Helmet proudly sponsored by Scharf Norway – thank you so much!
It is almost a month since I got my new Scharf-helmet, and I could not have been happier with it! The helmet is everything I could wish for and more. So far, I have worn the helmet during:
– A ride down Karl Johan Street in Oslo city
– During Oslo Middelalderfestival
– On a polo training
– During several hacks in the forest
– During photoshoots with Bat
– During mounted archery with Bat
– During a action filled hack on Prinsen
So yeah, I have basically tested the helmet in many different situations already, and all sorts of weather too. And I ADORE IT! I will never have anything else than Scharf in the future, and I will actually bring it with me to Spain this week; I can’t think of wearing an uncomfortable helmet ever again! Never! The point of no return, hahah! So I will travel with less clothes, and make space for the helmet. If it won’t fit in my suitcase I will literally wear it on the plane. End of story.
I love putting it carefully back in its bag after each ride, I love taking selfies with it during rides and I love the feeling of not feeling my helmet when I prepare for a hack. So yep, this was a very clever choice.
Here’s a summary after riding with Scharf for (almost) a month. And keep in mind that the helmet is sponsored, but my opinion is, of course not. ;)
What do you think about the design?
I still like the design and the helmet’s elegant shape. I have a small head and many helmets looks to big for me, but the Scharf number 9 looks pretty! The helmet looks exclusive and I feel great with it on! The main reason why I did not buy a fancier helmet earlier, was because I was worried about how they would look on. I felt like a “mushroom” when I tried on some different kinds of dressage helmets, and because we take thousands of photos of me riding, it was extra important to be comfortable in both my clothes and safety equipment. I wear it every single day!
How does it feel in use?
Excellent, which means that I can barely feel it. I don’t notice the helmet while I’m riding, the weight is very light. I struggle with neck pain, and wearing my old, heavy helmet might actually have influenced my entire body. It is easier to relax in my upper body with my Scharf-helmet, and it is great to feel “light” while riding. Even in the sunny summer weather with high temperatures, I feel comfortable.
Anything you would like to improve?
I can only think of one thing and that’s the strap! Because the helmet is adjustable, the strap is also long enough for riders with a different head shape than I have. It is “too much strap” left after I fasten it, so I wrap it up. But that’s it, really ..
How well does it fit in movement?
I can trot, canter, run and play with Batman and go for off road hacks without any problems.
What function is the most important you have discovered so far?
The possibility to adjust the size! My hair is curly (it is basically wool) and when it is damp outside, it gets even curlier, so I basically have more hair under the helmet than I have when it all hang down and is smoother. So after washing and combing it, I actually have to adjust it, just one small step. This function is very helpful and I can make sure it fits me perfectly before every single ride. Also, when my friends borrow the helmet, they can adjust it within seconds, and voila, you have a perfectly safe solution to the “find a helmet that nearly fits” when friends wanna go for a ride-problem. My old helmet was never a match for any of my friend’s heads!
Thank you so much dear Lisa for the gorgeous photos!
Peace, love and Friesian hugs,
Batman & Matilde