While some people see horse riding helmets as a necessity, a horse riding helmet bag is often viewed as an accessory. The reason being that a lot of people would just ride their horse without a horse riding helmet bag. You’ll never know when you might fall off or get a whack on your head so it’s better to be prepared. If you never got a horse riding helmet bag, here are some things you should know before buying one:
You may not need a horse riding helmet bag for all your riding needs. Depending on the activities that you do on your horse, you may only need the horse riding helmet bag for a specific type of activity. For example, if you’re taking a ride through the countryside and you don’t have much opportunity to get into your gear bag, then you probably don’t need a riding helmet bag for that activity.
Don’t buy a cheap horse riding helmet bag if you’re serious about riding. You’ll be glad that you did once you get the bag home and start using it. If you just throw a couple of riding gear in the bag and don’t take any time to clean it then it will become dirty very quickly. It’s just like your car…you need to keep it clean to make it last.
Deciding On Horse Riding Helmet Bag
Think about how often you plan on riding your horse. If you want to invest in a good quality horse riding gear bag, then you should make sure it will be useful enough to take with you on several rides. If it’s just for special occasions, then it shouldn’t cost much. However, if you’re planning on riding your horse regularly then it makes sense to spend a little bit more money to get a quality horse riding gear bag that will last you for many years.
Think about whether you want your horse riding helmet to look nice or to stay looking nice. If you’re just buying a plain bag to take with you when you ride, then this is less important, but if you’re going to buy a quality horse riding helmet bag then you might want to spend some extra money to make it look good. In fact, some bags are so beautifully designed that you might not even realise what the inside is – they’re probably all pretty boring!
Find out exactly how much storage space you’ll need inside the horse riding helmet bag. Are you travelling with other equipment such as a load cart? If so, how many compartments do you need? Will you be able to find a place to store them when they’re not in use? If not, are you comfortable with just having the saddlebags at hand?
Think about the colour of your horse riding helmet bag. Do you want something bright and colourful? Or perhaps you’d like something more subdued, making it suitable for a quieter day out on the stable? Personally, I prefer a more muted colour; I think they go with everything (even my own stables!) and they fit better too. However, if you’re after a certain colour and you can’t change your horse riding helmet bag, then at least make sure you look for one that comes in that colour!
In The End
Think about how much you want to invest in your horse riding helmet bag. If you’re just starting out, then a cheap, simple bag is likely to be your best bet. However, if you want to invest in a more long-term investment such as a quality saddle bag, you should look at what the leading brands have to offer. They’re generally a lot better value for money and you should know that there’s a reason why they’re top of the range.