Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

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Product Summary:

Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

High-density ABS material provides superior impact resistance, yet the Sportage is still one of the lightest helmets on the market. Contoured drop-back shell and comfort foam interior allows for added protection and secure fit, while a rear reflective strip increases visibility in low-light conditions.

ASTM F1163-04A/SEI Certified & CE certified to European EN 1384 Standards*
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  • Contoured drop-back shell
  • Comfort foam interior
  • Flexible visor
  • Rear reflective strip
  • Lightweight
  • ASTM/SEI certified
Item Specifications:

17 oz.

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)
XL (7 1/4 - 7 5/8) 

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Helmet WarningHelmet Warning/Sizing Information
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
LG Black Matte SLT901467 LG BLK 8500 L BK 840189010168
LG Blue SLT901467 LG BLU 8500 L EB 840189009124
LG Cocoa SLT901467 LG COC 8500 L CB 940189010509
LG Gray SLT901467 LG GRY 8500 L CG 840189001029
LG Hunter SLT901467 LG HUN 8500 LG HN
LG Navy SLT901467 LG NVY 8500 L NB 840189010021
LG Pink SLT901467 LG PNK 8500-L-PK 840189009117
LG Purple SLT901467 LG PRP 8500-L-PU 840189008462
LG Tan SLT901467 LG TAN 8500 L TN
LG White SLT901467 LG WHT 8500 L WH 840189010618
MD Black Matte SLT901467 MD BLK 8500 M BK 840189009001
MD Blue SLT901467 MD BLU 8500 M EB 840189009100
MD Cocoa SLT901467 MD COC 8500 M CB 940189010493
MD Gray SLT901467 MD GRY 8500 M CG 840189001036
MD Hunter SLT901467 MD HUN 8500 MD HN
MD Navy SLT901467 MD NVY 8500 M NB 840189010038
MD Pink SLT901467 MD PNK 8500 M PK 840189009094
MD Purple SLT901467 MD PRP 8500 M PU 840189008455
MD Tan SLT901467 MD TAN 8500 M TN
MD White SLT901467 MD WHT 8500 M WH 840189010601
SM Black Matte SLT901467 SM BLK 8500 S BK 840189008509
SM Blue SLT901467 SM BLU 8500 S EB 840189009087
SM Cocoa SLT901467 SM COC 8500-S-CB 940189010486
SM Gray SLT901467 SM GRY 8500 S CG 840189001012
SM Hunter SLT901467 SM HUN 8500 SM HN
SM Navy SLT901467 SM NVY 8500 S NB 840189010045
SM Pink SLT901467 SM PNK 8500 S PK 840189009070
SM Purple SLT901467 SM PRP 8500 S PU 840189008448
SM Tan SLT901467 SM TAN 8500 S TN
SM White SLT901467 SM WHT 8500-S-WH 840189010595
XL Blue SLT901467 XL BLU 8500 XL EB 840189010878
XL Cocoa SLT901467 XL COC 8500 XL CB 840189007755
XL Gray SLT901467 XL GRY 8500 XL CG 840189007724
XL Navy SLT901467 XL NVY 8500 XL NB 840189007762
XL Pink SLT901467 XL PNK 8500-XL-PK 840189009131
XL Purple SLT901467 XL PRP 8500-XL-PU 840189008479
XL White SLT901467 XL WHT 8500 XL WH 840189010625
XS Black Matte SLT901467 XS BLK 8500-XS-BK 840189008516
XS Blue SLT901467 XS BLU 8500 XS EB 840189009063
XS Cocoa SLT901467 XS COC 8500-XS-CB 940189010479
XS Gray SLT901467 XS GRY 8500-XS-CG 840189001005
XS Hunter SLT901467 XS HUN 8500 XS HN
XS Navy SLT901467 XS NVY 8500 XS NB 840189010052
XS Pink SLT901467 XS PNK 8500-XS-PK 840189009056
XS Purple SLT901467 XS PRP 8500 XS PU 840189008431
XS Tan SLT901467 XS TAN 8500 XS TN
XS White SLT901467 XS WHT 8500-XS-WH 840189010588

