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Charles Owen 4 Star Jockey Helmet Silver
EC4742

Charles Owen
levels: 1
€220.00
In stock
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Description

Charles Owne 4Star Jockey Skull

Designed for the extreme situation, the 4Star cross-country skull is certified to four top international safety standards. A technically superior helmet, the deep-fitting 4Star is the result of years of advanced computer analysis and incorporates the latest technology with a fibre-reinforced shell for improved crush resistance. It features the patented GRpx® harness system for the ultimate in stability.

The 4Star helmet also has the innovative Charles Owen “Free Fit” ventilation system, which allows for increased airflow across the forehead. It combines a frontal air channel with Coolmax® mesh to significantly increase cooling and evaporation of sweat. Add this to the 10 ventilation slots, and the 4Star provides the coolest ride yet. Perfectly finished with a ventilated silk, the 4Star helmet is the ultimate choice for the safety conscious rider.

NEW! The 4Star now features a magnetic harness clasp for effortless closure so that the helmet can be buckled with just one hand. The clasp features a unique tab that the rider simply has to pull to instantly release the harness, making it quick and easy to take the helmet on and off without sacrificing the incredible security and stability required of a high performance cross-country skull.

4Star Technology

The 4Star’s patented GRpx® technology harness is complete with a smart release buckle. The 4Star features the “Free Fit” system for maximum airflow across the forehead.

Available sizes:

0 1/2 – 4 1/2 or 54 – 62cm

Achieving the perfect Charles Owen fit

A properly fitted helmet is essential to riding safely. It is important to think about the type of riding you’ll be doing – is the helmet suitable for the discipline you pursue? Also, think about where you’ll be buying your helmet – is the retailer trained in fitting helmets? And last, do you know what a well-fitted helmet feels like?

Safety

The emphasis on safety and protection from impact in a fall, as well as the helmet’s ability to stay in place, should be your number one priority. Check with your trainer, riding establishment or your sport’s governing body for their helmet safety requirements. It is paramount to your safety to have the correct helmet fit.

Fit & Comfort

Each model of riding helmet fits differently, even within helmet brands, so it is important to try on several helmets at the tack store or saddlery with the help of a trained helmet fitter. Look specifically for an approved retailer with a Helmet Fitting Certificate. They will have extensive knowledge of the different ranges available, be able to help you choose the right model, correctly fit the helmet to your head and make any necessary adjustments. The new helmet should be a snug fit, as it will break in and form to the shape of your head as you wear it. A new helmet should never rock backwards, forwards or sideways. A helmet that moves on the head significantly reduces the level of protection it is designed to offer.

Style

The helmet fitter will know which type of helmet is suitable for the type of riding you enjoy. Helmets are available in many different styles, and materials such as velvet, suede and leather are just a few of the most popular. Such variety allows each rider to choose a helmet that reflects their own personal style.

Helmet Life

Your riding helmet is designed to protect your head and help reduce the chance of injury. Bear in mind that helmets should be retired following a severe blow, especially if the rider loses consciousness or has a severe headache afterward. Even after simply being dropped onto a hard, unforgiving surface, your helmet may be damaged, even though it may not be immediately apparent visually.

Realistically, riding helmets should be replaced after about five years, which is the expected lifespan of a helmet. If, however, you suspect that yours may have been damaged during this time, then it should be replaced by a new one, as a subsequent impact may not give you the adequate protection you need.

Helmet Fit

Your trained helmet fitter will start by measuring your head to establish the correct size and follow with a determination of which models may suit your head shape. After trying on different types of helmets, a proper match should be confirmed by putting the chosen helmet on again and adjusted as necessary.

When being fitted, take care not to choose a helmet that’s too large, because firmness can be mistaken for tightness.

The fit of the helmet’s harness is also important. Some checks to ensure your harness is secure: Check the length of the chin strap. When correctly adjusted, it should sit just under the chin and gently touch the bottom of the ear lobe; the strap should not be around the throat. As far as tightness is concerned, you should be able to put a finger between the strap and your chin and, while it should be reasonably tight, it should also allow you to talk comfortably.

The rubber band on the chin strap should lie close to the buckle, as it helps keep the webbing or leather strap secure and stops it from slipping through the buckle.

The harness laces at the back of the helmet should be secured tightly to ensure your helmet hugs your head. Always adjust the chin strap first, then the back laces. They must be taut enough to support the chin strap, but not enough to force it around the throat.

Helmet Care

To provide the best protection when you’re riding, a helmet is designed to be weaker than your head, so never do things to your helmet that you wouldn’t think of doing to your head. A helmet’s interior is made of a high-grade expanded polystyrene, full of microscopic bubbles. The layers of bubbles burst upon an impact and, as they burst, they protect your head and reduce the risk of injury.

Important point to remember:

Helmets are sensitive to extreme heat (70°C+/158°F+), so they should always be stored in an ambient temperature and out of direct sunlight. The tiny polystyrene bubbles inside the helmet will melt past these temperatures, so if you leave your helmet in a car on a hot day, the helmet could end up being damaged. Your helmet should also never be dry-cleaned, exposed to solvents or put in the dishwasher. Always clean your helmet with specialist products specifically made for either the interior or exterior of the helmet.

