LSU football unveils air-conditioned helmets for players

In the rough-and-tumble SEC, regarded as the top-tier college football conference in the nation, any edge you can gain on your opponent can make a difference.

The LSU athletic department knows this — whether it’s on the field or the recruiting trail. Earlier this week players were shown new helmets that are air-conditioned. The AC helmets cool the players’ heads for up to five years.

lsuA video of the player’s reactions was shared on social media. A recent story from Athlon Sports detailed the helmets’ features and the reaction from the LSU players.

Below is an excerpt from the Athlon Sports story.

“Not gonna lie this is fire,” one user marveled.

“This will 100% be an advantage,” another football fan observed.

One fan had a humorous angle, joking, “Can’t wait until I tell my kids our helmets didn’t even have AC back in my day.”

Those curious about the helmets’ design and parent company can visit Tigeraire’s website here. The Bayou-based business described its credo as follows.

“In 2020 Tigeraire was founded with a simple mission: Make protective equipment more comfortable. We develop airflow products that help athletes, industrial workers, and military personnel stay cool, enabling them to increase their performance and productivity while feeling much more comfortable.”

To read the full story from Athlon Sports about the new LSU helmets, click here.