Hockey helmets are arguably the most important piece of equipment on the list of required hockey gear. The amount of incidental contact in hockey plus checking requires you to not only have a helmet on, but more importantly to be wearing a helmet that fits properly. While no helmet can prevent concussions, a properly fitted helmet will go a long way in helping you to avoid them and withstand impacts that could otherwise be quite serious. The good news is that in the last few years, hockey helmet technology has advanced to the point where every brand offers a high quality helmet with elite-level protection. Pure Hockey carries helmets from all of these brands, including Bauer, Easton, Warrior, Reebok, CCM and more. In terms of where you spend your money on hockey gear, a helmet is really a category where spending extra can pay infinite dividends. Helmets are offered in a few adjustable sizes - X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and XL. A combo hockey helmet is simply a helmet with a cage already attached to it.