A durable helmet tested and certified according to EN1384:2017.
Comfortable straps and foam to reduce pressure points.
The technical ventilation system keeps your head cool.
Redesigned harness to better fit the rider's head.
Complies with EN1384:2017.
520 g (Size 57).
The main job of a helmet is to protect the rider's head. The 520 model, which has been put through the ringer in our workshops, features a shell designed to absorb some of the energy on impact through partial deformation of the shell and/or the protective material. In the event of a fall, replace your helmet: damage is not always visible and is often found inside the product.
One of our engineers' top challenges was to give you a tough, solid, light and extremely comfortable helmet. To do this, the Fouganza team focused on how ergonomic the straps were, as they are what sits against the rider's face. They are made from soft, spongy polyester for true comfort! The removable, machine washable hat, which is attached to the helmet via a hook & loop system, contains foam that is precisely positioned to reduce the pressure points on your head.
Whether on a pony or horse, riders tend not to take it easy! To stop you overheating and to get rid of perspiration, the 520 helmet is very well ventilated. Thanks to the 27 holes on the front and top, as well as the ventilation channels beneath the shell, it lets air circulate to help keep you cool. Air enters through the front of the helmet and leaves through the back. No more damp hair at the end of your ride!
A helmet that doesn't hug your head and that moves around is failing in its main purpose. To ensure a good fit, the 520 helmet's harness has been fully redesigned. After various tests, our designers came up with an ergonomic system that passes across the rider's neck - without squeezing it - and under their chin. The harness matches the shape of the rider's head without preventing them from moving around. This means that the helmet stays in the right place. Mission accomplished!
Choosing your helmet:
Our 520 helmet is available in various sizes, from 53 to 61. Although Decathlon stores stock a wide range, your size may not necessarily be available. Don't forget that you can also order on our website! To get the right size, measure the circumference of your head and try the helmet on. Your helmet needs to be a good fit in order to protect you! So for children, never buy a helmet that is too big on the assumption that they will grow into it.
Because luscious locks aren't always practical when riding, and because numerous riders want to leave their hair down when schooling or hacking, the 520 helmet has a trick up its sleeve. One of the straps on the harness passes across the back of the neck and you can use it to tuck your ponytail between the shell and the harness so that stray hairs won't escape. We've thought of everything!
Washable, interchangeable hat:
The 520 helmet contains a hat made from foam and mesh for real comfort. It is held in place by an effective hook & loop system, and can be removed and machine washed at 30°C. But above all, it is individually accessible. If your helmet hasn't suffered any damage, but you want to change the inside of your gear, no problem! You can buy yourself a new foam hat to keep yourself comfy without having to invest in a whole new helmet.
To look after your helmet, clean the outside with a cloth.
We strongly (or completely) recommend against using solvents or other aggressive products as they could affect the helmet's properties and cause it to deteriorate. The removable inner hat is machine washable at 30°C.
For storage and transport, a small fabric bag will protect it from dirt, scratches and light.
A sleek look:
Depending on your riding style and your tastes, the 520 helmet is available in several different models. Whether painted or fabric covered, it dons a different attire to suit the preferences of each and every rider. Some people will prioritize the sleek lines of the plain classic version, while others will want the two-colour model. As for rhinestones, we know they'll be a hit with all dressage fans.
Adjusting the helmet
For optimal protection, the helmet should fit snugly without being too tight. When the harness and strap are properly adjusted, the helmet should not slide forward, back, or from side to side.
The helmet's strap should pass beneath your jaw, rather than over the front of it. It should be tight enough to stop the helmet rocking around, but it shouldn't choke you.
This riding helmet was designed to absorb some of the energy of an impact by causing the shell or protective material to become partially deformed.
A helmet reduces the severity of head injuries. The protection your helmet offers depends on the accident in question, as wearing a helmet does not always prevent death or long-term injury.
We know that you are itching to try your helmet, but for safety reasons please read the instructions before use.
This helmet is for horse riding only and should not be used for motor sports, snow sports or air sports. Unfortunately, if you decide to take up bobsleigh, Formula 1 or hang gliding, this helmet will not meet your needs. We recommend opting for more suitable protection.
We recommend replacing your riding helmet five years after its manufacture date (which is shown on the label) if your helmet has never suffered an impact and has been stored according to the instructions.
Damage may not be visible, and so any helmet that has suffered an impact must be replaced.