New, Rugged and Affordable Leather-Covered Helmet from IRH

New, Rugged and Affordable Leather-Covered Helmet from IRH

July 2009-International Riding Helmets introduces the Elite Ultra helmet, the newest addition to its best-selling Elite helmet series. Designer Frank Plastino has taken his best-selling helmet and added a sporty, rugged option that features a smooth leather cover and matte-finished vents.

Not only will the Elite Ultra make riders look cool, it will keep them feeling cool and comfortable as well.

IRH’s innovative low-profile geometry and a ventilated, wrap-around harness give the Elite Ultra a streamlined, modern look Top, right, left and rear vent ports also provide optimal air intake and cooling.

The interior of the Elite Ultra is mesh with a padded CoolOn lining that wicks moisture away from the rider’s head. Small foam pads across the inside of the helmet combined with its ultra-lightweight construction add to the supreme comfort of the Elite Ultra. The harness has a clip closure, adjustable chin-strap and a soft, fleece chin pad that is removable for washing.

Naturally, the Elite Ultra is meets the rigorous safety standards: ASTM F1163.04a/USA/SEI/EN-1384/CE Mark Europe.

MSRP: $259


Black Leather with Charcoal Vents.

SIZES: 6 1/2″, 6 5/8″, 6 3/4″, 6 7/8″, 7″, 7 1/8″, 7 1/4″, 7 3/8″, 7 1/2″ All sizes available in long oval.

About IRH The Plastino family had been crafting equestrian caps and helmets for nearly four decades when, in 1986, Frank Plastino founded International Riding Helmets to meet riders’ growing need for innovative, comfortable and attractive safety equipment. IRH has been at the forefront of rider safety because CEO Frank Plastino is an original member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) committee on equestrian headgear and a contributor to the development of industry standard F1163.90a.

Grounded in experience and knowledge gained from within one of the oldest families in the industry, International Riding Helmets is recognized as a premier designer and manufacturer of helmets for all riding disciplines. Visit for more information.