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Samshield is a mix between the rider's needs, the designer's creative energy and the engineer's technical vision. This helmet is made from anti-scratch Polycarbonate outer shell to keep it show ring ready at all times. The front air inlet allows for maximum ventilation. The inside of the helmet contains "Shape Memory" comfort foam, that will mold to your head and never lose its shape.

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      Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 97.
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING HELMET! I bought this helmet about 2 months ago wondering what the hype was about. I wore it to ride and the instant I put it on I was in love! It is extremely comfortable and the padding is amazing! Even though it is a little pricy, it is worth it and it is good quality.
      Date published: 2017-02-15
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      Date published: 2017-01-06
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      Date published: 2017-01-04
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I got this helmet last month and it is great! I have a really big head and thick hair so it's hard to find a helmet that fits me. The padding is amazing. I never get any headaches at all! This helmet is true to size. ordered a 7 1/2 based on the size chart and my thick hair also fits. Definitely won't be getting a new helmet anytime soon.
      Date published: 2016-12-13
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from A helmet I trust! I have had a wide variety of helmets in the past, everything from Troxel, IRH, Ovation, and Charles Owen. IMO by far the best helmet I have ever worn is my Samshield. It fits my round head very nicely and is easy to achieve a custom fit through their exchangeable liner system. The excellent fit and quality construction has saved my head from a fall in one instance and their replacement program is excellent. As someone who has experienced a concussion from a fall in a helmet of questionable quality, I will always invest in a quality helmet and Samshield certainly fits the bill.
      Date published: 2016-12-03
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Helmet I looked at black and brown at a retail store and really like the Shadow color. Sort of a soft black. The only place I could find the Shadow color was Smartpak.
      Date published: 2016-11-23
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS HELMET!!! I have the standard Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet and I am absolutely IN LOVE! This helmet is comfy, ventilated, and fitted. It is perfect. This helmet was definitely a splurge but it was worth every penny. I definitely recommend this helmet. It is easy to clean (damp rag) and I have the normal liner...which I just throw in the wash. I also have the premium liner so that I can put my hair in it without buying another helmet. These are gorgeous and are the hype for a reason.
      Date published: 2016-11-22
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet! My daughter has had two of these Sam Shield Shadow helmets, with her first being stolen at her last barn:(She asked for another, just like it for her birthday. She cried in happiness when this one arrived, on time, and well-
      Date published: 2016-11-18
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from
      Date published: 2016-10-26
      Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bought as a B-Day gift for my daughter. My review is just average. My daughter has wanted this helmet FOREVER. Bought it as a bday present and didn't fit;( When I called you exchange for the correct size, I was told I could re-order it and pay again, I would receive a credit once the incorrect size was returned... Since the helmet is $450, I opted to return the helmet and wait... I'm still waiting... No verification the helmet was received or the correct size is coming... Nearly two weeks later??? Also, the sizing is deceiving... You'd think the sizes would be listed from smallest to biggest, but that is not the case... I should've purchased in a store to ensure proper fit. Generally love Smartpak, but kinda frustrated on this one:(
      Date published: 2016-10-25
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and stylish I have trouble fitting helmets-- Charles Owens don't fit right. apparently I have an oval not round shape. By his helmet fits so well. Sizing with a tape measure of my head worked perfectly. I have short hair so didn't have to adjust for a ponytail folded up and inside the helmet. I am comforted knowing I'm protecting my head with such a well-regarded helmet. Not sure about durability since I've only had it a couple months.
      Date published: 2016-10-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Comfortable and Attractive Helmet EVER! I bought this a month ago on National Helmet Awareness Day (the sale price helps!). I have a CO and another Samshield helmet, and this one is by far the most comfortable. I have an oval shaped head with a high forehead, so most helmets are somewhat uncomfortable and leave a red mark after an hour or two. This one is amazing-no discomfort, no red marks, super comfortable!!! Why didn't anyone use memory foam before????? Just wore it at a show, and had it on for 4-5 hours at a time. It looked great and stayed comfy, even in 95 degree weather.I would highly, highly recommend this! Buy it! Worth every single penny!
