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Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet

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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 Matt Helmet is rated 4.5556 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I was hoping for better. For the price, I was hoping for something awesome. This helmet is heavy, very hot and very big (not low-profile AT ALL). The fit is good, and it is comfortable on a cool day but the memory foam is hot and the ventilation does very little in the way of cooling.
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best helmet I have ever gotten I bought this helmet a year ago and fell off on my head and this helmet didn't even break. (Yes, I had it checked out) Great part, about these helmets is that you can customize to the way you would have them look at. Super easy to clean and comfortable
    Date published: 2014-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! This helmet is so amazing! i just bought it and i love it!
    Date published: 2014-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This! A Must Have! I first entered the tack shop with intentions to only buy breeches, but that soon changed when I saw the Shadow Mat! This helmet is so perfect I can't even begin to describe it. The vents are like having built-in AC 24/7, and the helmet itself is super easy to clean up. I rode in extremely heavy rains with this helmet that would've left another helmet with water spots, or would've soaked the velvet through, but this helmet just looked new! I've had it for six months now, and I'm not regretting the price I paid. This helmet is worth every penny.(A note that I have a very round head, and I was so happy when this helmet fit me! I only had to go up a size.)
    Date published: 2014-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great helmet but be aware it runs small! Overall I do really like this helmet but I had to return it twice to get a size that fit. (Thank goodness SmartPak is so great about that. ) I'm 2 sizes bigger in Samshield than I was in my GPA. Even so, the profile is low and very flattering and it's quite comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Helmet, unfortunate waiting time! I ordered this Samshield helmet on Helmet Awareness Day (July 12, 2014) and unfortunately had to wait almost 2 full months for it to ship due to back order. However, I am glad that I waited because I love the helmet and everyone who helped at SmartPak during the waiting period were great!
    Date published: 2014-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Helmet on the Market! I was skeptical about the Samshield brand at first, since at the time it was still relatively new to the scene, but it had all the features I was looking for: plastic or leather (not velvet), subtle air vents and a removable/washable liner. As soon as I put it on, I was in love; this helmet fit me perfectly.The profile is great for my head shape, and even the slightly more forward harness is comfortable on me. The vent provides enough air circulation to keep be a bit cooler than other helmets I’ve worn, and I can occasionally even feel a slight breeze. It’s easy to keep clean (it is after all, plastic) and the liner is very easy to remove and wash: it just snaps into place!
    Date published: 2014-09-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from "Au Courant" Samshield is the latest look in helmets out there, very au courant. So, I had to try one. I have always worn a long oval 6&7/8ths helmet since I started riding 43 years ago. So I ordered a 6&7/8ths Samshield Smoke helmet. It was huge on me by the standards for trying on a helmet for the perfect fit. It felt like it sat on top of my head and not around it, my head wasn't "in" it and flopped front and back as if I rocked my head as if I were landing from a jump.I have seen one of my students adjust her Samshield while on course, every single course! That has bothered me all summer. She says it fits but now I see what she is struggling against. She and I wear the same size and shape helmet.Thinking it could be the French size their helmets larger than the English, I ordered the 6&5/8ths. I kept the 6&7/8 to compare the fit with the 6&5/8. Both of them were floppy! I suspect, perhaps (?), this is because the helmet has no padding right in the front to prevent headaches from a tight fitting helmet. I honestly couldn't achieve a tight fit at all. I could not get either helmet to fit my head. My other supposition is that Samshield doesn't fit long oval heads. I could lift the helmet up onto my scalp by just moving my eyebrows!I sent both Samshield helmets back and I'm sticking to my Charles Owen. I have had two C.O.s now and they fit perfectly, like a custom fit. Don't mess with success!
    Date published: 2014-09-20
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