The CCM FitLite FL90 hockey helmet offers an array of elite-level protection features at an affordable price point. The adjustability and comfort features are more than welcome on a mid-range helmet—including D3O foam, CCM’s most protective foam.
- FM 680 carbon steel cage for visibility and lightweight protection
- Multi-density foam chin cup with moisture channels for dry comfort and stability
- Two-piece PE shell with extensive venting for maximum airflow
- Dual tool-less adjustment system for a dial-in, custom fit
- Rate-sensitive D3O temple pads for elite temple protection
- I.Q.Shion liner for dry comfort
- Dual foam shell padding for protection from all levels of impact
- CCM’s Hexagon Matrix padding for shock-absorbing impact protection
The CCM FitLite FL90 helmet comes in a two-piece, PE, high-density pro shell, similar to the shell in the top-end 3DS helmet. It looks great and has several air vents for good air flow and cool comfort.
The FL90 is adjustable in a couple of ways. The helmet includes a dual tool-less system with clips at either temple for expanding or contracting the shell. Once the helmet feels good front-to-back, players can fine-tune the fit with CCM’s signature Micro-dial adjustment system for a perfect occipital lock. Skaters with any head profile should be able to achieve a perfect fit when using this multi-point adjustment system for a 360° wrap.
The liner features D3O temple pads—the most protective foam CCM uses in any of its hockey equipment, not just the helmets. D3O is a rate-sensitive foam which stiffens according to impact intensity for elite-level protection at the temples.
The FL90 helmet comes with CCM’s I.Q.Shion liner that debuted in the Tacks line. It’s a soft, open-cell material that helps wick moisture and provides excellent comfort. The liner base includes two foams. First, a dual-density VN foam offers a traditional, classic fit and feel for soft comfort. Second, a base layer of high-density foam in the helmet helps manage high impacts.
The big addition to the interior of the FL90 is CCM’s Hexagon Matrix padding. This uniquely styled base layer offers a first line of impact defense and absorption, particularly when working in tandem with the other protection technologies in the helmet.
The CCM FitLite FL90 hockey helmet combo comes with the FM680 cage, which offers a traditional but attractive look with thin carbon steel wires for better on-ice visibility. The floating chin cup includes multi-density foams that are both comfortable and dry, thanks to moisture-wicking channels. The cage clips feature additional shock-absorbing material for maximum facial protection.
It’s nice to see CCM investing in the protection of players at all skill and most income levels with the inclusion of its D3O material. Given the focus on sports-related head trauma, CCM is taking a responsible turn by giving players the most protective material where they need it most. It’s a big reason the CCM FitLite FL90 hockey helmet is one of the most popular, affordable mid-level helmets on the market.