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Charles Owen JR8 Junior Helmet

Charles Owen, Inc.
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Why We Love This

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.

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

**ASTM F-1163-15/SEI Certified

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Charles Owen JR8 Junior Helmet is rated 4.7687074829931975 out of 5 by 147.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice helmet I bought this helmet for my daughter. She has had the exact same helmet for 2 1/2 years of showing and schooling. It is classic, well-made, a held up well to constant use. She could have kept using her other helmet for much longer (our new dog chewed a chin strap making it unsafe!), and the quality is certainly worth the price tag.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent helmet! Great helmet! Extremely comfortable and light weight. Very pleased!
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet for the Price I bought this helmet a little over a year ago and it still looks and feels great! It fits true to size and molds to your head nicely. I definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice helmet for both schooling and showing.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charles Owen I bought this helmet for my daughter and she likes it. She has a lot of hair though and finds it a little shallow for putting it up into a net for showing.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet and the service was excellent. Very happy with the customer service and the products.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I got this helmet a few weeks ago and I love it! At first it feels weird but when it molds to your head shape it's so conferrable and great for showing too! :)
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great schooling helmet for everyday use I bought this helmet with the intention of using it to school. I do like it for just that! The dome of the helmet is shallower than the GR8 so it is not as low profile. The straps are nicely adjustable but ackward to put on if you have a large head and a lot of thick hair like I do. It is cute to practice in but I would not use it for showing for the fact that it is not as clean looking on my head since it is not super low profile. If you had a small head it would probably be perfect!
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet I recently bought this helmet for my daughter for shows. The quality is great and it fits nicely. Will definitely buy another Charles Owen helmet in the future.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and looks good in the show ring I bought this last month for my daughter. She loves the look and feel. I love the fit and it looks great on her in the show ring. She does say it is warmer than her last helmet but she is very happy with it.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks professional, feels great Love this helmet. Steeper price, but I haven't regretted it for a second. I upgraded from my old Troxel show helmet and I definitely love it. Not as much ventilation, but it the comfort and looks make up for it. Feels like a pillow if you don't mind the sweat. Great quality, I baby it, but it would probably last reguardless. I use for both schooling and show. Mine is a bit bigger than it should be, but the harness keeps it in place. I suggest knowing your size of CO and what will fit before ordering.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit As soon as I put this helmet on I knew it was a keeper. Very seldom can I buy a helmet without trying it on first and this one is a perfect fit!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Worth the Purchase Price I purchased this helmet for my daughter in August 2012. It was used a few times a week and is always stored in a helmet bag in a climate controlled tack room. Recently, we noticed the helmet was not fitting as well so we took it to a local tack shop to have someone experienced with helmet fitting take a look. The front padding had completely broken down and the tack shop owner was able to fit an entire hand inside the helmet while it was on my daughters head! The helmet went from fitting my daughter to being unusable in less than two years! I have never seen a helmet break down so quickly. I will not purchase this product again and I am glad my daughter never had a fall with this helmet. For the price I am extremely disappointed and of course it is out of warranty after one year. Do not waste your money.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAVORITE HELMET I have had this helmet for about a year and it is my favorite! I had a Troxel, but I decided I needed a better more mature helmet. I decided on this one and I could not be happier! The helmet has a nice stylish design that is nice and slimming. Some people say that there isn't a lot of ventilation, which is true, but it still is not overly hot. I live in a moderately hot area so I understand. I use the Charles Owen helmet cleaner which works really well to keep the interior of the helmet clean. I am super pleased with this helmet. It has held up very well! I have had multiple falls on this helmet and no wear or tear at all! It is easy to clean which is always nice too! I am actually going to now get a GR8 for showing!!!! For sure recommend!
Date published: 2014-07-13
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