My daily helmet is a basic Tipperary Sportage. I used to ride in Troxels, and had several, but once I tried a Tipperary I have never, ever went back. SO much more comfortable. When my first Tipperary expired (you replace yours every 5 years too, right?) I went to the All American Quarter Horse Congress and tried on every brand and model I could find. And I didn't like a single one better than my cheap Tipperary. Charles Owens were too round. As were One K. Ovations just felt...weird. There were 3 or 4 more brands that I don't recall, I ended up with another Tipperary. And another.
I think what I need to do is actually go into a fully stocked tack store and try helmets on again but those are woefully absent here in my new neck of the woods. The closest is over 1.5 hours away! And sadly I didn't take the time to do it when I was in MI, you know, close to things. Last year I replaced my show helmet with one of the snazzy looking T4s.
|New(ish) show helmet|
|New daily helmet|