Before possibly buying a Tipperary helmet as a summer please-don't-let-me-fall-off-due-to-heat-stroke schooling helmet, I'd like to see a photo of someone wearing one. You know, so I can judge exactly how goofy it might look on me.
Would anyone be willing to point me towards a photo? Either personal or on an online tackstore. Thanks!
Well - I must say that I think they look absolutely ridiculous. Like, really odd. Maybe its just my head? Either way, I love it anyway. It completely covers the back of my head, weighs approximately nothing, is well-ventilated, and is relatively inexpensive if I fall and hit my noggin. But I refuse to wear it to lessons. That said: http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../Charlie/4.jpg
Two girls at our barn wear them and they look pretty flattering on them, actually...it's what you're used to. Several of the riders that wear GPAs look terrible in them! When I look at bike, motorcycle, and riding helmets every day the slight space-agey-ness of the tipperary doesn't stick out so much by comparison.
I have one of the original Tipps and love(d) it, until I got my GPA that is. The small Tipp is still a bit big for me, but I'm in between a 55/56 for GPAs. The helmet is very lightweight and does stay cool. I felt that it cradled my head well and the harness was comfortably positioned for me. I did try on the Sportage but didn't particularly like that, although the new Tipp supposedly went back towards the original design based on customer feedback.