Samshield XC Matt Carbon Fiber Helmet


  • Ideal Helmet for show jumping competition
  • Light Weight with Matt (non-Glossy) finish
  • Full Safety Certification PAS015
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The Samshield XC Matt Carbon Fiber Helmet is the Shadow Matt version of the  Samshield XC Jumping Helmet. This is the latest high-end helmet from Samshield. Just like its cross-country cousin (Samshield XC Helmet), this jumping helmet is also PAS015 compliant. This means more stringent safety testing.  The primary difference between the two is the Samshield XC Jumping Helmet features a longer visor for better coverage.

The Samshield XC Matt Carbon Fiber Helmet is only available in Black.

Designed to meet the extreme needs of cross country and racing disciplines, the Samshield XC Matt Carbon Fiber Helmet is certified to be PAS015 compliant.

This standard requires a thicker inside and outer shell. Normally, adding thickness would mean adding weight. However, Samshield opted to select a pure carbon fiber external shell. This choice leads to an optimal strength/weight ratio.

Safety Certifications

The XC Helmet has the following certifications:

  • SEI/ASTM F1163 (United States)
  • CE VG1 01.040 2014-12 (Europe)
  • BS VG1 01.040 2014-12 (United Kingdom)
Samshield XC Helmet Safety Certifications

Samshield XC Helmet Safety Certifications

Inner Liners

Note that there are 2 separate liners: Open Liner and Closed Liner. Both liners can be detached and washed. Please also note that these liners are different from the Samshield Shadow Matt Replacement Liner and the Samshield Premium Replacement liners. Those liners are NOT compatible with the XC Helmet.

From The Manufacturer

The XC helmet was designed to meet active and passive safety requirements for extreme disciplines which are cross-country and racing. These requirements being more important than for dressage and jumping, a specific certification is required to participate in international competitions for these disciplines: PAS015 standard.

This standard requires to increase the thicknesses of the inner and outer shells, and necessarily creates more weight.

Therefore, for the XC helmet, Samshield decided to choose a pure carbon fiber external shell, a composite material providing an unbeatable strength / weight ratio.

The XC helmet is also certified to CE EN1384 (Europe), BS EN 1384:2012 (United Kingdom) and SEI/ASTM F1163 (United States) Standards.

The inner shell is made of polystyrene with variable density providing a better dissipation of the energy produced upon impact.


A thorough anthropomorphic study led to design an inner-shell form generating an unmatched comfort fitting.

2 shell sizes are available (M and L).

Each shell can accommodate 5 to 6 inner foams (liner) of different sizes in order to obtain a perfect adjustment to the rider’s head.

The size grid is available from 53 to 61.

With this system, it is also possible to follow the growth of a young rider.

2 inner foams (liner) are available:
• Liner “Closed” (closed at the level of the forehead): brings additional stability
• *Liner “Open” (open at the level of the forehead): ensures optimal airflow

Delivered with a removable and washable inside comfort liner (clip system fixation) + a transport backpack.

Incredible Internal Airflow

Equipped with two front air inlets, the XC helmet provides exceptional ventilation. Fresh air is channeled from both the front entrance under the blazon as well as the channel obtained by the unique concept of no contact on the rider’s forehead*.

Fresh air expels the hot air to the back extractors around comfort foam (liner), making impossible sweating!

This concept generates a strong internal airflow avoiding the need for visible and unsightly air inlets.


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