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Charles Owen J3 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 It

The J3 Helmet is a favorite of the cross country rider!  The unsurpassed design and function of the J3 makes it Charles Owen's most popular jockey skull cap.  Low profile for a sleeker look and multiple vents keep you cooler so you can focus on the jump ahead of you!

Favorite Features

  • Low profile structure reduces bulk 
  • 4 ventilation holes provide a cooler ride
  • Suede lined leather harness extends to the nape of the neck and is soft to the ski
  • Headband is interwoven with silver ions throughout the lining, providing anti-microbial protection against sweat and odors
  • Adjustable rear padding permits the rider to customize the fit to their individual needs
  • Includes a matte silk cover embroidered with the Charles Owen logo
  • Kitemarked to PAS015 and BSEN1384 also certified by SEI to ASTM F1163

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    Charles Owen J3 Helmet is rated 4.7241 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 years later I bought the same thing I bought this helmet 6 years ago from another distributor. I took a bad fall recently (and it was time to replace...) and I did my due diligence among other Charles Owen models and some other top brands. I really wanted to change it up, but this was the best fit, price, and features all in one. So good I went for round two!
    Date published: 2014-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! This is my second J3 - this model is by far the most comfortable helmet around! I seem to be in between sizes (67/8 and 7) in Charles Owens helmets; my last J3 was a 7 but after the padding broke in the helmet would wobble a bit when landing off of big jumps. I opted for a 6 7/8 this time and it seemed a little snug at first but after wearing it, I think it will be fine (no headaches or anything after I take it off).
    Date published: 2014-09-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not for me! I really wanted to love this product. I purchased it on Helmet Awareness Day and got it for a great price. When it arrived, it just wasn't for me. The fit is WAY too small, it was actually painful. I can't attest to whether it fits better over time but even had I decided I liked the style, I would have had to order up for size. I didn't like how the material on the helmet was scratchy, and the helmet cover appeared cheaper in person than in pictures. On my head, it looked MASSIVE. That may just be skull caps being skull caps (I've never had one) but it just wasn't something I could see myself wearing. I realize I will probably have to purchase a similar product for eventing eventually....but until I'm forced to cross that bridge I will be on the hunt for something way more lower profile.I will give it this in it's defense....it did look SUPER safe!
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits like a glove! Fantastic! I tried on a friend's Charles Owen to get an idea of fit, fell in love, and bought my own.  I felt comfortable enough with SmartPak's return policy to take the plunge, and have been overwhelmingly pleased with the product.  I wear mine quite snug and have never had such a comfortable helmet.  
    Date published: 2013-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this helmet I've worn this helmet every day for 3 years (bought from another company but so great it deserves a review here too). LOVE how comfortable it is, especially the chin strap.Very popular with all the event riders at my barn for XC and everyday use.Just a heads up that I bought it quite snug but after wearing it every day the padding starts to break down and it is now just a touch loose.Will definitely buy this helmet again and have recommended it to others.
    Date published: 2013-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfy helmet I bought this helmet after my IRH began popping off my face over jumps. The second I put it on, it was perfect. There were no hard spots, it slipped straight on and fits perfectly. It never moves and is low profile. After being used every day for 18 months through the nasty hot summer, some of the foam in the front of the headband started to deteriorate, however it is such a great helmet and I plan on getting a new one.
    Date published: 2013-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this helmet! I haven't found a helmet I LOVE as much as this one, it is so comfortable. When I'm wearing it sometimes I forget to take it off. Many people I know have boughten themselves one because they liked how it looked. I use my everyday and for show too. Looks amazing with your own cross country colors cover.
    Date published: 2013-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Every Day Hat I use this helmet every day on several horses, winter and summer. I love it. It fits great and lasts for a long time. I usually replace every 2 years, and always go back to the same helmet. For the price, there's no better helmet.I have a "nicer" Charles Owen hat for formal occasions, as I think this one isn't quite there.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
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