Safety First! Are you due an upgrade on your riding helmet? Check out our guide …..

   Words by Julia

   on 14/03/2017 15:19:57

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Facts

Star European Safety Standard EN1384, which had been in existence for nearly 30 years, was withdrawn in December 2014

Star European VGI Interim standard is current

Star The 3 international safety standards are VGI European (as above), PAS015 British and ASTM American. 

Star Quality symbols are Kite Mark – British – an addition to the safety standard.  SEI Mark – American – integral to the ASTM standard.  CE Mark – European - this is not a quality mark but a declaration of compliance with the safety standard.

Star The current British Dressage ruling is that all of the above safety standards are competition legal, although they highly recommend a Kite marked helmet.  All the helmets in this article are BD legal.

 

StarHelmet Life

Your riding helmet is designed to protect your head and help reduce the chance of injury.   Please note that helmets should be replaced following a severe blow – essential if the rider loses consciousness or has a severe headache afterward. This might even be the case after just being dropped onto a hard surface.   When your helmet receives a blow, it’s the inner polystyrene that can become compressed, therefore losing it’s shock-absorbing qualities.  And you might not even know it.   So if you subsequently have an impact, your helmet might not give you adequate protection.  We recommend you replace your helmet every 5 years – which is the expected lifespan of a helmet. 


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KASK are an Italian brand that specialise in developing, designing and manufacturing safety helmets to the highest quality.

Star Four shell sizes that fit from 50cm – 63cm head sizes.

Sun Two honeycomb aeration grids give optimum cooling airflow.  The brand new merino wool liner gives the highest standard of comfort.

Storm cloud Detachable and washable liner.

Girl Extra accessory can be purchased for the rider with a lot of ponytail

ASTM and VG1 Safety Standard


DOGMA LIGHT - Black

DOGMA LIGHT - Navy

DOGMA LIGHT - Brown

KASK Dogma Light from £300

Kask Dogma Light from £300

Kask Dogma Light from £300

DOGMA CHROME LIGHT - Black

DOGMA CHROME LIGHT - Navy Silver

DOGMA CHROME LIGHT - Brown

Kask Dogma Chrome from £375
Choose either black or silver chrome

Kask Dogma Chrome from £375
Choose either blue or silver chrome

Kask Dogma Chrome from £375 
Choose either brown, black or silver chrome

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Kask Dogma  Swarovski Frame £655

Kask Dogma Chrome Swarovski Carpet £750

Kask Dogma Chrome Swarovski Rocks £1100


 

UVEX are a german brand that pride themselves in meeting the highest safety demands through rigorous quality controls and using the best standard materials available. 

Star Four shell sizes that fit from 52cm – 61cm head sizes.  Kids helmets available from 49cm - 54 cm

Sun Excellent ventilation.

Storm cloud Detachable and washable liner.

Girl The most adjustable helmet – not only does the handy dial adjust to your head size but you can also adjust how high/low the helmet sits on your head.

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Uvex Exxential £99

Uvex Exxential £99

Uvex Exxential £99

Uvex Exxential £99

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Uvex Suxxeed Active £268

Uvex Suxxeed Active £268

Uvex Suxxeed Glamour £398

Uvex Suxxeed Glamour £398


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SAMSHIELD are the brainchild of a French designer who wanted to bring a beautiful feminine touch to his manufacturing skills inspired by premium motorcycle helmet technology.

Star 3 Shell sizes that fit 52cm – 61cm head size. 

SunFresh air is channelled from the front air inlet to the back extractors to ensure excellent ventilation.

Storm cloud  Detachable and washable liners

Girl ‘Dressage cut’ chinstrap to allow extra room for ponytail/bun

ASTM and VG1 Safety Standard



Some options below – but many more options for customisation!

 

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Samshield Shadowmatt £253

Samshield Shadowmatt £253

Samshield Shadowmatt £253

Samshield Carbon XC £590

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Samshield Premium £430

Samshield Premium £430

Samshield Premium £430

Samshield Premium £430

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Shadowmatt with Shimmer top £385

Shadowmatt with crystal fabric top and 5 crystals £658

Shadowmatt with crystal fabric top and 5 crystals £658

Premium with rose gold £516



CHARLES OWEN are committed to saving lives.  A british company that manufacturer in Wales,  this product conforms to three safety standards. 

Star Customise your helmet by choosing from numerous piping colours and mesh colour.  Create your personalised helmet for no extra cost and with a lead time usually 3 weeks

Star Choose from the entry-level microsuede Ayr8 at £179 or the leather look at £269

PAS-15, VG1 and ASTM Safety Standards with BSI Kite Mark


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Ayr8 Leatherlook with royal blue and white piping  £269

Ayr8 Leatherlook with mock croc leather detail  £269

Ayr8 Leatherlook ‘Charlotte’ helmet with red white piping  £269

eLumin8 – Stunning new crystal helmet £262.10


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CASCO is a family owned business that has focused on producing top-quality products – with exceptional flair.  This innovative company brought amazing design concepts to the safety helmet world.

Star 4 shell sizes that fit 50m – 63cm head size.

Sun  Top class ventilation from fan-like vents along the top of the helmet.

Storm cloud  Detachable and washable liner

Princess  Interchangeable elastics to personalise your helmet

VGI Safety Standard





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Casco Mistrall 2  £145

Casco Mistrall 2  £145

Casco Mistrall 2  £145

Casco Spirit Crystal £399

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