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Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet

Charles Owen, Inc.
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Why We Love This

The Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is a low profile helmet that combines fashionable microfiber suede side panels, with a mesh centre to maximize air flow through the 12 ventilation apertures, achieving the perfect combination of cool equestrian chic.

Developed for the equestrian athlete the slimline helmet uses advanced modern materials and incorporates the latest in thermoregulation for helmets to keep your head cool. The soft suede harness incorporates the revolutionary Grpx™ technology. The harness is coordinated to the specific colors within the range to give that complete finished look.

The brim is gently rounded to flatter the face and a press stamped metallic logo is positioned centrally above the peak. Another embroidered logo features on the back of the helmet to replace the traditional ribbon. The super soft headband is embedded with high tech silver ions, providing built-in antimicrobial protection, helping to keep the helmet hygienic and free from smells. 

Favorite Features

  • Microfiber suede side panels
  • Mesh centre for maximum air flow
  • Grpx™ technology to create snug and secure fit using scientifically designed grippers
  • Antimicrobial headband to keep helmet hygienic and free of smells
  • Certified by SEI to ASTM F1163
  • Kitemarked to PAS015 and BSEN1384

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    Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is rated 4.7788 out of 5 by 104.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and classy looking This is a quality helmet and beautiful too. Great craftsmanship. The reason Im only giving it a 4 star is bc it didnt fit my head pressed my head badly at my temples. I also wished it had a removable liner. But aside from that the navy blue looked stunning with my navy show coat.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet I've owned!! I was skeptical on buying such a pricey helmet but I promise you, it is SO worth it. The helmet is so lite and comfortable you can barely even feel it on your head. It is very supportive and looks professional. Also, the air vents are superior. I haven't used it yet on those hot summer days but so far it's keeping my head cool(: Everyone at the barn is jealous!
    Date published: 2014-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable helmet ever designed! Seriously - most comfortable helmet on the market (trust me, I've tried them all on).  Light weight and cool, you can spend hrs in the saddle and you won't even think about what is on your head.  Yes, it is expensive but do you really want to scrimp when it comes to safety???
    Date published: 2014-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy I love my ayr8! Not sure how we'll t works but it looks great after 2 years of use! Fits great and is very comfortable.
    Date published: 2013-12-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Tech! I love this helmet! I have had It for about a year now and it looks absolutely wonderful. I would not recommend it for people who live in extremely hot places. Although it seems very ventilated it stall makes your head sweat extremely bad. Other than that it is a wonderful buy!
    Date published: 2013-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great! This helmet is very comfortable, looks great, and is suitable for all English disciplines. The vents don't give great airflow, but it's much better than the ones without any.
    Date published: 2013-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best A helmet won't work if you don't want to wear it. This one feels like you have loads of protection and you hardly know you have it on.  I've had many helmets and given them away - too hot, too heavy, gives me a headache. Like the goldilocks story, this one is just perfect.  I have a slightly oval head and having a helmet that matches my head shape made all the difference.  I had to return the first helmet they sent because the outer shell was attached off-center - strictly cosmetic. Took a photo, sent it to the company and they immediately exchanged the helmet.
    Date published: 2013-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this helmet! I've have a collection of helmets in the past and this is by far my favorite! I love the light feel and how it doesn't feel like my head is being crushed. It's a little bulky, by it has a sleek look to it. I was reluctant to get it because of the price, but now that I have it, I know that I have finally found the helmet that it right for me!
    Date published: 2013-10-17
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