Delivery

Delivery

DELIVERIES WITHIN SOUTHERN IRELAND

All deliveries within Ireland are delivered FREE of charge. Where goods are in stock, orders will be dispatched using An post, normally within 1-5 days.

*Please note that items in stock on the website may not be instore. Please contact us first if same day collection is required*

DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND

All deliveries to Northern Ireland are subject to a carriage charge of €6.80.There may be additional charges for heavy goods. You will be notified directly if such a charge is necessary.

DELIVERIES TO UK

All deliveries to the UK are subject to a carriage charge of €6.95. There may be additional charges for heavy goods. You will be notified directly if such a charge is necessary.

EUROPEAN ORDERS

Flat Rates Available for parcels up to 3kg: 

Australia €19.90

Finland €13.50

Luxembourg €17.30

Bosnia €15.70

Austria €12.40

France €12.50

Macadonia €16.40

Spain €13.00

Belgium €9.30

Germany €9.50

Malta €15.30

South Africa €17.20

Belgium €9.30

Greece €15.80

Norway €22.10

Sweden €11.00

Bulgaria €12.60

Hungary €16.50

Nigeria €16.60

Switzerland €13.40

Brazil €17.30

Hungary €16.50

Poland €13.90

Turkey €13.30

Canada €16.40

India €17.00

Portugal €10.10

Netherlands €11.20

Croatia €12.00

Iceland 13.50

Phillipines €13.30

New Zealand €18.40

Cyprus €16.10

Ireland €5.95

Romania €19.70

Northern Ireland €5.95

Czech €13.60

Italy €13.60

Russia €36.50

Uk Mainland €6.95

China €12.20

Japan €14.10

Serbia €15.30

United States €15.10

Denmark €9.40

Latvia €14.20

Slovakia €10.60

 

Estonia €13.90

Lithuania €15.50

Slovenia €13.30

 

Where shipping parcel exceeds the 3kg flat rate weight restriction you may be contacted regarding an additional carriage charge. Any Additional Charges will be notified and agreed prior to shipping.

OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We export all over the world, all orders from outside of the EU will be charged at a flat rate of €56.40, an additional heavy item charge will be charged where necessary. You will be notified directly if such a charge is necessary.

DISPATCHING GOODS

Where goods are in stock, orders will be dispatched using An post, normally within 1-5 days within the Republic of Ireland, usually delivery lead time is within 24 hours of dispatch. Where goods are available to order, we will endeavour to contact you immediately on receipt of order informing you of expected replenishment date for any goods ordered.

For all deliveries, it must be noted that a signature is required by the courier company at the delivery address in order for the goods to be handed over. If you are unable to receive your order at your usual address, please state an alternative location for the courier company to send the goods and arrange for someone to sign for the delivery on your behalf. If there is no one to sign for the delivery, then the courier company may charge for a second delivery.

In certain cases, the above stated rates for shipping will not apply, for example, where the items ordered are heavy, oversized or of an unusual shape. Where this occurs, we will make every effort to inform you that it is not possible to ship the order for the cost shown and advise you of the adjusted rate of delivery. At this point you are entitled to cancel the order.

Returns

RETURNS

If you wish to return your purchase, we are happy to accept returns provided that the goods are unused, are not damaged, in their original packaging and within 30 days of receiving them. Goods that are received after 30-days and are found to be faulty will only be redeemed by a credit note.

We do not offer an exhange service, a refund will be made on receipt of returned goods and credited by the same method as the original payment.

Goods delivered Free of Charge will be subject to a carriage charge if returned for refund. For orders where no carriage is charged, carraige will be charged if your order is returned. The cost of postage will be deducted from the refunded amount.

Items that have been customised will not be accepted nor will items that have been specially ordered.

If you continue to use a product after finding a fault, it is assumed that you are accepting the goods in their damaged state and we will therefore not accept them as a return.

Items are returned at customer's own expense and it is strongly recommended that you obtain proof of postage and/or insurance for the items posted, as the Equine Warehouse accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged items. However, if any returned goods are found to be faulty, the cost of postage will be refunded in full.

Please be informed that returned goods will not be accepted unless they are clean and dry due to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005. Any items returned to us in this state will be returned at your cost for cleaning before any further action can be taken.

Due to Health and Safety requirements, riding hats and skullcaps are not included in the returns policy and will not be accepted. This does not, however, affect your statutory rights.

In some circumstances, manufacturers may wish to examine the goods for their own records and therefore, replacements may not be sent out until it is deemed that the original goods were defective.

Product "Out Of Stock" - if any item is out of stock, you will be notified. Whereby it is agreeable with yourself, 'In stock' items will be sent immediately and the balance forwarded at a later date with no extra cost for delivery.

You can now return any parcel for as little as €4.95 using our cheap and easy 'Click & Post' returns service with An Post. To use this returns method you prepay your return on returnmyshopping.ie and just drop off your parcel to any post office. With this prepay option you can return any parcel up to 20kg. All you need do is select The Equine Warehouse from the retailer list drop down box, choose to 'drop off' at a post office, select your payment option, print it off and attach it to the item you ar returning.

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