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IRH Elite Xtreme Helmet

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Low profile geometry and extreme ventilation make the new IRH Elite Xtreme Helmet one of the most comfortable and fashionable helmets on the market. The center front vents together with the right, left and 2 rear vent ports ensure maximum air intake and the optimal air flow needed for cooling. The helmet's harness system is completely adjustable and is designed at the back to accommodate a pony tail without affecting the helmet's fit. The IRH Elite Xtreme Helmet is ASTM F-1163-04a/SEI Certified.



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    IRH Elite Xtreme Helmet is rated 4.4298 out of 5 by 114.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Having an oval head means I'm mostly limited to Charles Owen and IRH helmets. This is definitely the best helmet I've had in terms of comfort, air flow, and ease of care. Way more comfortable than the JR8, better airflow than the AYR8, and easier to keep clean than both of those. It does come down oddly low on my ears, but I don't notice it while I'm riding. If my hair is in a net it just smooshes them down a little and it's not visible. I bought a size down based on reviews that it ran big, but ended up having to swap it out for my bigger size (I'm usually either a 7 or 7 1/8, and the 7 1/8 is the one that ended up fitting here.) Overall I'm really happy with it and would definitely get another one in the future!
    Date published: 2015-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great helmet - problems with fit Ordered this helmet to give my limited edition Charles Owen ARY8 a break from everyday work. Purchased the same size as my Charles Owen, however, the IRH was too big in the sides... tried a smaller size, too small. Unfortunately had to send back.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice helmet Really like the fit and feel of this helmet. Styling is great. Neck and chin straps are comfortable. The one I received is solid black and does not have a gray section down the center. I do like it better than the silver (gray) one that I ordered first. The color of the helmet was good but the strap material had a greenish tint that I did not like.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit Gave as a gift to my daughter. She loves the long oval because there are no pressure points any more on her head.
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet Really nicely made. I needed a non-skullcap helmet for hot florida days and this fit the bill. The gray on gray is soooo pretty. I read a prior review about the "paint wearing off" and that spooked me but I don't know what they're talking about. It's just a matte finish which I think is way more stylish. Really like it. Got the 7 1/8 originally, swapped to 7 1/4 long oval and should have just done 7 1/4 regular, I don't think you need the extra oval room.
    Date published: 2014-12-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not fit. It did not fit me: was too narrow and too long at the same time. I found this helmet very heavy.
    Date published: 2014-10-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great fit and comfortable, but poor quality! I bought this recently for the helmet awareness week to replace my old GPA show helmet. I got a long oval size and the fit is perfect, very comfortable and light. No forehead pressure marks :) The bummer part: I have worn this helmet only a few times since getting it, and the black paint is scratched and shows white marks. It has not been tossed around or handed rough at all. I would not mind the scotches if it didn't appear that the black matte finish was just spray painted on a white helmet. I can see the paint just peeling off more and more. Very disappointing because the fit is great, but it is going back!! I do however very much appreciate SmartPaks return policy, thank you so much for taking care of your customers!!
    Date published: 2014-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet! Comfortable and attractive I really like this helmet. I think it runs a bit small. My other two IHR helmets were both 71/8 and in this one, I needed a 71/4. Thank you SmartPak for free shipping both ways! The helmet does not make me look like I have a bubble head. It is super comfortable and the air vents make it nice and cool for the summer. No complaints!
    Date published: 2014-07-19
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