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Hat Advice Again (apologies)

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pouncehill Wed 25-May-16 20:37:28

I know hat threads have been done to death on every forum and Facebook group. However I'm stuck!
Currently have a HS1. It's about 3 (possibly 4confused) years old. I need to update it anyway because I've fallen off a fair few times and just keep forgetting to buy a new one (so irresponsible I know).
What do I buy though?! Love my HS1 but feeling like trying something different.
Will have to conform to new BE standards, be a skull cap and look smart. What does everyone have and what would you suggest?

DraughtyWindow Thu 26-May-16 08:37:11

Go to a tack shop where there is a qualified hat fitter. It's not really about what everyone else wears, it's about what fits you and your budget :-)

frostyfingers Thu 26-May-16 11:41:53

I replaced my hat last week and just asked the fitter to find the one that fitted me best without telling me the price. She was great and asked me what sort of riding I did, what my old hat was and then selected half a dozen for me to try on. Amazingly the best fit was the cheapest! Just pick a tack shop with a fitter and see what they suggest.

pouncehill Thu 26-May-16 13:01:39

I always go to my local tack shop to get a hat fitted. I just wanted ideas of brands as they're quite a small stockist and don't sell a range of brands.
Also I'm aware some hats aren't BE legal!

lastqueenofscotland Sat 11-Jun-16 19:52:01

I think HS1 are head and shoulders above on comfort/weight for hats I had a really nasty head first fall in one and it was perfect.
PROtectors are nice and very smart.
The APM2 by Charles Owen is a more old school skull cap design but it's super safe (designed for jump jockeys!) and a bit less pricey than the hs1/pro

mrslaughan Sat 11-Jun-16 22:06:50

I just got a gatehouse and it is fab - really like it- just the lady fitting it (before I actually put it on , when we were discussing options) that they either fit you well or they don't

pouncehill Sun 12-Jun-16 22:08:01

My HS1 has served me well so I'm tempted to get another

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