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Why Samshield’s new Polo Helmet is a winner

Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard - White

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.

Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard - White
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard – White
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard - White
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard – White
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard - Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard – Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard - Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Polo Helmet with Guard – Black

Safety Certifications

The Samshield Polo Helmet has attained full ASTM/SEI certification for use in the United States.

Personalize your Samshield Polo Helmet

You can easily customize your Samshield Polo Helmet. If you would like to pick a different color for the helmet, another for the trim and yet another for the leather/suede visor, that is all possible.

Tell us about your polo helmet. What do you use? Do you have a Samshield Helmet? How do you like it? We would love to hear from you, so let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.

 

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Samshield Icon Pack is the new king of groom backpacks

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black

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.

What makes the Samshield Icon Pack “Iconic”?

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.

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black store your helmet
Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black store your helmet

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.

Organized Storage

  1. Lateral Pocket for a Bottle or Spray
  2. Lateral Pocket closed with a snap for metal studs, sugars, elastics, etc.
  3. Big Lateral Pocket with waterproof zip closure for a laptop, a tablet, a passport or the horse’s papers
  4. Elastic Straps to maintain a whip
  5. Top pocket for coins, gloves, keys or credit card
  6. Eyewear pocket
  7. 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.

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black
Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black

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!

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Brown

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.

5. Universal Helmet Storage

The Icon Pack can store any helmet in its universal mesh helmet storage. This includes the KASK Star Lady Shadow, KASK Dogma Chrome Light, KASK Dogma Light, Samshield Shadow Matt, Samshield Premium Helmet, Samshield XC J Helmet, Samshield XC J Matt Helmets and GPA Helmets.

6. Sturdy Construction

The Icon Pack is made of 1200D coated Polyester, a very strong, resistant and waterproof fabric. The bottom of the Icon Pack is abrasion resistant for maximum durability.

7. Personalization

A label allows to write the name of the owner. In addition, you can also embroider the name on the top pocket of the backpack.

Have more questions? Contact Us or post your questions in the comments below.

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Dress up your Samshield Helmet with The Swarovski Shield Top

Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option

Samshield introduces yet another exciting way to personalize your custom helmet. Now, you can add the iconic Samshield logo on the back of your custom Samshield Helmet. Click here for the Custom Samshield Helmet Designer tool to start creating your own helmet. If you need inspiration or ideas, check out the gallery of custom Samshield Helmets.

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 Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option in Black/White
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option in Blue White

 

Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option in Red/Blue/White
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option
Samshield Custom helmet with Shield Swarovski Option in Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samshield Shadow Matte Helmets Collection

Samshield Shadow Matt Top Crystal Fabric 5 Swarovski Helmet

[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)

Samshield Shadow Matte Brown Color
Samshield Shadow Matte Brown Color

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

Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Black Color
Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Black Color
Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Brown Color
Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Brown Color
Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Navy Color
Shadow Matte with 5 Swarovski Crystals in Navy Color

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.

Samshield Shadow Matt 255 Swarovski Helmet - Front View
Samshield Shadow Matt 255 Swarovski Helmet -Front View
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Close Up View of the 255 Stones Samshield Shadow Matte in Navy

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!

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Samshield Crystal Fabric Helmet

 

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.

Samshield Shadow Matt Top Crystal Fabric 5 Swarovski Helmet
Samshield Shadow Matt Top Crystal Fabric 5 Swarovski Helmet

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.

Samshield Shadow Matt Top Crystal 255 Swarovski Helmet
Samshield Shadow Matt Top Crystal 255 Swarovski Helmet
Shadow Matt Crystal Fabric with 255 Stones in Navy
Shadow Matt Crystal Fabric with 255 Stones in Navy

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.

Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet
Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet in Brown
Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet
Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet in Navy/Blue
Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet
Samshield Shimmer Top Helmet in Black

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.

Conclusion

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.

Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim
Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim
Custom Samshield Helmet with Full Swarovski Stones
Custom Samshield Helmet with Full Swarovski Stones
Custom Samshield Crystal Swarovski
Custom Samshield Crystal Swarovski

If that is not enough, you can always go with a custom Samshield Shadow Matte helmet. The possibilities are endless. Samshield has a helmet that fits you and suits your taste.

Tell us in the comments below what is your favorite Samshield helmet.

