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Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet

Charles Owen, Inc.
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Why We Love This

The Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is a low profile helmet that combines fashionable microfiber suede side panels, with a mesh centre to maximize air flow through the 12 ventilation apertures, achieving the perfect combination of cool equestrian chic.

Developed for the equestrian athlete the slimline helmet uses advanced modern materials and incorporates the latest in thermoregulation for helmets to keep your head cool. The leather harness incorporates the revolutionary Grpx™ technology. The harness is coordinated to the specific colors within the range to give that complete finished look.

The brim is gently rounded to flatter the face and a press stamped metallic logo is positioned centrally above the peak. Another embroidered logo features on the back of the helmet to replace the traditional ribbon. The super soft headband is embedded with high tech silver ions, providing built-in antimicrobial protection, helping to keep the helmet hygienic and free from smells. 


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  • Microfiber suede side panels
  • Mesh centre for maximum air flow
  • Grpx™ technology to create snug and secure fit using scientifically designed grippers
  • Antimicrobial headband to keep helmet hygienic and free of smells
  • Certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15
  • Kitemarked to PAS015 and BSEN1384
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    Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 144.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Conservative Helmet! I have a KASK I wear for casual/competitive riding, but cannot use it for the hunters or we because it has Swarovski crystals. This is my go-to for the eq ring, it's super comfy and looks great!! Takes a few wears to break in the foam so it may be slightly uncomfortable at first but breaks in wonderfully!
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heavy I bought this because I was looking for a new show helmet. When it arrived, it looked great out of the box, but once on it was super heavy. Overall, the helmet was made well, however it was very big and heavy. I exchanged it for the One K and am much happier with it!
    Date published: 2016-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect It is comfortable, chic and I love the safety ratings. So happy to have this classic helmet to protect my head now that I'm a mom and I need to stay safe for my daughter. :)
    Date published: 2016-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I purchased this helmet during the recent helmet awareness sale. My daughter has a Charles Owen JR8 helmet, and I thought I would like to get one for myself. My past helmets have all been IRH. Happy that I took the plunge to splurge on this helmet. Very comfortable adjustable ties on back of helmet to make it fit like a dream. Good fit. Very happy with this purchase!
    Date published: 2016-10-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from very stylish Great helmet for showing and schooling. Fits comfortably
    Date published: 2016-09-13
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