7 adjustable riding helmets to help you find the perfect fit

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  • Adjustable riding hats with a dial-fit system have increased in popularity and availability in recent years, so much so that now almost all riding hat manufacturers produce one or more. The adjustability of these riding hats makes them very convenient, and in general they are very lightweight and are lower profile with a sportier, more modern look than typical riding hats. Removable liners and ventilation are also common features, making them very comfortable to wear, whether you’re wearing them for a quick schooling session or an all-day endurance ride.

    Adjustable riding hats are particularly beneficial for growing young riders and make great riding hats for children, as an adjustable helmet will likely remain a better fit and more comfortable for longer.

    Best adjustable riding hats

    Gatehouse Air Rider MKII

    Gatehouse Air Rider MKII

    Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: S–L | Standards: PAS015:2011 (with Kitemark), VG1 | RRP: From £124.99 | H&H review: 10/10 |

    This lightweight and well-ventilated riding hat features a four-point harness with dial adjustment for ease of fit. The padded, wicking liner can be removed for washing, and the hat comes in a padded storage bag.

    Read H&H’s independent Gatehouse Air Rider MKII review.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Uvex Perfexxion II

    Uvex Perfexxion II

    Colours: Black matt or anthracite matt | Sizes: XXS/S, S/M, M/L or L/XL | Standards: VG1 | RRP: From £216 |

    This modern design helps keep your head cool. It’s available in three shell sizes, which you can adjust.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Shires Karben Valentina Adjustable Riding Hat

    Shires Karben Valentina Riding Hat

    Colours: Black, black/rose gold, navy or grey/silver | Sizes: S–L | Standards: PAS015:2011 (with Kitemark) | RRP: From £95.99 |

    This eye-catching low-profile hat benefits from thermoregulating linings and air vents. It also has a fully adjustable four-point harness with leather-look side panels and a removable anti-rub chin guard.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or naylors.com

    Uvex Exxential MIPS Adjustable Riding Hat

    Uvex Exxential II MIPS

    Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | Standards: VG1 | RRP: £170 |

    This helmet combines sportiness, climate control and safety. It brings an update to the Uvex Exxential II with the introduction of MIPS technology, which is designed to further protect the brain against rotational movements in the event of an accident.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Champion Air-Tech Deluxe riding hat

    Champion Air-Tech Deluxe

    Colours: Metallic black, metallic navy, metallic oyster, metallic ruby or black silk | Sizes: S, M or L (52–61cm) | Standards: PAS015:2011 (with Kitemark), ASTM F1163, VG1 | RRP: From £170 |

    This low-profile adjustable helmet is made with a lightweight injection-moulded ABS shell, which makes it comfortable without compromising on safety. It features triple-mesh venting for superior airflow, a removable crown-comfort padded, wicking lining.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or ebay.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Whitaker NRG Adjustable Riding Hat

    Whitaker NRG (New Rider Generation) Riding Helmet

    Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: XS–L | Standards: ASTM F1163, VG1 | RRP: From £95 |

    This adjustable helmet has a smooth, matte effect outer and two front vents. It also has a breathable Coolmax lining, which is removable and machine washable.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk, naylors.com or ebay.co.uk

    Premier Equine Odyssey Adjustable Riding Helmet

    Premier Equine Odyssey Helmet

    Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: S–L | Standards: PAS015:2011 (with Kitemark), VG1 | RRP: £100 |

    This lightweight helmet has a technical padded liner, which is removable and washable, with antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties. It has a four-point eco-leather and webbing harness with padded chin guard, as well as ventilation points between the chrome and glitter panels.

    In the UK? View now at ebay.co.uk

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