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Design your Custom Samshield Helmet

Custom Samshield Crystal Swarovski

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.

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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

Alcantara

Alcantara Black
Alcantara Black
Alcantara Blue
Alcantara Blue
Alcantara Brown
Alcantara Brown
Alcantara Grey
Alcantara 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.

Leather

Black Leather Top
Black Leather Top
Blue Leather Top
Blue Leather Top
Brown Leather Top
Brown Leather Top

 

 

 

 

 

Stingray

Stingray Black
Stingray Black
Stingray Blue
Stingray Blue
Stingray Brown
Stingray Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Lizard

Lizard Black
Lizard Black
Lizard Blue
Lizard Blue
Lizard Brown
Lizard Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Python

Python Blue
Python Blue
Python Brown
Python Brown
Python Black
Python Black

 

 

 

 

 

Lozenge Swarovski

Lozenge Swarovski Blue
Lozenge Swarovski Blue
Lozenge Swarovski Brown
Lozenge Swarovski Brown
Lozenge Swarovski Black
Lozenge Swarovski Black

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Leather

Flower Leather Black
Flower Leather Black
Flower Leather Blue
Flower Leather Blue
Flower Leather Brown
Flower Leather Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Swarovski

Flower Swarovski Brown
Flower Swarovski Brown
Flower Swarovski Grey
Flower Swarovski Grey
Flower Swarovski Black
Flower Swarovski Black
Flower Swarovski Blue
Flower Swarovski Blue

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Swarovski

Crystal Fabric Swarovski Black
Crystal Fabric Swarovski Black
Crystal Fabric Swarovski Blue
Crystal Fabric Swarovski Blue
Crystal Fabric Swarovski Gold
Crystal Fabric Swarovski Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Next up is the trim selection. The trim goes around the top of the helmet.

Metallic Trim Options

Metallic Pearl White
Metallic Pearl White
Metallic Orange
Metallic Orange
Metallic Blue
Metallic Blue
Metallic Irish Green
Metallic Irish Green
Metallic Electric Blue
Metallic Electric Blue
Metallic Bronze
Metallic Bronze
Metallic Baby Pink
Metallic Baby Pink
Metallic Navy Blue
Metallic Navy Blue
Metallic Red
Metallic Red
Metallic Yellow
Metallic Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Trim Options

Matt Bronze
Matt Bronze
Matt Black
Matt     Black
Matt Glossy Ivory
Matt Glossy Ivory
Matt Glossy Green
Matt Glossy Green
Matt Glossy Golden Beige
Matt Glossy Golden Beige

 

 

 

 

 

Chrome Options (with 255 stones, or 5 stones or no stones)

Chrome Silver 255 Stones
Chrome Silver 255 Stones
Chrome Silver 5 Stones
Chrome Silver 5 Stones
Chrome Silver
Chrome Silver
Chrome Pink 255 Stones
Chrome Pink 255 Stones
Chrome Pink 5 Stones
Chrome Pink 5 Stones
Chrome Pink
Chrome Pink

 

 

 

 

 

Chrome Gold 255 Stones
Chrome Gold 255 Stones
Chrome Gold 5 Stones
Chrome Gold 5 Stones
Chrome Gold
Chrome Gold
Chrome Blue 255 Stones
Chrome Blue 255 Stones
Chrome Blue 5 Stones
Chrome Blue 5 Stones
Chrome Blue
Chrome Blue

 

 

 

 

 

Chrome Black 255 Stones
Chrome Black 255 Stones
Chrome Black 5 Stones
Chrome Black 5 Stones
Chrome Black
Chrome Black
Titanium
Titanium
Titanium 5 Stones
Titanium 5 Stones
Metallic Yellow
Metallic Yellow
Metallic Red
Metallic Red

 

 

 

 

 

4. One of the last steps is to pick out the color for your Blason. Three choices are available:

Blason - Chrome
Blason – Chrome
Blason - Black Chrome
Blason – Black Chrome
Blason - Gold Chrome
Blason – Gold Chrome

 

 

 

 

 

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).

Custom Samshield - Back Logo
Custom Samshield – Back Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim
Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim
Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim
Custom Samshield Flower Swarovski with Metallic Red Trim

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Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield With Blue Python and 255 stones and Logos on Front and Back
Custom Samshield Crystal Swarovski
Custom Samshield Crystal Swarovski

 

 

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