Frequently asked questions about Riding Helmets
There is no blanket answer to this question, because depending on the different visual and functional desires and demands, opinions vary. The first thing to look out for is the current European safety standard and the perfect fit for your head. A riding helmet, which possibly pinches and tweaks on the head of a third person, may fit optimally on your own. Fit and safety should always be the first priority.
The answer to this question is highly dependent on your head shape and preferred look. Whether oval, round, small or large, there are suitable riding helmets for every head. It is advisable to try the helmet before the purchase in order to find out which brand is the most suitable for you. Depending on the riding discipline, the visual factor is of course a decisive point, even if it should only play a minor role. There is now a wide selection of simple to fancy decorated and sparkling riding helmets in all colors.
Depending on the intensity of use, as well as the area of application, even damage-free riding helmets should be replaced after a few years. Usually, a period of 3 to 5 years at the most applies. Riding helmets used by children in particular are often exposed to greater stresses, as they have to absorb more shocks even when they are not being ridden. After a fall or a heavy blow, the helmet should be replaced immediately, as 100% protection can no longer be guaranteed. Likewise, a newer model should be considered if the old helmet no longer fits perfectly. Especially for young adolescents, the fit should be checked regularly with regard to the size and the riding helmet or the inlay should be replaced in time.