Our hottest helmets of the year (so far)

Our Hottest Helmets Of The Year (So Far)

Choosing a helmet keep you safe while you ride is an important decision. Safety and style must work seamlessly together. Here’s the helmets our riders have trusted this year for everything from trail rides to training to show day.

#1 Samshield Miss Shield Shadowmatt (Now upgraded to the 2.0)

Coming in at the top of the list was Samshield once again. Samshield has become one of our staff and customer favorites for their craftsmanship, design, and safety. You favorite Sammie this year? The Samshield Shadowmatt Helmet. The outer shell of the Shadowmatt is made of polycarbonate, a material used, among other things, for high-end motorcycle helmets. It is covered with anti-scratch matt painting. The inner shell is made of polystyrene with variable density, providing a better dissipation of the energy produced upon impact.

Samshield Miss Shield Shadowmatt 2.0

#2 Samshield Miss Shield Alcantara (Now upgraded to the 2.0)

Close behind the Shadowmatt in popularity was the Samshield Miss Shield Alcantara Helmet offers a matching Alcantara top material with a stylish frontal band above the visor. The extended visor is now longer and wider to help with protection from the sun. This new helmet combines the comfort, style, and safety that all Samshield helmets offer into one beautiful equestrian riding helmet. This modern helmet has a streamlined look and a beautiful Alcantara top. The fabric will not fade in the sun and is water-resistant.

 Samshield Miss Shield Alcantara 2.0

#3 KASK star Lady Hunter Helmet

The next most popular choice for our riders was the KASK Star Lady Hunter Helmet. We recently had the opportunity to visit the KASK warehouse and see for ourselves the effort put into every aspect of these helmets. KASK is definitely one to watch! The Star Lady Hunter uses KASK’s unique fit system to hold the helmet securely to your head. A removable neck cradle sits at the back of the helmet and snugly keeps it in the proper position. KASK helmets also feature a superior venting system which includes two honeycomb-like aeration grids built in the polystyrene which allows for maximum airflow while riding and while ringside.

KASK star Lady Hunter Helmet

#4 Charles Owen Halo Helmet with MIPS

We love the look and fit of the stylish Charles Owen Halo Helmet with MIPS! MIPS technology combined with classic looks and updated styling makes this helmet a top pick with our staff! The unique Halo lattice harness has been designed to grip the occipital bone at the base of the skull, and self-adjusts to give a snug and secure fit for your ride.

Three international safety standards (including PAS015) combined with MIPS technology only add to the confidence you will feel when riding in your Halo. A true innovation in style and technology makes the Halo a real statement in the show ring. 

Charles Owen Halo Helmet with MIPS

#5 Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet

The Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet is a great choice for riders at every level because it is safe, lightweight, and affordable! The helmet features a rubberized finish, easy-adjust dial for a snug fit, extra strong adjustment teeth for added helmet life, high flow vents to keep you cool, removable washable liner, removable breakaway visors, and exclusive YKK® adjuster clip and buckle, positioned to stay off of the rider’s face for comfort. It is certified to ASTM standards.

The Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet in a range of colors

#6 One K Defender AVANCE Wide Brim Helmet

The Defender AVANCE Wide Brim Riding Helmet boasts the perfect synergy between advanced technology and aesthetically pleasing design. We especially love the modern look of the matte black finish! The helmet is made of polycarbonate and advanced ABS composite outer shell and has an injection molded shell design for durable comfort. With enough features to appeal to those seeking everything, a helmet could offer, wrapped in a package that traditionalists can appreciate, One K™ has the best of both worlds. Certified to ASTM standards. 

Defender AVANCE Wide Brim Riding Helmet

Did we choose one of your favorite helmet? Let us know in the comments below! If you need a new helmet you can trust for years to come, come by the store so one of our experts can help you fit one. Or if you already know what you want, shop on our website.

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