So I went to a Dover store today to try on some Charles Owen helmets. I had planned to do so because I reallyyyy liked the fact that you can get the GR8 in custom colours. Especially the black one with the baby blue stripe that would match my saddle pad and splint boots :) buttttt..my dilemma is that the GR8 was a little too shallow with my hair up in it, but the Wellington Pro, fit, well, like a pro :P, it is also a lot more expensive, and the only way to get the custom colour is by special ordering it through the manufacturer. I was looking at them specifically for schooling, and if I decide to do a few jumper shows just for fun. I don't really need a new show helmet right now, but the schooling helmet I have now is like..7 years old and if I get it for christmas I can get which ever one I want.
So, question: if the 7 1/4 in the Wellington Pro fit me perfectly, was deeper and more rounded, what size do you think I would need in a GR8?
I know they fit different, and while I did try on the GR8's I cannot remember what size I was, because we went through a ton of different helmets in a short amount of time lol.
I plan on going to another store and trying them on without any help, becuase I sort of felt like they were pushing the more expensive one on me, and that's not what I came in looking for lol. Also, if I find a size of the GR8 that fits, I'm going to remember it and order it from another place the does the custom colours and is almost 50% cheaper. (they come straight from england, so no middle-man)
(Keep in mind that helmets tend to shape to your head, and the foam settles a little bit.)
I hope I get some responses to this. Even if you've only had a certain Charles Owen, let me know how you like it, or if you don't like it. (: