Rugby clothing and kit provider Canterbury has unveiled the new Reinforcer headguard. Following extensive market research from players across the U.K, the Reinforcer features cutting edge design technology and conforms to World Rugby Protection Regulations.
Working with real teams, The Reinforcer has been designed with the needs of the player in mind. Canterbury has conducted extensive research into headgear design, analysing invaluable insights from players both on and off the field.
Recognising key features required, the Reinforcer has been designed with ventilation, protection and comfort at the forefront. The headguard features full curvature coverage with a top panel to prevent cuts and abrasions and a lace up back. Laser cut openings have been added for ventilation, along with large ear pockets for auditory purposes. An ergonomic fit provides improved comfort, with a soft chin strap for reduced irritation.
Commenting on the new headguard, Simon Rowe, Head of Sports Marketing at Canterbury of New Zealand, said: “As a rugby brand, we are fully aware of the importance of protective headgear and who better to inspire product innovation than real players. We are incredibly proud to launch the Reinforcer and with the updated modifications we hope to encourage more players to wear the cap next time they play.”
Wales and Ospreys star and Canterbury ambassador Justin Tipuric added: “Collisions are inevitable and rugby is a game played at such a high intensity that it is vital to give yourself as much protection as you can. I have always worn a headguard and knowing that I have that extra layer of security when on the pitch allows me to play my game without fear of picking up an injury.
“Going forward, I will be working closely with Canterbury’s design teams to ensure that their product range continues to be innovative and of the highest quality for players of all levels and, in this instance, provide both comfort and safety whilst competing.
Made for every player, the Reinforcer is available in sizes small to extra-large and in four colours – Black, True red, Dresden blue and Navy. Available for £50.00 from www.canterbury.com