When I was growing up, it was your a-typical velvet helmet. Nothing fancy to it at all........then the IRH came out, then the GPA, now the Charles Owen and they keep popping them out.
The most popular helmet today?? The GPA Air Speed. I cannot believe how many people have this helmet! What is with people copying GP Level Riders all the time? LOL!!!!
The GPA Air Speed - that is all black, is extremely hot, hot, hot right now!
I thought they looked ugly, but I tried one on this morning *I had to get new riding gloves* and OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!
While I was there picking out new riding gloves, I went over to the helmet section because I wanted to try on a Charles Owen Skull Cap - I like it, but no air circulation what-so-ever.....can't get it...then I saw the GPA Air Speed.......
It's going to be my next helmet - ah....one day! I have to get one, not because it is popular - but because it is so comfortable, SUPER COOL on your head *which is great for those muggy MI summer days* and so light! I forgot I was even wearing it *yeah, I shopped with it on my head....I know..dorky*
I'm going to have to sell my Tipperary Sportage and my IRH. Not that selling those will give me even 1/4 $ to put towards a GPA Air Speed...those things are the price of a good used saddle for pete's sake - but I was saving my penny's for a Skull Cap, it's just that there is no ventilation at all on those helmets...and I can see my head being a pool of sweat after I get off a course.
BUT!!!! It'll be a long time waiting.....because they are super expensive......and getting a new saddle is more important right now....and of course, Eventing a ful season in 2010...........You know, making the choice "Helmet over HT's" isn't hard to make......lol.
I'll just have to be happy with my Tipperary Sportage for now :)