MADE IN BRITAIN. SINCE 1911.

Standard colours:

  • Black/Silver
  • Black/Sparkly
  • Navy/Silver
  • Navy/Sparkly

SP8 Plus

The SP8 Plus helmet provides sun protection with a specially designed brim to shade the entire face and upper neck.

  • Effective sun protection
  • ‘Free fit’ ventilation system
  • Microfibre suede side panels
  • Soft GRpx® technology harness
  • Washable removable headband
  • Meets multiple safety standards
  • Choice of colours for centre and side panels

Standard sizes:

6 5/8 – 7 1/2 (54 – 61cm)

Available to order from any Charles Owen stockist.


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Helmet description

The SP8 Plus helmet provides sun protection with a specially designed brim to shade the entire face and upper neck.

The deep, wide brim provides an exceptionally flattering look along with its incredible coverage. The SP8 Plus is a more effective wide brim helmet
as it dips down at the sides rather than looking like a polo helmet.

A low profile helmet featuring all the best technology of the Ayr8® Plus as well as the specially designed wider and deeper peak, the SP8 Plus shades the whole face and upper neck.

Front and rear ventilation slots combined with the ‘Free Fit’ system (a system that pairs the frontal air channel and Coolmax® mesh to increase cooling and evaporation
of perspiration).

The GRpx® technology harness takes the superb fit to the next level. The helmet’s side panels are covered in microfibre suede or leather look in black or navy. Thermoregulation paint for the centre panel is available in silver, along with traditional black or navy.

Available colours

  • Black
  • Black/Silver
  • Black/Sparkly
  • Navy
  • Navy/Silver
  • Navy/Sparkly
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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.

More about how to fit a helmet properly »

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
I trust Charles Owen to take care of me with safety and style.
Charlotte Dujardin CBE