Del Mar
Classico Riding Helmet
English Chaps/Boots/Helmets

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Manufacturer: Del Mar
Model: Classico Riding Helmet
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets

Purchase: When I first began riding, I purchased a cheap schooling helmet at a local tack store for summer camp. I paid about $40 for the helmet, although the retail price is about $50. I chose a cheaper helmet because I was just starting out and did not need an expensive helmet to learn the basics.

Likes: I like the shape and 'look' of the helmet brand new, also that it came with a velvet cover for schooling shows.

Dislikes: This helmet worked perfectly for my beginning riding years. The helmet was guaranteed to last 5 years (what I was told), but only lasted about 2 1/2 or 3 years for me. What scared me the most was when I was mounting my horse ans she spooked I of course fell and the helmets 'harness' slipped and I bumped my head HARD on the ground. I was 'out' for a few seconds. Luckily my horse was reliable and stood by me. Also, after going through about 3 falls the plastic covering the helmet began peeling from the foam shell. Then, for some stupid reason, I ended up buying a brand new Del Mar, so that I didn't ruin my show helmet. This was a ridiculous idea because I looked like a big black mushroom with it on my head. Also, when I canter my horse the chin strap often works its way up above my nose, threatening to come off when its all the way tight. I am constantly adjusting its position on my head while riding. It's actually quite funny to watch, though. I think that if you have a young rider starting out either buy a nicer schooling helmet brand such as troxel, or even go with a velveteen helmet. They are just as low maintenance as the Del Mar. It's definitely worth the extra $20 or $30.

Quality: The construction is smart. Very sleek and possibly the right fit, but that is hard to find. The harness is terrible, its basically just a strap. The quality does not last on this design.

Summary: The only kind of riding this helmet is safe for is bicycle riding and dead beginner equestrian activities (walking, trotting, cantering, X-rails) on reliable school ponies.

Rating: 2

Author: Aileen<3

Date: 2007-07-21

Usefulness Rating: 0.5 out of 5.
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