Venum Elite Headguard Review
In this article, we are reviewing one of the Venum’s top products – the Venum Elite Headgear. It is a little bit more expensive than the Challenger 2.0 Headgear, which we also reviewed.
However, this is a product made for elite fighters and the difference in prices is no surprise.
If you are not familiar already from our reviews with Venum as a brand, then this is a good moment to introduce them.
Venum is a worldwide supplier of equipment for various martial arts and fitness. They manufacture products for sports like MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Fitness, etc.
Over the years they sponsored many famous MMA fighters like Carlos Condit, Miesha Tate, Wanderlei Silva, Jose Aldo, Fabricio Werdum and others.
- 100% Skintex leather construction for great durability
- Very lightweight to allow fast head movement
- Specific face design for a perfect protection and an open 180-degree vision
- Flexible two way Velcro closure
- One size fits all
- Triple density foam for maximum shock absorption
- Handmade in Thailand
Venum makes its widely popular Muay Thai gear in Thailand and the Elite headgear is no exception.
Quality & Protection
You are probably wondering “Why Venum Elite Headgear is one of the best products of the company?”
Well, first of all, it has unique features. For example, it has extra protection for the ear department. This may not look to you like a big deal. However, when you take a blow in that area, it distributes the power to other areas. Therefore, you will be less affected by the impact.
Another important thing to note is that the Elite is slightly lighter compared to regular headgears. As a result, you are able to move and dodge punches faster.
It is a little bit smaller and actually, this is a pretty good feature for some people that want more flexible and lighter headgear. Also, it won’t make your head look like a huge target.
The Venum Elite is made of premium Skintex synthetic leather which is well-known for its durability. Hence, you don’t need to worry about wearing it out after a couple of months.
Some people think the liner is a little rough at first hand. However, it breaks-in after a couple of sparring sessions.
The Elite is open in the back, with plenty of forehead padding, a wide space on the face for good vision, low sitting cheek pads, and an under chin pad to protect your chin and jaw.
The design is simple, yet good-looking, available in over 10 different colors.
Overall, the main characteristics that make the Venum Elite a good buy are the excellent padding, good vision, and the secure fit.
Pros & Cons
+ Made from highly durable Skintex leather.
+ Ultra light
+ Provides maximum face protection while offering high visibility
+ Affordably priced
– Could be too long for people with small heads. It may not cover well both forehead and the chin.
The price can range from 85$ to 70$, depending on the color you choose. It is definitely not a cheap piece of equipment.
However, for the quality you are getting – durable Skintex leather, handmade in Thailand, an incredible design, the money are well worth it. Of course, only if you are serious about combat sports and your protection.
As a final point, the Elite headgear is a perfect choice for those athletes who are looking for the best quality equipment at an affordable price.
Check out the best two options we offer below and make your choice.