[UPDATE: This post was updated on May 13, 2017.]
Samshield Shadow Matte helmets are unarguably the most popular helmets in the show jumping ring. What started off as one helmet available in just one color has blossomed into a wide range of helmet options.
Shadow Matte – Innovation and Comfort
Samshield helmet owners know all the advantages of the Samshield Shadow Matte helmet. Shadow Matte Helmets are comfortable, great-fitting with best-in-class ventilation. Best of all, they are hygienic. This is because of the removable inner liner concept. The inner liners of the Samshield helmets are removable and washable. This makes maintenance a breeze. No more sprays for getting the stink out of your helmet.
Recently, the Samshield Shadow Matte family has expanded. Upgraded versions of the Shadow Matte helmet are now available. Those riders that would like more bling or flair have a few more options.
Here we highlight some of the newer designs within the Shadow Matte range.
1. Shadow Matte (regular)
This is the classic Shadow Matte helmet. With a matte tone on tone finish, this helmet is equally well-suited for schooling and show. The matte finish of the helmet makes it easy to clean. The helmet is available in 3 different colors: Black, Navy and Brown.
2. Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals
Take the Shadow Matte (regular) and add some bling to it. Just enough to make a statement. The 5 Swarovski crystals below the blason makes a classy and elegant helmet. It is also available in 3 colors: Black, Navy and Brown
3. Shadow Matte with 255 Swarovski Crystals
One of the blingiest (if that is a word) helmets ever. This helmet is adorned with 255 genuine Swarovski Crystals. The crystals run from the front of the helmet alongside the ventilation channels. 5 of the 255 crystals are embedded under the front blason.
4. Shadow Matte Crystal Fabric
This is by the far, one of the finest looking helmets in the ring. The only helmet in the Shadow Matte family to have a contrasting top different than the rest of the shell. The crystal fabric adds elegance to an already beautiful helmet. In the daylight, the crystal fabric sets off tiny fireworks. It sparkles without being gaudy. This is one of the most popular helmets among the show jumping riders. Do not wait as this sells out fast!
5. Shadow Matte Crystal Fabric with 5 Swarovski Crystals
A combination of the Shadow Matte helmet with 5 Swarovski Crystals and Shadow Matte Crystal Fabric. The crystal fabric is delighting and the 5 Swarovski adds just the right amount of bling.
6. Shadow Matte Crystal Fabric with 255 Crystals
Consider this as a combo between the Shadow Matte with 255 Crystals and Shadow Matt Crystal Fabric. By far, this is the most bling loaded helmet available on the market. Just like the others, it also comes available in 3 sizes: Navy, Black and Brown. This helmet is a favorite among both grand prix dressage and show jumping riders.
7. Shadow Matte Shimmer
True to its name, the Shimmer shines and sparkles brilliantly. With the top overlay in special Shimmer material, this helmet makes a statement. It is perfect for the show ring. This helmet is so popular, it is already on back order.
8. Shadow Matte Custom Helmets
For those riders that want more personalization, Samshield offers custom Shadow Matte helmets. With custom Shadow Matte, you can select the color of the trim as well as the blason. Quite a few options are offered for the trim color and finish (Chrome, Titanium, Metallic, Matt or Glossy): Red, Blue, Pink, Orange, Silver, Blue, Black, Gold, Green, Bronze, Yellow, Purple and many more. In addition, you can also place your country flag on the front and/or back of the helmet. Sponsor logos can also be added. Your name can also be printed on the chinstrap.
9. Introducing the Samshield Miss Shield Wide Visor Helmet
The Miss Shield collection from Samshield is the much anticipated helmet. This is Samshield’s answer for the big visor helmet. For a long time, the wide visor helmet has been missing from Samshield’s portfolio.
To read more about this new helmet, check out this post about the Miss Shield Helmet.
There you have it. The umbrella of Shadow Matte helmets keeps expanding. Each different style of the helmets come in 3 variations: Without?Swarovski Crystals, 5 Swarovski Crystals, 255 Swarovski Crystals. Add to that, each helmet is available 3 colors: Black, Navy and Brown. There are 27 different helmets to pick from.
Tell us in the comments below what is your favorite Samshield helmet.