Tipperary Sportage 8500
Tipperary Equestrian (Phoenix Performance Products)
Impact absorption - high density ABS material provides superior impact resistance while still being one of the lightest helmets on the market.
Retention and stability - contoured drop-back shell and comfort foam interior allows for added protection and secure fit.
Ventilation - functioning vents for high temperature relief.
Feature - rear reflective strip for increased visibility in low- light conditions as well as a flexible visor for further safety.
|Size||Hat Size||Head Size|
|X-Small||6¼ - 6-3/8||19½" - 19-7/8"|
|Small||6½ - 6-5/8||20¼" - 20¾"|
|Medium||6¾ - 6-7/8||21-1/8" - 21½"|
|Large||7 - 7-1/8||21-7/8" - 22¼"|
|X-Large||7¼ - 7-5/8||22-5/8" - 23-7/8"|
- Brand: Phoenix Performance
I bought this to replace an old Tipperary. Love the fit and that it's very lightweight.
"Mine has already saved me"
Really love this helmet, especially knowing it saved me from a head and neck injury last year. I was in a plantation saddle that sat up way too high....plus my stirrups were a little too short. It was overcast, so the horse was already on edge. Then my husband dropped a bunch of metal in the barn, and the calamity caused the horse (who was already in a hand gallop) to jerk his head around, causing me to lose my reins and get jerked over his left shoulder. Landed on my head and did a summersault. Was laying on my back when the horse's underbelly went right by me. But I got right up. I was fine. Even got back on the horse so he wouldn't think he was getting away with something. I just had a very mild headache for a few hours, and my neck was slightly stiff the next day, but I think I dodged a bullet. The helmet did not make a "crack" sound, so I'm not worried that it was structurally compromised or anything. The houndstooth pattern ones are very attractive. I have the carbon fiber and got my husband the navy houndstooth. Both are really nice looking. Go by the size chart. I've found these helmets to be very true to the size chart.
"Most Endurance Riders Use This Helmet"
If you go to an endurance ride, you'll see that most endurance riders use this Tipperary helmet. If it's suitable for that many miles, it must be good. This helmet is light and conforms to your head. Borrow a friend's helmet to make sure you've got the right size. I've tried other helmets and felt like a top-heavy mushroom-head; this one doesn't make you feel that way at all. You'll love it!
The only helmet I will actually wear! because it's comfortable, lightweight and cool. Size runs a touch small; my size is the outside range of medium and I had to go up to large. Other than that, its the best! And Jeffers staff were stellar, as always, with quick & easy returns & exchanges. Thanks all!
"Great Fit Very Light"
It was recommended as an endurance helmet. I was surprised at its lightness and comfortably snug fit right out of the box. Oh, and a beautiful helmet and color and price too.
I LOVE this helmet it fit is perfect and an awesome price! thanks for such a great product at the lowest price!!
"I got the pink one! I love it! I have a little head. It fits snug and doesn't move around like the other, less expensive ones I have. I like the lightness, as I have a low tolerance for things on my head. It has a ""strap keeper"" at the chin area that is cushy and comfortable while keeping the straps neatly in place."
I bought two of these helmets for my wife and myself and found that they fit very snug for there sizes compared to other helmets
I used to ride without a helmet due to the great discomfort of all the ones I tried. This Tipperary is the most comfortable one I have ever tried on. Now I wear a helmet every time I ride. I only wish it had more of a visor to it.
I've never known anyone who's worn this helmet out. Very lightweight and comfortable. Keeps your head nice and cool, even in the summer. Excellent quality for the price. I've tried Troxel and IRH and this surpasses them both by a mile!
This helmet protects the back of your head also. It is actually low profile. The colors are great. If you have a round(not long oval) head, this helmet will probably fit. You may need to order 1 size up if you are in between sizes. Very comfortable helmet with vents. Great price. Awesome deal if Tipperary's fit you. I chose this helmet over Troxel, IRH, and other brands.