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Custom 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 Custom 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. Endless color combinations allow you to create your dream helmet with all the features of the AYR8 you love!

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
  • Can be fully customized!  Select "Get Started" above to create your perfect helmet
  • Certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15
  • Kitemarked to PAS015 and BSEN1384

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Custom Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very classy looking helmet! This helmet is stunning!! Purchased a navy with white and silver piping and it is so classy!! Going to look fly with my navy tails!!!
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORTH THE MONEY LOVE LOVE LOVE this helmet! originally bought in the black/silver i decided the black/black would be more suitable for hunters. its way cooler than my old GR8 and look 10x better. Very popular in the show circuit and excellent for at home too!*beware the silver is SILVER... and does shine in the sun!*
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet Normally I would never pay this much for a helmet, but I tried one on at WEG and loved it! I normally wear a 6 7/8, but it is a little big and I should have returned it for a smaller size, but I wanted to wear it at a horse trial that weekend :)It is very comfortable and attractive. For the price, I will have to keep this as my show helmet.
Date published: 2011-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!! This helmet gets five stars all around from me. I purchased it on smartpak after going to a local store to get fitted for a helmet. None of the other brands or options fit me well! The helmet, while being low profile, still comes down around your head instead of perching ontop of it. This negates the dreaded helmet silhouette! It's super comfortable, and well worth the price!
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable! I just graduated from an "old" GPA and wanted something that had air vents. I had heard great things about this helmet and haven't been disappointed - it is extremely comfortable. My only frustration is that Charles Owen helmets are definitely designed for oval heads - I have a more of a round head, so its a tad tighter on the sides than I would like, but tried on a few sizes and got one that fits safely and comfortably, despite the shape being slightly too oval for me. I LOVE that the inner material is infused with silver to help keep the inside fresh and clean - that is genius. This helmet is a tad pricy but I'm pleased with my purchase! Oh, it looks great, too.
Date published: 2009-08-03
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