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post #11 of 19 Old 03-23-2012, 01:46 PM
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I don't know what your price range is, but I highly recommend the Kep line of helmets. They are about the same weight as a baseball cap, protect the back of the head, are totally breathable and have a removable, washable liner. They come in tons of colors and the styling is very flattering.
It is by far the most comfortable, protective and flattering helmet I've ever owned.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-23-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! I purchased a Tipperary sportage today and I'm very happy with it!
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Here's my Tipperary. I got the Sportage model in carbon gray. They run anywhere from $60-$70. Not very expensive, as good helmets go.
Does it give any sun protection for eyes? (just curious, because I tried Tip and they don't fit my head )

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Very little Val, but there's a shade visor I'm going to buy that fits the Tipp. I really hate wearing sunglasses when I'm riding.

I can get them in colors, so I'll get a red one for when I'm riding Casper, and a royal blue one for when I'm riding JJ. Must be color coordinated!

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I can get them in colors, so I'll get a red one for when I'm riding Casper, and a royal blue one for when I'm riding JJ. Must be color coordinated!
Lol! You have to get helmet covers too then! One in red, one in blue!

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Last time I bought a helmet I had the same frustration and then just gave up and bought another Tipperary.

I also ride bicycles, and with bike helmets, the more expensive helmets not only have more venting, but also have a lower profile. That doesn't seem to be the case with horseback riding helmets, as they all look huge on my head! Luckily, I rarely look very closely at myself in the mirror while I'm wearing it
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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post #18 of 19 Old 03-23-2012, 09:54 PM
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For everyday riding, I have a Tipperary Sportage and love it! My old Troxel was like a mushroom on top of my head, but I actually feel sporty in the Tipperary. It's quite breathable and lightweight, too.

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post #19 of 19 Old 03-23-2012, 10:12 PM
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I currently ride in an old Troxel that is super comfy and breathable. I need a new one though, because I've had this one a loooong time.

Most of the people at my barn have Charles Owens and while the general consensus is that they are very good helmets, I have also heard from a couple people that they have little to no ventilation.
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