Manufacturer: International Riding Helmets (View all products by International Riding Helmets (IRH))
Model: Black Velvet Helmet (View all Black Velvet Helmet reviews)
Category: English Show Apparel
Purchase: I got this helmet from the barn where I ride. I didn't have to pay for it, it was provided when my other IRH helmet was cracked in a fall.
Likes: It is a classic black velvet helmet with a back ribbon and adjustable leather harness. It is nice looking and fits. It meets the safety standards, but I have yet to experience this first hand.
Dislikes: I don't know if I really can trust this brand. A horse I was riding fell and I suffered a pretty frightening concussion with my last IRH helmet. The thing practically fell apart. It cracked all the way through, and I don't even think I fell that hard. If the helmet wasn't held together by the outer material, I'm sure it would be in two pieces. I hope this model is safer. Also, it has the stupidest harness fastener. It is a hook with a little metal thing and a snap above it. It comes undone while I ride if not checked after fastening, and it takes FOREVER. The adjustable part of it doesn't stay tight all the time, even with that little rubber band thingy. It also doesn't have any good ventilation technology, so in summer my head sweats quite a bit during those long show days or in hot weather.
Quality: It is a velvet or velveteen covered low profile helmet with a silky gold liner and a classic ribbon back and button on top. It has a tan leather harness.
Summary: Much, much better helmets are available but I guess this one is nice. I hope it is very strong.
Author: Candy's Mom
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
TuffRider Ladies EcoGreen Bamboo Plaid Full Seat Breeches English Show Apparel
Riding Sport English Show Apparel
Royal Highness Abingdon Wrap Collar Cool Max Shirt English Show Apparel
Pikeur Ciara Knee Patch Riding Breeches English Show Apparel
Tredstep Donetello English Show Apparel
Essex Classics Performance Collection English Show Apparel
Dublin Hipsta Low Rise Knee Patch breech English Show Apparel
Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter English Show Apparel
FITS Jumpline Show Shirt English Show Apparel
Charles Owen GR8 English Show Apparel
Ariat Heritage Zip-Back Field Boots English Show Apparel
Trainers Choice Low Rise Full Seat English Show Apparel
F.I.T.S Beka Breech English Show Apparel
La Mundial Tall Custom Dress Boots English Show Apparel
Devon-Aire Nouvelle Stretch Show Coat English Show Apparel
Tropical Rider Legacy Enduracool Full Seat Deerskin Low Rise Breeches English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Platinum Hunt Coat English Show Apparel
Fuller Fillies Dress Boots English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Essential Show Jacket English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Essentials Show Shirt English Show Apparel