Better Impact Absorption
In game-like conditions, when the temperature inside your helmet can rise in excess of 115°, the performance of TPU Cushioning remains consistent. Traditional foam padding, on the other hand, performs worse. And adaptive, air-filled pockets? Not even in the same ball park.
Better Heat Management
Keeping cool and fresh on the field is at the top of every player’s list. The open-air sides of TPU Cushioning, along with the channels weaving in and out throughout the cushion, do a great job of circulating air throughout the interior of the helmet. Traditional foam padding, however, is like wrapping a blanket of insulation around your head. Restrictive black bonnets don’t do very much for keeping you cool either.
TPU Cushioning is virtually impervious to mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria. Traditional foam padding, on the other hand, can be a breeding ground for all kinds of nasty stuff. No matter how well you maintain helmets with foam padding, they can become infested and need to be replaced. With the TPU Cushioning in your helmet, that’s no longer a concern.
Unlike traditional foam padding, TPU Cushioning is ready to wear (comfortably) right out of the box. There’s no breaking-in period, like you have with foam. TPU Cushioning doesn’t take a compression set like traditional foam padding. Nor does TPU break down like foam – even after thousands of impacts.
AiR Maxx (TPU) Jaw Pad
Available as an optional accessory the AiR Maxx TPU Jaw Pad! The same great protection in the rest of your helmet is now available in an all-new jaw pad! The AiR Maxx Jaw Pad, available exclusively from Schutt, is a TPU jaw pad that combines the comfort and fit of a soft, vinyl-covered pad with the better protection of TPU Cushioning.
SUREFIT Air Liner
The two-piece air liner is the secret behind the fit and comfort of our helmets. With two inflation ports, the SUREFIT™ Air Liner gives you a precise custom fit and is made from a soft, but durable anti-microbial material.
Valve Attachment System
This new hook and loop attachment system locks the inflation valves into place. There’s no more struggling to keep the valve aligned to the helmet shell.
Quarter Turn Release
Available as an optional accessory the all-new attachment system for faceguards! The faceguard is locked into place but – if needed – a simple quarter turn releases the faceguard! Swift and easy access in an injury situation.
The Ultimate Helmet deserves the Ultimate Faceguard! Titanium faceguards are nearly 50% lighter than normal faceguards and stronger than stainless steel! Now, thanks to the all-new Ti-JXT Technology from Schutt, titanium faceguards for the AiR XP™ are more affordable than ever.
Large Ventilation Holes
Six crown vent holes provide maximum air flow.
The Schutt Air XP is a traditional shell helmet with that familiar, spherical shape that so many players have grown up with. A unique combination of tradition with state-of-the art technology in a helmet that’s small in appearance but packs the BIGGEST protection of any traditional shell helmet on the field.
Tests Don’t Lie
In head-to-head testing at 105 degree by an independent research lab the TPU cushioning inside the AiR XP dramatically out performed the bonnet system in the Xenith X1 and the foam cushioning in the Riddell Revolution and VSR-4. In fact, the Xenith X1 which is a “large stand-off” helmet absorbed 23% less impact than the AiR XP, the Riddell Revolution another “large stand-off” helmet absorbed 12% less impact while the Riddell VSR-4 the only traditional “stand-off” helmet like the AiR-XP absorbed 28% less impact than the XP.
-Xenith X1: 23% Less Impact Absorbed Than AiR XP
-Riddell Revolution: 12% Less Impact Absorbed Than AiR XP
-Riddell VSR-4: 28% Less Impact Absorbed Than AiR XP
TPU Cushioning System
We introduced Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Cushioning to football in 2003, with the advent of the DNA Pro. Six years later, now in its third generation, TPU Cushioning remains the best performing padding system in football today. In game-like conditions, the AiR XP outperform all the other helmets on the field. It’s proven superior to traditional foam padding in game-like conditions: better impact absorption, better heat management and better hygienics. TPU Cushioning won’t take a compression set, won’t break down (even after thousands of impacts) and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria while providing a barrier against MRSA and staph concern
Meets NOCSAE Standards