The CCM Fitlite 500 helmets come to market with a newly designed shell with tool free adjustment, as well as a never before seen multi-layer foam configuration. The FL500 helmet's new shape is designed to maximize its protection and achieve the highest Virginia Tech rating possible - and it did just that by score 5/5 stars.
To achieve the 5 star rating, the helmet does have a larger size. The fit to the head is still the same, however, the over size has increased. Because of this, the CCM 500 cage is the only cage that is compatible with the helmet.
Looking further into the protection features, the Fitlite 500 provides a rate sensitive smart material, memory foam comfort liner, and a multi layer foam configuration. The D3O smart material offers elite level protection, by changing its state at a molecular level to disperse impacts at various energy levels. At low impacts the smart material is soft and provides cushion. as a foam would. But when struck harder, the smart material hardens on impact to dissipate the energy before it transfers to your head.
Not much information is available on the multi-layer foam configuration, however it is a patent-pending design and is proven to do its job. Covering this configuration, the I.Q.Shion comfort liner uses memory foam to deliver a premium level of comfort.
The CCM Fitlite 500 is available in only two sizes - Small/Medium and Large and comes in your choice of black or white.