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The creative designers at Antares Saddlery release "The Helmet" where tradition meets sport! Complete ventilation keeps air flowing through the vents, keeping you cool and comfortable.


Favorite Features

  • Innovative rubber shell finishing with leather accents.
  • Removable clip, leather harness with added cushioning at the nape of the neck
  • Washable inner pads customize the fit.
  • Silver Antares logo stud design accents. 
  • ASTM/SEI F1163-15 certified
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    Antares Helmet is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous helmet, just didn't fit This helmet is spectacular in person. It does come in all black as mentioned in other reviews. It seems to be more shaped to fit a round head (and I am very much an oval, so Charles Owen it is for me!) so I had to return it.
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! I just purchased the Antares helmet. I have tried various popular brands and was dissatisfied with fit and comfort. After reading the positive reviews I thought I would give this helmet a try.My head size was between a medium and small. I first got the medium and it was slightly large even with the thicker pads. I exchanged it for a small and it fits perfectly. Smartpak's customer service is awesome! The return was easy and very fast turnaround. By far this is my most favorite helmet. I love the three sizes of pads that comes standard with the helmet.
    Date published: 2014-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! I wasn't sure about buying the Antares helmet, but I'm so glad I did! It is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn! Will never switch to anything else!
    Date published: 2014-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love! bought about two months ago as a show helmet, however now I wear it everyday because I love it that much! Great fit, comes with three different fittings and a great bag. Great purchase!
    Date published: 2014-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Classy protection The antares is not an inexpensive helmet but it's comparable in value with the other top show helmets out there now. It's classy, comfortable, and attractive without being a distraction. I like that it wipes clean.
    Date published: 2014-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most beautiful helmet ever! I have tried so many helmets its crazy. Either they were too large or too small. I feel like Goldilocks because this one was "just right". I have had women at my barn ask what brand it is because I ride among a sea of Charles Owens and my helmet stands out as different and in a very good way. My head sweats terribly and this helmet has two extra removable liners, which is great. The way the padded liners are done is in strips and patches so that there is a space between your head and the top of the plastic part of the inside of the helmet. This allows for air flow and to be able to wipe the moisture off the inside plastic parts after riding. I love the unique stylish design and this helmet is so comfortable. I highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2013-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this helmet! First of all I love the look of this helmet, it's just a little different but still classy. Like another review said too, it does come with the black antares symbol in the front, not silver like shown. It doesn't have a ton of padding but it is still really comfortable and it's so nice that you can adjust the size with the detachable pads. It stays put perfectly and is well ventilated. I've tried on the one k, CO, and gpa helmets and this is my favorite so far!
    Date published: 2013-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this helmet!! I bought this helmet because I was sick of my speed air moving around on my head and I hate the way the CO looks on me (tried the gr8 and the ayr8). SO HAPPY with this purchase, I even bought another one just for schooling at home! It fits great, its lightweight, and super comfy. It lets your head "breath" but while fitting snugly. The different sizing pads are great and pretty easy to change. Definitely recommend this helmet!
    Date published: 2013-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Helmet Ever! Who hates helmets that reek after a few months of use... this girl, that's who! For those of us who ride hard and get nice and sweaty this is the helmet for you. No more wet helmet that never dries out and stinks. Cannot tell you how much money I spent previously trying to keep my CO fresh smelling with cleaners etc ect. I sweat in this and it beads down my face and my head stays nice and cool. It's a dream. Two years later I ride in it everyday, love it, and it still looks like new. Worth every penny.
    Date published: 2013-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable This has got to be the coolest helmet! I first ordered a small which you can fit from 54 to 56 I think. My CO was a 56 but I didn't even realize how much the padding around the sides had worn. With no questions asked and free return shipping, I got the medium within about 5 days! I've had it for a little over a week now and have shown in it. The ventilation is incredible. The helmet leaves like a half inch between your forehead and the helmet. It fits on the sides of your head not the front and back which is really neat but might take some getting used to. Even though there is not so much contact with your head and the helmet, it is very secure. At the show, I did three classes at 1.20m and it didn't budge unlike my old CO. I even wore it around all day. The only thing I can say is that you have to keep after cleaning it. It easily atracts finger prints and what not but don't worry, it's a breeze to clean. Oh and the other thing. The one I got has the black strip across the front not the silver one like in the picture. If that matters at all to you now you know...Hope this helps and if you get it welcome to the Antares experience!!!
    Date published: 2013-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST, LIGHTEST Helmet Wore one of these in Spain from a Swiss friend (luggage, naturally misplaced) and couldn't believe I actually had a helmet's that light and comfortable. Thought the M would be too small but the 7/4 padding is perfect for someone who usually wears at least a 7/5. It's not clunky looking and has kept me cool in this boiling weather. Will never buy another anything else besides an Antares!
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits as custom as their saddles Initially when I put this helmet on, I thought it would give me a headache because it was nice and snug. So I wore it around the house. I took it off hours later headache free. The inserts are very comfortable and are set in place with snaps so it feels more secure than the "other helmet" that replaces inserts with velcro. Ventilation is great and the leather chin strap is butter soft. I've only ridden in it 10 times or so now, but I really like it and would recommend it without hesitation.
    Date published: 2012-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE it Got this last summer at a horse show. I wanted the Speed Air, but they were sold out and I was dying in my old GPA but didn't like the First Lady so I got this one. It's pretty amazing, not gonna lie. It doesn't touch your forehead AT ALL but doesn't move in the slightest. No headache nonsense here, you can literally wear this thing all day. You can also adjust the size by buying different thickness of pads quite easily if you cut or grow your hair. Plus it looks pretty great too. Bottom line is, it's from Antares. And we all know how awesome Antares stuff is :) Buy this helmet. You'll love it. I love it.
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Just got this helmet yesterday and all I can say is WOW! It fits great, it looks like a breeze to clean (say goodbye to helmet stink!), its super comfy, and looks AWESOME on! The inside is a sleek hard surface that you attach inserts to (to make it comfy) and it comes with all the different sizes from small to large so if you feel like putting your hair up you can just pop in a different insert! I wanted the black suede one but it was sold out :( the black and silver one is still pretty tho!
    Date published: 2011-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet, very pricey! Good helmets are quite expensive, but at least with this one there is a lot of quality for your dollar. With several fitted inserts included to choose from, sizing comes close to perfect. The air vents on top are helpful with cooling, the helmet is attractive (although unusual) in shape, and I rode for three hours yesterday with no headache!
    Date published: 2010-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Antares Helmet My current Antares helmet is a custom, so my comments may/or may not be relevant. I LOVE this helmet except for one small detail. The harness' ear cut out is a little too small. The result is an irritation on the bottom of both ear lobes. I gently used a nail file to "trim" this area and make the open area slightly larger. This seems to have corrected the pressure, and hence, no more sore ear lobes.
    Date published: 2009-11-02
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