Canadian Football League (CFL) Pocket Pros

CFL Teams

  • BC Lions
  • Calgary Stampeders
  • Edmonton Eskimos
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Montreal Alouettes
  • Ottawa Redblacks
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Toronto Argonauts
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The most reliable site I could find to match the pocket pro helmets with actual helmets was The Helmet Project, which seems to be a thoroughly researched site. All of the helmet history images on this site come from the Helmet Project website. A checklist is at the end of this site.

Original/Traditional Set

Row 1 – BC Lions 96-04, Calgary Stampeders 95-12, Edmonton Eskimos 96-present
Row 2 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 05-present, Montreal Alouettes 88-18, Ottawa Renegades 02-05
Row 3 – Saskatchewan Roughriders 85-15, Toronto Argonauts 95-04, Winnipeg Blue Bombers 98-04

Revolution Set

Speed Set

BC Lions

Available pocket pro helmets for the BC Lions:

  • 1962-66 – 4-piece team set (original style), Western Family promo helmet (2-bar style)
  • 1968-70, 72(?) – 4-piece team set (original style)
  • 1978-89 – Western Family promo helmet (original style)
  • 1996-04 – original style 9-piece CFL set, 4-piece team set (both original style)
  • 2005-15 – revolution set, Save on Foods promo helmet (revolution style)
  • 2006-07 – Western Family promo helmet (original style)
  • 2016-present – speed
  • Other – 4-piece team set (50th anniversary logo, original style)

Calgary Stampeders

Available pocket pro helmets for the Calgary Stampeders

  • 1995-present – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution, speed

Edmonton Eskimos

The Eskimos have only had one helmet manufactured in the original, revolution, and speed styles (see set photos above). This would be the helmet worn since 1996.

Since 2014, the Eskimos have sporadically worn the green helmet. To my knowledge, no official pocket pros were manufactured for this green helmet.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Available pocket pro helmets for the Hamilton Tiger Cats

  • 2005-11, 19 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (yellow stripe)
  • 2012-18 – speed (no yellow stripe)

Montreal Alouettes

Available pocket pro helmets for the Montreal Alouettes

  • 1998-? – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (red, white, blue stripes)
  • 2010, 2016-? – speed

Ottawa Redblacks

  • 2002-05 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (as Ottawa Renegades)
  • 2014-present – speed set (black helmet)

Saskatchewan Roughriders

  • 1995-2007- original style 9-piece CFL set
  • 2010-15 – revolution set
  • 2016-present – speed set

Toronto Argonauts

Available pocket pro helmets for the Toronto Argonauts

  • 2006-16 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set
  • 2017-18 – speed set

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • 1998-2004 – original style 9-piece set
  • 2012-15 – revolution set (black facemask)
  • 2013-present – speed set (blue facemask)

CFL Pocket Pro Helmet Checklist

BC Lions

  • 1962-66 – 4-piece team set (original style), Western Family promo helmet (2-bar style)
  • 1968-70, 72(?) – 4-piece team set (original style)
  • 1978-89 – Western Family promo helmet (original style)
  • 1996-04 – original style 9-piece CFL set, 4-piece team set (both original style)
  • 2005-15 – revolution set, Save on Foods promo helmet (revolution style)
  • 2006-07 – Western Family promo helmet (original style)
  • 2016-present – speed
  • Other – 4-piece team set (50th anniversary logo, original style)

Calgary Stampeders

  • 1995-present – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution, speed

Edmonton Eskimos

  • 1996-present – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution, speed sets

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

  • 2005-11, 19 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (yellow stripe)
  • 2012-18 – speed (no yellow stripe)

Montreal Allouettes

  • 1998-? – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (red, white, blue stripes)
  • 2010, 2016-? – speed

Ottawa Redblacks

  • 2002-05 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set (as Ottawa Renegades)
  • 2014-present – speed set (black helmet)

Saskatchewan Roughriders

  • 1995-2007- original style 9-piece CFL set
  • 2010-15 – revolution set
  • 2016-present – speed set

Toronto Argonauts

  • 2006-16 – original style 9-piece CFL set, revolution set
  • 2017-18 – speed set

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • 1998-2004 – original style 9-piece set
  • 2012-15 – revolution set (black facemask)
  • 2013-present – speed set (blue facemask)