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Common Misunderstandings in Purchaisng Equestrian Helmets

1. Equestrian helmets are not as light as possible

Relatively speaking, lighter helmet is better. But the lighter the equestrian helmet, the less chance it will pass the national safety certification test standard. Therefore, the premise of choosing a helmet is that it must pass the test standard of national safety certification. Most equestrian helmets can reach about 350g. This weight will not make you feel tired even if you ride for a long time. To sum up, the weight is not an important criterion for judging the quality of a helmet, but the materials, quality and functions should be considered.

2. Buying equestrian helmets is not only about certification

The manufacture of helmets has strict technical standards, and inferior helmets often fail to meet the safety anti-collision standards, which can be dangerous. Many people may not understand how to know whether the helmets they bought are safe. In fact, it is not enough to just check whether the helmets are marked with CE certification, there must be corresponding test reports and certification certificates. CE certification is a certification for specific products, focusing on the safety characteristics of the product, which is a conformity certification reflecting the product's requirements for public safety, health, environment, and personal safety.

Some helmets are labeled with CE mark, but they have not really been certified by TUV and SGS. Each product should have corresponding test reports and certification certificates for different sizes. Consumers must pay special attention that helmets without safety certification are dangerous.

3. What happens if you wear an equestrian helmet that is too wide or too narrow?

If the helmet is the wrong size, it will not be able to protect your head from a collision, so don't make the mistake of buying an incorrectly sized helmet. To make sure the helmet fits correctly, first measure your head circumference (usually 1 centimeter above the eyebrows), and then purchase a helmet according to this measurement. Since helmets often come in small, medium, and large sizes, you may only be able to buy one that is relatively appropriate, and then use the adjustment knob to rotate the buttons to achieve the most suitable size. After wearing the helmet, turn it from one side to the other, from the front to the back, and feel if it is comfortable to wear. If it is too loose or too tight, it needs to be adjusted or replaced.

4. The bigger the holes in the equestrian helmet, the more airy it will be?

Breathability is key for a helmet, ensuring your head stays dry on long rides. The more or larger the ventilation holes on a equestrian helmet, the more airflow around your head, keeping you cool. However, remember that more or larger ventilation holes on a helmet mean more exposure for your head, thus reducing the protective level. Therefore, the number and size of ventilation holes must consider the breathability, wind resistance, and noise reduction during exercise, so the setting of the number of ventilation holes is scientifically based.

5. What would happen if the equestrian helmet straps were loose?

The loose straps make the equestrian helmet move at any time, when the head is hit, it will be hit twice and the protection effect will be reduced. Therefore, it is necessary to adjust the length of the strap to make the distance between the strap and the chin, and adjust the space to be a gap between one finger, which can maximize the effective safety protection performance of the helmet.

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