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Charles Owen AYR8 Classic Helmet

Charles Owen, Inc.
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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'!).

Why We Love This

The Charles Owen AYR8 Classic Helmet is the latest blend of tradition and technology. This low profile helmet combines fade resistant velvet side panels with a vented velvet center for maximum airflow. It's the perfect combination of classic and cool!  Stay-soft deerskin harness with GRpx technology for a snug and secure fit. Gently rounded brim and centrally positioned logo flatter your face, while the back of the helmet has a traditional ribbon to complete the polished show ring look. Super soft headband is embedded with high tech silver ions, providing built-in antimicrobial protection, keeping the helmet hygienic and free from odors.

Favorite Features

  • Low profile
  • Fade resistant velvet side panels and vented velvet center
  • Deerskin harness
  • Traditional ribbon in back
  • Antimicrobial protection in headband
  • Triple Standard, ASTM F1163-15 SEI certified, Kitemarked to BSEN1384 & PAS 015

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Charles Owen AYR8 Classic Helmet is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Helmet This helmet has a classic look, fits perfectly, and is very comfortable. I love the light brown straps and the bow on the back. The leather straps are very soft and comfortable. I cannot wait to show in this helmet - it gives a classy hunter look!
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and classy I've noticed most people at the local hunter shows have the charles owen helmets with the silver embroidery on the back. Although I wanted my show helmet to be in style, I was really not a fan of that look, and I think they look best on young riders. Now that I'm showing as an adult, I wanted a more sophisticated look. This ary8 classic was a perfect blend of what I wanted, and fit significantly better than the less expensive similar helmets.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior modern helmet with a classic look I loved my old helmet (which I kept WAY too long - 20 years!) and haven't liked the look of modern helmets. I'm so glad CO made a classic-looking helmet with the button and bow. This helmet is SO light - again, comparing it to my extremely outdated one but it just feels a million times lighter. So far I haven't worn it in summer but I haven't had a sweaty head yet with it. It looks great on and doesn't give you the mushroom head look.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous comfortable hat I had one of these for five years and thought the classic might attract dirt, hair etc because of the velvet cover, but no...this stays nicer looking than the regular one. Very comfortable harness. Would strongly recommend for those who prefer the classic look.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful helmet A little pricey, but fit & look are beautiful. Have the older Hampton style, but bought this for the venting system.
Date published: 2012-08-07
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