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Our helmets are internationally renowned for being amongst the safest in the world. But what makes them so safe?
First of all, to guarantee the capacity of our helmets to protect the rider’s head in the case of a fall, they undergo the safety tests of a total of five international institutions. Our objective has always been to produce the safest helmets in the world, and we are proud to declare that our helmets are the only ones in the world to feature 5 safety certifications.
The rear part of the helmet, which very importantly protects the nape of the neck, is longer than on most other helmets. This means that more of the neck is protected and less vulnerable to knocks and fractures in the case of a fall from a horse.
Made in soft and durable eco-friendly leather, our chin strap undergoes specific testing to verify its resistance to breaking even when pulled with extreme force in the case of a fall from a horse.
Furthermore, our chin strap has five points of attachment to the shell, ensuring that the helmet doesn’t deviate from position on the head during a fall, continuing to protect the rider right up to impact with the ground and beyond.
APPROVALS AND CERTIFICATIONS
There are different types of homologations and safety certifications concerning riding helmets, and each one requires different requirements: this is why it is important to choose a helmet with the highest possible number of approvals / certifications.
Each certification refers to a specific homologation (ie a set of regulations) that the helmets must comply with in order to obtain it.
KEP ITALIA helmets are actually among the safest riding helmets in the world: respecting the requirements of the following standards. So here they are:
The European CE, which refers to the VG1 01.040 2014-12 regulation
The American and Canadian SEI refer to the ASTM F1163 / 2015 regulation
The British IC MARK, which refers to the VG1 01.040 2014-12 regulation
Of course, it is essential that the chin strap buckle is secured and that the strap is adjusted to make sure that it is not too loose under the chin
The front part of the helmet also has an important safety feature: a flexible visor. Created from elastic material, the visor ensures that the head does not absorb any direct impact in the case of a fall.
On this page, we explain why our helmets pass all these tests with flying colours.