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I have a Bandbox Helmet.  Can I still buy covers to fit my Bandbox helmet?

While we no longer sell Bandbox Helmets, we sstill can provide you with covers to fit Bandbox Helmets.  When you purchase a cover, select the Cover Only Bandbox Helmet choice.  If you are not asked for type of helmet, that cover fits both Yakkay and Bandbox Helmets.

 

What do I do if the helmet cover gets wet or misshapen?

Water will not harm your cover. Most helmet covers were formed by soaking and blocking over a helmet form. If your cover gets wet, leave it on the helmet to dry so that it will retain the shape of the helmet. If the brim is bent, gently reform the edge wire and steam iron. Helmets covers with peaked (indented) crowns may be first flattened with the peak pushed to the interior for ironing. Spraying with starch is also fine for both the interior and exterior. Do not starch the exterior of the wool felt covers as this may cause spotting. Remember, your helmet cover is a hat and should be treated gently. If you want to abuse it, consider purchasing one of the more rugged styles like the Dubliner, Philly or Daytona which do not have shaped brims or fancy trims. 

 

What prevents the helmet cover flying off while riding? Will the wide-brimmed styles interfere with my vision in windy conditions? Will flowers and ribbons and other trims be secure?

Bandbox Helmet Covers are secured either with either channels and draw strings or elasticized hat bands. Wide brim have been wired to prevent deflection in windy conditions. Trims are securely hand sewn. All Bandbox Helmet Cover designs have been field tested riding 35 mph down a 12% grade to assure satisfactory performance.

 

What design features prevent the helmet from getting hot?

Vent holes are provided outside to the impact area. The Bandbox Helmet is lined with a VersaTech, a high tech wickable sports fabric. Sweat is channeled via the Versatech lining to evaporate via the vent holes. While the lining is glued in and should not be removed, many helmet freshener products are available on the market and may be purchased through equestrian helmet retailers.