OneHeartLacrosse.com – The Most Insightful Reviews of the Best Lacrosse Gear on the Market

At One Heart Lacrosse, we aim to provide lacrosse players and parents of players the most valuable insights on the best lacrosse gear on the market.

What You Will Find At OneHeartLacrosse.com

If you’re buying any equipment, whether it be a lacrosse helmet, lacrosse shaft, lacrosse stick head or any protective gear, you want to spend your money wisely and ensure that you’re getting the right product for your needs.

At One Heart Lacrosse, you’ll find detailed reviews and information on what to look for from each piece of lacrosse gear.  We offer advice in all areas lacrosse.  From lacrosse helmets to lacrosse cleats and everything in between; we know what’s out there.  We even talk about the best brands/manufacturers for each type of gear!

Our Guides are Unique

What’s unique about our guides, compared to other, similar websites, is that we don’t just list the features and product specs and slap a star-rating on it. Instead, we carefully analyze how these features work, affect and benefit a lacrosse player’s play. This allows us to give you, the reader, much better insight into how the product will mesh with your needs and play style.

Newer players or parents of young players may not be very familiar with the game. We also take the time to explain each piece of equipment. Thus, our lacrosse gear buying guides are accessible to players/parents of all levels of skill and understanding about the game.

Our Goals

When we include a selection of product reviews with our guides. We have two goals in mind. The first goal is to deliver a variety of products that encompass all different playing styles, budgets, and other player needs. That’s because we understand that not all players are looking for the same products. For example, we don’t want to exclude players that have a low budget for lacrosse equipment by only including reviews of the most expensive gear on the market. Similarly, we don’t want just to include a product for adult men because we know that some of our audience is women or youth lacrosse players and their parents. When we review products, we make a selection that covers a wide variety of preferences, prices and other considerations.

Our second goal is to pack each review with as much valuable information as possible. We typically start with a detailed description of the product.  Then we summarize it with quick bullet points for the item’s benefits, drawbacks, key features and other specs.

We also include a sampling of insightful reviews pulled from some of the most popular lacrosse stores and websites, like Lax.com, Lacrosse Monkey, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods and others. We pick these reviews to cover positive, negative and mixed sentiments about the particular item, which gives a fuller picture of how consumers feel about it.

Overall, what you’ll find at One Heart Lacrosse is a community dedicated to connecting you with all of the information and insights into the best lacrosse gear, no matter what personal preferences you may have about your equipment. If these preferences or your playstyle changes, you can still rely on us to provide you with excellent product recommendations.

Our Lineup Of Lacrosse Equipment Buying Guides

If this is your first time visiting One Heart Lacrosse or you’re curious about the other buying guides on this site, here’s a breakdown of some of the content you can find on One Heart Lacrosse. We hope that this makes it easier for you to find the information and products that are relevant to your current and immediate lacrosse gear needs.

Best Lacrosse Shaft For Attack Players In 2018

We take a look at some of the best lacrosse shafts for attackers, like the Epoch Firefly Attack Shaft and Maverik Lacrosse Union Attack Shaft. We also discuss why it is extra important for attack players to get the absolute best lacrosse shaft and how to identify the differences between an offensive and defensive shaft. Specifically, we look at the weight, durability, and shape of the sticks.

Best Lacrosse Helmet in 2018 – Reviews and Ratings

Having the right helmet is critical in lacrosse because it is such a contact-heavy game. You don’t want to have a low-quality helmet because you’re entrusting this product with protecting the most critical part of your body – your brain. Thus, we took extra care to break down what players need to look for in a lacrosse helmet and the best brands to buy from. We detail a couple of our recommendations for the best lacrosse helmets, including the Cascade R Lacrosse Helmet and STX Stallion 575 Lacrosse Helmet. This lacrosse gear is absolutely critical, so please make sure to our advice on the best lacrosse helmets on the market.

