In response to my sponsorship request the nice people at Charles Owen have sent me 2 new hats! (these will help in protecting my few remaining brain cells!!!) They have given me the new this spring PRO II skull in silver, and the Hampton black velvet. I tested out the PRO II xc schooling the other day. It was a hot sunny day and before my 45min xc lesson I had already been hacking in it for 1.5 hours. It is really light, and the ventilation helps to avoid sweaty “hat head”, and when I took it off because of its built in antibacterial qualities it smelt nice! which is a real novelty in my experience.
I gave the Hampton a whirl on Sunday over 2 sj courses, and it didn’t budge. I can’t stand hats that fall down when you land, then you spend the rest of the round sticking your nose in the air to try and see! I have always liked and ridden in Charles Owen hats so I guess I’m a little biased, but if you are looking for a high quality low profile hat that allows good vision and protection then check out Charles Owen.