Troxel Rebel riding helmet review
Troxel Rebel Helmet
The folks at Troxel sent me the new Rebel Star helmet to take with me on my European horseback riding vacation. For those equestrians who take a helmet on riding holidays, you’ll be happy to know that most airlines do not consider a helmet extra carry on luggage.
Seven airplanes, 10 days
I flew seven airplanes on a ten day trip to Portugal and neither SATA Airlines or Virgin America gave my helmet a second look. I did have quite a few airline passengers ask me about my Troxel helmet. Even with the horseshoe and stars on the side of the helmet, most people assumed I rode a motorcycle.
This low profile Western trail riding helmet was a great fit from the moment I put it on. With the CinchFit Pro system, I didn’t have to spend time adjusting my helmet. I liked the mesh-covered vents because they didn’t make my head hot and sweaty.
Troxel’s Duratec Finish
My only knock on this riding helmet is simply cosmetic. As I mentioned, my riding helmet spent a considerable amount of time in overhead airplane storage bins or in the back of a car between horseback rides. I was not impressed with Troxel’s Matte Duratec finish.
Designed to protect the outer shell of the helmet from dirt and scratches, my Troxel helmet shows a bit of wear from a scratch perspective. Again, this is minor criticism in the overall scheme of things. I would highly recommend any Troxel riding helmet, as this San Diego, California-based company makes excellent and affordable performance headgear.