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Charles Owen 4Star Helmet

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Overview

Why We Love This

Designed for the extreme situation, the 4Star cross-country skull is certified to four top international safety standards.
A technically superior helmet, the deep-fitting 4Star is the result of years of advanced computer analysis and incorporates the latest technology with a fiber-reinforced shell for improved crush resistance. It features the patented GRpx® harness system for the ultimate in stability.
The 4Star helmet also has the innovative Charles Owen “Free Fit” ventilation system, which allows for increased airflow across the forehead. It combines a frontal air channel with Coolmax® mesh to significantly increase cooling and evaporation of sweat.
Add this to the 10 ventilation slots, and the option of heat-reflective silver finish, and the 4Star provides the coolest ride yet. Perfectly finished with a ventilated silk, the 4Star helmet is the ultimate choice for the safety-conscious rider. Featuring a magnetic harness clasp for effortless closure so that the helmet can be buckled with just one hand. The clasp features a unique tab that the rider simply has to pull to instantly release the harness, making it quick and easy to take the helmet on and off without sacrificing the incredible security and stability required of a high performance cross-country skull.

Made in England

CAUTION: Safety equipment must fit properly and be appropriately secured with manufacture approved parts only. Altering or adding to safety equipment voids warranty and can result in injury. As a safety precaution, inspect all products prior to each use.

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  • Superstrong crush-resistant aramid fibers
  • Deep fit protects more of the head
  • Front and rear ventilation
  • ‘Free Fit’ system
  • Soft GRpx® technology harness
  • Magnetic harness clasp
  • Heat-reflective finish (Silver)
  • Meets four safety standards
  • Ventilated silk
  • Certified to SNELL E2016, Certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15, VG1 01.040 2014-12, Kitemarked to PAS015:2011, Kitemarked to VG1 01.040 2014-12
Key Specifications
  • ASTM/SEI: Yes
  • PAS: Yes
  • SNELL: Yes
  • VG1: Yes
  • Oval: Yes
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Specifications
ASTM/SEI Yes
PAS Yes
SNELL Yes
VG1 Yes
Oval Yes
Reviews
Charles Owen 4Star Helmet is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very pleased! I bought this helmet because of the extra test standards it was tested to. I am 57 now and have had 3 concussions.(1 I was knocked down by a bolting horse.) I wanted a helmet that protected more of my head. I have previously owned international and troxel and do not find this helmet to be any heavier on my head. So far I really am glad I bought it!!!!!
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love new 4Star Helmet I bought this a month ago to replace my old Charles Owens J3 helmet which I have worn for years. My favorite thing about the 4Star is the air ventilation. It is much cooler than the J3. I never get on a horse without a helmet and when you ride several horses a day most everyday, especially in the summer it gets really hot. The 4Star is much cooler. And also it is the highest rated helmet
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is THE helmet!!! I really love the fit of this helmet, fits like a glove. The vents really do work in that my head is staying cooler. The profile of this helmet is also very attractive! Charles Owen products are like no other!
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing comfort I've had this helmet for a month and it has been amazing, fits like a glove!. It is so comfortable and nicely pad, definitely worth the price. I love all the different safety standards this helmet offers and the metal buckle.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love Charles Owens products The helmet is a bit larger than previous models but is comfortable and provides the additional safety features included in all of their latest helmets.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second Charles Owen helmet and I must say it very much impressed me when I pulled it out of the box. After several concussions and bad falls I decided that I needed a safe, quality helmet that would take the toll of the heavy riding I do. I couldn't imagine wearing any other helmet.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! I have a long oval head and I have been looking for a skull cap FOREVER and they finally made one that fits long oval heads!
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet ever! Bought this for my eventer daughter after two concussions because I wanted the absolute safest head protection available. We're both blown away by the advanced technology -- from the harness to the increased coverage at the back of the skull.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe helmet for my daughter! I purchased this helmet for my daughter 4 yrs ago, and my daughter loves it because it so comfortable and she doesn't baby it and it looks as good a the day I purchased it. (maybe doesn't smell the same)
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been riding for 20 years and this is the best fitting, safest feeling helmet I have ever worn !!
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet and Smartpak was awesome! Not only was this helmet awesome, but Kate's trainer recommended the 4 star helmet too. Needed it quickly for an upcoming show and it arrived in time!. Very pleased with it.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best skull cap! This helmet is extremely comfortable, it has a cut out at the front so there's no pressure on your forehead. I feel extremely safe in this helmet, it's the most protective skull cap out there and it meets more safety standards than any other one.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty bulky I wanted a helmet with top safe ratings so I ordered this one. Holy mushroom helmet!! I just couldn't do it. While it was very comfortable and felt like it would be cooler than most helmets...the bulkiness of it just was too overwhelming and i had to swap it for the pro II. Now that being said...my husband tired the helmet on as well and it didn't look nearly as bulky. We dubbed this "the man helmet" :)
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too bulky and heavy Maybe it's just me but when I tried this helmet on it made my head look like a mushroom. It was extremely heavy and not ideal for eventing. I'm sure it is good quality coming from Charles Owen but it is a poor design. I would recommend the Charles OwenPro II Helmet, it is a lot better for a more reasonable price!
Date published: 2013-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet! I bought this helmet after my Pro II skull cap needed replacing after a fall. The skull cap did a wonderful job of protecting my head and I did not get a concussion, but when I read about the extra safety features of this helmet, I thought I would give it a try. It looks a little bigger on the head that the skull cap, but the ventilation and safety features definitely outweigh any aesthetic concerns. I measured my head according to the instructions, and the fit is perfect. (I actually went down 1/8 from the size I wore in the skull cap.) It is definitely more helmet than the skull cap, but now that I am used to it, I love it! I hope I never have to test the additional safety features, but I sure do feel like my head is very well protected, and I love that it doesn't get as hot inside, even on a hot and humid summer day.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Helmet! I spent a very long time going between this and the pro-skull 2. I was worried that the 4-star would be too heavy/bulky, but decided the increased safety of it would make it worth it. I never should have worried in the first place. I don't notice the extra weight at all and unless you look really closely nobody would ever notice the extra bulk. It is extremely comfortable and the air vents work wonderfully! Great value, couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2012-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but bulky This helmet looks really nice just when you are holding it. But on it looks ridiculous! It sits so high on your head and sticks out a couple inches. Look at the other Charles Owens skull caps! They look better and fit better too and cost less!!
Date published: 2012-12-24
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