Charles Owen Wellington Classic Helmet
Approved Helmet w/ Unapproved Style
When I purchase show gear, I really like the traditional look... I have always liked the way my old unapproved helmet looked. I chose to try this helmet b/c it was the closest to looking the same as the old school velvet hunt caps. But of course you cannot wear those at the shows anymore and they are not safe. So when I got this helmet, I was surprised at how much the profile was not big and bulky. I really wanted a helmet that wouldn't make me look like a mushroom head!! LOL So for a great approved helmet that looks traditional, as well as comfortable, I would totally recommend this helmet!!! 4 stars, AAA++++
July 24, 2011
A beautiful helmet that fits and feels great! Wasn't hot and my first show was in the end of June. Will buy again when I need a new helmet.
July 4, 2011
I love this helmet. It's got the classic look! The ONLY drawback this helmet has is the leather chin strap. It's so soft, that the leather gets warped over time due to weather, sweat, poor care etc. The leather on mine got so destroyed, that when I unsnapped it, the snap ripped right out of the leather. I got a lesson in caring for my tack and equipment a little more.
January 12, 2011
Great fit, harness is very soft. I love the padded back and the extra coverage it provides in the back of the head.
December 30, 2010
comfort and security
The Wellington Classic helmet by Charles Owen is really comfortable and I'm told it looks good. A "helmet week" purchase so a better price than normally. The fit of helmet and harness is so good I don't even feel them. Sure like this for formal occasions better than the C.O. crash helmet with cover used daily.
August 11, 2010
I love the fit and the helmet looks great!
I feel confident in the protection that the helmet afforts.
May 18, 2010