Easton Raptor Helmet — Take Two

Posted on April 5, 2011 by

Categories: Companies, Easton, Equipment/Gear, Featured, Helmets


Sunday we introduced you to the new Raptor helmet from Easton. Your responses to the new helmet were pretty much unanimous:

 

“won’t use it for lacrosse…will use it for a sick Master Chief costume”

“thats a joke right….that helmet is uglier that the warrior ones. i would rather wear a riddell than that piece. lets me real and just let cascade make helmets”

“that helmet would be good..for someone who wants no tilt and likes to second bar it…”

“ill stick with my pro 7″

“the face mask looks really dumb”

“speechless! I can’t even think of anything to say! I was so looking forward to this helmet and just puked in my mouth! I was so pro Riddell looks like Cascade got me back!!!!”

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We thought maybe showing more images from different angles may change your mind…or not. So please view the Raptor below and tell us if you still feel the same way or if you are feeling different about it now. We really want to know what you think. Model not included.

Click a photo to begin slide show and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Chiefs_hki

    I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

    Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

    Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

    I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

  • Chiefs_hki

    I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

    Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

    Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

    I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

  • Chiefs_hki

    I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

    Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

    Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

    I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

  • Nsabiagoaile13

    idk what everyone is talking about id rock this helmet for sure over my pro 7

  • CharlieBROWN

    I have seen this helmet in person (it DOES look better in person imo) and did try it on – my verdict – it’s effing awesome! You can barely feel it on your head and it is SOOOOO comfortable. So comfortable in fact i might even consider sleeping in it.

    I did ask questions about how protective this thing was and one of the Easton girls there gave me a pretty good lecture in physics and impact tests. She mentioned something about one piece construction and how it improves absorption of the impact. Let me tell you – I am very impressed… not only because a pretty girl can speak physics but also that my head can be safe and comfy at the same time…

  • CNYlax

    always have and always will rep CNY by wearing cascade. easton is a baseball brand and doesnt deserve to be seen anywhere near a lax field

  • Kwood51

    I just cant see my self wearing it. It just doesn’t look right

  • http://twitter.com/CaptainNlCKO Nick Sentoso

    Nobody seems to like this helmet. I don’t think most of the people that has commenter on this helmet has ever used it. I haven’t used it yet but I don’t think its fair to completely hate the helmet just because you’ve seen a couple pictures and decided you didn’t like the way it looked. For the record, I don’t mind the way the helmet looks.

  • asdf

    You’re judging it by looking at it on some random girl, there’s pics of St Andrew’s wearing it that I linked at the bottom. Not only that, you probably haven’t seen it in person, nor are there pics of custom colors yet. After all, it’s only a prototype design. There’s no doubt that this can be revolutionary if we can give it a chance. Here’s a link to St. Andrews wearing it on Sunday:

    http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/04/03/saint-andrews-9-don-bosco-8-ot-game-photos

  • asdf

    You’re judging it by looking at it on some random girl, there’s pics of St Andrew’s wearing it that I linked at the bottom. Not only that, you probably haven’t seen it in person, nor are there pics of custom colors yet. After all, it’s only a prototype design. There’s no doubt that this can be revolutionary if we can give it a chance. Here’s a link to St. Andrews wearing it on Sunday:

    http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/04/03/saint-andrews-9-don-bosco-8-ot-game-photos

  • Imlax23

    on a second look…i’ll agree, it’s cool

  • psu_lax

    I’m gonna need to see it customized for a team before making a decision.

  • psu_lax

    I’m gonna need to see it customized for a team before making a decision.

  • guest

    its actually real sick and extra comfy

  • guest

    its actually real sick and extra comfy

  • guest

    its actually real sick and extra comfy

  • guest

    its actually real sick and extra comfy

  • Thaiguy11

    How much does it cost?

  • Thaiguy11

    How much does it cost?

  • Thaiguy11

    How much does it cost?

  • http://profiles.google.com/enterthefeast Mark Westfall

    This is gonna be like the CPX-R, everybody is going to hate on it then when it’s released people are going to absolutely crazy for it. I switched from the PRO 7 to the CPX-R and would never go back. But i still don’t know….

  • Kofe

    for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

    This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

    I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

  • Kofe

    for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

    This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

    I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

  • Kofe

    for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

    This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

    I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

  • Mikelmomo76

    only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

  • Mikelmomo76

    only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

  • Mikelmomo76

    only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

    • Mikelmomo76

      the two side bars should also be thinner instead of almost protruding out of the mask

  • CanadianBacon

    the flatter face mask looks like it would really be useful for seeing the ball as a goalie

  • CanadianBacon

    the flatter face mask looks like it would really be useful for seeing the ball as a goalie

  • Garygvillines

    idk. i like it. but then again i like Pro Bull Riding too so maybe i could use this helmet for lax and pbr

  • Garygvillines

    idk. i like it. but then again i like Pro Bull Riding too so maybe i could use this helmet for lax and pbr

  • http://www.facebook.com/weston.polivka Weston Polivka

    reminds me of Halo

  • Mjbiell

    that girl and the helmet look dumb. i agree it is better than the cpxr but if you pick this over a pro7 youre insane. pro7 will always be THE lacrosse helmet, idk why others even try to compete.

  • Laxer76

    There’s a reason Easton recalled these, they realized they made a piece of crap. Do everyone a favor, and get yourself a nice Pro7, CPX-R, CPV, hell even a TII would be better than this crap. Easton needs to stick to baseball

  • Laxer76

    There’s a reason Easton recalled these, they realized they made a piece of crap. Do everyone a favor, and get yourself a nice Pro7, CPX-R, CPV, hell even a TII would be better than this crap. Easton needs to stick to baseball