Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

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Product Summary:

Tipperary Sportage 8500 Riding Helmet

High-density ABS material provides superior impact resistance, yet the Sportage is still one of the lightest helmets on the market. Contoured drop-back shell and comfort foam interior allows for added protection and secure fit, while a rear reflective strip increases visibility in low-light conditions.

ASTM F1163-04A/SEI Certified & CE certified to European EN 1384 Standards*
*Click on Important Helmet Warning to the right


  • Contoured drop-back shell
  • Comfort foam interior
  • Flexible visor
  • Rear reflective strip
  • Lightweight
  • ASTM/SEI certified
Item Specifications:

17 oz.

XS (6 1/4 - 6 3/8)
S (6 1/2 - 6 5/8)
M (6 3/4 - 6 7/8)
L (7 - 7 1/8)
XL (7 1/4 - 7 5/8) 

Downloadable Resources
Helmet WarningHelmet Warning/Sizing Information
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
XS Cocoa SLT901467 XS COC 8500-XS-CB 940189010479
SM Cocoa SLT901467 SM COC 8500-S-CB 940189010486
MD Cocoa SLT901467 MD COC 8500 M CB 940189010493
LG Cocoa SLT901467 LG COC 8500 L CB 940189010509
XS Gray SLT901467 XS GRY 8500-XS-CG 840189001005
SM Gray SLT901467 SM GRY 8500 S CG 840189001012
MD Gray SLT901467 MD GRY 8500 M CG 840189001036
LG Gray SLT901467 LG GRY 8500 L CG 840189001029
XS Navy SLT901467 XS NVY 8500 XS NB 840189010052
SM Navy SLT901467 SM NVY 8500 S NB 840189010045
MD Navy SLT901467 MD NVY 8500 M NB 840189010038
LG Navy SLT901467 LG NVY 8500 L NB 840189010021
XS Pink SLT901467 XS PNK 8500-XS-PK 840189009056
SM Pink SLT901467 SM PNK 8500 S PK 840189009070
MD Pink SLT901467 MD PNK 8500 M PK 840189009094
LG Pink SLT901467 LG PNK 8500-L-PK 840189009117
XS Tan SLT901467 XS TAN 8500 XS TN
SM Tan SLT901467 SM TAN 8500 S TN
MD Tan SLT901467 MD TAN 8500 M TN
LG Tan SLT901467 LG TAN 8500 L TN
XS Hunter SLT901467 XS HUN 8500 XS HN
SM Hunter SLT901467 SM HUN 8500 SM HN
MD Hunter SLT901467 MD HUN 8500 MD HN
LG Hunter SLT901467 LG HUN 8500 LG HN
XS Purple SLT901467 XS PRP 8500 XS PU 840189008431
SM Purple SLT901467 SM PRP 8500 S PU 840189008448
MD Purple SLT901467 MD PRP 8500 M PU 840189008455
LG Purple SLT901467 LG PRP 8500-L-PU 840189008462
XS White SLT901467 XS WHT 8500-XS-WH 840189010588
SM White SLT901467 SM WHT 8500-S-WH 840189010595
MD White SLT901467 MD WHT 8500 M WH 840189010601
LG White SLT901467 LG WHT 8500 L WH 840189010618
XS Blue SLT901467 XS BLU 8500 XS EB 840189009063
SM Blue SLT901467 SM BLU 8500 S EB 840189009087
MD Blue SLT901467 MD BLU 8500 M EB 840189009100
LG Blue SLT901467 LG BLU 8500 L EB 840189009124
XS Black Matte SLT901467 XS BLK 8500-XS-BK 840189008516
SM Black Matte SLT901467 SM BLK 8500 S BK 840189008509
MD Black Matte SLT901467 MD BLK 8500 M BK 840189009001
LG Black Matte SLT901467 LG BLK 8500 L BK 840189010168
XL Cocoa SLT901467 XL COC 8500 XL CB 840189007755
XL Gray SLT901467 XL GRY 8500 XL CG 840189007724
XL Navy SLT901467 XL NVY 8500 XL NB 840189007762
XL Pink SLT901467 XL PNK 8500-XL-PK 840189009131
XL Purple SLT901467 XL PRP 8500-XL-PU 840189008479
XL White SLT901467 XL WHT 8500 XL WH 840189010625
XL Blue SLT901467 XL BLU 8500 XL EB 840189010878

