Do you sell both NFL and College helmets?

- Yes. We sell authentic Speed, SpeedFlex and full-size Replica Speed helmets and Alternates for all 32 NFL teams and 63 Division I College football programs, as well as many autographed vintage helmets at our NFL Team Helmet Store and College Helmet Store.

Is it true that Schutt has stopped making college helmets?

- Yes. Schutt announced on Feb. 11, 2022 that, due to severe supply chain disruptions, they will no longer be offering college helmets for sale to the public once all backorders have been shipped. Any Schutt helmets currently shown on our site are the last we have remaining. Schutt has not stopped manufacturing the helmets worn by players.

What is the difference between an authentic and a replica helmet?

- Authentic helmets feature complete, authentic interior padding. The replica helmets just have molded foam jaw and neck pads so that the helmet looks real from the side when on display. As a result, an authentic helmet weighs considerably more than a replica.

Why can't the helmets be worn?

- Short answer ... lawyers and insurance companies. Riddell is required to place "no-wear" devices inside the helmets as a licensing requirement. The purpose is to avoid any injury liability on the part of the school or team if someone wore their helmet and got injured.

Can these "no-wear" devices be removed?

- We have never tried, but wouldn't be surprised if there were something on YouTube about it.

Can I get a Helmet if I don't live in the U.S.?

- We do not ship outside the U.S. ... however, there is a very reputable package forwarding service that we recommend. They are at (short for "my U.S. address"). If you use them they give you a U.S. address at their forwarding warehouse and we ship the helmet to that address (free shipping) and they forward it to you. Another option is if you know someone in the States we could send the helmet to (free shipping) who could then send it on to you.

Are the authentic helmets exactly the same as those the players wear?

- The construction and materials in the helmets are the same. Any difference is cosmetic and the result of licensing negotiations with each school. For example, whether the front and rear helmet bumpers say Riddell or the school's name/nickname. Also, many of the small decals on the back of on-field helmets, i.e., conference decals, are applied by the school and are not included on the public sale helmets.

Are these helmet shells just made of plastic?

- Yes, if you mean polycarbonate, the same type of plastic that is used to treat bullet-proof glass and that is used for the cockpit canopy of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor jet fighter. The polycarbonate used for Riddell's helmet shells is chemically engineered to provide the strongest and lightest material possible.

What if I think there is a problem with the decals on the helmet I received?

- We will replace any helmet that has mis-applied decals. A bubble in a decal can usually be easily fixed by using a hair dryer on medium heat on it and then smoothing down the bubble using a soft cloth. All decals for each helmet model are the same size and color, so size and color are typically not reasons for a full-refund return.

I've heard that some helmets sold online are actually counterfeit. Is this true?

- Unfortunately, yes. We have seen unlicensed counterfeit college helmets for sale online. These unscrupulous sellers buy blank helmet shells in a team or school's color, slap black market decals on them and sell them to unsuspecting buyers.

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