Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

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Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

High density ABS material provides superior impact resistance, while still being one of the lightest helmets on the market! Contoured drop-back shell and comfort foam interior allows for added protection and secure fit. Flexible visor.  Rear reflective strip for increased visibility in low-light conditions. 
 
 ASTM F1163-04A/SEI Certified & CE certified to European EN 1384 Standards*
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Features:
  • Contoured drop-back shell
  • Comfort foam interior
  • Flexible visor
  • Rear reflective strip
  • Lightweight
  • ASTM/SEI certified
Item Specifications:
 
Weight:
17 ounces
 
Sizes:
XS (6 1/4 - 6 3/8), S (6 1/2 - 6 5/8), M (6 3/4 - 6 7/8), L (7 - 7 1/8)
 
 
 
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I was told this is one of the best helmets
Charlotte J on Feb 12, 2016
My daughter needed it for her English classes.
Aimee E on Nov 28, 2015
lightweight, fits comfy and adjustable. Bought one in every size for whole family.
Jennifer A on Feb 7, 2016
9 yr old, learning to ride, needs cool colored helmet for safety and fashion
ursula v on Nov 8, 2015
I would like to know if you are going to recibe tipperary sportage 8500 helmet size M color tan?
Cecilia B on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: I also don't understand your question but have this helmet in navy and pink . In size M. I LOVE these helmets. Great coverage and yet light
Reply · Report · Vicki T on Jul 8, 2014
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my daughters head is between the small and medium size. don't know if I would be better off getting her the small...but don't want her to grow out of it too fast....she is 10 and has a lot of growing to do in the near future. any insight would be helpful? thx
jwiley on Dec 4, 2013
Best Answer: As a fully grown adult, I bought the medium for myself, and I absolutely love it. It fits perfectly. I had another brand which had come highly recommended, but it not only was uncomfortable, it actually slipped around somewhat on my head.

Since your daughter is in a rapid growth time of her life right now, it sounds as though she will be out of the small size pretty soon. She could always wear a soft woolen cap under it until it firs correctly, and serves its purpose. There also are foam inserts which can be bought to "stuff the loose places" in the helmet. And you can always send the medium back if it is way too big for her right now.
Reply · Report · Sandra R on Dec 5, 2013
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Is it adjustable?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2015
Best Answer: Yes it is adjustable with straps. It does not have a dial in the back that some helmets have, but after you get the strapping right it's fine. Just not real easy to modify the fit by small increments like the dial helmets. Its a very comfortable helmet and provides extra protection in the rear of the helmet. We live in Florida so the venting is important to help stay cool!
Reply · Report · Laurie T on Dec 5, 2015
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Does this have memory foam padding?
Margaret H on Feb 18, 2014
Best Answer: It does not have memory foam. It does come with several foam inserts to adjust the fit. I love this helmet. It is so comfortable - I forget it I have it on within five minutes of putting it on!
Reply · Report · Jennifer L on Feb 20, 2014
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I bought the large, but it feels like it constantly wants to rise upwards and off the top of my head. Why is this?
Carol on Feb 19, 2014
Best Answer: Sounds like it's just too big. I bought an xs and it fits snugly yet is very comfortable. I'd return it and try a smaller size.
Reply (1) · Report · Marie C on Feb 19, 2014
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is the 8500 the plus?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2015
Best Answer: I have used the helmet for a number of years for my special needs son that has frequent seizures and falls occasionally. It has been very effective in protecting him when he falls. He has split a couple of helmet but has not incurred any concussion's or major head wounds. My conclusion is that if it works for these type of falls it should do well for anyone falling while horseback riding.
Reply · Report · Ronald J J on Nov 13, 2015
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My head is 22.75". Will a large fit?
Joanne A on Feb 12, 2015
Best Answer: I really can't answer this as I don't know how big my head is. I know it's average, and I bought a medium which I absolutely love. So comfortable. Best bet would be to find someone who has one and try it on, or have SLT measure the inside of the helmets. They do come with additional velcro-attached foam inserts to add if needed, but you don't want to have to stuff your helmet unnecessarily. It should be a perfect fit with the minimal amount of "stuffing" as possible.
Reply · Report · Sandra R on Feb 12, 2015
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My head is 21 3/4". What size would you recommend?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2015
Best Answer: http://www.statelinetack.com/ContentFiles/Sizing_Charts/SLT901467.JPG

It looks like you're in between a medium and large, it's typically recommended to order the larger size if you are in between.
Reply · Report · Kathryn BStaff on Feb 10, 2015
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Do you have this exact helmet with any horse designs on it instead of plain solid colors?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2015
Best Answer: We offer this helmet in solid colors only.
Reply · Report · Maria PStaff on Mar 16, 2015
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