Tipperary
Sportage Helmet
Western Chaps/Boots/Hats



Manufacturer: Tipperary
Model: Sportage Helmet
Category: Western Chaps/Boots/Hats

Purchase: I got this helmet from Dover Saddlery for $57.00 because I wanted head protection when trail riding. Also, I wanted it to look good with my western tack.

Likes: The things I like about this helmet are many. First of all, if you are a western rider, you know there aren't many helmet models out there that have western styling. Troxel offers a few and I tried both the Dakota and the Sierra but the quality and fit just weren't there. The Tipperary, even though it sounds english, can really go either way because of the style. The outer shell has a neat design on it and comes in 3 different color choices (I got the gray), the visor is small so it blocks the sun but doesn't get in your way, the harness is very comfortable with the padded chin strap and best of all, the inside fits me and all my friends heads perfectly (meaning that it fits both round and oblong heads) and the low-profile design is very flattering. You really forget you have it on sometimes!

Dislikes: Nothing at all!

Quality: I looked at where the nylon/leather harness is attached to the shell and its very well stitched and riveted through all the layers. It has vent holes for cooling and comes with pads to customize the fit. The padded chin strap is also an excellent comfort feature with a quick release clasp for on/off ease. Also, the harness seems to hold your head quite well with no shifting.

Summary: Like I said, this is a versatile helmet and can be used for both english and western riding. Now that its cold where I live, I've bought a cover for it to keep me warm and its working out great! Its light weight, comfort and quality for the price, make it an excellent investment...especially considering what it is protecting!

Rating: 5

Author: Paintluvr

Date: 2006-11-22

Usefulness Rating: 3.81818 out of 5.
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