      Date published: 2016-10-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed with this helmet You might need to go a size up. Usually 1/4 and had to go 3/8. Love this helmet though!!!
      Date published: 2016-10-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Customized I bought this helmet to wear every day while training young horses. I love the development that went into this helmet. Most days it is on my head 5-7 hours! Not only does it fit perfect but my head is never sweaty when I take it off. Function and fashion!
      Date published: 2016-10-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everything Bought this a few weeks ago and I'm super happy with it, true to size chart and all!
      Date published: 2016-10-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! I have never worn any brand helmet other than a Charles Owen. I heard that the Samshield was light and that it had removable liner. I am so glad that I decided to try this helmet. It is so comfortable, it looks great, it is so much cooler than my Charles Owen and I can remove the liner to wash when it gets stinky. I could not be any happier about my new helmet!
      Date published: 2016-09-29
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such good quality! Bought this helmet to use for schooling an showing a month ago and I LOVE it. Great ventalation keeps my head cool while I'm riding and the padding is so soft.
      Date published: 2016-09-29
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury helmet! I love this helmet! It fits perfectly and is very comfortable. Very high quality and I like the chrome accents and the snap out washable liner.
      Date published: 2016-09-26
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Seriously this helmet lives up to all of the hype. The memory foam is so comfortable and cool while keeping the helmet securely in place. The chin strap is ergonomic and flattering. The matte finish looks polished and clean. I never thought I'd switch from Charles Owen helmets, but I think I'm a convert! I wear a 7 in CO and found the Samshields ran the same. The ventilation is way better on the Samshield than the CO AYR8. Definitely recommend!
      Date published: 2016-07-18
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit, durable material, comfortable! The is the best helmet that I have owned this far. I love the removable inner liner, which is washable!!!!! The outer material is waterproof and scratch resistant. The adjustable helmet strap is strong and easy to clasp. A great, affordable helmet.
      Date published: 2016-07-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Former Charles Owens obsesser I am so happy with this helmet! You can feel the breeze and it is so much cooler than my other helmets...and the washable liner is so nice!
      Date published: 2016-05-20
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Comfortable Wore this helmet for first time this weekend. Never moved, shifted while jumping around the A/A's ..... when I finished for the day, no red marks on my forehead. Really comfortable and light!! LOVE THIS HELMET!
      Date published: 2016-05-16
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this helmet! This is the most amazing helmet you will ever own, I've had irh, gpa and Charles ownes and none of them come close to the comfort and styling of this helmet. 100% worth the cost.
      Date published: 2016-05-14
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek look! I bought this helmet a month ago and I'm very happy with the look and feel
      Date published: 2016-04-19
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love the samsheilds , but unfortunately I had to send it back bc it was too small
      Date published: 2016-04-18
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this a month ago, but exchanged it for a smaller size, and now I love it!
      Date published: 2016-03-28
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS HELMET!! I bought this helmet a few months ago and absolutely love it. The memory foam liner forms to your head and barely leaves a mark. The air vents on the top let in the maximum amount of air and keep your head very cool, even in the summer. The shape of this helmet is also very flattering and looks good on just about anyone.
      Date published: 2016-02-21
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from i bought this for my doughtier ,and she has a rather round head , so it fits perfect. the memory foam liner makes it snug with no pressure.....i thought is was a tad big ..but is supposed to be that way.. awesome helmet super happy low key stylish. i frayed the helmet too with a small face and long oval head shape...did not fit me as good... the harness was too big ...sticking over my chin....so i ordered a different brand.
      Date published: 2016-02-20
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Helmet!! I've ridden in GPAs, Charles Owen and now Samshield, and Samshield is by far my favorite! I have a very oval shaped head (narrow face and large head front to back, not to mention very thick hair) so I was very hesitant to try this brand because I assumed it wouldn't fit but it fits perfectly! Looks very low profile, love the removable liners, very sleek and beautiful.
      Date published: 2016-02-15
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samshield Shadow Helmet I bought this a month ago. I'm really happy with it. Sizing chart was on point. Love the look and feel of it.
      Date published: 2015-11-16
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