It is time to admit a hard truth. Polo can be a dangerous sport. Not only are you exposed to the normal risks of equestrian activity, with polo, you have additional dangers posed by mallets and the polo ball.
The sport has seen some horrible accidents recently. One could argue that proper safety equipment could have prevented some of these accidents from being fatal. The most important piece of safety equipment is unarguably the helmet. Yet, there are almost no standards to regulate the use of helmets while playing the sport. In fact, the helmets worn by most players are not even certified by safety organizations such as ASTM, SEI etc.
Samshield Polo Helmet is the complete Polo Helmet with Full Protection
Until now, there really was not a ASTM certified helmet designed specifically for polo use. Thanks to helmet safety awareness campaigns, the KEP Cromo Matt Wide Visor Polo Peak helmet is used often by some of the polo players. While it is a very safe helmet (including certifications from SEI, ASTM and PAS), the KEP Helmet is a general use helmet i.e. it can be used for show jumping as well as polo or any other riding disciplines. In other words, it is not a polo-specific helmet. There is no way to attach a guard cage to the helmet.
The Samshield Icon Pack is here! Samshield’s Icon Pack has been anticipated for a while now. When Samshield designs something, it is the finest in class. The same applies for their helmets as well. When the Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet was first introduced, it caused a sensation. The same excitement will translate over to this backpack as well.
Samshield’s design philosophy is a powerful fusion of form and function. We like to think of the pre and post Samshield era. Prior to Samshield, backpacks were boring and bulky. Enter the Samshield Icon Pack. Now, we use words like “sexy” and “sleek” etc to describe backpacks. We call this the Samshield effect. Samshield is a leader. With its foray into backpacks, it has once again proved its superiority.
In this post, we attempt to answer your questions about the Samshield Icon Pack Backpack.
If you take cues from their helmet designs, you can see how Samshield does not improve upon an existing product on the market. Instead, their approach is to build something new from the ground-up. The advantage of this design approach is that the resulting product incorporates all the “must-have” features required today.
1. Plenty of Space
The Samshield Icon Pack is packed with pockets and storage areas. From helmets to breeches to whips, the Icon Pack sports a pocket for everything. It even has a pocket for spare change, keys, wallet/purse, cell phone. You can even store an entire show outfit including a show shirt, pair of breeches etc. In total, the Icon Pack offers a total carrying capacity of 25 Liters.
Lateral Pocket for a Bottle or Spray
Lateral Pocket closed with a snap for metal studs, sugars, elastics, etc.
Big Lateral Pocket with waterproof zip closure for a laptop, a tablet, a passport or the horse’s papers
Elastic Straps to maintain a whip
Top pocket for coins, gloves, keys or credit card
Removable Case for a camera or a cell phone
2. No-Show Helmet Storage
The compartment for storing the helmet is made of mesh that is only visible when used. This makes for a sleek and minimalist look. When not in use, the helmet storage mesh can be neatly tucked inside a zipper compartment.
3. Add-On Storage on the Shoulder Straps
A small case can be optionally attached to the shoulder straps. This case is for storing your cell phone or digital camera. This enables easy access so you never miss a call or a photo-op!
4. Built-in Rain-Cover
Rain comes without any notice, especially here in South Florida. The Samshield Icon Pack features a fully retractable rain cover for your entire back pack. The cover is only visible when used. When not in use, it is safely tucked away inside a discreet bottom storage area. You would not be able to find it if you did not know exactly where it is located.
Please note that this option is available on both the Shadow Matte Helmets as well as the Premium Alcantara Helmets. However, please be aware that this option is limited to only those helmets where the top option is Alcantara.
Here are a few examples of what the new option will look like
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.
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.
Samshield helmets have gained immense popularity recently. In my previous post, I went over the reasons why Samshield has become the #1 choice in riding helmets. Not only is Samshield gaining widespread traction in ready to wear helmets, the custom helmets from Samshield are a hit.
A custom Samshield helmet offers you the opportunity to express your individuality and style. You can call us at 561-651-0770 or Contact Us. We will be glad to help you with your custom Samshield helmet.
Step-by-step guide on designing your Custom Samshield Helmet
Here is a short step-by-step guide to help you order your custom Samshield Helmet when you are ready:
1. Custom Helmets are available only for Alcantara helmets. So, first you have to pick the shell color. Your choices are : Black, Navy Blue, Chocolate and Dark Grey
2. Next, you decide on the top (this is the inlay part that goes on the top of the helmet). You have a few different choices of materials and colors.
3. Next up is the trim selection. The trim goes around the top of the helmet.
Metallic Trim Options
Matt Trim Options
Chrome Options (with 255 stones, or 5 stones or no stones)
4. One of the last steps is to pick out the color for your Blason. Three choices are available:
5. You can get your custom logo on the front or back of the helmet. An example of one of our customers’ helmet is shown below. In addition, you can even get your name inscribed on the chin strap. This is limited to 40 characters only (including spaces).
Example of Actual Custom Samshield Helmets
Here are some of the custom Samshield Helmets our customers designed. Needless to say, they were all very pleased with their creations.