The Warrior Alpha DX3 Shin Guard has a much more anatomical shape this year than the previous QX3, providing more of a responsive feel and close-to-the-body fit. Players are well protected from high and low energy impacts for a couple of reasons. First is the suspended shell, which sits away from the liner to prevent impact energy from going into the leg. Second is thick medium-density foam that is reinforced with an injected plastic insert to guard and cover the calf. The shell also features air vents to increase airflow while the internal liner is a soft, moisture-wicking microfiber that can be removed to reduce drying time.