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Trauma Void™ EQ3™ Smooth Shell Helmet**

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Trauma Void™ EQ3™ Smooth Shell Helmet**

The Trauma Void™ EQ3™ Smooth Shell Helmet has the latest in brain protection technology: the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS®). 

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Item #: X1-36719
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The Trauma Void™ EQ3™ Smooth Shell Helmet is the wave of the future in equestrian helmets as it represents the next step in brain protection technology. The most important component of the EQ3 helmet design is the incorporated Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS®) Technology, which has been used in bike, motor and snow helmets for years. Integrated into the helmet, MIPS is a low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. This layer absorbs and redirects rotational force rather than allowing it to be transferred to the brain during impact.

Though safety is the first priority of Trauma Void’s EQ3 helmet, it has also been designed to provide comfort, style and affordability. This riding helmet design offers great ventilation, and it has a removable and washable Coolmax® lining. The smooth outer is easy to clean. Screen and chin straps made of durable PU leather. **ASTM F1163-15/SEI Certified.

More About MIPS Technology

Nearly two decades ago, Swedish researchers set out to find a way to further protect the brain from rotational force and strain when an impact occurs during a crash. Now patented and incorporated into a variety of helmets, MIPS, short for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, is a helmet-integrated, low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. This layer creates a way for the rotational force to be absorbed and redirected rather than transmitted to the brain during an impact. It’s held in place with flexible bands that clip the MIPS liner to the helmet’s foam in multiple anchor points. The system sounds simple, but in reality, this technology was developed and tested over countless hours in a lab.

MIPS works by installing a thin (0.5–0.7mm), ventilated, custom-cut, low-friction layer inside the helmet liner. The layer is held in place by an assemblage of composite anchors that flex in all directions. These anchors hold the layer in place around the wearer’s head, but provide a small movement in response to angled impact. MIPS’ small movement (10-15mm) relative to the helmet at the brief moment of an angled impact (3–10 milliseconds)allows the head to continue in the direction in which it was originally traveling. This means that some portion of the rotational forces and energies acting on the head at impact are redirected and spread out thanks to the large low-friction layer, rather than being transferred to the brain. Because of its thinness, lightness and integration into the helmet’s existing ventilation, it is rarely noticed by the wearer, even over extended periods of use.

MIPS has evolved through study and testing in Sweden since 1996 by some of the world’s leading researchers in biomechanics and neuroscience at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The two universities created a joint department called Neuronics. MIPS sprung out from a research project at Neuronics, which also saw the development of a helmet test rig for angled impacts.

In addition to the angled impact test, MIPS has access to an advanced computerized finite element model of the head and neck that can be used for injury prediction in impact simulations. The computerized finite element model is an integral part of verifying that your helmet, with MIPS inside, delivers higher safety properties and redirects and reduces damaging rotational motion to the brain than the same helmet without MIPS.


3–5 years from date of purchase.

Helmet must have been purchased within the last 3 years. Helmet must have been registered within 30 days of purchase. Sales receipt required; accident form must be submitted online.

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How to Check Helmet Fit
Follow these steps when you're deciding whether a helmet size and style is right for you.

Check the overall fit. A correctly sized helmet sits down snugly on your head and covers your entire skull with equal pressure all around. No gap exists between your helmet and your head; even pressure with the lining allows the helmet to absorb force in the event of an accident.

If you feel the helmet wants to rise or pop upward from your head, then it is too small. If the helmet is loose around your head and sitting low on the eyebrows, it is too large.

Try to wiggle the helmet up and down. The skin on your forehead and your eyebrows should move with the helmet. If the helmet slides freely and your skin doesn't move, then it is too large for your head. Shake your head from side to side and up and down. The helmet should not pivot on your head. If it does, then the helmet is too large.

While a slightly large helmet may feel very comfortable initially, if you select one that does not fit snugly when it is new, it will become too large over time as the lining breaks in. A large helmet will shift during riding, could become a distraction and will not protect you well during a fall.

If you are trying on an adjustable helmet and the fit is very close to being correct, you may tighten it through the use of slides, dials, changeable padding or ties, and repeat these tests. Otherwise, try another size, style or brand of helmet.

Check the brim. The front brim should not sit more than two fingers' width above your eyebrows. It should not sit any lower than 1/2" above your eyebrows or it could block your vision. If the brim does not sit correctly, try a different helmet that is either deeper or shallower.

Adjust the chin strap. When you're sure the helmet stays in place without the harness, adjust the chin strap so that it fits snugly under your chin. It should be able to hold the helmet in place, but not be so tight as to cause discomfort against your throat or make you feel as though you can't swallow or might choke. Some helmets have sliding clips that allow you to adjust the harness for comfort around the ears.

When you find your perfect helmet, you'll discover an added benefit- it will flatter the shape of your face.

Tip: Got long hair?
If you plan on wearing long or thick hair under your helmet, the length of your hair or the way you tie it up may change the way your helmet sits on your head. You want to be sure that your hair lies as flat to your head as possible under your helmet. To achieve both a snug helmet fit and a neat appearance, consider using two hair nets and the step-by-step method shown here:
  • Hair and hair net are gathered into a ponytail holder. Note the traditional styling of the hair covering the top half of the ear.
  • Position ponytail like this, laying it as flat as possible against the head, and place a second hair net over the hair and pony tail.
  • Tilt your head forward to slide on the helmet, putting it on from the back first, with the harness settling over the ponytail holder, and working toward the front.
  • Tuck in your hair and hair net over your forehead neatly so that neither shows under the brim.
Note: If you change the length of your hair, it may affect the way your helmet fits.