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eventerwannabe 09-24-2009 10:59 PM

Helmets that are okay in eventing!
 
So im looking for a cheap helmet that will look okay in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Cross Country. I was thinking:
Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet - Statelinetack.com

Is this okay for eventing? Skull Caps are really exprensive and I personally dont like then look of them in dressage and show jumping. I think this would look okay with a helmet cover on it.

If you know of any better, and safe helmets that are under $100 (and would like less then that) please share!

StormyBlues 09-25-2009 06:54 AM

I've always loved my troxel! And then you can just get two helmet covers, one velvet one and one in ur xc colors

Barry Godden 09-25-2009 08:50 AM

Budding Eventer

Whatever you do, to go eventing in, buy the most expensive riding hat you can afford You can't tell if it is safe until you've landed on it - then you should immediately go out and buy another.

Whilst you are at it, buy a body guard at the same time. Make sure it covers your spine right down to the sacrum. Arms & legs repair - usually - spine don't repair so readily.

As for looks, well, smile when you are wearing it. Buy a pretty cover.

You ask for someone to tell you about the cheapest but maybe he/she is still lying in the hospital.

Please don't buy a riding hat because it is the cheapest.
Ask your aunt, uncle, mum, dad, brother, sister, friend female, friend male, indeed anyone else who obviously has money, to make a contribution towards your riding hat. Beg - do good deeds - earn some dosh. It won't cost so much then.

Please!

Barry G

Pinto Pony 09-25-2009 10:06 AM

I have the Tipperary Sportage that you posted, I got it from Legacytack.com for $50. Cheap yes, but I feel safe in it. I use it for jumping and trail riding, I personally wouldn't choose it for dressage, but at a local schooling show it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb with a helmet cover. I don't know what kind of message BG is trying to convey by saying you need the most expensive gear to be safe? Just because a show helmet is expensive, probably due to the outside fabric/velvet covering and leather harness, it doesn't make it any more safe than a schooling helmet with coloured plastic outer and a nylon harness. If it is a ASTM/SEI (is that right for US) certified helmet then don't they meet the same standard?

I also use this site for tack reviews, maybe you can look up the good and bad reviews on the helmets in our price range to help make an informed choice?
English Chaps/Boots/Helmets

StormyBlues 09-25-2009 11:51 AM

Pinto, you are correct. If a $50 helmet is certified, it will provide the same protection as a $400 helmet.

JustDressageIt 09-25-2009 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StormyBlues (Post 411409)
Pinto, you are correct. If a $50 helmet is certified, it will provide the same protection as a $400 helmet.

Eeeep.

Untrue. Incorrect. See post below.

JustDressageIt 09-25-2009 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barry Godden (Post 411315)
Budding Eventer

Whatever you do, to go eventing in, buy the most expensive riding hat you can afford You can't tell if it is safe until you've landed on it - then you should immediately go out and buy another.

Whilst you are at it, buy a body guard at the same time. Make sure it covers your spine right down to the sacrum. Arms & legs repair - usually - spine don't repair so readily.

As for looks, well, smile when you are wearing it. Buy a pretty cover.

You ask for someone to tell you about the cheapest but maybe he/she is still lying in the hospital.

Please don't buy a riding hat because it is the cheapest.
Ask your aunt, uncle, mum, dad, brother, sister, friend female, friend male, indeed anyone else who obviously has money, to make a contribution towards your riding hat. Beg - do good deeds - earn some dosh. It won't cost so much then.

Please!

Barry G

Absolutely 110% agreed... I like you Barry!


The price you pay for a riding hat can and does matter.

Ever heard of Carbon Fibre? It's a material that has been introduced to some lines of helmets. It has a greater ability to absorb impact than say, the styrofoam in a $50 helmet.
Since it is more expensive to manufacture, you will see more expensive helmets with CF in it. Think the CO GR8 Carbon Fibre, it retails for around the $300 mark. GPA with CF is around $400.

Carbon Fibre is a superior material that makes a helmet even safer, but it comes at a price.

StormyBlues 09-25-2009 01:26 PM

Any helmet that's certified is good for me

JustDressageIt 09-25-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StormyBlues (Post 411468)
Any helmet that's certified is good for me

Fine, but stating that you are getting the same quality in a $50 helmet as a $400 helmet is completely incorrect.

You get what you pay for, especially in helmets.

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-25-2009 04:59 PM

I have personally never seen anyone wear one of those Skull Caps (and I think they're so UGLY!) Has anyone actually seen someone wearing one?? Maybe it's just because I event at the low levels ;-)


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