This article is aimed at answering some questions regarding Samshield Helmets. It was not too long ago, when Charles Owen and GPA were the dominant helmets in the riding rings. Charles Owen is popular among the hunter riders particularly for its simple and classic looks. More recently though, Samshield has become the favorite for riders of all disciplines, whether they be Jumper, Hunter or Dressage.
What started off as a single helmet in the name of Samshield Shadow Matte Helmet, has blossomed into a big range of helmets. The big selection of Samshield Helmets allows riders to express their individuality. Samshield Helmets come in 2 base finishes: The Shadow Matt smooth finish and the “Premium” Alcantara suede finish.
While both the base models fit mostly the same, there are a few differences between them. Shadow Matt Helmets feature a smooth finish, whereas Premium features a suede finish. The former is easier to clean and maintain. The latter helmet is the preferred show helmet for Hunter Riders.
Sizes and Inner Liners
Samshield revolutionized the riding industry by introducing an innovative system of removable (and washable) inner liners. The helmets are available in 3 different shells:
- Small Shell [fits sizes 6 1/2 (51) through 6 3/4 (54) ]
- Medium Shell [fits sizes 6 7/8 (55) through 7 1/8 (57) ]
- Large Shell [fits sizes 7 1/4 (58) through 7 3/4 (62) ]
This concept allows a custom fit. The inner liners are a snap (literally speaking) to remove and attach. They can be washed and air-dried. Samshield offers 2 styles of liners. Either of the two liners can be used in both the Shadow Matt and Premium Helmets. They are interchangeable.
Shadow Matt Models
The Shadow Matt family of helmets has expanded to feature quite a big line up. Keep in mind each of these helmets is available in Black, Navy and Brown colors.
This helmet is the original Samshield Helmet. True to its roots, it is a classic no-frills helmet. Remains a favorite among all riders. It is also the most popular Samshield Helmet.
This helmet is an upgrade on the base Shadow Matt, in that it features 5 frontal Swarovski Crystals.
Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Brown
This is a variation on the standard Shimmer Top Helmet. It features 5 frontal genuine Swarovski Crystals.
Keep in mind that the Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet is not readily available. It is a special order. Delivery times are 4 to 6 weeks.
Premium Alcantara Helmets
The Premium “Alcantara” Helmets feature a suede finish. A special fabric called “Alcantara” gives the helmet its classy and traditional look. The Premium helmet is offered with 2 top options:
The two options are shown below.
If you want something totally unique, custom helmet may be a good choice. Samshield lets you design your own custom helmet. Plenty of options are available for both the shell color and top options. You can even pick a custom trim. To personalize it, Samshield offers Country Flags on the back/front or both sides of the helmet. Riders can even choose to place their names on the chinstrap. Use the Samshield Helmet Designer to create and envision your own personal favorite helmet.
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