Rated 5 out of 5 by Heidi Best Helmet
Before purchasing this helmet, I had owned
Troxels and Lami-Cells for several years, and at different times ridden in Tipperary, IRH, and Charles Owen. Ovation Protege is far and away the most comfortable, lightest, and all around best helmet I have used. It settles comfortable on my head thanks to the dial system, protects the back of your neck, and looks great. It would be suitable to wear in a schooling show. My only complaint is that the back of the helmet is covered with some kind of felt fabric, which would seem to get dusty easily- thankfully Ovation includes a drawstring helmet bag which I always use. I only wish I had waited to get the beautiful purple -my eventing color- instead of the dark blue!
January 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris sizing
I have had Troxel helmets, they were just OK, and Tipperary which were better. I was anxious to try this one looking for a cooler helmet when it is hot but the largest available doen't fit my normal sized head. A larger size is made but State Line doesn't carry it and didn't offer to special order. I get that most of their customer base is women usually requiring smaller sizes. It makes it challenging for guys though
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by equestrianwny Wonderful for price
Got this helmet for Christmas. Really nice look-not at all bulky or "plasticy". really comfortable fit as well-almost forget helmet is on! Would definitely recommend for schooling, trail riding, or anyone looking for a great helmet at a great price
May 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AZ rider Sporty and functional
I bought two of these for my daughters, and they work great. I had bought a Troxel for myself, and it gave me a headache and it was way to round for my liking. I just bought one of these for myself. The sporty design helped make it easier to get my girls to wear them during competitions when no one else wears helemts. The venting was also important, since we live in a hot climate. I looked around and I think this helmet has the most vents.
April 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmieJo Great Helmet!
This helmet is comfortable, light and perfect for me! I have a really small head and the XS/S dials small enough for me. I liked the looks of the Troxel Sierra helmet but when I tried it on in the store it was too round for my head. This Ovation Protege is the right shape for my head. My horse thinks her Western rider is smart to wear a helmet.
March 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by okwilk Be Careful With Size
I normally wear a large helmet. The largest option on this helmet is "M/L" and is supposedly good up through size 7-1/2. It isn't. I have no hope of wearing this thing. On the box it says "7- 7 1/8"
December 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by slceb great but not for my head shape
love how this looks, especially for the price. It's also very light & well-ventilated. It is DEFINITELY for an oval-shaped head, though, and mine is very round. It's only a little uncomfortable now but as the front padding wears out, it'll be time for something new.
October 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay best helmet EVER
i have been riding for a long time and have tried/gone through many different helmets but this one is the best! it looks good for both western and english showing, schooling, or anything else! i got a white one from a different source but of the same brand. these make helmets look cool and they dont press the back of your head or are as hot as tipperary!
July 27, 2011