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Samshield Shadow Mat Helmet

Samshield
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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'!).

Samshield is a mix between the rider's needs, the designer's creative energy and the engineer's technical vision.

Following the success of the Premium model, Samshield developed a new model with a wide appeal.

ASTM/SEI approved.

Harness is made of faux leather.

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    Samshield Shadow Mat Helmet is rated 4.6071 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chin Strap too big! I wanted to love this helmet. It is beautifully made. Great craftsmanship and quality. Beautiful look.Not a big deal but I found I had to order 1 size larger. The lining is so plush I had to order a larger size to accommodate the plush lining.My major complaint- you can not adjust the chin strap forward or backwards...it is set at a forward angle so when I have the helmet on the chin strap comes right to the edge of my chin! It easily goes over my chin if I push the helmet visor up...that wont work at all if I get knocked in the head or tossed from my horse the helmet would pop off!!Im ordering a size 7...so its not like I have a teeny head but even so I have to adjust the chin strap as tight as it ALLOWS to be secure. It wont let me tighten it smaller because of the design of the very long side straps. Poor design!!!!Like I said I wanted to love this helmet. I ordered the blue and it is a beautiful navy but it is not adjustable at all to my head. Bummer.
    Date published: 2014-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Baby!!! My trainer is sponsored by Samshield and almost every rider at my barn has a Samshield. My IRH was getting beat up and old so I decided to purchase a Samshield. I am so in love, I couldn't be happier!!! I used to have issues with my old helmet giving me headaches because it would squeeze my head if my hairnet wasn't right; now I don't even feel like Im wearing a helmet. It doesn't rub, and the liner is super comfortable. I also love how the liner is removable, especially because some of my shows in the summer can  get up to 100+ degrees. I love love LOVE this helmet!
    Date published: 2014-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet! I used to have a GPA Titium, it was comfortable, but my hair was always a sweaty mess...there was no ventilation (contrary to the vent...). I could feel the airflow instantly with my new Samshield, and the price point is nice too. Comfortable fit, sleek look and a great protector on the chin strap that eliminates that pesky chin strap buckle. The option of the two liners gives everyone a choice on how they want the helmet to fit... they snap in, snap out, very easy to wash! Try this helmet, you won't be disappointed.
    Date published: 2014-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet ever! Insanely comfortable and looks i Best purchase. Shapes perfect to my head, while looking classy 
    Date published: 2014-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love this helmet! Fits my head perfectly, love the snap out padding (smartpak sells extras too- that will be fantastic in summer!), love the breeze through the vents. 
    Date published: 2014-01-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weird chin strap This helmet is incredibly comfortable and fit my head great. I was really sad to have to return it. The chin strap on this is way to far forward and basically cups your chin rather than going under your chin. Perhaps if you have a pointier chin and no cheeks it would be ok but it is a really weird fit and an even weirder look. 
    Date published: 2013-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Helmet I opened the box and was thrilled with the look and feel of the Samshield.  I was looking to replace my KEP due to a fall.  However, when I put it on it sat "on top" of my head a bit - it was the right size (1/8" larger than I normally wear) and then proceeded to sit up on the forehead and down in the back after I wore it around for a while.  Memory foam line is very nice.  The faux leather chin strap is a bit thick and not very pliable (out of the box).  Sadly, I had to return it.  As we all know helmets are such a personal fit item.  If a KEP fits you, likely this won't.  It is well made, gorgeous, with simple lines.  All in all I so wish it would have fit my head.  
    Date published: 2013-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury car for your head... Wow, this helmet is amazing. I went from my old troxel that I have had for a few years and finally got fed up with the lining coming off to this helmet. What a difference! I wasn't expecting the air vents to actually work but they do! I can feel a breeze on my scalp and I don't get light headed and overheated now. I've ridden outside in 90 degrees and my head feel like there's nothing there. I would recommend this helmet to anyone if you want to splurge for the quality. I plan on using this helmet for training and showing and keep it in a case when I'm not wearing it. I'd rather save my brains everyday than just at the show.Make sure to measure your head accurately and with your hair at it's thickest (i.e. not wet and slicked back). The sizing chair is very, very accurate so if you have poofy hair like I do make sure to measure properly.
    Date published: 2013-10-11
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