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Tipperary Sportage Helmet

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Why We Love This

The ASTM-SEI certified New Sportage 8500 from Tipperary includes all of the features that the original Tipperary helmet is most famous for. Listening to riders' feedback they have integrated the original style, fit and ventilation that made it the most comfortable and one of the lightest helmets on the market.

Favorite Features

  • Lightweight, high density ABS material provides superior resistance to high impact
  • Functional low profile
  • Drop back shell for increased protection and a secure fit reducing helmet rotation 
  • Reflective band for safer rides in low light conditions
  • Ventilation system provides increased airflow for a cooler, more comfortable ride
  • Soft touch leather with reinforced nylon harness
  • Soft, rubberized, low profile flexible visor

ASTM-SEI F1163-15 certified.

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    Tipperary Sportage Helmet is rated 4.7838 out of 5 by 407.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number 1 helmet! I have this helmet for 3 of my children and myself. I love how the helmet covers more of the neck area than most other helmets. It is also very comfortable with the padding inside.I also highly recommend SmartPak. Every purchase from them has been a positive one.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy Fit I bought this as a gift for my daughter and she loves the color and sporty look of the helmet (not overly formal). She hasn't tested its impact ability yet, but I rest easier knowing that shes wearing a helmet for all of her horse shenanigans. I debated between a medium or large for her abnormally oval head and settled on a medium. It is tight on the sides, but still comfortable to wear. Overall, I would rate this product as a good buy.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first helmet This is my first helmet so maybe I am just excited that I don't have to adjust straps every single time I ride. But, I've been borrowing helmets from the barn where I ride and from friends for a couple of years now and this is the most comfortable one I have ever worn. There are plenty of different sizes of foam that easily velcro in place to give you a "custom" fit. The ventilation is a nice touch, too. Very happy with this helmet.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most comfortable helmet I have tried. I like the fact that this helmet uses pads to change the fit, however, I would like to have a few more included for an even better fit.The shipping was fast but the helmet I received was manufactured in 12-2014, so by the time I received it, it has been on the shelf for about 20% of the recommended useful life of an equestrian helmet. I will need to replace it sooner than I would like.
    Date published: 2015-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable and cool! This is my third Tipperary helmet. The fit is better then more expensive helmets and I like the low profile, no bobble head. I also enjoy how cool it is durning the summer. Highly recommend you try on out for yourself.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable fit and stays put! This is by far my favorite helmet. I love all the large vented air holes!
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Of all the helmets I have worn this is by far my favorite. It is so light and comfortable.
    Date published: 2015-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from like this helmet worth the wait. really like the way it comes down in the back.
    Date published: 2015-10-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the feel and fit Like it alot, had to use the slimmer pads to make it fit correctly...
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product & great service! Although i have used it only few times since i got it - i really love my new helmet.It is as promised - lightweight, ventilated, fits well, looks much less bulbous than my previous helmet.Adjustable by using different sized padding and not via mechanism, but it works well for me.Smarkpak service was flawless - delivered right on time, very useful customer service when i thought there is an issue with delivery but there wasn't any :)
    Date published: 2015-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first "real" helmet purchased and I couldn't have made a better choice. The helmet fit perfectly, is very light, and for someone who is not used to wearing a helmet, was very easy to get used to.
    Date published: 2015-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy plus I've been using troxel helmets since I started riding and my sportage is hands above in comfort and fit.
    Date published: 2015-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit great fit, VERY comfortable -- am hoping it is "cooler" than my other helmet.
    Date published: 2015-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet! This is the second Tipperary Sportage Helmet I've bought and I still love it! It's a great value, comfortable and has plenty of vents for a cooler ride in the summer. Replaced the old one after 5 years and a sweaty summer!
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price, great fit, great product! This is my third Tipperary Sportage. I always have a primary and a back-up for my Schooling helmets. My third was knocked onto concrete by my horse and not wanting to take a risk, I discarded it. The Tipperary really hugs your head nicely and comes down over the entire skull in the back, but it is not bulbous like other helmets and doesn't make my head ache when worn for long periods. Yay Tipperary!
    Date published: 2015-08-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice helmet Bought the XL and returned to get the L. L fits great with the smaller rear foam insert. L looks great, is lightweight, and doesn't feel like I'm wearing a mushroom on my head.
    Date published: 2015-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the lightness of the helmet. I bought my Tipperary on National Helmet day. I have worn this particlure style for ten years now,I love it. However riding helmets are only to be worn for five years the. Should be replaced. When I received my helmet the manufacture date was 7-2014. I was concerned because it was a year old. So I called Smartpack right away and they assured me it was from the time I started to wear it. So I got rid of my old one and took my new one to my riding class. My teacher said said no that is not true it's from the date of manufacturing. I was a upset because now I have worn it and tossed my old one out,so now I can only get 4 years out of it. Not good business when customer service gives you wrong information. I recommend the Tipperary Sportage highly but buying from Smartpack.Bonnie from Maryland
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Good fit, very light, easy-to-use would buy again.
    Date published: 2015-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! This helmet fits my head great and I love the color options!
    Date published: 2015-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet for the money! This is my second Tipperary Sportage helmet that I have purchased, and for the money I don't think it can be beat. Living in Texas, I appreciate the ventilation riding in the heat. I also appreciate the light weight and the fit. It's a great helmet for schooling and everyday use. I purchased the coco brown color this time and it really looks sharp.
    Date published: 2015-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet! This helmet is light, cool, and stays in place. I almost forget I have it on.
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! After falling in my IRH I knew I needed a replacement. With the Helmet Awareness Day, I purchased this helmet on sale. I owned one previously but just could not afford at the time. I love the fit, customizing pads that come with it, helmet storage bag, and cool vents. Also, the visor does not flap around in the wind-much like the other break-away kinds. The helmet offers a better protection for the back of the head and the harness is very comfortable. This helmet is excellent for everyday schooling- I just wish Smart Pak offered it in the solid black matte color- then I would wear it for shows!:)
    Date published: 2015-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet! I had this brand before and it lasts for years. Due to a recent riding accident, I bought this helmet a month ago and I am so happy I did! It fits perfectly, its airy, and I love the color! I recommend this helmet for any horse lovers, especially if you are new to riding because it is important to protect your head.
    Date published: 2015-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Helmet but… I bought this helmet and it is great but the buckle broke within 2weeks of me buying it.
    Date published: 2015-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! My daughter suffered a severe concussion after a fall and broke her previous helmet. Although most helmets are rated similarly, I liked this one because it is fitted.
    Date published: 2015-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect color! I bought this for my granddaughter and she loves it!
    Date published: 2015-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Very nice lightweight helmet. Fits well a little on the snug side. Came with several extra foam shims to adjust the fit. Good looking.
    Date published: 2015-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fit perfectly from the first time I put it on. This helmet replaces a similar Tipperary Sportage I bought about 6 years ago. It is lightweight and fits perfectly.
    Date published: 2015-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool The first time I wore it, I could feel a breeze on my head, no lie. I needed a smaller size than I measured, though (went with a small and not a medium). Favorite helmet. Still looks great after carrying around in the Noble Outfitters backpack.
    Date published: 2015-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits great! I've worn a few times now and I really like it. Very comfy, love the coverage of the back of the head area. Feels very well made. I wear a 6 7/8 hat and went with a Medium. It's definitely snug- not too tight, but just right.
    Date published: 2015-05-29
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