D3O® partners with Gamebreaker to develop a new range of soft protective headgear for a variety of US team sports for which head protection is not currently mandated.
“Partnering with D3O® takes our soft protective headgear to a whole new level of protection previously thought not reachable.”
D3O® has secured an exclusive partnership with Gamebreaker, the manufacturer of performance protective headgear, to integrate its unique shock absorbing technology into a range of soft protective headgear for a variety of US team sports.
D3O® technology will be integrated into the Gamebreaker protective headgear worn by athletes of all ages and genders in sports including women’s lacrosse and flag football (a non-contact version of American football). Currently the governing bodies of these sports do not mandate the wearing of protective headgear. The partnership between D3O® and Gamebreaker will mean that there will now be head protection available for a variety of US non-contact sports for which head protection is not currently mandated.
Gamebreaker is a leading manufacturer of performance protective softshell headgear in the USA. Involved in sports at all levels for over 25 years, Gamebreaker protective headgear is currently used by men, women and children across America in a variety of team sports from the youth level to the collegiate level. The sports include 7 v 7 football, women’s lacrosse, flag football, field hockey, rugby, soccer, mixed martial arts, water polo, volleyball, and various others.
The new range of soft protective headgear, which is lightweight, flexible and washable, strengthens and expands D3O®’s presence in the sports protection market, particularly in the US, where it is already established as a provider of helmet liners for American Football and Baseball through a partnership with Schutt Sports.
Marcus Hoenig, Head of Advanced Concepts for D3O®, said:
D3O®’s impact protection materials and technology are combining with Gamebreaker’s design expertise to meet a real need in the US team sports market.
Whether in sport or defense, D3O® is committed to applying its technology to help reduce the risk, incidence and severity of brain injuries. D3O® technology in Gamebreaker complements the protection solutions we are already providing for American football players and further strengthens our offering and opportunities in new markets.
Michael Juels, Managing Director of Gamebreaker, said:
Partnering with D3O® takes our soft protective headgear to a whole new level of protection previously thought not reachable. It solidifies our best in class position and promises to our athletes that their safety is our top priority.