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Troxel Introduces World's First Helmet Designed Exclusively For Western Riders

Horse Tack - Helmets

Troxel LLC, a leading manufacturer of ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets and the leader in Western styled safety helmets, has introduced the Sierra, the first western helmet designed exclusively for Western riders.

The uniquely Western look of the Sierra comes from three purpose-specific materials: durable Cordura for high wear areas and breathability, Nylon Mesh for flow-thru ventilation, and grain leather for its combination of strength and beauty. A leather covered retention system with steel harness rings completes the rugged, outdoor Western look and sets it apart from existing helmets on the market. Riders can choose between dual-toned tan or a solid black color.

The Sierra provides the ultimate in comfort, being lightweight and extremely well ventilated with seven mesh-covered vents that allow for maximum cooling and airflow while also offering protection from bugs and debris entering the helmet. Sun protection is provided by an extended, flexible sun visor. The Sierra's comfortable, customized fit is achieved through Troxel's unique combination of a patented GPS III Micro Adjustable Fit System, and patented internal Flip-Fold Fit System that can be easily adjusted by riders to meet their individual head shapes and sizes.

Troxel's advanced research and technology team designed the Sierra's polycarbonate, in-molded shell and impact liner, achieving a more streamlined and durable helmet. The in-molding process fuses the outer shell with the inner EPS liner forming an integrated unit. The Fusion Heel artfully merges the upper and lower shells and allows for an additional rear vent positioned below the waist of the helmet.

"Social and cultural barriers obstructing the acceptance of wearing protective headgear are finally being neutralized in the Western riding community as more public health data defines the risks of riding, the rates of head injuries and the effectiveness of certified helmets" commented Dr. Rick Timms, Troxel's CEO. "With a helmet like the Sierra on the market, riders have comfortable, authentic Western styling, and Troxel's leadership in protection."

The Sierra is available in extra small/small (XS/S) or medium/large (M/L) in tan or black. The Sierra can be purchased from select retailers and catalogs at a SRP of $119.95.

About Troxel (

Troxel is the world's leading provider of ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets for competitive, schooling and recreational riding. Established in 1898, Troxel is recognized for its innovative design and research leadership in helmetry, including award-winning helmets for United States cycling and equestrian Olympic teams. Based in San Diego, California, Troxel has delivered over two and a half million helmets to the equestrian market without a recorded death. Troxel's CEO, Dr Richard Timms, is a research scientist and former physician specializing in critical care, and is dedicated to developing products that address public health and injury prevention.