Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Finding the right helmet for polo
Finding a helmet for polo can be tricky. Road cycling helmets are only designed for a single hard impact and lack face protection. BMX helmets are better, but mounting a facemask can be tricky. Lacrosse helmets offer top notch protection but are heavy and cumbersome. At the COMO Pull-out i took a few shots of the best helmets i saw. This one above is Drew D's- a softball facemask mounted to a Bern. I like it.
This is my new setup- a Bauer 7500 hockey helmet with visor. So far it's offered the right amount of protection while still being comfortable for both my head and eyes.
Old school Jofa helmet! Can't remember who's this is but boy is it cool!
These TripleEight bmx/skateboarding helmets i first saw in St.Louis a couple years ago. They have very soft padding on the inside and it's covered in terrycloth for a luxurious feel, though i'm not sure how easy it would be to mount a facemask. I'm thinking about getting one of these just for around town.
Last we have Christian's Mission hockey helmet with full facemask. This is another great option borrowed from the hockey world. It can take lots of impacts without cracking, has a variety of face-protection options, and Christian definitely won't be messin' up that pretty face anytime soon!
I'm excited to see what other options people are using this year. But no matter what style you use, for god's sake please use some sort of face protection!