How wide peak riding helmets protect you from the sun

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SP8 Plus provides shade

There’s nothing much better than riding on a lovely sunny day, but the sun itself can cause skin damage and affect your visibiltiy.

Sun protection riding helmets

Though wearing a helmet that offers sun protection doesn’t replace the importance of sunscreen with SPF, it can help you avoid exposure to harmful UV rays.

When we decided to design a riding hat that offered great sun protection, it was important it had a peak that was not only safe but provided shade to the entire face and upper neck.

Our sun protection helmets provide more effective coverage because they dip down at the sides rather than imitating a polo helmet. This allows them to provide coverage down to the base of the neck. 

The deep, wide peaks provide an exceptionally flattering look along with incredible coverage.

Which helmets offer sun protection?

There are three main riding helmets that come with a wide peak: Kylo, halo Luxe and SP8 Plus.

Launched in 2023, the Kylo is an affordable riding helmet that is available in wide peak.

  • Dial-adjustable precision fit
  • Flexible peak
  • Extensive ventilation
  • Machine washable wicking fabric removable headband
  • Optional Mips protection

The Halo is a best selling helmet, and comes with the option of a wide peak (halo Luxe), providing superior protection from the sun (and rain).

  • 360° ventilation system with additional crown ventilation
  • Flexzone peak with luxury underside padding
  • Luxury washable padded headband with padded neck support
  • Anti-microbial lining infused with silver ions.

The SP8 Plus has been designed specifically for warmer climates:

  • Flattering brim is deep and wide to provide shade to the entire face and upper neck
  • Our “Free Fit” ventilation system, which includes a cut-out air channel at the brow. This allows air to flow across the forehead and through the centrally-located front and rear ventilation slots
  • Thermoregulation silver paint available
  • Removable washable liner to keep it fresh every day.