RDX T1 Head Guard Review

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The RDX T1 Head Guard offers more coverage and better protection than many others available in the same category. Made with several layers of impact-absorbing materials you won’t have to worry about sustaining major head injuries during training sessions. The face shield piece of this product is removable. This will allow you to adjust the level of protection you are getting. Without the face shield, your ears, cheeks, and forehead will still be well protected. Obviously, with the faceshield, all areas of your head will have a good level of protection. When you participate in combat sports like Brazillian Ju-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, and other mixed martial arts compiling stellar protective gear are important. Without it, you may sustain injuries that will leave you out of commission for a long time. RDX does a great job when building protective fight gear. They know what materials it takes to not only keep you safe but also keep you cool and comfortable. While you will feel it if you take a heavy blow, it won’t be a big deal. The design and use of gel in this item allow it to absorb a huge amount of impact. Obviously, this is going to keep you well-protected and ready for your next round in the ring or the cage. Consumers are really happy with their purchase of this item and the performance it puts forth.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Superior Coverage & Protection
  • Great Bang For Your Buck
  • Insanely Durable
  • Removable Face Shield
  • Exceptionally Comfortable
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Good Impact Absorption
  • Sturdy Yet Lightweight
Cons
  • Impacts Field Of Vision
  • Sizing Runs Small

Brand

When the world of mixed martial arts exploded in the late 90s, this brand came to fruition. Their goal was a bit different than the other brands that were available at that time. Instead of mass producing inferior products that cost too much money they wanted to make affordable options that were better than the rest. Over the last 20 years, they have done a great job of meeting this goal. Whether you are looking for boxing gloves, mixed martial arts gloves, punching bags, clothing, or other accessories in gear this brand is sure to have an option that will suit your needs and your budget. Offered all over the world, consumers have put a lot of faith and trust in their products. It is well deserved as they continue to research and develop their items to ensure you are getting products that are not only improved from the last versions but also new and Innovative. Overall, this is a high-quality brand that we expect a lot from. It is not often that they disappoint.

Material

The outside shell of this item is made of Maya hide leather. This material is exceptionally durable and insanely comfortable. It also looks really good. In terms of materials, this is not the most important piece. What is, however, is what's inside the shell. RDX uses a few layers of foam and a layer of gel to ensure that you get exceptional shock absorption. This means you will feel less impact. The triple layer of high-impact foam not only helps you feel less impact it is also very durable. You will be able to use this item for an exceptional amount of time without the level of protection it offers to degrade. The removable face mask is secured by pieces of velcro. Consumers have noted that it is high-quality velcro that has excellent sticking ability. In addition, to this, velcro is used to secure this piece of equipment around the back of your head. Overall, all of the materials used here are made to withstand the kind of training that goes along with Combat Sports.

Protection

One of the great things about this piece of equipment is that you can choose the level of protection you want while wearing it. Due to the fact that it has a removable face shield if you are looking for full coverage you can have it. It will protect your entire face and head. If you don't need quite as much protection you can easily remove the face shield and still have decent coverage. You will find that your ears, forehead, and cheeks are well protected with or without the face shield. It is important to note that you will not have as much protection at the chin if you are not using the face shield piece of this item. Overall, customers are very pleased with the level of protection that they get while wearing it. You will still feel it if somebody lands a hard blow but it will be nothing like it would be if you weren't wearing protection at all.

Closure

There is really only one closure in regards to this item. It is located at the back of the head. The closure system is just a large piece of velcro. Customers have mentioned that it's very easy to adjust and it is also very durable. You'll want to make sure that there is no build-up in the velcro to ensure you have the best sticking potential possible. As noted, if you decide to wear the face shield it is also attached with velcro. This is not exactly a closure but it does clothes off the front of this piece of headgear. Overall, customers are pleased with the simplicity of the closure system that this product offers. They feel that it is plenty secure and keeps this piece of equipment securely on your head. You'll want to be careful when taking the measurement for your size to ensure you get a great fit. The adjustability of the closing system only offers so much loosening or tightening.

Adjustability

You are not going to get very much adjustability at all when you invest in this product. As noted, there is a velcro strap at the back of this piece of headgear that gives you a minimal amount of adjustability. Unlike many other items in this category, this item comes in sizes rather than the typical one-size-fits-most. This will mean that you need to measure your head before you purchase it. You'll want to then take this measurement and compare it with the company's size chart. If you do this it should lead you to the perfect fit that is snug yet not overly tight. As long as you find the correct size, the lack of adjustability won't matter. You really do need to be careful as headgear that is too loose may move around and lead you to sustain an injury due to improper coverage. On the other hand, if it's too tight you may end up being exceptionally uncomfortable or left experiencing a headache. Overall, the adjustability is lacking but it's more of an inconvenience than a real problem.