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this?
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it's ASTM & SEI Certified, and I like the vents and the color!
M B on Apr 10, 2019
Reviews and median price. Hope it fits and is comfortable.
Kaye T H on Jan 21, 2019
it's ASTM & SEI Certified, and I like the vents and the color!
M B on Apr 10, 2019
As a brain cancer survivor who rides horses for a living I hate wearing helmets, but I should wear one, so I'm trying Tipperary because they are supposed to be the lightest & most comfortable
Lauren G on Jan 23, 2019
Reviews and median price. Hope it fits and is comfortable.
Kaye T H on Jan 21, 2019
It has many excellent reviews.
tim g on Dec 17, 2018
daughter has always ridden in this brand. Wanted safe helmet for my grandson that I knew would be good for him.
Anne Marie M on Nov 30, 2018
Ken P on Nov 26, 2018
look, function and price
ann e on Nov 25, 2018
Low profile, light weight and very comfortable on
Rita G on Nov 23, 2018
A friend loves this helmet and I've been borrowing it. Lightweight and doesn't bother me when I ride...don't usually like wearing helmets, but this one is nice.
Paulette C on Oct 12, 2018
This is the same helmet I've been using for years! I learned that over time it will get brittle, so it's time to replace my '09 helmet.
V R on Sep 28, 2018
I have been using this helmet since 2010 and I love it. As an endurance rider, I have ridden thousands of trail miles in this helmet and it is so comfortable and very durable. I am ordering a new one today exactly like the one I already have only because I have a new puppy who rode in the back seat of my truck and decided my helmet was a great chew toy. The old helmet is still usable but has been retired to my husband who doesn't ride near as much as I do. Love this helmet!!
Emily B on Sep 21, 2018
Replacement time!
Rachel N on Sep 5, 2018
already have one and needed to replace
Diane C on Aug 20, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
paula j on Aug 4, 2018
been wearing this helmet for years and love it
Elizabeth W on Jul 15, 2018
I have had my current helmet for 7 years, time for a new one. Love this brand, It is comfortable, cool and lightweight. I never ride without it!
Marie C on Jul 12, 2018
My friend has one, she said it is cool and comfortable.
Holly H on Jul 8, 2018
I am replacing my Tipperary as I recently had an accident on my horse. This helmet saved me!! I am replacing it with another Tipperary. I know to replace my helmet if it is involved in an accident involving the head. Thank goodness I had my helmet on.
DIANE C on Jul 7, 2018
looks good
Cynthia A on Jul 4, 2018
It got a positive review in the current issue of Untacked, and I have been looking for a good summer helmet
Rita U on Jun 25, 2018
extra small
Linda S on Jun 25, 2018
I researched about the helmet and I like ordering from your company.
Julie R on Jun 22, 2018
I love this helmet! It is so comfortable I often forget I am wearing it. The extended coverage down the back of the head keeps it put during impact (I know from experience!). Compared to cheaper helmets, this one has the straps designed into the helmet. Some of the others are put together with a cheap plastic and break too easy. This helmet held up for 4 years before I had a spill. They are well designed and worth the money!
Rachael T on Jun 13, 2018
Fell on my head, and the last one I had did its job well.
Alexandra F on Jun 6, 2018
recommended by a friend
Mary S on May 26, 2018
Love the fit and ventilation.
Susan P on May 6, 2018
like the strap on these...just found out I have been wearing too large a size... :(
Melissa O on Apr 28, 2018
This helmet comes further down the back of the neck to provide additional protection. The helmet is relatively light and is very comfortable. Have owned others like this.
Robert K on Apr 27, 2018
Have worn a Tipperary in the past and it was very comfortable and has full head coverage
Kathryn M on Mar 11, 2018
I chose this because I have been in search of a helmet. My best friend has one of these and it is very light weight, breathable, and very comfortable. I forgot I even had the helmet on.
Cheyenne H on Mar 2, 2018
Elaine F on Feb 11, 2018
I have one love it am buying for my dayghter
Connie L on Dec 21, 2017
Needed to replace my 20+-year-old helmet with one having updated safety features/protection and style
Susan D on Nov 11, 2017
It has great safety rating for the money.
Tracie D on Sep 29, 2017
other helmet broke
TIM W on Aug 24, 2017
I have used this helmet for nearly 10 years -- it has held up well and I like the look/fit. It's just gotten "groody" from being stored in the barn and I want a new one. Also -- never... put fly spray of any kind on it -- it chemically bonds to the plastic and you will never get it off.
Glenn P on Jul 5, 2017
For partner.
Patricia J on Jun 25, 2017
Really good reviews and safety features. Good price and color selection.
Mary L on Jun 14, 2017
Tipperary fits me best, love the brand for years
Sjoukje J on May 27, 2017
The lightest most comfortable helmet! The visor doesn't fall off and I like the support at the back of the skull. Reasonable price and NOW cute colors
Deborah P on Apr 16, 2017
Allison Q on Dec 5, 2016
I have been wearing this same helmet for years. It fits perfect and is just what I need for weekend riding.
Katie S on Sep 17, 2016
This helmet conforms to the shape of my head. This design works best for me. I love the matt color and air vents.
Karen V on Sep 6, 2016
