Samshield Shadow Mat Helmet
I haven't had it long, so I can't speak for the durability. I love how it fits and feels, and also how it looks. The harness is also much nicer than the plain nylon ones.
May 13, 2013
Wish I had purchased sooner
My old and beloved GPA Titium needed replacing but the new version did not fit me so I procrastinated for months putting up with headaches from my old helmet. I am so glad I purchased the Samshield, it is the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn, it is very secure and the removeable lining is wonderful. The inside lining was soaked after my GP class at the last show, I removed it and placed it on the top of my helmet case, after 20 miutes it was dry. It may have been dry sooner I just didnt check it. After an afternoon of training horses I simply place the liner on top of the helmet in its case and in the morning it is dry and fresh. Another great point is the front vent, I have never felt the air on my head like that before, my hair stayed fairly dry and as an added bonus my head didnt itch!! As far as size I ordered a size larger than usual following the samshield size chart, it was too big but my usual size fit perfectly. A great helmet, will order the more expensive version for show now that I know my size. Only gave 4 stars on durability because it seems durable and is easy to clean but i have not owned it long enough to know for sure.
April 12, 2013
Most important piece of riding equipment I own. And I love it!
April 9, 2013
Love This Helmet!
Finally have a helmet that fits! Also love that it is not covered in faux velvet so I can just wipe it clean. Have gotten lots of compliments.
Cannot wait until they offer the mat vs. fluffy base as an option for the custom helmets!
January 31, 2013
Most Comfortable, Lightweight Helmet
I got this helmet for Christmas and could not be happier with my hubby! It's super comfy and while it may seem a teeny bit snug at first, it keeps the helmet in place WITHOUT the "headache" pressure. Plus, the memory foam inserts eventually mold to your head for a super-comfy ride (the hidden vents kept my head from sweating). The profile is very sleek - no "bubble/mushroom head" or "bug eyes." This helmet will look nice in both the hunter and jumper ring. I do not doubt the durability - everything seems to be very high quality and it comes with a basic drawstring helmet bag to keep the dust off.
December 31, 2012
Best helmet I've tried...
This is the most comfortable helmet I've ever put on my head. At first, it was a little snug, but quickly molded to my head without feeling tight. I highly recommend this helmet to anyone who thinks comfort is important.
October 20, 2012