The shins are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This means shin injuries are some of the most painful injuries one can experience. Fortunately, the frequency of shin injuries can be greatly reduced by wearing good shinguards. That’s why we’ve put together a list for you of the best lacrosse goalie shin guards of 2017.
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*Made by STX
*High Def Polymer multi-surface backing
*Ultra-lightweight, low-profile protection that will not absorb sweat or moisture.
*Flexible rib design for easy bending and increased flexibility and mobility
*Removable and adjustable velcro straps
Pros: These lacrosse shin guards are extremely lightweight. They’re also fashionable.
Potential Drawbacks: These shin guards offer fairly light protection. You won’t feel as much of a sting while wearing these, but they may not prevent injuries altogether.
The STX Valor shinguards are a decent value at $44.99, but there are definitely better deals out there.
*Made by Brine
*Flex-point hard shell plates provide maximum protection and improved comfort
*Velcro strap system provides maximum venting
Pros: These guards are extremely comfortable. Some users say that it’s easy to put these guards on and proceed to forget that you’re wearing them.
Potential Drawbacks: Some players have complained that the velcro straps on these shin guards can be a bit itchy.
The Brine one size lacrosse shin guards are extremely inexpensive at $25.00. They offer only mediocre performance, but because of their low price they are a good value overall.
*Made by STX
*Flexible and protective outer shell
*Padded liner for increased protection and comfort
Pros: Players say that these shin guards offer solid protection without being too bulky. We agree.
Potential Drawbacks: These lacrosse shin guards tend to run a bit small. We’d recommend you pick the larger size for your child if they are between sizes. There have also been mixed reports about the comfort these guards provide. Some players love wearing these guards, while others say wearing them for too long results in them beginning to feel pain.
The STX Hinder guards are a solid value at $22.99.
*Made by Harrow
*Comfortable Foam Padding
Pros: The Harrow Protec lacrosse shinguards are extremely lightweight. Your child won’t feel at all weighed down by these guards. These guards are also very inexpensive. Parents say the best part about these shinguards, however, is that they don’t get as sweaty, sticky, and smelly as other guards.
Potential Drawbacks: These guards can be a bit difficult to pull up and down. This is an issue when putting these guards on, but it shouldn’t affect your child at all during the game.
The Harrow Protect lacrosse shin guards offer good performance at the cheap price of $25.00. For that reason they’re one of the best shin guards for lacrosse families on a budget.
*Made by STX
*Plastic covered dual-density foam in a new ergonomic shape for better fit and feel
*Added ventilation holes and mesh fabric on front for increased air circulation
*Performance fabric wicks sweat away from the skin and dries quickly
*Available in two colors: Black and White
Pros: These shin guards are made by STX, one of the most reputable brands in lacrosse equipment. These shinguards are also one of the only pair of guards available in multiple colors.
Potential Drawbacks: Players report that the STX Contour guards have a design flaw that causes you to lose circulation while wearing them.
Despite a fairly cheap price tag of $34.99, we can’t recommend these guards to you as players have consistently reported losing circulation in their legs while wearing these guards.
*Made by Harrow
Pros: Parents say these shin guards made specifically for lacrosse fit their children well and can be worn without your child getting too hot.
Potential Drawbacks: We’ve heard few complaints about these shin guards. One thing you should note, however, is that the Harrow Probot guards are currently only available in one size. If the large size isn’t appropriate for your child you’ll have to look for another pair of guards.
The Harrow Probot guards are a great value at just $33.30. These are a great pair of budget lacrosse goalie shin guards to purchase for your child if you’re on a budget.
*Made by STX
*Open holes and mesh material for increased air circulation
*Lightweight performance fabric wicks sweat away and dries quickly
*Adult sizing only
*Ergonomic shape that fits to the player’s legs
*Available in multiple colors including: Maroon, Royal, Forest Green, Red, Navy
Pros: These lacrosse goalie shin guards are available in a large variety of colors. The STX shinguards are also lightweight and do a great job of wicking the sweat away from a player’s body.
Potential Drawbacks: These shin guards aren’t made specifically for lacrosse. They can also be used as hockey shinguards and are marketed as such. These guards are also available only in adult sizes. Small and young children probably won’t be able to wear these guards effectively.
Although the STX Field Hockey Contour Shinguards were intended originally as hockey guards, they work remarkably well as lacrosse shin guards. In fact, these are better shinguards for lacrosse players than the majority of guards made specifically for lacrosse. The excellent performance, many available colors, and a cheap price tag of $25.00, makes purchasing these guards a no-brainer.
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