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  • helmet for an oval head

    I have to pitch my old troxel work helmet and get new. I have a fairly petite, oval circumfrence (sp?) head. Never liked how the troxel squeezed me from back to front with no contact on the sides.

    What's a good brand that makes an oval helmet?
    ...don't sh** where you eat...

  • #2
    I used to have a helmet sized 'long oval' from IRH, which solved that exact problem for me. Miss it, need to dig up another.....
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


    • #3

      I use helmets with the dial system, love them, they fit your head perfectly!


      • Original Poster

        two ?'s

        IRH? what does this stand for?

        Know the dial system but what brands have this in it?
        ...don't sh** where you eat...


        • #5
          I wear a long oval size 6 7/8. I had an IRH (International Riding Helmet) that fits perfectly and I loved. I just bought a Charles Owen AYR8 and it also fits perfectly.
          Kanoe Godby
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          • #6
            I have an IRH Durasoft that fits my oval head perfectly. IRH's more expensive helmets didn't fit as well, but I didn't specify a "long oval."

            The Durasoft is inexpensive and has Dialfit.


            • #7
              ditto on having an oval-ish head and IRH fitting well. I also used to ride in a Troxel, and would get headaches from the front to back squeeze. I didn't get my IRH as a long oval because my head is more a roundish oval. For reference, I have an IRH SSV. Love it, and don't find it much hotter than my old Troxel, even in 100 degree dry heat.


              • #8
                I also have an oval head and use an IRH helmet.


                • #9
                  I have a Charles Owen JR8 that fits my oval head great!


                  • #10
                    I have an old troxel that fits my weird head great. I really neededto retire it due to age and a few hard knocks so I bought one of the newer Troxel "legacy" dial helmets. Was surprised at how different it is--very round and the dial doesn't solve the front/back squeeze, it just allows you to adjust how *much* it squeezes those areas.
                    Unfortunately I don't have a tack store in the area with any selection to try on. BUT, am going to Rolex this april and plan on getting something there.


                    • #11
                      Another vote for IRH (International). After having my son my Troxels didn't fit well at all (how did that change my head shape? I lost brains? LOL No doubt....)...I love my cheapy IRH Air Lite with the Dial Fit. Fits me great for a good $$...My FIL loves the one we gave him, too.
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                      • #12
                        Another IRH long oval fan here. First helmet I think I've ever had that I actually forget that I'm wearing.
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                        • #13
                          I've got the long oval head from hell. Tipperary.


                          • #14
                            another vote for IRH. Definatly my favorite helmets (although to be honest I have not tried a CO). Tipperary never fit right - although I probably did not try all the configurations, I'm sure. I did get a Troxel in the oval shape to fit quite well, but nothing feels more like "home" then my IRH!


                            • #15
                              I bought a Charles Owen GR8 a couple years back that fits my oval head really well.
                              Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.


                              • #16
                                I always wore an IRH for my egghead. They are relatively inexpensive and definitely geared toward the oval folks. Recently I got a Charles Owen GR8 which fits very comfortably (probably moreso than the IRH) but came with a heftier price tag.
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                                • #17
                                  Anyone know which (if any) of the GPA models fit an oval (fat oval!) head?


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by DiablosHalo View Post
                                    Anyone know which (if any) of the GPA models fit an oval (fat oval!) head?
                                    When I was looking, the Textium was their more oval helmet. It was still too round for me, however, and I ended up with a Charles Owen. I've been really, really happy with it.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by jeano View Post
                                      I've got the long oval head from hell. Tipperary.
                                      When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.


                                      • #20
                                        I'm another person who wore a Troxel, then had to buy a new one last summer and they don't fit my head anymore. I went with an IRH Elite in long oval and it fits nicely and still has some ventilation.
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