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- Product Code: SD10766.6
- Brand: KEP
HELMET SIZE AND HEAD SHAPE
Wearing a helmet of the right size is important because, if it is not the right size, its primary function of protection loses effectiveness.
First of all, a helmet that is too small or too big would definitely be uncomfortable and, furthermore, a helmet that is too small would also be unable to protect the nape of the neck, whilst a helmet that is too big, as well as moving around irritatingly on the rider’s head, could also move and not cover the head correctly on impact, in the case of a fall. To check if a helmet moves out of its correct position once it is in place, shake your head gently with the chin strap secured: if the helmet stays put, the size is right. KEP Italia produces helmets with the outer shell available in two different sizes, which, in turn, house all the various size of inner cap, based on the thickness. The medium outer shell can be fitted with eight different sizes, from 51 to 58, whilst the large shell holds sizes 59 to 62. Head size is measured using a tailor’s measuring tape, passing it round just above the ears and in the middle of the forehead.
But the right size of helmet is not enough; it must also suit the shape of the rider’s head. Indeed, it is possible to insert small separators into the helmet to adapt it to fit the head of the rider (that can be oval, round or egg-shaped) perfectly and can be inserted at the front, back or on the sides of the inside of the helmet.
It is important to remember not to ride using someone else’s helmet, unless the size is a perfect match to your own. We discourage the purchase of second-hand helmets, insofar as we cannot be sure of its condition or protective capacity.
HISTORY KEP Italia is an Italian company founded on pure passion in 2007. The desire was to design and then produce a more comfortable, safe and innovative helmet than those available on the market up to that moment: KEP Italia wanted to offer the best helmet in the world, combining the very best available in terms of design, technology, raw materials and safety.
The very highest quality, compliance with the strictest safety regulations and aesthetic superiority have always been the key themes at KEP Italia. Lelia Polini and her closest collaborators started up with a wealth of significant experience: “We worked in collaboration with companies in the sector for many years, but I felt the need to look still further in terms of safety and style. We wanted to design something more innovative in order to offer the best to horse riders of all levels and disciplines. Safety, comfort, lightness and technical performance have always been our objectives.”
Having launched its first model, KEP Italia continued in its quest for excellence, using superior technologies and materials, applying continuous quality controls undertaken with the strictest professionalism, making every helmet fully traceable and subjecting every model to inspections by five different international safety certification bodies for the equestrian sector.
All this ensures the superior quality of KEP Italia helmets: not an advertising slogan, but a true corporate belief. “I don’t know if we will ever reach the top in the absolute sense, but we will certainly do all we can to get there,” confirms the management team. The company, located near Brescia in Northern Italy, is a firm believer in the Made in Italy label: all the raw materials and all the details that make up the KEP helmets are 100% nationally produced.