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  • Which charles owen helmet has removable liner washable
  • Irh vs troxel helmets

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    01-05-2013, 04:40 AM
  #11
Green Broke
What helmet you wear doesn't matter. There are hunters out there that wear IRH, or GPA, or Troxel.

Wear the helmet that fits you PROPERLY!
     
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    01-05-2013, 04:53 PM
  #12
Foal
Just a warning about the COs; they smell horrible. Most of the girls at my barn wear them, and every single one smells absolutely awful. They have no ventilation and the sweat just sits there. I love how they look, but I can't get my head into one and even if I could I wouldn't be able to deal with the smell.

I have a nice little Troxel schooling helmet with five vents in the top and I am considerably cooler in the summer than anyone else. My head also smells better :) And I got it fitted by the sales person at Dover, so I'm comfortable that my head is protected.
     
    01-05-2013, 05:01 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Nevreme    
Just a warning about the COs; they smell horrible. Most of the girls at my barn wear them, and every single one smells absolutely awful. They have no ventilation and the sweat just sits there. I love how they look, but I can't get my head into one and even if I could I wouldn't be able to deal with the smell.

I have a nice little Troxel schooling helmet with five vents in the top and I am considerably cooler in the summer than anyone else. My head also smells better :) And I got it fitted by the sales person at Dover, so I'm comfortable that my head is protected.
I just want to give you a warning about the troxel helmets. I truly wish they would be taken off the shelf.

I have put a ban on Troxel helmets in my program. My kids are properly fit and adjusted and I always check helmets before kids get on for their lesson. I recently had a kid who fell off her pony. Before she even hit the ground(and arena wall) her helmet went flying off. Had she hit her head she would have possibly been killed.

This is the style she was wearing



I have seen similar with these ones



This is not the first time I have seen this happen, and I have heard hundreds of horror stories from others having the same thing happen. I checked this kids helmet before she got on. The strap was snug under her chin, the helmet was snug on her head so her eyebrows moved when you moved the helmet. This still happened. After this incident and hearing of it happening to others we have put a ban on them in our lesson programs.

Re the CO smelling. You can get cleaner for the inside of your helmet. You can clean it and spray it to remove smell and keep it clean. All helmets get smelly with time, even well vented ones
     
    01-05-2013, 05:03 PM
  #14
Trained
I LOVEmy IRH, used to ride in Troxel but always got a headache, bought an IRH velvet for shows, and loved it, so bought another schooling one. They just fit me so well, and that means I wear it always, and I forget it's there. If a helmet is certified then it is down to personal comfort and fit to decide what is best.
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    01-05-2013, 09:38 PM
  #15
Foal
Most of the girls I ride with have CO but I'm leaning more towards the IRH as I've had one before
     
    01-06-2013, 11:34 PM
  #16
Foal
NBEventer: Did you check for broken straps or anything on the helmet? I mean, after it came off. That is very odd. I have had no such issues with any Troxel I've owned, and I've fallen off in a few. I was even kicked in the head while wearing my first one, and there wasn't a scratch on it. I replaced it, of course, but still.
     
    01-09-2013, 04:44 PM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Nevreme    
Just a warning about the COs; they smell horrible. Most of the girls at my barn wear them, and every single one smells absolutely awful. They have no ventilation and the sweat just sits there. I love how they look, but I can't get my head into one and even if I could I wouldn't be able to deal with the smell.

I have a nice little Troxel schooling helmet with five vents in the top and I am considerably cooler in the summer than anyone else. My head also smells better :) And I got it fitted by the sales person at Dover, so I'm comfortable that my head is protected.
If you take care of it, it shouldn't smell. I had my first Charles Owen for almost 5 years and it didn't smell...and I was riding every day in South Florida. You can't put them in a helmet bag or lock them away in your trunk if they are still damp with sweat, then yes, they will start to smell, but so will a sweaty t-shirt. Let it air out and occasionally clean it and it should never smell bad. I have had my current CO for about 3 years now and have a second, newer one for showing, neither smells much different.
     
    01-09-2013, 04:55 PM
  #18
Trained
I'll just pipe in here, now with helmets becoming mandatory in dressage, the trend is moving away from unventilated black semi spheres, and more towards a light, vented and streamlined look.
I have a Kep and a Casco. Both are very nice light helmets and feel like wearing a baseball cap they are so light and well vented.

IMO look outside the "traditional" brands, increase your budget a bit and there are a world of really comfortable, light helmets. I won't wear a big heavy clunky thing. They hurt my neck and are extremely uncomfortable as well as smelly. Keps have a removable, washable liner. Don't be stuck on getting what was in fashion last year, look at what will be in fashion next year - and that is high tech and comfortable.

Good luck!
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    01-31-2013, 03:31 PM
  #19
Foal
Charels owen are comfatable, safe and a lovley, classy show quality helmet.
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    01-31-2013, 04:04 PM
  #20
Started
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
I'll just pipe in here, now with helmets becoming mandatory in dressage, the trend is moving away from unventilated black semi spheres, and more towards a light, vented and streamlined look.
I have a Kep and a Casco. Both are very nice light helmets and feel like wearing a baseball cap they are so light and well vented.

IMO look outside the "traditional" brands, increase your budget a bit and there are a world of really comfortable, light helmets. I won't wear a big heavy clunky thing. They hurt my neck and are extremely uncomfortable as well as smelly. Keps have a removable, washable liner. Don't be stuck on getting what was in fashion last year, look at what will be in fashion next year - and that is high tech and comfortable.

Good luck!
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the cascos look awesome. Might I ask what version you have? The champ appeals to me the most but the passion is probably more my price range. Lol
     

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