Best Middie Lacrosse Head Of 2018

Midfielders have to move a lot on the field, and that means they have a lot of responsibilities. Having a top lacrosse head for middies can help make that long list of duties feel a little less bulky. We discuss why midfielders need to look at the weight, stiffness, and shape of their lacrosse head and about how much you can expect to spend to buy one of the best lacrosse heads for midfielders. Then, we look at some top products, including the Warrior Evo 4X Lacrosse Head and Maverik Lacrosse Optik Universal Head.

Best Lacrosse Heads For Faceoffs In 2018

In this guide, we cover a lot of the basics about lacrosse stick heads. We dissect each part of the head, so players understand what to look for and how to identify the various features of these products. We briefly touch on the legality of sure heads for NCAA or NFHS standards.

You need to know how to recognize the best lacrosse heads for faceoffs depending on the league you plan to play in. Next, we look at the top brands in the lacrosse space and identify some of their most popular products. We further break down a few of these products with more detailed reviews. We take a look at the Brine Clutch Unstrung Lacrosse Head, the Warrior Evo 4X Unstrung Lacrosse Head and the Easton Stealth Core Unstrung Head.

Guide To The Best Mesh For Lacrosse In 2018

Any seasoned lacrosse player has, at some point or another, had to string their stick’s head with new mesh. In this guide, we not only talk about why you need good mesh in your lacrosse head but also the different types or styles of mesh (soft, hard and traditional).

While we understand that mesh preferences can vary a lot from player to player and position to position, we feel that explaining the different types of mesh styles helps players figure out which style may be best for them. We wrap up this guide with reviews for the semi-soft East Coast Dyes HeroMesh and the Jimalax Hard Mesh Lacrosse Stringing Kit, as well as some additional resources into lacrosse stringing, like a how-to video and training manual.

Best Lacrosse Pads In 2018

Because of the physical nature of lacrosse, players need to protect their bodies from the hard hits and rough play. This detailed guide packs a lot of information about the latest technology when it comes to lacrosse pads. We spend an ample amount of time discussing what kind of protection you need to look for, including heart protection.

We also examine the other, less essential factors in lacrosse pads, like breathability, fit and player aggression. Then, we investigate the best brands and their products for lacrosse pads, specifically the Maverik Lacrosse Shoulder Pads, STX Lacrosse Shoulder Pads and Epoch Lacrosse Integra High-Performance Lightweight Lacrosse Shoulder Pads. Each product is broken down with pros and cons, customer reviews and more.

Best Lacrosse Gloves For Attack In 2018

Attackers know how important having great lacrosse gloves is, especially when it comes to your performance and protection. That’s exactly what we address in this guide. We look at four of the best lacrosse gloves, the Warrior Regulator Lite Lacrosse Gloves, STX Lacrosse Stallion 300 Gloves, Easton Stealth Core 12-Inch Lacrosse Gloves and the Maverik Lacrosse Rome NXT Gloves, and see how they stack up when it comes to performance and protection.

Ventilation, fit and grip are also worked into the mix as we explore how to correctly size lacrosse gloves and what brands make the best products. All of the reviews included in this guide are rich with the drawbacks and benefits, key features and insights from players that have purchased and used these lacrosse gloves.  As all great players know, the best lacrosse gloves are a key component of having the best lacrosse gear.

Best Lacrosse Shafts For Attack And Defense Players In 2018

At One Heart Lacrosse, we know how vital a lacrosse shaft is to players. It’s the backbone of your entire stick setup. In this examination of the best lacrosse shafts for offensive and defensive players, we pay particular attention to the grip, shape, durability, and weight of each shaft. Why? We know that these are the most important qualities when it comes to choosing the right shaft.

Personal preferences vary from player to player, but they always boil down to these four essential ingredients. We rundown of why these qualities are vital to choosing a lacrosse shaft.  Then we discuss what players prefer.  Finally, we look at two products for both attack and defense players.

For attack, we decided to look at a few shafts

  • Maverik Lacrosse Wonderboy Shaft
  • STX Stallion 500 Shaft

Defensive players, meanwhile, get their own summarized reviews.