I need a new helmet
Sarah G on Aug 3, 2016
I already have one and it is really comfortable
Rue P on May 13, 2016
This helmet has rave reviews on multiple equine shopping websites. I like the style, vents and colors options . I bought it on closeout for $50. I'm hoping I'll like it better than the Tipperary T2 helmet. I didn't like the side straps on the T2 and it felt too bulky.
Carmen P on May 5, 2016
We currently have one of these that works really well, so are buying a second.
Karen L on Apr 26, 2016
I had to get a new helmet because I fell off my mare and hit my head HARD on a rock. I am a true believer in this helmet! Comfortable and VERY tough!
Kathy on Apr 21, 2016
Old Tipperary Sportage expired
Madeline N R on Apr 17, 2016
I was told this is one of the best helmets
Charlotte J on Feb 12, 2016
As a brain cancer survivor who rides horses for a living I hate wearing helmets, but I should wear one, so I'm trying Tipperary because they are supposed to be the lightest & most comfortable
Lauren G on Jan 23, 2019
It has many excellent reviews.
tim g on Dec 17, 2018
Any suggestion on how to keep the white helmet clean?
JoAnn M on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine doesn’t get too dirty—I just wipe it off with a cloth damp with water. White is so much cooler than the black so I like it so much better!
What does a flexible visor mean?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is a plastic, fixed visor that is firm to the touch, however, it is actually bendable using your fingers. It is not apparent upon viewing, even up close, and is not at all flimsy. I for one do not know the purpose for it being flexible (bendable), but have been extremely happy with this helmet, more so than any other brand that I have had in the past. It is the second Sportage that I have purchased, due to the quality and dependability it has offered. I am hard on a helmet, and it has been well worth the price. I also like the nice carrying bag that is included with the helmet. Best of luck!!
Can i Buy just the snap? mine got lost...
Cheryl L on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not have replacement parts available. You may wish to contact the Manufacturer at 888-313-8842 or info@phoenixperformance.com.
TipperRh riding vest?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item is not the vest it is the helmet. I have attached a photo of one of the vest's we carry for this vendor. If you search on our website Tipperary vest the remaining will be provided.
Tipperary Eventer Vest
Tipperary Eventer Vest
what size to buy for 67/8 head size?
CATHERINE H on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wear 7 1/8 helmet and I ordered the medium /large. It has dial fit adjustment.
Does the tipperary sportage fit a round or oval head?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No matter your head shape, use the size guide from Tipperary and it should fit. Also I have called them before about a cleaning question and they are super nice!! They will help you find the right size for this awesome helmet.
Do you have the different colored vents in the Sportage Tipperary helmets red, purple, Etc?
Debra Y on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have both a charcoal gray and a white helmet. Both of which have black mesh venting. No additional colors.
Do you have the Tipperary Sportage helmet manufacture date 2017 size medium, color carbon grey in stock?
Anne L on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am afraid I do not have 2017 my helmet is 2014. It is a great helmet with a great fit I am very comfortable with my helmet.
Does Tipperary offer a discount for a helmet that's never been in a fall, but has aged out? Mine is 5 y/o this year and has never taken a fall, but I feel like it needs to be replaced. I know some other manufacturers will replace/deep discount helmets.
SusanF on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do have to refer you to Tipperary for any direct replacement options they may have:
by phone, 888-313-8842
Please keep in mind any replacement offers may be contingent on whether the product was registered at the time of purchase.
I need a 6 3/4 size - what does that translate to?
helen k on Oct 27, 2016
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)
We want a black medium Tipperary helmet. What style?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not exactly sure what you're asking but I love my Tipperarys , they are super light and comfortable. It goes with any style of riding if that's what you're asking.
Why is there not an XL size offered? I'm looking to replace my same helmet in XL but you don't list this size though Tipperary does make it.
Dave. on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we do not carry this helmet in an XL.
Hi, is the tipperary sportage 8500 riding helmet a matte finish or shiny?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Finish on Tipperary sportage 8500 is glossie not matte
Does this helmet have a removeable, washable liner?
Michelle S on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it does not have a liner but the helmet has lots of breathability and I have not ever gotten sweaty enough yet to think about the necessity of having the ability to clean the inside. I live in Texas --- very hot!
Is the purple like shown??
Tracie. on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The purple is a vivid light color as shown.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.