Most of the other lacrosse gear on the market passed the NOCSAE ND200-19
Lacrosse shoulder pads and goalie gear should protect the players’ entire heart, from the sternum over to at least the left nipple. Several are positioned over the sternum, too narrow to fully protect the left ventricle. This lack of coverage could render their protection ineffective and make the player vulnerable.
Unequal is the only chest protective gear to pass the new NOCSAE ND200-21, a 2021 safety standard that addresses the vulnerability. To date, Unequal is the most accredited equipment available, the world’s only protection to be tested by Tufts Medical Center, deemed NOCSAE-certified, and was granted a claim by the FDA.