Replacement headbands

Refresh your helmet by replacing its removable liner headband.

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

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



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Many Charles Owen helmet models feature a fully removable headband, which is machine washable 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.

Made in the UK by Charles Owen.

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, MS1 Pro, My PS and Pro II Plus

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

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: SP8 Plus, V8

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

drape headband

Additional information


Headband model

Ayr8 Plus, AyrBrush, Esme JS1 Pro, jR8, MS1 Pro, MyPS / MyPS Wide Peak, Pro II Plus, V8 / SP8 Plus


6 3/8, 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4, 6 7/8, 6 7/8 RF, 7, 7 RF, 7 1/8, 7 1/8 RF, 7 1/4, 7 1/4 RF, 7 3/8, 7 1/2, 7 5/8, 7 3/4, 7 7/8, 8

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