It is important to choose a riding helmet that fits well, the fit contributes to increased safety so that the helmet provides full protection.
When trying out a new riding helmet there is a lot to keep in mind. Therefore, we have made a simple guide to facilitate and ensure that you find the right helmet for you. How to choose the right helmet size To know which helmet size you should measure, you need to start by measuring the circumference of your head. Measure just above the eyebrows. The measurement indicates what size helmet you should wear, so the helmet size is the same as the circumference measurement.
Fixed size helmets:
EQ3 Smooth Top & Micromocca
Adjustable size helmets:
Lynx Smooth Top & Micromocca
Pardus Smooth Top
How should the riding helmet fit? A riding helmet with a perfect fit should sit comfortably on the head without pressing anywhere. The helmet should stay firmly in place when you move and the chinstrap should fit properly under the chin. If the helmet presses on the side of the head and in the forehead, you need a helmet that is more oval in shape. If you feel that the helmet does not quite come down on your head and that it does not sit firmly, you probably need a helmet with a rounder shape.
When you have found the right shape and size of your riding helmet, you should check the fit. You can easily check this with the help of a stay-tight test:
Stand in front of a mirror and place both hands on the helmet.
Gently rock the helmet back and forth.
If the helmet fits properly, the skin on the forehead will follow the helmet when you wiggle it. If the helmet moves and the skin is still, the helmet is probably too big, or you have a helmet that is too oval for your head shape.
There is another way to check if the helmet fits properly using the traditional "shake test". It is easily done by shaking your head up and down with the chinstrap unbuttoned. If the helmet stays in place, the helmet fits well. If the helmet falls off, the helmet is probably too big.
Adjust the fit with inner lining
Our riding helmets have slightly different fits so that everyone can find a model
that fits. Some models, for example, are better suited to people with a rounder head. We offer a wide selection of inner linings in different thicknesses that allow the size and shape of the helmet to be adjusted on an individual level. All inner linings can be easily replaced as they are attached with Velcro inside the helmet.
Chin strap fit
The chinstrap should be taut and placed properly under the chin. It must not slide forward on the chin, but must be tight enough that it lies still. The band fits well when you can fit one to two fingers between the chin and the chin strap. On all our helmets there is a small triangle at the end of the chinstrap which allows the chinstrap to be adjusted to fit well under the chin.
A riding helmet to grow into?
It can be expensive to change helmets as children grow. For growing children, we therefore primarily recommend an adjustable helmet, where they have room to grow in. The most important thing, however, is that the helmet fits well and that the size does not come at the expense of safety.
Riding with your hair inside the helmet?
If you want to ride with your hair inside the helmet, it is important to keep this in mind when trying out your riding helmet. Sometimes it may be necessary to go up a size to accommodate the hair, and if you ever choose not to wear the hair inside, the helmet may be too big. We then recommend choosing an adjustable helmet so you can adapt to how you want your hair.