Anybody have any luck securing new style Michigan helmet?

Submitted by BlowGoo on October 15th, 2016 at 3:41 PM

I've been trying to secure a helmet for the man cave, but can only find ones with the coventional white straps and "MICHIGAN" sticker on center brow:

 

I can't find satin-matte blue helmet of the current style, with BLUE straps with MAIZE "MICHIGAN" text on straps and with block maize M on center brow.  Of course the jumpman face shield would be nice (but not cheap itself!).

Anyone have any luck finding one? MDen and the other usual suspects are letting me down on this one.

 

Comments

backusduo

October 15th, 2016 at 3:48 PM ^

Easy to get the black straps online to swap, doubt you'll find the matte finish since it is a one year thing, but I agree if you can find the block M to swap out for the Michigan, let me know because,I desperately want that too for my helmet.

BlowGoo

October 15th, 2016 at 4:43 PM ^

But the straps aren't black. They're blue. And at least the show photos have "MICHIGAN" text on them.  I'm not sure if actual in-game helmets do that. But the ingame helmets DEFINITELY blue straps including the chin strap itself.

 

Edit:

Note photo from Michigan Equipment twitter feed ( @HailEquipment ) demonstrating blue straps with MICHIGAN text on actual locker room game helmets:

MaizeMN

October 15th, 2016 at 9:02 PM ^

I recently ordered a Schutt "replica" from sesportsmemorabilia.com
The straps are white and you would have to buy other colors online somewhere. Also, since it's a replica, it doesn't have the upper padding and air bladder like authentic helmets. I'm not sure it is exactly like the current game helmet, since it doesn't seem to reflect light like the satin matte ones I've seen on TV. It looks more like the one the team wore for one game a couple years ago. Having said all of that, I only paid $90 for it, not the $250 I paid for an authentic Riddell a few years back. Maybe my wallet sense has trumped my need for authentic gear in my old age, but both helmets look equally good on display in the man cave and I can spend the extra cash on other MICHIGAN stuff.

tehp

November 29th, 2016 at 5:58 PM ^

Been trying to create this helmet (or similar) for my brother for a Christmas gift.  Anyone have suggestions?  I've bought most of the materials, however, most of the nice (cost-effective) Schutt helmets have these two screws to either side of the nose bumper decal....Not really a fan of those being there, personally.  Anyone know where to get one without those darn screws that has a full painted finish?

tehp

November 29th, 2016 at 5:59 PM ^

Been trying to create this helmet (or similar) for my brother for a Christmas gift.  Anyone have suggestions?  I've bought most of the materials, however, most of the nice (cost-effective) Schutt helmets have these two screws to either side of the nose bumper decal....Not really a fan of those being there, personally.  Anyone know where to get one without those darn screws that has a full painted finish?