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    02-23-2013, 11:45 PM
Skull cap helmets?

Time for a new helmet!

I've been looking at skull caps. I like how they seem to cover the back of the head more, and I also find them to be a little stylish. For eventers, would you suggest a skull cap? And does anyone know other benefits of them?

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    02-24-2013, 08:44 AM
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 ;)
    02-25-2013, 03:29 PM
I know someone who just this past weekend who had a fall while jumping and the visor snapped off her helmet and gave her a nasty mark on her face; she's planning to replace it with a skull cap helmet. She's an eventer, FWIW. I do see lots of skull caps with eventers, probably for that very reason!

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