How to Buy a Facemask: A Football Video Buying Guide

Find the perfect football facemask for your football helmet, your game, and your budget! Watch this football video guide to learn what to look for in a new facemask, and find the best football facemask for you, in no time!

The best football helmet is nothing without equally great football facemasks. They protect your face from impact and the hands of other players, reducing injury and the likelihood of concussion. But they can also give the opposition more to grab onto, and can be the heaviest part of the helmet, weighing you down and holding you back. That’s why it’s so important to get the right facemask for your helmet, and your game! But with such a wide selection, and so many options out there, finding the best football facemasks can be tough, and confusing!

To guide you through the jungle of football gear, and help narrow your decision down to the perfect football face guard, we at Sports Unlimited put together this short instructional video. Follow along with Doug as he explains the best way to weed through our vast selection of football facemasks, including the latest custom football facemasks like the Big Grill (similar to the Justin Tuck facemask) and the Big Grill 2.0 like you’ve seen on Ray Lewis, to find the one that’s perfect for your helmet, your game, your skill level, and your budget! And for even more information, check out our latest football facemask buyers guide at!

By Brandon Porter.

Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.

Football Gear Buyer’s Guides

Learn everything there is to know about football gear with Sports Unlimited’s football buying guides! With fully illustrated, interactive guides on football helmets, shoulder pads, pads, neck rolls, facemasks, and more, there’s no football equipment question we can’t answer.

We know how hard it can be finding the perfect football helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, and pads for you or the player in your life. With so many choices out there, from so many brands, in so many styles, the decision is completely overwhelming!

Do I choose by price?

Do I choose by popularity?

Do I choose by style?

Do I just close my eyes, click, and hope for the best?

Just like G.I. Joe, we here at Sports Unlimited think “knowing is half the battle.” The more you know about shoulder pads, helmets, facemasks, and all of the other complicated equipment out there, the easier it is to choose which one is right for you right? Well, to make life easier, and learn you a thing or two, we have created some amazing and in-depth guides for all of your equipment.

 Have you ever wanted to know the differences between a quarterback’s shoulder pads and a full-back’s shoulder pads?

 Have you ever sat back and thought; what makes an ROPO facemask different from an NOPO facemask?

 Has not understanding the use of TPU cushioning in Schutt helmets kept you up at night?

 Well fret no more my football friends! Give these guides a once over and you’ll know everything you ever wanted to about our entire selection of equipment.

 In all seriousness though, these guides are a great source of information on:

  • Proper sizing

  • Technology

  • Brand information

  • Design features

  • Materials

  • Age-appropriate choices

Most of our buyer’s guides even feature a comparison chart, so you can instantly see the differences and features of our most popular products!

 Fully illustrated, with easy-to-read content, our football buyer’s guides will teach you everything you need to know about: