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    12-29-2007, 10:09 AM

I have been looking at helmets and want to buy one. The problem is all the equestrian helmets look really hot and not a lot of ventilation. I have been looking at the cycleing helmets and they look a lot cooler. I know I will take some ribbing if I get the cycle type helmet, I'm trying to find one withour the swoop in the back. Comfort is key right? Any thoughts on the best helmets horse or cycle type? I want the one that will be the least hot in the summer and offer the best protection.
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    12-29-2007, 12:47 PM
How much money are you looking to spend on a helmet? I have a dover saddlery catalog and turned to the helmet page. There's one (GPA SpeedAir) that claims to be lightweight, comfy and ventilated, but its anywhere from $489-519 depending on color. And then on the opposite side there are Troxel helmets that are lightweight and ventilated (not sure about comfort) anywhere from 27.95-99.95. I guess if you want to see what I'm talking about to go onto doversaddlery.com. I

I hope I helped a little bit.
    12-29-2007, 02:32 PM
I have a Troxel. :)
I find it well-ventilated.
    12-29-2007, 03:29 PM
Poptart- I was thinking about getting a different helmet for summer riding and in a nice light color. I found one Troxel that was $27. Its actually the Troxel Sport Helmet. But i'm not sure if its going to be you get what you pay for type of thing, so which one do you have?
    12-29-2007, 03:57 PM
Bicycle helmets are not rated for horseback riding, I would strongly dissuade you from that path. Troxel does make some of the cooler helmets that I've seen.
    12-29-2007, 09:00 PM
Cycling helmets are not rated for the kind of falls that can happen with horses. They won't provide you with enough protection.

I have a couple of Troxels and have liked them. They even have a "western-y" line that is pretty cool looking and quite vented, eventhough it doesn't look that way. I have the Sierra and found it really comfy last summer, and we get hot and HUMID weather in the summer. My last one was a Dakota and I liked that one too. My husband got me the slightly fancier Sierra as a Birthday present .


Any of their training/schooling helmets are vented and nice though, and most online retailers carry them.
    12-29-2007, 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by appylover31803
Poptart- I was thinking about getting a different helmet for summer riding and in a nice light color. I found one Troxel that was $27. Its actually the Troxel Sport Helmet. But i'm not sure if its going to be you get what you pay for type of thing, so which one do you have?
My daughter had one and the only thing I didn't like about it is that it has a velcro on visor, which sucks, lol. The helmet itself was comfy and held up well! Her current one is an International that has a built in visor.
    12-29-2007, 09:17 PM
I need to keep the price under around $150. I do like the troxel hemets and there are a few places not to far away that carry them. I will take your advice and forget about the cycle helmet. I think I will go shopping on Monday just to check them out and figure out my size. I'm torn between the Troxel Orion and the Dakota at the moment.
    12-29-2007, 09:31 PM
I have a Troxel. It's really nice it has a dial on the back to fit your head and it has ventilation.
    12-29-2007, 11:00 PM
I've always used a Troxel and have been comfortable and cool. I'd recommend going to a tack shop and trying on different brands. They all fit a little different. Some are more round while others are more oval. A well-fitted helmet will be the most comfortable and safe.

Also, look for one with a removable, washable liner. My 10 year-old Troxel is getting pretty grimy because I can't remove/wash the liner. (I know, it's way beyond time for a new helmet.) Most modern helmets have this feature though.

And if you go back to that bike helmet idea for any reason, I'm going to come over there and kick your butt!!

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