The Vikings have essentially had the same helmet since 1961. The only variations have been the 1) the style of the horn – of which there have been only two – and 2) the facemask color.
1961-79: Classic horn, grey facemask: Throwback Series 1, 2-bar, 2-bar 1969
1980-84: Classic horn, white facemask: Throwback Series 2
1985-05: Classic horn, purple facemask: Traditional, Chrome
2006-12: Modern horn, purple facemask: Revolution
2013-18: Modern horn, black facemask: Revolution, Speed
2019-present: Modern horn, black facemask, lighter purple
The Vikings changed the purple color of their helmet in 2019. The intent was to be more consistent with the uniform.
Custom Vikings Pocket Helmet
- 1961-79, 2007-11 throwback: Purple helmet, classic horn, grey facemask
- 1980-84: Purple helmet, classic horn, white facemask
- 1985-2005: Purple helmet, classic horn, purple facemask
- 2006-12: Purple helmet, modern horn, purple facemask
- 2013-18: Purple helmet, modern horn, black facemask
- 2019-present: Lighter purple helmet, modern horn, black facemask
- Gridiron Uniform Database, MN Vikings
- Helmet History.com, MN Vikings
- Paul Shea. (2019, August 12). Vikings Tweak Helmet Color for 2019 Season. Power 96.