Yeah I know - who the hell cares, just slap it on and ride.
But darn it, it's been ten years since I got a new show helmet, and there's a lot more options this time around. I'm going to go ahead and overthink it .
I was planning on replacing my black velvet helmet with another black velvet helmet, but now am wondering about the more 'techy' looking helmets out there. What do you compete in? What are your thoughts on the different looks?
I used to have a GPA but it gave me a wicked headache (pressure on the forehead) after 4-5 horses. Last fall it was hitting the expiration date, so I shopped around and ended up with a One K Defender. Love, love, love this helmet!!!
Several of our friends and students have upgraded from their CO, IRH and GPA's as their budget allows. The big selling point - the removable/washable liner. No more stinky hat on hot summer days!
I can't wear show helmets because of my neck damage. The weight of it puts pressure in bad places.
I show in either my ovation or my Tipperary helmet. I just wipe it down with a damp cloth and off I go!
I'm a big fan of the IRH Elite helmets. I started wearing them because they come in Long Oval, so they fit my oval head. I've worn the black matte plastic one the Elite Extreme for a couple of years. Last year during the Helmet Awareness Day sales I bought the Elite EQ, which is suede covered, in navy. I love the look of that helmet. Goes awesome with a suede collared coat.