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Looking for oval, not round, helmets
Any suggestions on velvet helmets (ALL velvet covered) that are oval and not round? (Charles Owen helmet lovers need not post. ) Something that also doesn't look too much like a mushroom cap would be good, but isn't necessarily expected.
The Troxel Grand Prix Classics are nice. Some brands come in regular and long oval sizes - so look for those. The Charles Owens also tend to run more oval. The GPAs and the regular Troxels run more round.
Last edited by joiedevie99; Mar. 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM.
I have an oval head. I have both a Charles Owen Hampton for showing and an IRH ATH SSV (for everyday and trail riding). I've found both to be pretty comfortable. IRH specifically sells "long oval" sizes. However, I find the Charles Owen Hampton to be lower profile. Not sure what you have against them either.
Maybe nothing against CO, but maybe they don't quite fit so she's looking for other options.
I have an IRH ATH SSV as well, in a long oval. It's not velvet, but IRH does make some velvet helmets in long oval. The IRH fits me better than my CO skull did, though it doesn't sit down on my head quite as much. But as the padding has conformed to me, it's just wonderful. I love it.
Troxel makes a velvet helmet, but I find them very hard, and thus uncomfortable. My friend loves them though.
I have an IRH long oval (sorry, not sure of the model, but it's velvet-covered, with thin tan leather harness straps) and I LOVE it. In 30 years of riding and helmets, this is the first one which is so comfortable that I actually sometimes forget to take it off when I dismount. Love love LOVE the IRH long oval... And it was fairly cheap too, a little over $100 IIRC.
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