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While no helmet will prevent all injuries, you’re far less likely to suffer a serious head injury if you’re wearing a helmet with ASTM/SEI certification.
Every helmet Troxel manufactures meets the ASTM/SEI certification standard.
SEI is the Safety Equipment Institute, an organization that certifies protective equipment for a variety of industries. ASTM is one of the world’s most respected standards organizations, setting standards for everything from curing of concrete to hotness of red peppers to protective headgear.
For equestrian helmets, SEI has selected the ASTM standard F1163-15 to evaluate helmet performance. All Troxel helmets are SEI certified to the current ASTM Equestrian Helmet Standard. SEI requires testing at an independent lab to the F1163-15 ASTM Standard.
As long as your helmet is SEI/ASTM certified, you’re buying a certified protective helmet. Spending more might get you different padding, fancier styling or materials, but it doesn’t translate into advanced protection.
How often should helmets be replaced?
All Troxel helmets involved in an accident should be replaced immediately. Your helmet is only designed for one impact event.
All active gear will suffer from differing degrees of normal wear-and-tear, depending upon the user. Equestrian helmets used by a rider 150 days a year will, by comparison, wear faster than gear used by a weekend rider. By taking care of your Troxel helmet, you will ensure a longer lifespan for your product. However, due to evolving standards, technologies and the potential for unseen material deterioration, it is recommended that you replace your helmet at least every five years from the date of manufacture. Check your relevant club/association for their individual rules.
Can I paint or sticker my helmet?
We strongly advise against painting, applying stickers, gluing crystals, cameras or any other objects to or otherwise modifying a helmet as all of these modifications can damage the helmet and/or reduce its protective capabilities.
Download Troxel’s Equestrian Helmet Education PDF Guide
HOW HELMETS PROTECT YOU:
When you take a fall, a certified helmet absorbs energy by crushing and extending your head’s stopping time to reduce the peak impact on the brain significantly.
Helmets are built to compress and fracture on serious impact. A broken helmet is not a sign of a faulty one — in fact, it may crush or crack as it absorbs the energy that could otherwise cause you serious injury. Troxel equestrian helmets have been engineered to prevent severe head injuries and deaths. They are highly effective at this task. No equestrian helmets in the market at this time prevent concussions or are advertised to do so.
HELMET CLEANING TIPS
- Do not use solvents or chemicals to clean any part of the helmet, as they can destroy protective coatings and compromise the structural integrity of the helmet.
- Do not use lice treatments, disinfectant or any other sprays as chemicals (even naturally occurring organic sprays) may cause damage to helmet.
- Use compressed air to clear helmet air vents and channels.
- Allow the headliner to air dry completely after washing and between uses.
- Methods for cleaning the outside of safety helmets depend on the exterior materials.
- Plastic schooling helmets can be wiped down with a soft towel and soapy water then air dried. You can restore luster and shine of glossy finish helmets by buffing with soft clean cloth.
- Microfiber helmets can actually withstand the same mild soap and water treatment. Make sure you also wipe away with a moist cloth to remove all soapy residue. Again, air-dry the helmet in the shade.
- For leather-covered helmets use a dark damp cloth. If needed use leather cleaning products used for saddles and boots, keeping these products away from the helmet retention or any other parts of the helmet other then the leather.
- To keep your helmet smelling fresh between uses, tuck a fabric softener sheet into your helmet bag.