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Charles Owen AYR8 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 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 soft suede 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
  • Kitemarked to PAS015 and BSEN1384

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    Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is rated 4.7717 out of 5 by 127.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charles Owen AYR8 My daughter moved up from braids to hair-under-the-helmet so a new show helmet was warranted. She loves the styling of the helmet and I like the added security and the vents to help keep her cooler. The GR8 didn't look as attractive on her. It was great for her to be able to try both helmets at home via Smartpak.
    Date published: 2015-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing helmet Best helmet I've ever worn and with every penny never been so happy with a helmet thank you smartpak for the best product ever
    Date published: 2015-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Helmet! This is my second Charles Owen AYR8 helmet as my horse tripped and went down with me and thus I sent the helmet back as they suggest you do when a fall occurs.SmartPak was amazing in sending me another helmet quickly. This fits my head very well and does offer some cooling affect.
    Date published: 2015-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love my new helmet. Great brand!! I recommend to all.
    Date published: 2015-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded from my GR8 I am a lover of Charles Owen, amazing quality and safety. I have ridden in a GR8 for a few years and decided it was time to upgrade and I'm so happy I did. Fits more snugly around the back of the head than the GR8 but I still ordered my same size and I love it. Looks great, feels great!
    Date published: 2015-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Pretty! I can not say enough good things about this helmet! Its light, comfortable, easy to clean, doesn't hold stink, and looks beautiful on. I did find it to run slightly large, and ended up buying a 71/8, instead of my usual 71/4. All in all, a great helmet at a great price!
    Date published: 2015-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet again, CO doesn't disappoint I've been a Charles Owen wearer forever. And as I'd expect, I have no regrets ordering the ARY8. I've had the GR8 for years but recently moved to the Deep South and it just happened to be time for a new helmet! The fit is perfect (I have a more oval head that brands like GPA didn't really work for). I tried the OneK but didn't like the aesthetic or fit of the chin strap at all, so it was promptly returned. So far, I'd definitely say the ARY8 is overall cooler than the other traditional CO helmets. However, no, the ventilation is not equivalent to driving down a highway with the top down.
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love! this helmet I bought this helmet for my daughter for the performance, she loves it for the style.
    Date published: 2015-02-03
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