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IRH Equi-Lite Helmet

International Riding Helmets
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Equi-Lite Helmets are the highest quality schooling helmet. Dial Fit System accommodates your ponytail, hugs the back of your head, and reduces the tendency of your helmet to shift forward or backwards when you ride.

Total of 9 venting ports (five front and four back) to allow maximum air circulation keeping you cool and comfortable. The visor is equipped with IRH Snap Fit System which allows the rider to easily remove and replace visor.

Black, White or Purple. Small, Medium and Large. 

ASTM F1163-04a/SEI Certified

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    IRH Equi-Lite Helmet is rated 4.6133 out of 5 by 150.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great starter helmet Came as part of the beginner rider kit, great value, didn't want to spend a lot in case my 6 year old loses interest in riding. It is a little on the big side, we just pad her helmet with a kercheif for a better fit, but on the plus side she won't be outgrowing it very soon. I did order the smallest one available.
    Date published: 2011-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is the nicest company I have ever dealt with!!
    Date published: 2011-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's cute!! I got the pink one and it's super cute! Perfect helmet for the vents to keep your head cool AND I can wear a ponytail and not have to readjust it to fit the helmet.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product for Price Easy to adjust for snug fit. Comfortable headband. Breakaway visor breaks away too easy but can be replacd with a touch of hot glue. Not designed to last a lifetime but great for occasional riders or those getting started. Good value for the cost.
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Value I ordered this for my niece, so I can't rate Fit yet (or durability). The helmet was actually damaged when it arrived, but I contacted Customer Service and was very impressed with how quickly they were able to fix this. This is my first time using this brand helmet, but am impressed so far. Excellent value for the money (my niece only visits once per year, so I want to protect her head but not spend a fortune). Can't wait for her to come visit next week and try it out!
    Date published: 2011-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value We purchased these helmets for the members of our 4-H Drill Team. They are light and comfortable helmets and are easily fitted to the youth's heads. They have held up well with the frequent practices. Thanks for the great value for these SEI certified helmets.
    Date published: 2011-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet So far so good. Bought it for my daughter. This helmet is a great deal, fits well, comfy and seems durable.
    Date published: 2011-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from IRH SUPER HELMET FOR THE MONEY! I have one if these ,it works very well and is more comfortable than the troxels I used to wear , my Andalusian , Dante , took a bite out of it and so I got another one..(he loves to grab and chew)...I then got this last one for my husband to wear to learn to ride in, and he wears it, so this makes me happy. Will says it is comfortable and no issues.
    Date published: 2011-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from has1flaw well i got it and it was i think 1-2 sizes to big i have gone through 1 fall from the right side of me and al that happend to it was it got dirty but it was easy to clean off
    Date published: 2011-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday helmet! Great helmet for the price. I was just looking for a helmet that would fit my head with my ponytail, and wasn't heavy and bulky. This does the job perfectly. I have a larger head, and so often helmets tend to slide or flop on me. I also live in a rather warm area, and after riding I do not feel "hot" as I do in previous helmets. So far I have not had any problems with it!
    Date published: 2011-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from IRH-EquiLite Helmet My new helmet was everything your ad said: light weight, easy fit, comfortable and yet attractive. My old helmet was several years old and needed to be retired. I appreciated the reviews as they helped me make a decision. The service and professional assistance I have received is valuable and appreciated. Thank you.
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helmet value Great helmet for the price, especially with free shipping.
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value, fit my big head Very good helmet for the money. I've only had it a short time, so can't really speak to durability, but it fits pretty well (I have a hard time finding helmets -- I have a large head and really could use an oval shape.). On me, with my oval head, it fits okay and is comfortable, a small amount of gap on the sides -- BUT -- this is a huge improvement over any other inexpensive helmet. I like the dial fit (if it lasts) and also find the helmet to be cooler than my expensive velvet-covered one. With Smartpak's helmet day sale, I got it on sale and free shipping, so the value couldn't be beat! I'm very glad to get a cooler helmet for the summer at a good price!
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Schooling Helmet I bought this helmet to add to my collection for my riding school. My student wore it and said it was super comfortable. Glad to have this light colored helmet added to the mix. Great value for the money! I also love having the dial system in the back to make the helmet more of a custom fit for each rider.
    Date published: 2011-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable helmet This helmet is extremely comfortable and adjusts to fit easily. I gave it 5 stars for durability but have only had it a few weeks so am not sure if it deserves 5 stars or not.
