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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

Have you ever gotten to the barn only to find that your helmet is still wet from the last time you rode? Even worse, there's that smell! Well we found the solution!

Designed by experienced riders, the Fresh Helmet Sack eliminates that musty, moldy helmet smell. Activated carbon neutralizes odors caused by everyday use and perspiration, rather than simply masking them. A desiccant helps sweat and perspiration dry quicker and more completely. Just toss it in your helmet after each ride and you'll find a fresher, drier helmet next time you ride!

Your helmet is an investment and the Helmet Sack is a great way to help prolong it's life.


Instructions for Use:
After you’ve completed your activity, simply put your Fresh Helmet Sack inside your helmet. Just leave it there until it’s time to use your helmet again.

While not in use it is best to store your Fresh Helmet Sack inside the re-sealable packaging. Do not immerse the inner pouch in water. If you’ve been wearing your helmet in the rain it is best to let it dry some or to towel it dry before placing your Fresh Helmet Pouch inside.

To regenerate the desiccant used in you Fresh Helmet Pouch you can place the inner pouch on a microwave safe dish and microwave on low for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, shake and repeat for a total of two minutes microwave time. Do not microwave if your pouch has been exposed to toxic substances. You can also regenerate your pouch by placing it in the sun for 12 hours. This can be done on the dash of a car but be sure to move it before traveling. Replace your Fresh Helmet Sack every 4-6 months.
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    Fresh Helmet Sack is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! After many years of rocking the plastic helmet, I finally invested in a nice quality helmet and wanted to do something to take care of it, rather than just tossing it in the back of the tack locker. I saw this on the winter clearance sale and thought even if it didn't work, the "ready to show" design was adorable. It really does work! I ride up to 4 horses a day and my helmet can get a little ripe, just put this in and the next day it's dry and fresh. Love it!
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE it!!! I did not realize how thankful I am for this product until I borrowed someone else's helmet. Yuck! It was stinky, and all I could smell was that gross helmet smell long after I had taken off their stinky helmet. Mine is always fresh and never gets that gross smell thanks to this pouch. A cheap alternative to stinky helmet head!!!
    Date published: 2011-06-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from amazing product but poor quality of bag I bought this during last winter's 20% off sale. I have been using it since. I love it, but the actual bag that contains the charcoal (ie not the paisley bit) has split open so I was not happy to find my helmet full of charcoal bits today :( I don't know if I can repair it or if I have lost too much of the charcoal. I will probably repurchase, but beware the sudden death of this thing. Oh, and in case you are wondering, having clods of charcoal in your hair is quite irritating....
    Date published: 2011-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Works! I bought this on a whim because I was tiring of spraying tons of deoderizer in my helmet. In the Florida summer we tend to get a little sweaty and going through $9 cans a week can get expensive. This little bag really does work. I pop it in after I ride and the next day my helmet is dry and fresh. I just wish it was about 2 inches bigger so it would cover the entire interior of my helmet. I may buy another one and just use two for that purpose.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great idea but way too small! I received my Fresh Helmet Sacks (I ordered two of them) and opened the packages with great anticipation in the hope of having a dry, non-stinky helmet! When I put the sack into my helmet (size 7 3/8) it only covered about a 4 inch square on the top of the helmet. It did a great job of doing what it was advertised to do - but only in this small area. I don't know about you but I perspire on the entire inner surface of my helmet (an IRH Elite Xtreme.) Because of the small size of the helmet sack the majority of my helmet was still gross when I put it on the next day. The Fresh Helmet Sack would be the perfect product if it were 3 of 4 times bigger and covered the entire interior of a helmet. I use a wire helmet rack and the sack is small enough to fall right through the wire frame. This product is a great idea and, if it were bigger, I would recommend it heartily. Unfortunately, because of it's small size, it just doesn't get the whole job done.
    Date published: 2011-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I was a little suspicious about this working, but so far it has kept my helmet smelling fresh and dry. I keep my helmet in a cover bag so I was worried about putting it back in there wet so this has worked really well! I'd definitely buy it again
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works! This thing is so cool! I've been cursed with ridiculously over-active sweat glands and my poor helmet is practically soaked by the end of a ride. It used to be that I'd show up the following day to ride and get to put on a damp helmet - no fun for anyone! But this little invention dries it out quickly (along with the straps, which also get yucky) and keep it smelling reasonably good. Plus it comes in a cute patterned sack! I love this item.
    Date published: 2011-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works WONDERS!! I use this in my helmet after EVERY ride because I tend to sweat a lot because of the medications that I am on. This little sack keeps my helmet fresh and wicks away the sweat.A+ on this one!
    Date published: 2010-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works! I was really surprised how well this works. If you sweat a lot (like I do, hehe) I would probably recommend buying 2 or 3 to rotate them around. No weird smell, helmet is much drier - so nice!
    Date published: 2010-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this I ride 6-7 days a week. As a result, my helmet doesn't smell the best, especially in the summer. This was great. My helmet dried out quickly, and actually smelled good after using it. I would definitely recommend this product, it is well worth it.
    Date published: 2010-08-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I thought I don't think this helmet sack actually does anything. I put in in my helmet, I take my helmet back out, and it still stinks. It must have been my mistake, but for some reason I was under the impression that I would put my helmet IN the sack, not put the sack in the helmet. Regardless, it isn't what I expected.
    Date published: 2010-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! Our tack room is always damp, but has been exceptionally so this summer with all the heat and humidity. My helmet was taking multiple days to dry out, so I gave this a try.I was dubious, at first, but it really works! My helmet dries out over-night between rides and that funky smell is GONE. I love it!
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from little miracle in a bag what is in this little bag? i've tried everything to freshen up my helmet...air fresheners, febreeze, helmet deodorizers...and nothing has worked. i tease everyone at the barn that if they aren't nice to me i'll make them smell my helmet! after using the fresh helmet sack for a little over a week my helmet is no longer nasty...it's also nice and dry the next day when i wear it. i love this little bag!
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh Helmet Sack Believe it or not, this works! My daughter's helmet really smells bad, and takes a long time to dry out in our summer heat and humidity. Sprays, dryer sheets, etc. helped, but not as much as this product. The only negative - I thought it was a large sack that you put the helmet in, but it is really a very small bag with crystals that fit inside the helmet. It's ok, though, since you can put your helmet with this sack inside a helmet cover.
    Date published: 2010-08-04
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