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Troxel Orion Schooling Helmet
Horse Tack - Riding Helmets
The Troxel Orion Helmet is a premium schooling helmet. The Orion sets the standard with its streamline silhouette & unmatched attention to detail. State-of-the-art advances include: in-molded polycarbon shell for a brilliant finish & bulletproof durability, soft-touch visor, fusion heel-cup that artfully merges the upper & lower shell. GPS III micro-adjustable stabilization system & Pittards leather.
The Orion is available in small, medium and large in onyx green, eggplant and smoke.
The Orion's polycarbonate, in-molded shell and impact liner creates a
streamlined, more durable and integrated helmet. Polycarbonate has a robust
surface that is more resistant to dings, fading and extreme temperatures
than standard shells. The in-molding process fuses the outer polycarbonate
shell with the inner EPS liner forming a single integrated unit. An elegant
harness covered by WR100X Pittards all-weather and stain-resistant leather
accents the styling.
The Orion's patented Gripper Positioning System III (GPS III) introduces the
sporting market's most advanced fit adjustment system. Its easy-to-use
tensioning mechanism provides a ready adjustment to comfortably accommodate
head shapes and hairstyles.
The Orion is the first helmet with a semi-soft heel that protects the base
of the helmet during everyday use. The helmet also introduces a new 'soft
tip visor' that adds facial protection through its soft, rubber edge that
flexes when encountering significant forces. The new visor enhances the
helmet's style through a texture that eliminates hard plastic edges.
"The Orion is the finest helmet that Troxel has ever produced in terms of
the combination of quality, technology, comfort and appearance," said Dr
Richard Timms, Troxel's CEO. "We've applied our most advanced research and
development elements to bring a new level of helmet to our market. It is an
ideal helmet for performance riders, whether training or pleasure riding, in
all types of climate and riding conditions."
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 now
dedicates all its resources to equestrian helmets and related accessories,
and has provided over two million helmets to the equestrian market.
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.