Whichever fits you best. XC can be a jarring ride with the varried terrain, so make sure the helmet fits nice and snug. Don't want it coming down over your eyes on approach to a solid fence like mine did.
Thanks! :) Does someone know what is a good and inexpensive brand for body vests? I see a lot of them tend to be in the 200-300$ range. When I get one I don;t think I'd be able to spend more than 150-180. :/
I found this vest. It's fairly inexpensive and has the necessary safety requirements. The only thing that bugs me is that the reason it's so cheap may be because it's not comfortable? I searched the Internet for reviews but didn't even find one! So I can't get feedback, which is frustrating. :/
If you want a cheaper, safe vest, I really like flex rider. Some people say they are uncomfortable, but you just get used to it. I would not get a tipperary vest that has the individual squares on it, they are not approved and not as safe.
This one is rated and pretty cheap. I had an older model like this for breaking horses, the tail bone protection does make it difficult to sit deep, but you get used to it, and you should be light in the saddle on XC anyways.
I don't know what the rules are over there, but here in the UK you can't do XC in a fixed peak hat, so some type of skull cap is required. The fixed peak is considered dangerous when dealing with solid fences.