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Helmet reviews please.

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  • Original Poster

    I bought my helmet, I got a Troxel Intrepid. It fits well, I guess I have more of an oval head because it doesn't fit my 11 yr old daughter as well as it fits me, her head is more round like her daddy.
    I got the black one since it was the only color they had.


    Thank you all for your replies! It did help! I had never thought of keeping one in the trailer that is a wonderful idea!


    • #22
      I also love my Tipp! I also had an Ovation, and although the low profile looks good, I feel it did not protect my head as well as the Tipp in a fall. JME.


      • #23
        Lamicell.... hands down the most comfortable helmet I've ever put on my head in over 35 years of helmet use. It almost sucked itself down around my skull.
        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


        • #24
          I have an Ovation Deluxe Schooler. It's dial fit, which I'm not a huge fan of since the teeth get worn out after a bit, but I do love that it has a removable liner you can wash. The chin strap comes with a nice felt pad which is also washable. The excess strap is bundled up with two rubber bands -- I roll those up and over the felt pad to keep it in place since the Velcro doesn't really do the job. The venting is a lot better than the old Troxel I had.


          • #25
            I have the Troxel Sierra - I like the look of it and the ventilation is good. I wish it fit a bit better but I think the adjustable band does a good job.

            I hit really hard at the beginning of summer - had a concussion and brain-bleed and won a 4-day stay in the hospital for observation. This was in a sand arena, and you can see where the helmet absorbed the shock. No splits, but there's a flat spot and a dent on opposite sides of the helmet (landing and then the shock moving the material). I landed on my back hard enough to bounce and flip over onto my front, and lost about 15 minutes of memory. Happily I healed pretty well and uneventfully and bought another Troxel Sierra - I figured hitting that hard and having relatively minor injuries was a good recommendation.

            However - it all depends on the shape of your head and having the helmet properly adjusted to fit. So get a helmet that fits your own head and then wear.it.every.time.



            • #26
              I have an Ovation Protégé (and a Charles Owen Show Jumper … but for this thread you probably want to hear about the Ovation).

              What I love about it:
              • Comfortable
              • Light weight
              • COOL! – so many vents, I literally feel the wind in my hair
              • Adjustable fit – adjust dial lets me get it perfectly snug on my head
              • Deep fit – comes down far on the sides, and especially the back giving lots of coverage
              • Removable washable liner
              • I can slip my pony tail out the back above the dial fit – keeps hair out of the way, while not affecting fit
              • Cost $35.00!

              What I do not love about this helmet? Hum – nothing really! – FYI, I am not really a long oval or a round head, right in between, and this helmet fits great.
              APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


              • #27
                Love my tipperary sportage. Very light weight, very ventilated!!!!