  • Epoch Dragonfly Gen.4 Relaxed Concave Defense Lacrosse Shaft
  • STX Hammer 500

Best Lacrosse Cleats In 2018

The foundation for any good lacrosse player is a pair of good, affordable lacrosse cleats.  Some would even argue that the best lacrosse cleats are the most important lacrosse gear a player has. We get asked a lot if players can use cleats for other sports in lacrosse. So, we spend a reasonable amount of time talking about what makes lacrosse cleats unique.  We share what qualities to look for, such as the fit, cleat pattern, ankle support, ventilation and the outsole.

We also introduce the differences between turf cleats and regular cleats. Like many of our other guides, we also spend some time detailing the best brands and their top products when it comes to this lacrosse footwear.

Finally, we wrap this guide with five cleat options for men and four for women. We look at many different cleats.

  • Nike Men’s Alpha Huarache 6 Varsity Lax Cleat
  • Adidas Freak Lax Mid Cleat
  • Under Armour Men’s Highlight
  • New Balance Men’s Freeze V1
  • Nike Men’s Huarache V Lax Cleated shoe
  • Under Armour Women’s Lax Highlight MC
  • Under Armour Women’s Glyde RM
  • Adidas Performance Women’s Goletto V1
  • Nike Women’s Speedlax 4

The Best Lacrosse Rebounders In 2018

Rebounders and pitchbacks are essential training tools. Many lacrosse players rely on for their backyard practicing. These tools are so crucial for practicing and honing your lacrosse skills.  So, we spend a reasonable amount of time in this guide discussing the importance of practice and working hard to improve your game.

Then, we talk about why you need to consider the size, angles, durability and storage potential of your rebounder. Lacrosse players often don’t realize how important it is to examine their practice space before buying a lacrosse rebounder and how/where they’ll store their equipment when it isn’t in use.

This guide also explores the different brands responsible for making some of the best lacrosse rebounders.  Companies like STX, Brine, Rukket, and others top our list. Finally, this guide concludes with our detailed reviews of three rebounder products.  We share pros/cons, key features, and customer reviews for each product. These items are the EZGoal Professional Folding Lacrosse Throwback Rebounder, Rukket 4x7ft Lacrosse Rebounder and Champion Sports Deluxe Lacrosse Target.

 How To Choose The Best Lacrosse Elbow Pads And Arm Guards

Compared to our other guides, this one is concise, yet still important and worth reading! After all, your arms and elbows are some of the most vulnerable parts of your body.  Hard slashes and checks meant to disrupt your control of the ball. And, all of these hits are entirely legal within the rules of lacrosse!

Thus, it is essential that you find the right lacrosse elbow pads and arm guards that deliver on all of the essential qualities, which we detail in this guide. These traits are protection, mobility, and ventilation. We also break down the differences between an elbow and arm pads and discuss the advantages/disadvantages of each style.

While we don’t include product reviews in this guide, we do offer an excellent YouTube video on how to correctly size and fit your pads. The fit is a crucial aspect of all types of pads. And, we find this video to be a valuable resource.

Thank You For Visiting OneHeartLacrosse.com

It is our goal to provide the lacrosse community with a valuable and informative resource.  We are a source that you can rely on to answer all of your lacrosse equipment needs. If you feel that we’ve been successful in this endeavor, please this site as a resource to your teammates and friends.

We hope that your visit to One Heart Lacrosse has been informational and helpful.  Our goal is to answer all of your questions.  With any luck, we’ve been able to introduce you to a product or brand that you weren’t already aware of. Hopefully, it elevates your game or gives you some insight into the sport that you hadn’t previously considered.

As more lacrosse gear enters into the world of lacrosse, One Heart Lacrosse will be here to help you.  It’s our goal to provide you with the insights into how these changes may or may not affect your game. Please keep checking back here for more product reviews.  We will have details on the latest and best lacrosse gear.  And, we will share any rule changes or updates to the great game of lacrosse.

Thank you again for visiting and enjoy.