Replacement headbands

Refresh your helmet by replacing its removable liner headband.

Select your helmet model below and the size (as on the label).

Size conversion chart

All riding helmets should be replaced every 3-5 years. Why?


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Many Charles Owen and EQx helmet models feature a fully removable headband, which is machine washable (30ºC) and replaceable.

The helmet liner is designed to fit each helmet size increase and is attached using premium hook and loop closure to ensure that no pressure points exist to cause the rider discomfort.

We recommend riders use these replacement headbands to refresh their riding hat and ensure a snug fit.

Important: Replacing your headband does not extend the protection offered by your helmet. It’s essential that you replace your riding helmet after five years.

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You may come across the words ‘drape’ and ‘cup’ headbands which refer to the type of liner used in different helmet models.

*Please note only GR8 and jR8 models that currently have removable headbands are compatible with our replacement headband.

Cup headband

Allows for very specific sizing. It can be purchased in multiple sizes to allow room for a rider to grow or to put their hair up inside the helmet.

It fits inside the helmet and can be replaced when worn down to make the helmet feel as snug as when it was new.

Products: Ayr8 Plus, AyrBrush and Pro II Plus

Sizes: 52cm – 65cm
Round fit sizes: 56R – 59R

MIPS cup headband

Products: Esme JS1 Pro, Esme MS1 Pro, MS1 Pro and My PS

Sizes: 52cm – 62cm
Round fit sizes: 56R – 58R

Halo cup headband

Extended padded neck support provides the ultimate secure, comfortable fit.

Products: Halo

Sizes: 52cm – 61cm
Round fit sizes: 55R – 59R

Luna cup headband

Products: Luna

Sizes: 52cm – 61cm
Round fit sizes: 55R – 59R

cup headband

Drape headband

The drape liner does not change the size of the helmet. It is designed to provide a sleek, traditional look while still offering the benefits of being able to wash and replace your helmet liner.

The headband is fitted to the upper edge of the helmet’s interior so that it doesn’t add any extra bulk.

Products: jR8 and GR8

Sizes: X small (52-53cm), Small (54-55cm), Medium (56-59cm) , Large (60-61cm)
Round fit sizes: 56 – 59R

“Free Fit” drape headband

Products: SP8 Plus and V8

Sizes: Small (54-55cm), Medium (56-59cm), Large (60-61cm)

drape headband

Kylo headband

Products: Kylo (EQx)

Sizes: Small (52-55cm), Medium (55-58cm) and Large (58-61cm)

Kylo headband

Additional information


Headband model

Ayr8 Plus/ AyrBrush / Pro II Plus, Halo/ My Halo CX, Luna/ Esme Luna, MS1 Pro/ MYPS/ Esme JS1 Pro/ Harlow JS1 Pro/ Esme MS1 Pro/ Harlow MS1 Pro/ Boyd MS1 Pro, jR8, Kylo, Sovereign Polo, V8 / SP8 Plus

Sizes (cm)

59 large, 59 medium, Large (60-61), Medium (56-59), Round (56R-59R), Small (54-55), X-Large (62-65), X-Small (52-53), 52, 53, 54, 55, 55S, 55 Round Fit, 55M, 56, 56 Round Fit, 57, 57 Round Fit, 58, 58 Round Fit, 59, 59 Round Fit, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, X small, Small (52-55), Medium (55-58), Large (58-61)

How to measure your head

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

Use 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 you have a rounder shaped head or find helmets feel tight on the sides, consider Round Fit sizing.

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

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Charlotte Dujardin wearing My Ayr8®

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Charlotte Dujardin CBE / Olympic gold medalist