Resistol Ridesafe Western Helmets are available now. For more information on Resistol Ridesafe Helmets read below or check out our product page.
Cowboy hats have long been a staple of the western industry and will continue to be, however with advances in technology and research into prevention of brain injuries we’ve seen a big push toward using helmets within all facets of equestrian riding.
In the past companies have tried to emulate the look of a cowboy hat with a helmet built in but it looked awkward and didn’t wear well, so it was discontinued. Since then others have tried to create helmets that were more “western looking” by adding designs that resonate with western riders.
A true cowboy hat, that offers the rider the same level of protection as a helmet has been hard to come by but that will be changing soon. Resistol Hat company will be releasing a new cowboy hat with a built in helmet sometime in the spring of 2016 (approximately April). Take a look below at the design.
Resistol is using a 7X body for the base of the hat, which will allow it to be easy to shape and clean. This new western hat/helmet system will met or exceeded all the ASTM standards that other helmets are required to meet.
According to Resistol this hat was designed with the sportsman in mind, but is functional for all aspects of western riding. Whether you’re trail riding, barrel racing, or showing in a western pleasure class this cowboy hat will offer the same protection a helmet would while maintaining a similar look to traditional cowboy hats.
Currently we have 3 sizes on order from Resistol and should see them sometime in April. Sizes available will be X-Small, Small, and Medium.