DSC vs KD Cricket Helmet
Two fairly inexpensive cricket helmets best used for the nest and practice matches.
A. KD Cricket Helmet Stainless Steel Visor Protector Original Helmet
The KD cricket helmet costs ₹ 1,999. It is relatively cheap, especially because it is used for casual and club matches.
The entire helmet is made from ABS plastics and high-density foam. This ensures a helmet capable of protecting a direct hit from a leather ball bowled at medium-pace.
The visor is made from stainless steel, a strong metal. It is spring-mounted on the helmet which helps it absorb more force compared to a direct-mounted visor. The ear guards on the visor are also made of high-density foam which helps prevent any injuries to the side of the head or to the ears themselves.
There are various ventilation holes that allow air to circulate the head, making it feel less hot. This is especially useful when batting for extended periods.
The helmet is very comfortable to wear and is very light. The chin guards add extra comfort because it helps secure the helmet without it being too tight. The added foaming around the helmet adds extra comfort to the wearer, as well as impact-absorption.
The helmet is intended for casual games and non-professional matches such as neighbourhood and school games, as well as batting practice.
B. DSC Cricket Helmet
The DSC cricket helmet costs ₹ 879. It is cheap mainly because it is only meant for use in casual games and nothing more. The materials used to craft the helmet also are not the highest quality but still protect you from injury.
The helmet’s outer shell is made from a high-density foam while its inner shell is moulded and padded with ABS plastics. The combination of the two makes the helmet surprisingly light and strong, able to withstand direct hits from slow-paced bowls. There is a mesh-like mate material between them that adds an extra layer of protection but is mainly there for ventilation reasons.
The visor is made from steel, a strong and heavy metal. It is directly mounted to the helmet and cannot be adjusted. The ear guards are also made from ABS plastics which help prevent injuries to the sides and the ears.
This helmet also features a removable sweatband for cleaning purposes. It also has
built-in vents that aid in the air-circulation in and around the head. The helmet has a
unique strap adjustment feature that allows it to fit the wearer perfectly.
The helmet is fairly comfortable to use. The only drawback is that it often feels heavier in the front rather than it being of equal weight on all sides.
The helmet is for causal matches only. It is not meant to be used with hard, leather cricket balls because the materials used are not made to withstand a strong force; it could break the helmet. The helmet can also be used in batting practice.
C. Final Comparison
Taking into account that both helmets are meant for use in casual matches, practice matches, and at the nets, the wiser choice would the KD cricket helmet. It offers the best protection though it does cost a bit more. But if you are restricted by your expenses, then the better choice would be to go with the DSC cricket helmet.