Riding Helmet Sizes

Sizes of riding helmets

in order to find your helmet size. The resulting measurement is then converted into inches for the values shown in the table. When you buy a new helmet, bring your child or teenager with you to ensure that you have a good fit. Helmets are not designed specifically for gender, but many helmets in the Ovation helmet line are designed with the rider in mind. For your safety it is important that the helmet fits correctly.

Riding Helmet Size Chart

Take your height directly above your brows with a fabric scale or a length of cord that you can take with a yardstick. Calculate the inch or centimetre measurement into a cap from this table. Several helmet makers use these default sizes to identify the sizes as XS, S, M, L or XL.

You can use the table on the helmet case or the sticker to find out the exact dimensions of the helmet maker.

Horse Riding Helmet Fit and Size Chart

You can also have a PDF file of the Horse Helmet Fit Guide to help you choose the right one. The helmet is ASTM F1163-04A approved. That means all of our Harnesses are ASTM/SEI approved, which is in line with all US organization certifications.

Calculation of the measured variable from header to XS to XL: table of sizes:

Fitting a riding helmet properly

The use of a helmet is not only a prerequisite for show jumping and training horses. Be it a chilly, comfy training helmet to be worn on the race track or a sporting show ring helmet, a hat that protects your head is the most efficient and convenient - if it sits well. How to find a helmet that suits you.

Apply a flexi tissue band to one centimetre of the perimeter of your skull. They can do it themselves or hire a buddy to make sure the band remains level and even around the neck for precise measurements. Their centimetre dimension is equal to a cap-sized.

Please refer to each manufacturer's website for a table of sizes, or use the table below as a guide to convert the cap sizes. A number of helmets have a built-in hardware system, such as a face or a ratchet on the back that gives the helmet a good shape. Have the chinstrap extended so that you can fasten it, and then pull it tight when you put on the helmet.

A number of headgear models also have cushioned liner that can be fitted for a better grip. Put your helmet on your skull.

They should sense an even compression at the periphery of your skull. If the chinstrap is not loosened at all, but not so firm that you cannot move your chinstrap up and down at all. Shaking your heads side by side and up and down. The helmet should not wiggle at all.

While you may be able to make some modifications to the adjustment mechanisms or pad ding to compensate for an incomplete seat, any larger glide or wobble means you need to reduce a file or try a different one. The helmet should be comfortable enough not to move when you are hanging your helmet on your face, but if it causes you headaches, try another helmet.

Ensure your helmet is certified by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI). In this way it is ensured that the helmet has been checked for use in equitation. The use of a measuring tapes gives you an impression of the right height, but each of the heads is differently formed so that even if you find the right height, it may be that it is not a snug-fitting.

Before you choose one, try on a few different types of helmet. Many helmet producers are constantly working to improve the security and fitting of their helmet parts. That means even if you only want to change your old helmet to a new one of the same make and type, you should still try it on if you can.

If you want to try on a helmet, you should use your own helmet just as you will when riding. Horsetail could make you one bigger than what you would be wearing with your coat down. When you buy a helmet for the show, try putting your head up and under the helmet or in a roll, according to how you are wearing it when you compete.

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