to rotate inside the skull and brain cells to shear. Rotational brain injury causes concussion, increases your risk of diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and long-term neurodegenerative diseases including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Halos® is uniquely and intentionally designed to lessen the risk of rotational brain injury due to the reduction in the transmission of rotational forces to the brain.
Proprietary Rotection® technology inside Halos® is made up of nine unique protective layers that allow for the movement and opposing movement of the layers to reduce the transmission of rotational forces by up to 61%, based on independent testing.
Halos® outer layer is a water repellent, tear-resistant performance fabric in a signature black and silver hexagon pattern. Next to the skin is an anti-microbial and hypoallergenic lining with breathability and sweat-wicking properties. A textured silicon grip on the inner lining ensures that Halos® remains securely in place (including when heading a football, or in the scrum and ruck in rugby). Halos® moulds to fit every head shape and hairstyle, allowing for maximum comfort.
Halos® protects 80% of the head areas that have the highest probability of receiving an impact in contact sports, and provides 53% coverage of the head. This coverage percentage is based on NOCSAE head and Hybrid III neck model that represents the head size of 50th percentile males.
The shape of the Halos® is deliberately engineered to allow for zero distraction and no change to playing style (including in the power or direction of heading a football).
Halos® are designed to last a season, but it all depends how frequently you use it and take care of the product. Ideally Halos® should be replaced after 24 months from first use, and replaced immediately if it becomes damaged. Please inspect and check the product before each use. Halos® is a machine-washable product at 30 degrees and is quick drying to allow for easy clear, wash and re-wear. Halos® is a recyclable product.
Halos® has been tested against CE safety specifications and been issued with EU type-examination certification as a Category II Personal Protective Equipment product. The first product of its type to have achieved such in the UK, 27 EU Member states and 4 EFTA countries – where the CE mark applies.
Halos® is FIFA Rule 4 compliant.
Wearing Halos® will reduce the risk of the one-off hit triggering a career, or life changing concussion. Wearing Halos® consistently in training and games may reduce your accumulated burden of sub-clinical brain injury. This could lessen the risk of reducing your cognitive reserve for one off hits, and your potential risk of triggering the longer-term neurodegenerative consequences.
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