Masuri cricket helmets are British designed and manufactured to superior quality standards, giving professional and grassroots cricketers ultimate protection and confidence at the crease.
Extensively used on the international cricket scene and always at the forefront of innovation in the cricket helmet industry, Masuri is investing heavily to enhance safety and performance levels to meet the demands of a modern sport.
Masuri Vision Series helmets are setting new standards right across the market in 2016, headlined by the Masuri Test Helmet and Masuri Elite Helmet, which offer pro-quality protection.
There are steel and titanium grille options available – titanium being the lighter of the two – while additional neck protection can be purchased in the form of a Masuri Stemguard.
This Masuri cricket helmet guide will provide detailed information on the various specifications that are available on the market, explaining the key features and colour options for each Masuri helmet profile.
Masuri helmets 2016 showcase three impressive models, with different grille options and extensions available, meaning you can find the perfect cricket helmet for your level and budget.
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Masuri Helmets: The Heritage
Born in Cape Town in 1988, the stainless steel grille, which has become commonplace, proved an instant success for Masuri, replacing the existing polycarbonate and heavy coated mild steel grilles.
Somerset batsman Jon Hardy designed the original Masuri helmet grille, who sold the first three to Australia’s 1989 Ashes-winning stars Dean Jones, Geoff Marsh and David Boon.
Masuri has since gone from strength-to-strength, establishing itself as the leading cricket helmet brand on the international cricket scene. Michael Atherton, Graham Gooch and Brian Lara also brought great exposure to the Masuri brand over the years.
Masuri were the first to introduce the titanium visor, fielding visor and wicket keeping helmet. In the cricket helmet industry, Masuri are trend setters, not followers.
Masuri Helmets: The Future
Constantly striving for innovation and performance in an ever-evolving game, Masuri cricket helmets are forever modernising to safeguard cricketers from the risks associated with Twenty20 cricket and modern safety expectations.
The tragic loss of Australia batsman Philip Hughes led to people calling for increased neck protection whilst batting. Masuri responded very quickly to the much-publicised incident, releasing a neck protector – the Masuri Stemguard.
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Masuri Vision Series Elite
The Masuri Elite Cricket Helmet offers outstanding head protection and comfort, courtesy of a strong, lightweight design. Boasting Masuri’s revolutionary Eye-Line Grille, strategically-placed air flow vents and a new reinforced rim (HRS), the Masuri Vision Series Elite provides superior vision, cooling and protection.
Eye-line Grille: The Eye-line Grille is an additional top bar, placed on the eye line, which presents a greater surface area to the ball on impact. The rear bar forces the ball upwards towards the solid part of the peak and deflects it away from the players face.
Halo Reinforcement System: Masuri’s Halo Reinforcement System (HRS) is an extra strength helmet rim featured on every model in the Vision Series. Made from the latest reinforced plastics, HRS ensures our cricket helmets have the brawn to protect the wearer from a ball delivered at 90mph.
Airflow: The innovative three-layer protection system incorporates strategically placed vents in the inner and outer shells and air channels throughout the cavity, allowing air to circulate freely at all times, keeping the wearer cool.
Colour options: Navy, Maroon, Green, Black
Masuri Elite Helmet Sizes:
The Masuri Vision Series Elite comes with either a titanium or steel grille. A Masuri Elite Stemguard is also available.
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Masuri Vision Series Test Cricket Helmet
The Masuri Test Cricket Hemet is built for a high level of impact protection and comfort.
Strategically-placed vents in the inner and outer shells improve air-flow in the helmet, and the new reinforced rim (HRS) minimises movement between the solid peak and certified steel or titanium grille, giving the Masuri Test Helmet excellent protection and dependable performance.
The Masuri Vision Series Test grille uses certified grade 5 titanium or high grade stainless steel. It also incorporates advanced manufacturing techniques to give greater protection.
Halo Reinforcement System
Masuri’s Halo Reinforcement System (HRS) is an extra strength helmet rim featured on every Masuri Vision Series helmet. Made from the latest reinforced plastics, HRS significantly increases protection by ensuring minimal deformation of the helmet shell during impact.
The innovative 3-layer protection system incorporates strategically placed vents in the inner and outer shells and air channels throughout the cavity, allowing air to circulate freely at all times, keeping the wearer cool, calm and energised at the crease.
Colour Option: Navy, maroon, green, black
Masuri Test Helmet Sizes:
Small men's: 550-580mm
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Masuri Vision Series Club Cricket Helmet
Masuri Club Helmets offer enhanced head protection and comfort to club cricketers, thanks to a strong, lightweight design. They represent excellent value for money and are the most accessible batting helmets in the range.
The Club model features strategically-placed air flow vents and a new reinforced rim (HRS), as well as superior vision, cooling and protection.
Carbon Steel Grille
The Vision Series Club model grille incorporates advanced manufacturing techniques to offer solid protection in the grassroots game.
Halo Reinforcement System:
Masuri’s Halo Reinforcement System (HRS) is an extra strength helmet rim featured on every model in the Vision Series. Made from the latest reinforced plastics, HRS significantly increases protection by ensuring minimal deformation of the helmet shell during impact.
Colour Options: Navy, maroon, green, black
Masuri Club helmet sizes:
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Masuri Cricket Helmet Safety Features & Standards
Cricket helmets now need to comply with much tougher regulations with regards to protecting the face from impact from the ball, after a spate of high-profile professionals succumbed to nasty facial injuries. Former England keeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter was forced to retire from the game after suffering an eye injury whilst batting.
It is now imperative that cricket helmets have a fixed grille. If your helmet is not compliant then you are not maximising your safety.
Masuri helmets have been designed and engineered specifically to comply with the current ICC safety standard (BS7928:2013) to offer greater protection under impact.
Cricket helmets must now include a facial contact projectile test that assesses penetration of the ball through the faceguard, and contact of the faceguard onto the face. These tests must be conducted using realistic bowling speeds, balls and conditions.
Every Masuri cricket helmet goes through rigorous concept-prototype development, and is subjected to high velocity impact testing, which guarantees the finest quality and optimum safety.
Twin shell Technology: How a Masuri Helmet Protects your Head
The energy-absorbing foam in Masuri Vision Series cricket helmets minimises the impact of the ball being transmitted to the head.
By injecting energy-absorbing foam into a cavity between the inner and outer shells, this highly popular cricket helmet range delivers enhanced shock absorption, while the open-cell foam is sponge-like in construction.
This results in kinetic energy of the cricket ball being dissipated by crushing the foam, reducing the impact pressure on the head of the user.
Customised/Embroidered Masuri Helmets
Give your club the ultimate professional look with customised cricket helmets by Masuri – add your club crest and get pro-quality protection today.
Whether you are buying as an individual or you wish to make a large club order, find out more by visiting our specialist Masuri helmet embroidery guide and download an order form.
Alternatively, you can call our customer services team on 01727 736 953. We’ll be happy to help you with your order.
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