TACK & GEAR
Stay cool and comfortable in helmets that look good while protecting your head.
With a specially designed brim, the SP8 Leather Look (suggested retail, $500), from Charles Owen, offers a flattering look while shading the face and upper neck. The low-profile helmet features front and rear ventilation slots for airflow, a GRpx harness for stability and leather-look side panels. Available in black, black and silver, or navy, in sizes 6 5/8 to 7 1/2 (54 to 61 centimeters). Call 800-793-4181 or visit www.charlesowen.com. The Trauma Void EQ3 helmet (suggested retail, $249), from Trauma Void and distributed by Back on Track, incorporates the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System technology used in bike, motorcycle and snow helmets. Other features include a removable, washable Coolmax lining and multiple vents. Available in black or blue in a smooth shell or black, blue or brown in a microfiber shell, in sizes from 53 to 61 centimeters. Call 844-309-1888 or visit www.traumavoid.com. An ultralight, low-profile helmet designed for active riders, the Intrepid (suggested retail, $65.95), from Troxel, features a self-adjusting SureFit Pro system for a comfortable fit, as well as mesh-covered vents and a removable, washable head liner. Now available in bronze as well as black, indigo, carbon or mulberry with a matte Duratec finish, in sizes S (6 5/8 to 7) to new XL (7 3/8 to 7 3/4). Visit www.troxelhelmets.com. Combining performance with style, the IR4G (suggested retail, $209.95), from International Riding Helmets, features cooling front and top ventilation with a quick-release, adjustable Velcro closure. The removable, moisture-wicking liner is machine washable, and a second snap-in liner allows for a customized fit. Available in black suede or navy suede, in sizes S (6 5/8 to 6 3/4) to XL (7 3/8). To locate a retailer, visit www.IRHhelmets.com.