The Xenith X1 helmet is nothing whatsoever like the Revo. It is like no other helmet on the market.
Most impacts in football occur at a low to medium energy level. It's these low level, repetitive hits that appear to be causing long term brain damage.
Chris Henry from the NFL died last year at age 24 (he died in an accident, not in a game). His autopsy revealed he had sustained massive amounts of brain damage over his short career (a condition called CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), yet Henry had never been diagnosed with a concussion.
The Xenith X1 helmet is the only helmet on the market today that has been specifically designed to lessen the impact of these low to medium energy hits. However, the X1's ability to adapt to every hit, also make it perform well at high energy impacts as well.
The X1 is your best choice. Your local dealer is steering you in the right direction.
Sure, the X1 is a couple of bucks more. How much is your brain worth?