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post #1 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Let me preface by saying I am not an endurance rider (yet) but am planning to focus on Hunter Paces/Timed Rides this year as a possible stepping stone into Endurance. With that in mind I was just wondering what types of helmets you endurance riders prefer? I currently have an IRH but despite the fact that it fits me well, it is still waaay too hot in the summer and thus often leaves me flushed and headachy. As a result I often end up riding without or donning a baseball cap (much to my family's dismay!) Our local tack consignment sale is in a couple of weeks and I plan on looking at helmets while I am there (I need a new one regardless because the old one is cracked) ...what kind do you recommend/prefer?
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 03:55 PM
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Try a Tipperary Sportage. Lightweight, and has all the safety ratings.

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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GPA and Charles Owen have a style of helmet that has air venting, and are supposed to be cooler.
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always good to be on the safe side
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 10:16 PM
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I second the Tipperary Sportage. It's the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. It's the only kind I can tolerate. I don't even know it's on.
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-23-2013, 03:14 AM
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I third the Tipperary Sportage. Bought one myself just yesterday and I'm very pleased about how comfortable it is. Worth every cent!

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post #7 of 11 Old 01-23-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome! I will look into those then :)
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-23-2013, 07:35 PM
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Oooh sounds like something I may want to look into as well! I know a lot of riders in my area wear Tipperary - not sure about the model, but it might be the same one.
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-24-2013, 12:54 PM
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I also ride in a tipperary. If you are used to a "traditional" helmet it may seem odd-looking at first.. but the difference in coolness/comfort is night and day. And they are reasonably priced too.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 AM
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tippery sportage, although I just bought my GF's daughter a new style ovation, which was obviously made to compete with the sportage and I like the design. It also comes in light colors unlike the Tippery. Even though tippery promised us white and light tan aboout two years ago. May get an ovation see how I like it.
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