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IRH Elite EQ Helmet

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The IRH Elite EQ Helmet is the ultimate advantage in styling, workmanship and innovation. It features the distinctive styling that made IRH the choice for all riders! Covered in Amara Suede Low profile Geometry Center front ports coupled with right, left and rear ports create Optimal Air Intake making the Elite EQ the most fashionable and most comfortable helmet on the market today. World class safety riding helmet.

ASTM F1163.04a / USA / SEI / EN-1384 / CE Mark Europe.

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    IRH Elite EQ Helmet is rated 4.8372 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PerfEQt Helmet! Love the low profile fit. Doesn't make you look like you have a huge head. Great ventilation! Especially nice down here in Florida. Sometimes the chin strap loosens itself but nothing that cant be fixed up right away.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fit! Recently moved to a new barn that requires helmets and received this helmet as a Christmas gift. This helmet is perfect! It has a low-profile and is extremely light. I have only ridden in it twice, but I am looking forward to many rides to come!
    Date published: 2014-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Comfortable My trainer recommended this helmet, so I ordered it. I loved it the moment I put it on. It just felt so cushy. It's brand new, so I have only used it once. I forgot I had it on! The vents make it nice and cool. I was worried about where my hair would go, but there is a strip of fabric in the back that stretches enough so that I was able to tuck my pony tail in there.
    Date published: 2014-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits wonderfully! This is my second IRH helmet (I wanted an upgrade from my last one, to show in). After trying some of the more expensive helmets: Charles Owen and One-K, I was disappointed with the fit of both of these lines. With Charles Owen (which carries two different shapes) I didn't fit in the round one and the other had too high a profile for my taste. With the Defender One-K it was too round for my head. This one, on the other hand, fit fantastically. It doesn't hurt to save some money in the process, as well. The vents on the back are handy, but the profile is traditional enough to wear in the hunter ring. I also like that they provide you with pads to add to the helmet. I add these for schooling but take them out when I show so I can fit my hair in the helmet. If IRH is a good fit for you, I highly recommend this helmet.
    Date published: 2014-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fit I like the low profile fit, doesn't make you look like a "bobble-head doll"! Good ventilation.
    Date published: 2014-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most comfortable helmet I've ever worn This helmet is incredibly comfortable. It's like wearing a cloud on your head. I thought my Tipperary Sportage (which I use for schooling much of the time) was comfortable, but this one is even better. The numbered sizing (rather than S/M/L) results in a perfect fit, and helmets with numbered sizing are worth paying a little more for because of this precise fit. (The Tipperary is just fine for schooling, but not -quite- a perfect fit; I think with numbered sizing it would be perfect. Likewise I sent back the One K Defender Suede for not being a perfect fit, and went with this IRH instead.) Initially I wasn't crazy about the look of the visor on this IRH; it sits a little higher than I'd like, just looks-wise. But then I did some research and I think the break-away visor (this is why it sits a little high, I believe) is a good safety feature...though it may not look QUITE as good as a fixed visor. The helmet is excellent quality for the price. I think it's outrageous to pay $500-600 for a Samshield or GPA, though I'm sure those are great helmets. IRH is a good value; beautiful helmet for showing, without the obscene price tag.
    Date published: 2014-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good helmet good price Looks nice- fits daughter's head well- good price - had another IRH for 2 years time to repalce
    Date published: 2014-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly comfortable and cool! I bought this helmet a few months ago and really couldn't be happier with my purchase. It is incredibly comfortable and cool, it fits really well and I pretty much forget I have it on. It looks really nice and low profile and the suedeish cover is lovely.It is true to size, so measure well. I had read comments suggesting the sizing was small so I was generous with my measurement, I could have gone the next 1/4 inch size down, but it does come with extra cushioning to adjust the fit which worked perfectly.I would love to get this helmet in the navy blue too :) Overall I am really delighted with this helmet.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
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