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  • Head keeps hurting after wearing horse riding helmet
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    10-25-2010, 09:02 AM
Helmet fitting

How do you go about fitting a helmet? What all do you look for?

I'm frustrated because I found a helmet at the store that seemed to fit fine. I tried on just about every one in the store (not the REALLY expensive ones), and this one felt the best. I took it on a few rides, and all was good.
But I've discovered that once my ride reaches 1.5-2 hours, my head starts killing me.

I feel like my head expands after riding a while (the helmet feels tighter). Is that possible???
How do you find a helmet that will fit well over several hours? What is likely the problem if it starts hurting after a couple hours? I really don't think it's too tight overall, in fact sometimes when I first put it on it almost feels too loose, as there's slight wiggle.
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    10-25-2010, 09:22 AM
Green Broke
Maybe your head is getting bigger because of an ego while riding? Hahaha! JK...

Did you try it on with or without hair up? And are you now putting hair up in it? Just a guess, but our feet swell up when they are hot so it could be possible that our heads swell up too....??
    10-25-2010, 09:25 AM
I tried it with my hair down and I ride with my hair down, so nothing related to that...
    11-06-2010, 10:43 PM
I like the ones with either velcro strips running to the outside of the helmet to tighten, or the dial a fit ones. You can loosen them during a ride if needed-usually without even taking them off.
    11-07-2010, 02:45 AM
Which helmet are you talking about? I have a Tipperary and it is SOOOO comfortable I forget that it is on.
    11-07-2010, 12:41 PM
I like the dial ones too. In the cold weather I wear a wool hat under my helmet to keep my ears warm and I can dial the helmet bigger to accommodate it.
    11-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Could try measuring your head but leaving a little bit of space for whatever helmet size you choose, but not enough space for the helmet to be able to come off, I don't like my helmets to fit too closely but just enough to be secure, if you know what I mean. My head always aches too when I wear a tight-fitting hat :\ The adjustable ones sound rly good as well
    11-07-2010, 10:08 PM
You probably already know how the helmet should be tight enough that when you put it on and grab the visor and wiggle it up and down, your eyebrows should be pulled up and down with it. Where the discomfort comes in is if the pressure is not evenly distributed all the way around your head. (makes me think of how the horse must suffer when the weight of the saddle/rider isn't evenly distributed!).
In the less expensive helmets, Troxels are really popular. I find (just my persoanl experience) the the Troxels fit heads that are more ROUND and the Tipperary fits heads that are more oblong (narrower at the sides). Which are you?

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