    Date published: 2011-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for me. Seems like an OK helmet for the price, too bulbous for my head, however.
    Date published: 2011-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet for the price I was very pleased with this helmet. The dial helped it fit my 8-year-old's head to a T. Plus, I like how it looks on her -- not mushroomy like others she's worn.
    Date published: 2011-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit at a great price! Love the dial fit- fits no matter what hairstyle you're wearing. I was afraid I would get the wrong size, but there are no worries with this great helmet- it fits a wide variety of sizes!
    Date published: 2011-06-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits great, but didn't last This helmet fits so much better than any Troxel I have ever had. It is super light weight too and I love that since I wear my helmet all day long. But . . . the dial fit broke after only 6 months of use.
    Date published: 2011-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did my research I have a troxel as well as this helmet, and they both protect my head but this one is styled nicer for the price (troxel's equivalent is clunkier I think). I can't speak directly to durability because I haven't had it long, but the dial fit works way better than just padding. Good idea!
    Date published: 2011-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Purchase This product offered a good helmet with nice colors and it performs the job admirably. Purchased one for my neighbor as well. I hope that everyone realizes that helmets have a life and need to be replaced by the dates that are stickered or stamped on the inside of the helmet. The shell will become brittle with time. Review your helmet expiration date.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value After reading reviews and trying this helmet out I purchased it and am so glad I did. Smartpak had the cheapest price on this particular helmet out of all the other online retailers I found. Great value for a schooling helmet!
    Date published: 2011-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifesaver! I teach lessons and train - riding at least 6 horses per day. Recently, a horse I was starting got frightened and blew, leaving me on the ground with a broken clavicle. Judging by the marks on my helmet I must have hit my head pretty hard but thanks to it's protective qualities my head is fine. This is the second time an IRH helmet has saved my head. You'd better believe I'm about to order my third! In addition, most of my students ride in IRH helmets because they are so comfortable. I have also found them to be very durable. This is the best helmet I've used!
    Date published: 2011-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY NICE Bought this helmet to school in. It is comfortable and does not make your head look like a pumpkin. Good to know you can look nice and be safe at the same time.
    Date published: 2011-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great husband's helmet! Got it for my husband, as stated, he said it was a pretty comfy helmet and it fit great. Also it didnt look like a giant construction helmet on him and he wasnt totally embarrassed to wear it. He has only used it once so we cannot speak to the durability of it- but so far, so good! Oh and the price is def right considering!!!
    Date published: 2011-03-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from can no longer recommend The screws holding the harness into the helmet have either come loose or broken in the two helmets I own. One helmet was older, so I didn't think too much of it, but the recent purchase has been used ONCE and the screw has already sheared off. In addition, the back of the harness, where the dial is, seems cheaper than the older version of the helmet, and the pad is thinner. It is not as comfortable for the child.I can no longer recommend the purchase of this helmet and am buying a Troxel, next.
    Date published: 2011-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value This is a nice safe helmet for the price! My daughter loved the color purple!
    Date published: 2011-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet! I ordered this Helmet in the middle of December. When i measured my head, i fit into a medium, but when the actual helmet came, it was to big. I used the size nob to re-agust it, but it was still big. So i ordered a second helmet in a small, AND IT FITS ME PERFECTLY! This is a great and wonderful helmet! I got this helmet in purple and its a BEAUTIFUL COLOR!!!! would recommend this to anybody! Especially if you LOVE or like purple. IF you want a great helmet, buy this one! You wont be sorry!
    Date published: 2011-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loyal Brand User They just keep improving the International helmets. This is about my 5th one. I've had a few other brands but keep coming back the IRH. The value can't be beat. I'm not willing to pay for style. So, I always get the white utilitarian model. Suits me GREAT!! These helmets are the most comfortable and well fitting I've ever used and this latest purchase is the best fit, yet. I have unintentionally "crash-tested" several of these helmets and suffered no brain damage. I jokingly tell me friends who are western riders and don't wear helmets that my helmet is the only reason I'm alive. Joking asside, this is a very true statement. I am an endurance rider. So, I put on lots of miles. Thus, more opportunity to crash. Thanks to IRH I can still ride those miles.
    Date published: 2010-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value I needed a new helmet, and since I only ride a few times a week and do not show, I was looking for something affordable.This helmet is really great for the price. Very light and comfortable, and the dial-fit is great. I have a small head (6 7/8) and ordered the medium- even dialed all the way, it was still too loose, so I swapped it for the small. Fits perfectly!
    Date published: 2010-12-20
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