Even tough guys need hard cups. Add a hard cup to a jockstrap, shorts or briefs and you’ve got a lot more protection.
Hard cups put a solid wall of plastic or metal between your masculinity and a hard ball, hockey puck or football cleat. Protective hard cups are highly recommended for at-risk sports like baseball, football, hockey and lacrosse.
Soft cups give you more protection than a regular jock and are pliable and comfortable to wear. Made of foam rubber or soft plastic, and in both jockstrap and brief styles, these soft protective cups are ideal for sports like soccer, softball, wrestling and basketball. Included here are hybrid jocks that combine the best of hard and soft cup jockstrap technology.