Breathability

This item is going to give you a good level of breathability. RDX has built in some areas to improve airflow. This is seen at the top of the head and at the ears. They were smart in the way they designed this because many Brands lose protection in the ear area because they're trying to improve ventilation. In this option, the foam and gel layers are built up higher at the ears to improve the level of protection without sacrificing breathability. Overall, customers are not complaining over the air flow or coolness of this item. Even when you are wearing the face shield piece of this item you will get a decent level of airflow. Your face will be fully protected, however, the large open areas of the cage will help to keep you cool. It is important to know they are not large enough for a glove to slide through. Overall, customers are satisfied with the lightweight and breathable nature of this piece of protective equipment.

Care

Taking care of this item is relatively easy. It's important to note that while the outside is made of my hide leather that can be cleaned with just about anything, the inside is made of fabric. This can limit what you use to clean the inside with. Obviously, if you are sensitive to deodorizers you'll want to be careful with what you use to clean your headgear. The outside can be simply wiped down with soap and water or a disinfecting spray. The inside can be taken care of the same way. If you do clean the inside of this piece of equipment with something liquid you will want to make sure it has plenty of time to dry before using it again. Consumers have noted that using glove deodorizers work fairly well in this piece of equipment. They can help remove moisture and keep them smelling fresh over long periods of time. Overall, maintaining this piece of equipment is barely an inconvenience and you won't have to spend much time dedicating yourself to it.

Advantages

This particular item comes with some advantages we don't see in others of the same category. The removable face shield is one of the biggest advantages that this product has going for it. It will allow you to adjust the level of protection that you experience. Another advantage of this product is the structure and design. While it can be a bit difficult to find the correct size once you do, you will have a piece of equipment that not only fits great and feels good but also keeps you exceptionally well protected. If you decide that less coverage is what you want you can simply remove the face shield and accomplish this task. Obviously, wearing headgear during training sessions and competitions comes with major advantages. It will help you avoid serious injuries like concussions. This product is also built to last. You're going to get better durability with this item than with many others.

Disadvantages

There are really only two disadvantages that come along with this piece of gear. The first one, and most complained about, is the fact that it does limit your field of vision. In fact, consumers have mentioned that you have almost no peripheral vision while wearing the face shield. Obviously, this is a major problem when you're trying to figure out what move your opponent is about to make. It could result in you taking blows that you normally would not. It is important to know that there is a way to alter the face shield so that this is no longer a problem. You can look up videos on how to accomplish this. The other disadvantage that comes along with this product is that the sizing is a bit tricky. Consumers have mentioned that it seems to run a bit small. You'll need to be careful when measuring your head to make sure that you get the correct size. If you are in between sizes going up is smarter than going down. Overall, there is not a plethora of disadvantages in regards to this item and that is stellar.

Value

RTX always takes its consumers budgets into consideration. This product is very affordable. It is important to note that depending on where you purchase it the price could vary. In fact, it could very quite drastically. The cost of this item will fit into basically any budget. You will not have to save to be able to purchase this fantastic piece of equipment. The people wearing it feel as if it is a phenomenal value. We would have to agree. While, with all items, there are some downfalls the ones associated with this product are pretty minimal. You will be getting fantastic protection and a durable design that will last you for years to come. We believe that if you give this product a chance you will quickly be able to see its true value. On this thought, we think you will agree that it is a better value than many other options in the same category.

Bottom Line

Keeping yourself while protected while participating in high-impact sports is critical not only in your ability to continue training but also and your overall health and wellness. No one wants to have to face scary situations that involved things like concussions. Investing in a good piece of headgear can save you a lot of trauma. This option is a fantastic fit for a plethora of different fighting styles. This includes things like boxing, Judo, Muay Thai, and many other mixed martial arts disciplines. The fighters that are currently using this product are supremely impressed with it. In fact, many of them mentioned the fact that they will buy the exact same piece after there's wears out. That won't be happening anytime soon due to the fact that this product is exceptionally durable. Overall, we do not feel that you can go wrong if you make the investment into this piece of protective gear by RDX.