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post #1 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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show me your helmets!

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In my country almost everyone rides english and the rider shops sport 'fancy' riding clothes (like with a lot of poohah and strass and swarovski stones and all..) Most riding helmets are with strass or glitter or some kind of adornment or they are covered with velvet. I dislike those styles. (I really don't like strass at all...) I had to look hard to find a helmet that I found pretty. So now I was wondering: what kind of styles are you guys into? Does it matter to you how your helmet looks? Show a picture of it?



These are mine: (I like the right one the most :) )
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post #2 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 01:47 PM
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This is mine in navy. Tipperary Sportage

My son has his in this color shown...dark almost black but a flat finish not sparkly or shiny especially.

Only helmet I have and it needs replacing. Old now by the manufacturers standards and far more important it slipped off the hook it hangs from and slammed the floor....
Need to go shopping for a new head protector..
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post #3 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 01:56 PM
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I have a riding cap for AQHA shows but it doesn't really offer much protection. The black one is the one I use for most shows. The brown leather one is my daily use one. It is SUPER comfortable.
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post #4 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 02:04 PM
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I have 2 helmets (both Troxel Dakota)- and the reason why I have them: they are the only ones that seem to fit me well enough I forget I am wearing them. And they are surprisingly cool, with a larger brim that shades my face. And unfortunately I already put an older model to the test. The helmet didn't survive a hard impact of the temple area onto a metal gate, but my head did. Mission accomplished!
One is in the barn and one is hauled to trail rides and such, making sure I don't end up at the trail head without a helmet .

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And I try to wait until they are on sale (I religiously replace them after 5 years or a fall, whatever comes first)...
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post #5 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 02:08 PM
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Same as @horselovinguy , in the color pictured. DH has the same helmet (2 or 3 of them actually) in navy.

I also have a Troxel Fallon Taylor helmet (black with pink design) that I keep in one of the trailers but it is hotter than heck so I don't love wearing it in the summer for more than a short ride. Did 9 miles in it yesterday and thought I might melt.
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post #6 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 02:11 PM
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This is mine, the Charles Owen 4 Star. It was the best fit for my head plus it's certified to four international safety standards. No sparkles though
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post #7 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 02:27 PM
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Caledonian that looks more like a skull cap with a covering...
What the jockeys wear with racing colors barn specific hat cover pulled over it..
No brim but great harness and skull coverage..


What are the four safety standards??...
That's something I'm not familiar with.

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post #8 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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yeah I like your helmets! They are nice! Especially that one from horselovinguy! omgggg! @QueenofFrance08 I love pink! I would buy a totally pink helmet if I could!

@Caledonian I know that brand! They make really nice and pretty helmets (also in pink, yay!), but sadly not within my limited budget. ;) I saw some pink cheap helmets listed online but not sure of the quality of those... The difference must be somewhere...

I also had to buy a more expensive helmet because my head didn't fit snug inside all the cheaper ones... Oh well... I love these helmets to drool over (but they are expensive):
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Caledonian that looks more like a skull cap with a covering...
What the jockeys wear with racing colors barn specific hat cover pulled over it..
No brim but great harness and skull coverage..


What are the four safety standards??...
That's something I'm not familiar with.

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You're right it is a skull cap. From the Charles Owen site, the four standards are ASTM F1163-15, PAS015:2011, SNELL E2016, VG1 01-040 2014-12.


https://www.charlesowen.com/standards for an easy description of the type of tests; from falling on sharp objects, flat surfaces, weights falling on it from different heights/crushing.
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post #10 of 27 Old 07-20-2020, 07:48 PM
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if it makes you happy, buy a fancy one. But, if you just need the basic level of protection, then a Troxel or a Tipperary will do fine, or a Charles Owen if you have extra cash..


If a fancy helmet brings you joy, well then, go for it. Ultimately, it will be the cheapest investment in joy you ever made.


By the way, I use a Tipperary, like @horseloving guy. It is comfy, cool and does the job. What more would I need?
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