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    04-22-2014, 12:54 AM
  #1
Foal
Which helmet is the best? (I'm in need of new helmet)

So I need a new helmet, and I would like to know which brand is the best?
Troxel
Charles owen
Tipperary
OR
IRH ?

Comment below on which one you think is the best, and why
     
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    04-22-2014, 01:10 AM
  #2
Weanling
I love my tipperary. Light, cool, and covers lower down on your head than most helmets. Plus I like how they look.
     
    04-22-2014, 01:33 AM
  #3
Started
You need to go for what works for you, Tipperary works for me because of my head shape but lots of girls at my barn have GPAs or Charles Owens among other brands but those seem to be the most popular
     
    04-22-2014, 03:11 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
I have said often that if you have a very round head (when viewed from above) a troxel will work well and costs little. But, if like me, you have an ovular head, a Tipperary works great! And costs little. I love mine . I totally forget it is there, it is THAT comfy. The sportage.
     
    04-22-2014, 05:01 AM
  #5
Green Broke
My best helmet was back on track. It cost me a small fortune, and was part Christmas present/part self buy.
You only have one head.

I currently have a Harry Hall, which is also great but a bit snug on my massive head.

I'd try on. Everyone is different. Some people like the caseco adjustable ones with air vents because of warm weather, some like the GPA range because they look sporty, some like Charles Owen as they're showing. Wear what you're comfortable in!

Also, I wouldn't recommend buying second hand. You don't know the history of the hat/falls it may have had
     
    04-22-2014, 11:09 PM
  #6
Weanling
I apparently have a big head and have trouble getting a helmet that fits right. I've had a lot of success with the IRH helmets. I currently have the IRH Elite and I absolutely love it. :)
     
    04-22-2014, 11:28 PM
  #7
Trained
As long as it's certified, it's good. You really should try different brands and see what fits you best since different brands fit differently.
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    04-22-2014, 11:37 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by alyssajacques    
So I need a new helmet, and I would like to know which brand is the best?
Truthfully all are equal in regards to passing the safety tests done to achieve "Approved for Equestrian Use" designation...

Whether you spend $30 dollars or $600 dollars ...they all must meet the exact same standards...

So now..."what is the best brand helmet" is the one that fits you properly.
The helmet that because it is comfortable you will wear.
The helmet you try on and pick out that makes you proud to put it on your head every time, not have it collect dust in the tack trunk or on the shelf.

The "Best Brand of Helmet" is the one you wear and hope you never need to protect your skull from serious injury.

Happy shopping...


Jmo...
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    04-23-2014, 08:40 AM
  #9
Weanling
I had a Ovation Schooler for about 3 years and just brought a Tipperary Sportage. Both are under $100, light, comfy, and I forget that I am wearing them! Also both have been cool enough to ride in the Texas heat.

I do think I like the Tipperary a little better though. I chose it over others because everyone and their mammas rave about how great they are... I must agree with them! Looks nice (doesn't make my small head look goofy like other helmets might), is very breathable with all the vents, and is very comfy. I also like the outer material- seems to keep neat and clean. The Ovation would scratch up very easily and this bothered my slight ocd a little bit.

That said, I have to agree with posters above. The "best" helmet is the one that fits your head, is comfortable for you, and does it's job: protecting your skull!

My best may be different from your best because of head shape and comfort level.
     
    04-23-2014, 08:54 AM
  #10
Weanling
Jason Alden Palm leaf by resistal lol that's what I wear it looks good but I dought it meets any safety standards
     

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