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Tipperary Sportage Helmet

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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. Made of lightweight, high density ABS material the Sportage 8500 has superior resistance to high impact. Returning is the functional low profile, drop back shell for increased protection and a secure fit reducing helmet rotation with and the added feature of a reflective band for safer rides in low light conditions. The helmet's ventilation system has increased airflow for a cooler, more comfortable ride. The harness is made of black, soft touch leather with reinforced nylon. Visor is a soft rubberized, low profile flexible visor. 

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    Tipperary Sportage Helmet is rated 4.7931 out of 5 by 319.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second one, love it. Lightweight, cool and comfortable. I use this for schooling and wish I could wear to show! This is my second one, only because first one after 8 years finally got stinky. Great product, great price. Love the colors too.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd one! I use this helmet for schooling because it's light, and comfortable and easier to keep clean than other helmets. My old one is about 8 years old and finally just got too stinky! This one fits even better and I know my head is protected.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I See What All The Hype Is About! I had suspected for a long time that my helmet(s) never fit correctly. My helmets with adjustable framework in the back always bounced all over no matter how I tightened them. Sometimes they'd slide back on my head to a really dramatic angle, to the point where I was always tugging the visor down. Everything I've read about proper fitting suggested that's not okay.The Tipperary Sportage does not move once I put it on. I really feel like it's perfectly encased my head. I like how streamlined it is and how closely it hugs the back of the head-- no more bulbous "bubble"-like helmets!Graphite is a neat, subtle color. And the lightly padded straps are nice. Also comes with a black Tipperary satchel!Very reasonable price point between the "starter" and "designer" helmets.The Medium is perhaps a tiny, tiny bit too snug on my head with the thin pad in the back (and a little too loose with nothing). But I'm thinking that when all the padding gets broken in and compressed just a little bit, it will be perfect. I'm sure a Large would be too loose.Those removable pads are, however, the source of my one concern. The Velcro that holds them in is heavy-duty, but I wonder how easy it will be to eventually lose them? Or to have them break down TOO much with the rigors of constant use and sweat.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the nice fit I bought this helmet a few days ago because I had a fall and its not recommend to use the same helmet after a serious fall. When I tried it on, I wasn't sure about the fit on the back of my neck but now I love it!!!! :D The only thing I didn't like was when I took out the foam blocks from the back of the helmet it became a tad to big, but thats kind of expected :)
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't work for me, but affordable & well vented I have no idea what shape my head is (I only know it's big!) but this helmet was wide and gapped on the sides on me. (In the past I've had good luck with Ovation and GPA helmets.) Front to back was a good fit. Seems like it'd be a comfortable, lightweight, very well ventilated helmet. I am looking for an affordable hot weather schooling helmet, and this would have been perfect. I'm not totally crazy about the styling (seems abruptly flat in back, almost like something from a motocross-type sport) but it's fine for a schooling helmet.
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very lightweight I bought this when I needed a new helmet due to a fall. It fits me well and I especially like that it extends further down the back of your head for additional protection (at least it seems to?). I only wish it had a liner that could be washed after many uses, as we all know that helmets can get a little yucky from time to time. I am looking into buying a liner of some kind that will not affect the fit. Overall a good, comfortable schooling helmet.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable! I first ordered this in size small, following the sizing recommendations, but had to move up to a medium, which fits beautifully and is so comfortable I forget I have it on. Can't say enough about Smart Pak's free shipping both ways. When I returned the item, they even sent me e-mails noting that they had received it, and that they were crediting my account. GREAT customer service!
    Date published: 2014-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Tipperary Sportage This is our second Tipperary helmet. I love the full coverage at the back of the head and my daughter (who actually wears it) says it's the most comfortable one she has worn - even in the AZ heat.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
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