MADE IN BRITAIN. SINCE 1911.

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Ayr8® Classic

A modern alternative to the traditional velvet hat, the Ayr8® Classic offers a fade resistant velvet finish and a perforated velvet centre panel covering 12 front and rear ventilation slots. It is an ideal choice for the traditionalist looking for the benefit of superior ventilation and a soft leather look GRpx® harness to ensure a secure and stable fit.

Available sizes: 
6 3/8 – 8 or 52 – 65cm
Round Fit available: 6 7/8 – 7 1/4 or 56 – 59cm

User Guide

Available to order from any Charles Owen stockist.


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How to measure your head

Watch the video for a demonstration of how to properly measure and fit your helmet.

You’ll need a soft fabric measuring tape marked in centimetres (cm).

Wrap the tape around the widest part of your head: about one inch above your eyebrows, just above the ear line and around the bump at the back of your head.

Once you have your measurement in centimetres, click here for the size chart to convert it to our standard helmet size.

If possible, we recommend having a professional fitting with your local retailer.

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Caring for your riding hat

Charles Owen riding helmets are carefully made and require proper storage, ongoing care and cleaning to maximise their longevity and your safety.

You should replace your riding helmet every 3 years and after any impact, even if there is no visible damage.

Please refer to our helmet user guide.

Design & technology

For over 100 years, our philosophy has been to design great looking helmets that provide the very best level of safety and comfort.

The Charles Owen design team are continuously innovating and integrating cutting-edge research and technology within our products.

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Charlotte Dujardin
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