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    01-30-2012, 08:51 PM
  #31
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Heelsdown    
Phantom I love the horse in your first pic!

Okay I see what you mean. The first helmet is more round and the 2nd pic looks more oblong. On you the round helmet looks better. I love the last IRH one.

Thank you! That is my mare, Dreams. :)

I got the new IRH for christmas, and so far have been liking it, though its slightly larger than my old one, so I need to add some padding I think. When I get pictures of me with it on my head, I will be interested to hear others opinions.
     
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    01-31-2012, 02:26 AM
  #32
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Heelsdown    
Radiowaves, I don't know if you posted photos of you, but I've seen so many people w/ the Sierras and they look great! I was so excited to try one on.
No, I haven't posted any pictures.....

I suspect you're being too hard on how the Sierra looks on you! After all, the functionality has got to be there regardless of what it looks like. Honestly, within the contraints of it having to be an effective helmet, I think they look good!

This is the first riding helmet I've ever had and I'm totally happy with it. My wife likes hers as well. I don't know, but in the summer months when we go out on the trails, I may have to go back to my good ol Resistol to keep the sun off though....
     
    02-01-2012, 12:49 PM
  #33
Foal
My pink Sierra same in yesterday's mail!

It's not nearly the blinding pink it looks like on the computer screen - more of a dusty rose. Very attractive I think.

I can't wait for my brim to come so I can put them together.
     
    02-01-2012, 02:08 PM
  #34
Weanling
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Originally Posted by FirstLightFarm    
It's not nearly the blinding pink it looks like on the computer screen - more of a dusty rose. Very attractive I think.

I can't wait for my brim to come so I can put them together.

I hope you like it. As far as helmets go, my Sierra is extremely comfortable.
     
    02-09-2012, 09:38 PM
  #35
Foal
I had a Troxel and hated it. It was HUUUUGE and I could never get it to fit right. I sold it and got an Ovation Sync and it is so much better. Low profile, lighter, cooler, and actually FITS! I got my daughter an Ovation Schooler (comes in purple!) and it is really nice also. The only difference I can find in the two other than price is that the Sync has a coolmax liner and reflective stripes.
     
    02-10-2012, 01:40 PM
  #36
Yearling
Not as worried about it being flattering (they all look much the same anyway). Just wish someone would make a cover that would provide the protection from the elements (mostly rain and sun) that my wide brimmed hat gives me.

Helmets just leave me with sun burned ears neck and face and/or rain running down my neck to the body, so as a result I only use them when training.

The rain becomes annoying (and sometimes more when the weather is cold), and the sun can be brutal (who wants to stop every hour or so and reapply sunblock).

Maybe someone will design an umbrella that mounts on the cantle :)) so I won't need my head gear to protect me from sun and rain.
     
    02-10-2012, 01:49 PM
  #37
Foal
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Originally Posted by its lbs not miles    
Just wish someone would make a cover that would provide the protection from the elements (mostly rain and sun) that my wide brimmed hat gives me.
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Well, if my helmet brim ever gets here, I'll let you know how it works out.
     
    02-10-2012, 02:04 PM
  #38
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FirstLightFarm    
Well, if my helmet brim ever gets here, I'll let you know how it works out.
I didn't even know anybody made one. I saw an atempt that was done at making a cowboy hat helmet that looked like a 20 gal hat, but didn't look like it would be very functional on the sides (turned up sharp to be like a cowboy hat). Always thought a wide brim cover would be the way to go if someone would develope one. Probably not a big demand for them though, since long distance riders make up a minority of the riding community. Most people will drive to a place to trail ride, camp there and then drive back home.

When you're out for days hauling just what you have to have it's not much fun dealing with sunburn or being wet and cold. One solution was a rain jacket with a hood, but ended up too warm, so back to the hat.
     
    02-10-2012, 02:06 PM
  #39
Green Broke
I'll search for the link, it is a brim that goes around the helmet, looks like a mini pearl sun hat, Saw them at endurance rides.
Try here, several different options,
http://store.runningbear.com/catalog...at=25&scat=203
     
    02-10-2012, 02:11 PM
  #40
Yearling
As long it's not straw :))
Straw hats don't hold up well over the long haul.
     

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