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Venum "Challenger" Mouthguard
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- Multi-layer construction
- Technically engineered to provide optimal breathing
- High Density rubber frame
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The Venum Challenger is your standard fare, low-moderate impact level gel mouthguard plus case, good for common contact but certainly not rugged intended. Fitting is the usual boil and bite method, one that requires following directions closely but nothing for newbies to fret over.
I found the Challenger very small - even for someone with a small size mouth. It covers approximately 1/3rd less than competing gel mouth guards. It does, however, over a graduated incline toward the back teeth, also some shock absorbing additional surface in these areas.
The Challenger's thickness leave a little to be desired, with the second (front) layer of the mouthguard peeking through in color after fitting. This is unfortunately not a very good sign, usually a precursor to the mouthguard separating sooner rather than later in prolonged use.
Unless you're truly married to this brand - which I suggest a no-no when dealing with head safety - I recommend the much better Title Platinum Polyshock Mouthguard (or equivalent) for $10 more. It's significantly thicker, covers the entire mouth, is meant for higher levels of contact, and is backed by very strong customer service.
I gave the Challenger to him and after he fitted it to his teeth he declared it the most comfortable mouthguard he's ever used. He says it's the most breatheable, very easy to put in and take out, and the easiest to talk through he's ever had. Great! It's a keeper and we'll buy this brand again the next time we're in the market.
This mouthguard is actually pretty comfortable though and fits surprisingly well. When I boiled it, I wasn't sure if I had the fit right. It's surprisingly thin once you try to mold it to your teeth. All the red on the inside is used in the fitting and doesn't actually provide any cushion really. It's not super tight to my teeth, but it isn't going to just fall out either.
That all being said, I wouldn't trust this mouthguard for more than drills and light sparring (mainly for non-striking sparring). I haven't bit my tongue in the handful of times I've used it so far, but it's definitely a possibility (though not as likely as not having a mouthguard at all, of course). Additionally, it's a little thin. It definitely provides some protection, but if I took a real hit or had a hard fall I'm not sure how much confidence I have in this mouthguard. Again, obviously preferable to not having a mouthguard but I think I may still sustain some damage.
Overall, a good mouthguard if you're just being overly cautious or if you're not concerned with particularly hard hits or heavy falls. For a lot of sport uses, I'd imagine it to work just fine (just note that there's nothing to tie it to a helmet or anything). Oh, and I like the case - it has holes to help with airing it out.
The mouthguard feels well made and does its job perfectly! I have not had an issue with it and my teeth feel secure in it, for a basic mouthguard this is a great choice!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good mouthguard for light sparring. Very comfortable, however probably not your best bet for high/heavy impact. It's a little flimsy. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michael Johnson
Perfect used as a sleep aid to help prevent me from grinding my teeth. I have used several other mouth pieces and this one is the best. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jason
Perfectly fitting after using the hot-water fitting procedure. I hardly feel it when I work out.Published 17 days ago by Amit Shaked
Super easy to use.. throw it in boiling water then cool it off in cold tap water and put in your mouth bit down pull it out.. back into tap water and your done.. super nice fit.. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Robert M.
I was shocked at how easy this was to fit, and how comfortable precise the fitting is.
Breathability is excellent during sparring, and forget about cutting the insides of your... Read more