IRH XR9 Helmet
I've only had this helmet for a few weeks and I've been super careful with it so I can't speak to the durability. But It's a very comfortable helmet that looks similar to the much more expensive CO's. I wish it didn't have the silver metal IRH logo on the front, maybe if it were black or less obvious, but otherwise, I'm pleased with it.
February 15, 2013
I have had this helmet for two years and recently ordered a replacement. This helmet held up beautifully for schooling and showing and I was so sad when I noticed the back of the helmet made a cracking noise when I pressed on it. I would have been happy to keep the new XR9 I ordered but the sizing has changed and the helmet no longer fits me. The helmet is lightweight and looks great. I think it's a better helmet than the Charles Owen helmets in this price range - I ordered the JR8 as well and had a really hard time getting my hair to look nice from the back in the JR8 as the harness doesn't provide as much covereage as the XR9.
January 15, 2013
Great Helmet for the price
I really love this helmet. It does not have as much padding as the Charles Owen but its a really nice helmet for the price that you pay. The sizing is a little off. I am a 6 7/8 in CO and a 6 3/4 on this helmet. Its very comfy though and did fit me really well. Looking forward to doing my IHSA competition with this and using it for a long time!
October 5, 2012
I recently purchased this helmet as a new show helmet. I love it! It looks very similar to the Charles Owen GR8 but at half the price. It is comfortable and runs a tiny bit large but came with inserts so it's fixable. Overall it's a great helmet and I would definitely recommend it!
August 31, 2012
I got this helmet about a month ago to use as my show helmet. So far I love it! It looks great and fits nice too, except for the fact that it's a tiny bit big, although I have foam inserts that came with it so I think putting on of them in will solve that issue. I also loved the fact that it was so similar to the Charles Owens GR8 helmet... at half the price! Overall it's a very nice helmet and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
August 8, 2012
Price vs. quality= good deal
I have only wore this a handful a times, but it seems relatively comfortable. It fits alright, but it's hard to find a perfect fit. I would recommend that you watch the "how to properly fit a helmet" first (measure in cms) purchase the size above and below the measurement. I had a hard time getting the right fit, but I did not agree with the other reviews about these helmets running small.
June 11, 2012