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this?
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My friend has one and it is lightweight & well vented
Rebecca B on Dec 5, 2016
Recommended by trainer.
William W on Apr 17, 2016
My friend has one and it is lightweight & well vented
Rebecca B on Dec 5, 2016
This helmet came highly recommended by a friend of mine. I also like the looks of it the best.
Jana M on May 16, 2016
Recommended by trainer.
William W on Apr 17, 2016
price, recommended
Lauren D on Oct 15, 2015
Because it can be custom fit. Have tried others and this will be the last I try LOVE the way it fits I forget I have it on. Full protection for my head what else can you ask for?
DEBRA B on Oct 1, 2015
comfort and does not slide forward also extented protection in back of helmet
SHERI H on Aug 29, 2015
This is my second Sportage Helmet. I bought the first for an 8 day desert ride in the 4 corners section of the American Southwest. I've also used it on 3 separate rides in the Costa Rican rain forest. And, of course, for daily use. It is the most comfortable, coolest (great air flow) helmet I've ever worn. I LOVE it! I'm only replacing it because - although still functional - mine is beginning to look a little beat up after years of hard riding in a variety of terrains!
Sue R. on Aug 1, 2015
love this helmet it fits extremely well! took a fall on my 4 yr old yesterday and im glad I had it on
AMANDA R on Jun 8, 2015
Rcommended by a friend.
Anita M on Apr 14, 2015
Because of the reviews and the weight (light weight)
MELISSA F on Apr 8, 2015
This is helmet No 2. Fits perfect on my head (Oval shape).Is vented. A good endurance helmet. You stick with what feels and fit good on your head since you wear it for a couple of hours. Never the less don't ride without one or with one who didn't fit correct.The price for this helmet is awesome for this certification "ASTM-SEI,(ASTM Standard F1163-04A)". Was looking at an UVEX but even with the adjustment screw it never felt right.For the next time I do not need to think I know what I will get.
ULRIKE M on Feb 28, 2015
I like this helmet. The different colors make it easy to spot when sharing trailer space with other riders. Plus it matches my zilco tack! For the record I ordered a medium not a large as stated above???
Darlene T on Feb 7, 2015
Have others in other colors
KATHLEEN F on Jan 1, 2015
My grandaughter needed a new helmet.The reviews on this helmet were very good.
LYNN B on Dec 15, 2014
Friend recommendation and comfort of hers when I tried it on.
TINA B on Dec 9, 2014
For my husband to have protection when he rode...
Synthia P on Nov 21, 2014
Comfortable and airy. And it doesn't make my head look huge.
KATHERINE P on Oct 4, 2014
Cost and minimum requirements for a new rider
Eric M on Sep 30, 2014
Great review and good design
Chris Y on Jul 20, 2014
Claimed to be most comfortable by maker.
TERRI A on Jun 19, 2014
On clearance with good reviews
SHERRY G on May 9, 2014
safer helmet, better shape.
Ellen V on Apr 3, 2014
The helmet is light and has great ventilation. I also like the low profile.
TONI D on Mar 13, 2014
Rhonda K on Mar 9, 2014
I use the same helmet at the National Ability Center and I want my own helmet for riding
Erica M on Mar 6, 2014
Tipperary helmets fit me will and I wanted a white helmet for summer.
MARY S on Mar 4, 2014
This helmet came highly recommended by a friend of mine. I also like the looks of it the best.
Jana M on May 16, 2016
price, recommended
Lauren D on Oct 15, 2015
My head measures 22 1/2 to 23 inches, which size should I order?
Debbie M on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: https://www.horse.com/ContentFiles

You can try the large, you may need to go up to a xtra lg. Look over size chart.
what year is made?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Manufacture Date varies by delivery from Tipperary.
Is there A visor for this helmet?...
are there visors to put on this helmet?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I bought Da Brim, which provides sun coverage all around like a cowboy hat. It is large, but has great coverage. I read in the comments that there is something called Equivisor as well. J
my head measures 21" which is not found on the size chart. What size helemt will fit?
marion w on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact our customer service department and we would be more than happy to look into that for you!!
Is it fit for my kids aged 9 ? She is wearing size 54 now . Any SEI label / BSI kite mark / SNELL label / SAI gobble mark as request by riding school .
A shopper on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend this helmet to all riders. I don't know what a size 54 equates to in helmet sizes. Measure her head, my circumference = a 6 5/8 helmet which I think is a small and I do have a small head. The helmet is rated with all the labels needed to be OK for any riding school. I copied the size info from another answer to assist you in sizing.

Best Answer: XS - 6 1/4 to 6 3/8 hat size - 19 1/2 to 19 7/8 head size (inches)

S - 6 1/2 to 6 5/8 hat size - 20 1/4 to 20 3/4 head size (inches)

M - 6 3/4 to 6 7/8 hat size - 21 1/8 to 21 1/2 head size (inches)

L - 7 to 7 1/8 hat size - 21 7/8 to 22 1/4 head size (inches)
Is it adjustable?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The helmet itself is not actually adjustable. You use the pads provided to make it fit your head; sounds, "uugghh!" but, really it is not difficult. Between this helmet and the saddle we had made just for me, I can ride without pain from my tail bone or from my head! We used "adjustable" helmets before; they now hang from a top hanger on the wall where no one can reach them because the only time we will ever use those pathetic things is when we are entertaining and need extras and are using our own. I've never used ANY type of helmet that did not give me a headache . . . before my Tipperary. I know, sounds like an advertisement; but really, I mean it! I can ride the entire day rather than 15 minutes.
How do I know what the manufacturer date is?
A shopper on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My new Tipperary has the manufacturer label inside the helmet. There is a size label, the CEI rating label and a manufacturer label. I don't know how to tell prior to getting the helmet.
What is the weight of the helmet?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The item weight is about 1 1/2lbs
My head size is 7 3/4 where can I find a helmet that size?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Here is the link for the size chart provided by the website.

Is this really available in purple? It looks more blue in the photo.
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This item is sold in blue and purple.
could you please give a sizes chart?
Carmen R on Apr 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: XS - 6 1/4 to 6 3/8 hat size - 19 1/2 to 19 7/8 head size (inches)

S - 6 1/2 to 6 5/8 hat size - 20 1/4 to 20 3/4 head size (inches)

M - 6 3/4 to 6 7/8 hat size - 21 1/8 to 21 1/2 head size (inches)

L - 7 to 7 1/8 hat size - 21 7/8 to 22 1/4 head size (inches)

So find the size of your head (measurements on the right) and then find your corresponding hat size (measurements in the middle) and then find the corresponding XS/S/M/L size (on the left.)
how do i meassure for my hat size?
Wendy B on Mar 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Measure your head with a measuring tape right above your eye brows and around your head (the largest part of your head, in other words). Use this measurement and the size chart located on the right side of the page (under the add to cart button) to find your corresponding hat size.
How do you pick the size of helmet to purchase?
Sandee S on Mar 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I chose a medium since that's what I take in other helmets. The Tipperary comes with different pieces that attach to the inside and help you make a proper fit to your head. Mine fits perfectly and feels wonderful.