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Helmets for round head shape?

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  • Helmets for round head shape?

    I need a new helmet and have tried everything in the local shops. Everything seems too oval for my head. Any suggestions?

  • #2
    GPA's and the IRH Elite are the only helmets I have ever found to fit my round head. The IRH Elite is the only one in their line that fits decently, I have good luck with most GPA's although I currently have a speed air.

    CO's are torture and give me a migraine.


    • #3

      I can't wear CO's either.
      But George Morris still wears rust-colored breeches- so can I!


      • #4
        If you're on a budget or like the classic velvet helmets- the IRH Pro-rider works for me too. I have a very round head and haven't found any other helmets to work.
        But George Morris still wears rust-colored breeches- so can I!


        • #5
          The only two that work for my very oval head are the GPA Titum Pro and the GPA speed air.


          • #6
            Not all GPA's are created equal now. The Titium is long oval and the Textium is round....I think.
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            • #7
              I love the way my speed air fits!! <3 Much better than my GR8. Definitely go for the speed air


              • #8
                another vote for the GPA Titium!

                i caved and bought one this summer after one too many falls with my Charles Owen.. and i didn't realize how round my head was until i put on a correctly-fitting GPA! watch for sales at Dover.. they will discount the GPAs once in a while.

                if you can't bear to part with that much cash, there are IRH models that fit similarly.
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                • #9
                  While I love the traditional appearance of some of the Charles Owens they do not fit my round head at all.

                  Both the GPA Titium and Textium fit me very well, I went with the Textium and its so comfortable I never even know its on, although I still dislike that mushroom appearance.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BAC View Post
                    Both the GPA Titium and Textium fit me very well, I went with the Textium and its so comfortable I never even know its on, although I still dislike that mushroom appearance.
                    i don't find the GPA mushroomy at ALL on my head.. which is unusual because i have a little bitty pin-head. (size 6 3/4!) it was the only thing that actually didn't look like a fishbowl on my head.

                    moral of the story is, just try on EVERYTHING and see what you like best!
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                    • #11
                      I've definitely heard that the GPA's fit the round head, so I'd check them out. Personally, mine's rather oval, and the CO's fit perfect.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sisu27 View Post
                        Not all GPA's are created equal now. The Titium is long oval and the Textium is round....I think.
                        True - I can't remember which one I have - Textium, I think. I have a very round/square head. I can only wear the GPA comfortably. It's hot, though.
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                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks everyone I did try a GPA and it was definitely made for a more oval head. I'll see if I can try the other style...maybe that will solve my problem!