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Charles Owen JR8 Junior Helmet

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Introducing the new JR8 Junior Helmet, offering the highest level of protection!  Low profile design is covered with a microfiber suede material treated to protect against marking and scuffing. Brim is gently rounded to flatter the face.

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Favorite Features

  • Metallic logo is positioned above the peak
  • Embroidered logo on the back of the helmet where a ribbon would traditionally be
  • Nylon harness coordinates to complete the finished look and offers additional strength, safety and security
  • The lining is interwoven with silver ions to provide anti-microbial protection against sweat and odors


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    Charles Owen JR8 Junior Helmet is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 161.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look! We bought this for equitation and it's stylish and sturdy!
    Date published: 2017-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This helmet is great. Fits snugly and is so comfortable. Love it.
    Date published: 2017-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for showing! Love this helmet. Definitely recommend
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase I've been wanting to purchase a CO helmet for some time now but was a little skeptical on the way it would look on me but I am SO GLAD I decided to order! Fits really well and feels very secure when I ride in it!! Highly recommend this helmet
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this because it was similar to the Helmet worn by Charolette Dujardin. It is very comfortable and I like it a lot.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional quality I bought this for my 18 year old daughter to show in collegiate competitions and she absolutely loves it! It's expensive but worth it because of the great quality, looks and fit. Would highly recommend!
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection, great fit, and looks super This helmet is fashionable and makes safety look good. Great buy for its price. This purchase was for my grand daughter after I've been wearing the same for 2 years.
    Date published: 2016-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet!! This is an amazing helmet! It is a little bobble heady, but feels really safe!!
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! So I bought this three weeks ago as I needed a new helmet for show season but also needed new show clothes and tall boots cause I aged out of garders. I bought this one and love it!! Lots of people say that it's super hot but I love in Florida and works just like my old Ayr8. Thanks Charles Owen and smart pak!
    Date published: 2016-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, super comfortable Second Charles Owens helmet that I have purchased for my daughter, She loves the fit.
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy great value for the money fits true to size and is very comfortable
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this helmet! I just ordered this helmet for the second time. I love CO helmets (I have a skull cap for cross country and an AYR8 that I finally splurged on for dressage and show jumping!). I use the JR8 as my every day schooling helmet, though it does look nice enough that I've used it several times at schooling and recognized shows. I noticed the other day that the foam lining was starting to break down, so I checked the label and realized that I have been using it since October 2010! I took reasonably good care of it, stored it in a helmet bag and almost always kept it inside, but I really cleaned it pretty minimally and used it almost every day. The outside surface of the helmet still looks new, and I think that the main reason for the deterioration of the lining is because I ride in it every day during Texas summers! I can't wait to get my new one and definitely recommend this helmet for every day use or for shows.
    Date published: 2016-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Comfortable! I have had this helmet for around three years and I absolutely love it! It was my first expensive and nice helmet and it is super comfortable. The only thing is it has gotten dirty, which is expected and I'm finding it hard to clean so I think the cleaner is a good thing to purchase at the same time as the helmet.
    Date published: 2016-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charles Owens at a more reasonable price I bought this helmet as my first more expensive helmet because I wanted something a little more formal for the show ring. After riding in Troxels and cheaper Ovations, it was really a nice step up. The helmet is very stylish and even though it says it's a "junior" helmet, it looks fine on me even though I'm an adult with a larger head. Although I bought it just for shows, now it's my primary riding helmet, since it's too nice to just save for special occasions. The chin strap is not my favorite, but it's something I was willing to compromise on for the bargain price. I've recently just purchased an AYR8 helmet as well though, since this one doesn't have much ventilation which may pose a problem as it gets warmer for the summer. I still plan on keeping this one as a back-up, since I ride at a couple different barns and it's nice to have an extra.
    Date published: 2016-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good helmet for the price This helmet fits well and is very comfortable. I like that it covers the whole head, including fully covering the back of the head. It looks very nice and can be worn for schooling and shows. The only part I wish was different is the chin strap. It fits well, but is not as nice as the other chin straps that fully wrap around the ears to the chin.
    Date published: 2016-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely helmet, reasonable price I bought this as an upgrade from my Troxel. I wanted something a little nicer for showing, but I can't fathom buying a $500 helmet that will only last a maximum of 5 years if I don't have a fall. They have the replacement if you fall, for a discounted price, which made me a little more comfortable buying it. While it says junior, it's not limited in sizing (I'm 34 and have a big head: size 7 1/4). It looks nice, especially for showing. I'd recommend finding it in a store first to try on, since it doesn't really adjust much, but it's much cheaper here.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really great! Really great fit, very comfortable. My only issue with it is that it's got no vents which can be a problem in the summer
    Date published: 2015-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I just upgraded from a Troxel to this helmet and I've never been happier!! Definitely a must have. Looks classy for both schooling and at shows!
    Date published: 2015-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous This helmet looks great and really completes the schooling or show look for a very reasonable price. It does however; get pretty warm due to the lack of ventilation. Being from Southern Arizona though means that no matter what helmet you have on, it's hot. I haven't had the helmet long enough to speak for its durability, but I expect it'll hold up very nicely. The fit was exactly as expected
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proud to have the best! I never have spent this much on a helmet, but I wanted the best, and it was on sale.
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Junior Helmet! I bought this for our daughter who is just starting :) We love the fit, the style, and the quality:) and for the price, this Charles Owen Helmet can't be beat :)
    Date published: 2015-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing:) !!!!! It is an amazing helmet!!! It hurts at first where it sits on your head, but after a few rides it shapes to your head. I am so happy with my helmet!
    Date published: 2015-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great Charles Owen quality at a nice price! I bought this helmet for my daughter to use as her dressage helmet and it works perfectly and fits great! My Smartpak rep even helped me with sizing. Thanks!
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet I have ever owned! I love this helmet! In the past, helmets always hurt my head after about a 1/2 hour of riding, and I had grown to believe that helmets were just all that uncomfortable. I had heard good things about CO, so I thought I would try this helmet, the most basic of the COs. I wore it around the house for an hour to test it, and my head didn't hurt at all! The padding is so comfortable, and seems to mold to my head. At first I was worried the padding would be problematic in the heat, but I have ridden in humid 90 degree weather and have only experienced minimal amounts of sweating, which is to be expected anyway, helmet or no helmet. As an added bonus, it is also a nice looking helmet. I definitely plan on buying another when the time comes :)
    Date published: 2015-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love <3 I have had this helmet for a while now and it has held up very well. Great price cause I was able to pay for it by myself at the age of 10. Will be getting another one of these very soon.
    Date published: 2015-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADORE This helmet does run a little bit small, but the smaller fit was still very managable. This helmet is very stylish and flatters nicely. A lot of the girls at my barn have this helmet.
    Date published: 2015-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the kids Got this for our 2yr daughter to show in the lead-line class. Good fit with plenty of room to grow over the next couple of years.
    Date published: 2015-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not cheap but she loves it It was at the top of her list and when she opened it she squealed. So much more comfortable than her old helmet.
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT This helmet is perfect! Fits and feels great plus it looks great!!!
    Date published: 2014-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this helmet It is very comfortable for having no air vents. It can feel heavy on your head after a while but the lining is nice and cushioned. For the price compared to the GR8 it is an exceptionally good value and has the good quality and name of Charles Owen. I kept my Ovation helmet for schooling in case this got too hot and gave me a headache as some reviewers said, but I just use this one all the time now. I also love that the suede will not get scratched during schooling and looks great for shows. I am very happy with this purchase!
    Date published: 2014-12-20
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