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    01-13-2012, 01:14 AM
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Question English helmet reccomendation?

I'm wanting to get a new helmet but I can't afford to get one over $50. I recently ordered this one Troxel Legacy Gold Duratec Helmet - Horse.com But when I got it the harness was broken off from the helmet, I tried it on despite that(which was painful ) and I really didn't like the look of it. It really sat on top of my head and was bulky looking. I'm wanting to get one from horse.com so that I can send back the troxel for store credit and use that towards a new one. Does anyone have a nice inexpensive English riding helmet. I don't show, and color doesn't matter but I would like it to not make my head look like a giant mushroom
     
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    01-13-2012, 01:27 AM
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I am continually extolling the virtues of my Tipperary helmet; light, comfortable and not too big. Shape is a bit odd, I will admit. But it is so comfy I forget it's on my head!
     
    01-13-2012, 10:00 AM
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I have that Gold Duratec for 3 years or so. Never had an issue! All helmets I have are Troxel (the only one to fit my head). However I second tiny: Tipperary seems to be more "slim" looking.
     
    01-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I am continually extolling the virtues of my Tipperary helmet; light, comfortable and not too big. Shape is a bit odd, I will admit. But it is so comfy I forget it's on my head!
Do they have them on horse.com? Is this the one Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet - Horse.com ?

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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I have that Gold Duratec for 3 years or so. Never had an issue! All helmets I have are Troxel (the only one to fit my head). However I second tiny: Tipperary seems to be more "slim" looking.
By looking at some of the reviews on other websites, it appears they changed the design recently. A few people have said that they had one, then got a few one to replace it and found the new one very large and bulky, My car is getting new tires(OUCH!) right now,and the helmet is in my car but when I get it back later today I'll post a pic so you can see how much it sits on top of your head.
     
    01-13-2012, 04:59 PM
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IRH has a new helmet for around $50 that looks like a classical velvet covered hat but it's lightweight and ventilated!

IRH Medalist Helmet - ASTM/SEI Certified Helmets from SmartPak Equine

IRH has been a wonderful company to work with. I have a SSV and absolutely love it. Last summer at the end of a jumping session I brought my mare to a walk and she bolted and bucked me off for no apparent reason (later found out it was a saddle fit problem and the jumping had caused the saddle to slip back and pinch her), at any rate, I landed full force on my head, and while my helmet cracked, I walked away with only a moderate concussion, nothing worse.

The next day I was supposed to ride in a jumping clinic and did not, but went to watch it, and my trainer told me that IRH has a replacement program where they will put up $75 towards the purchase of a new one (helmets should replaced every 3 years or after each fall/impact). True to her word, they did, and even went down a size as I lost about 30lbs and seem to have lost some in my head lol...

Great company, and Smart Pak is top notch, I believe there are some free ship codes floating around right now too with their winter sale going on.
     
    01-13-2012, 06:08 PM
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The best helmet is the helmet that fits your head properly, no matter what anyone else recommends.
     
    01-13-2012, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
By looking at some of the reviews on other websites, it appears they changed the design recently. A few people have said that they had one, then got a few one to replace it and found the new one very large and bulky, My car is getting new tires(OUCH!) right now,and the helmet is in my car but when I get it back later today I'll post a pic so you can see how much it sits on top of your head.
Very well could be. Mine doesn't look bulky (may be just to me of course :) ).
     
    01-14-2012, 03:58 AM
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Are you not able to visit a store to try different ones on - it is really important to make sure it fits your head shape.
     
    01-14-2012, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tnavas    
Are you not able to visit a store to try different ones on - it is really important to make sure it fits your head shape.
I know how important it is to have a well fitting helmet but there are only 2 tack shops and they are 45+ minutes away and neither have a great selection. One is horseloverz and while there online inventory is very good, the store doesn't have a whole lot. My last helmet was a troxel spirit and it fit well, but its more western style. Plus the color is childish( looked different online) I'm using that one till I get a new one since there is nothing wrong with it. I'm giving it to a friend of mines younger sister since it fits her well also.
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    01-15-2012, 05:59 PM
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I was just in a similar boat wondering what to get. I've been riding most of my life, mostly western though, and have never been much into helmets. I do have a horse that I ride English now though. In November I lost every shred of tack in a barn fire and my childrens' as well as my old helmet (that I never wore) went with the fire. The kids all wanted new helmets and I thought I'll let the kids be my good example and buy myself another one as well. Maybe if I get a comfortable, more updated one, I'll be more inclined to wear it. LOL! Anyway, I'm still waiting on mine to arrive so I don't know how they'll all fit. I went by reviews. For myself I ordered the Ovation Deluxe Schooler Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet - Statelinetack.com. Supposed to have less of a bobble head look and cost $49. For the kids I got the IRH EquiLite IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet - Statelinetack.com. They were only $27 and since I had to buy several, that worked for me just fine. Like I said, I don't know how any of these will fit yet. Hopefully they will work out for us. Better than nothing right? ;)
     

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