Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
• Horses: 0
I wear a Charles Owen J3, which is a slightly earlier model than the one you've shown. It's a replacement for two earlier hats of the same model, the first of which saved my head when I (complete with horse) fell on the road.
Actually, I can't remember hitting my head, which tells me I probably did. The helmet shell didn't show any damage apart from a scuff, which I'm convinced one of the lightweight cycle-type helmets would have done, but I changed it anyway.
I've always worn a rigid-shell helmet and found the J3 really comfortable, though I tend to wear a Champion ventilated (showjumping) hat on very hot days in the summer, which is not that often in these parts ;)