The Impact Shield is designed for durable, long-term use with soft-kit or hard kit practice. The shield weighs in at 4.5 pounds with a 1.5" thick profile and has similar behavior characteristics as a wooden shield you would use in Singles or Melee combat. The Impact Shield is safe for use with only helmets and guantlets worn. You may use padded gloves (such as hockey gloves) in place of guantlets during practice. The Impact Shield is tough enough for full-power blocks and strikes hits against helmets and armor. The straps are adjustable in size with velcro to allow for fitting around armor and most guantlets.
The Impact line of equipment gives you the feel and punishment of live-steel fighting without the risk of injury or the fatigue of full-kit training. It's an excellent tool for working on technique, timing, and getting in-helmet experience.