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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. 

Favorite Features

  • 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 4.733812949640288 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy with my new helmet! Wonderful, high quality helmet! I don't know how I survived without it before! Fit and comfort are outstanding!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classy look, not the best fit I've had this helmet for a few years. I show in it, because I think it's the best looking helmet on the market. It's classy, not trendy. However, I don't usually use it for daily schooling because it is not super comfortable. It is too long from front to back, and I can't get a smaller size because then it would be too narrow from side to side.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this helmet, but my head is too round. I only use this helmet for showing and a tipperary sportage for schooling. Personally this helmet is too oval shaped for my round head and it gives me headaches. Other than that I love the classy look and the fact that it doesn't give me a bubble head.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AYR8 I've had this helmet for 4 almost 5 years now, and its held up great. Would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great style and fit I love this helmet! It is comfortable and is "A" circuit appropriate for hunters and eq. I even have a second one that I use for schooling... that way my new helmet stays looking sharp for the show ring!
Date published: 2015-10-19
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