Back on Track EQ3 Lynx riding helmet is the wave of the future, and the next step in brain protection technology for the equine industry. The most important component of the EQ3 is the Multi-Directional Impact Protections System (“MIPS”) technology used.
The EQ3 Lynx riding helmet has made safety its first priority, but equally important is it’s comfort and style.
The removable and washable Coolmax lining creates excellent ventilation.
An independent testing by a Swedish insurance company, Folksam in 2018 not only did the EQ3 Lynx performed best of all helmets tested, it also was 30% better than the average helmet, most of which were more expensive.
Equipped with a button in the back to adjust the size for a perfect fit.
Meets the Australian Equestrian safety standards.
Available in Black, Blue, Brown
What exactly is MIPS?
The MIPS Brain Protection System is a helmet-integrated, low-friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. This layer creates a way for the rotational force to be absorbed and redirected rather than transmitted to the brain during an impact. It’s held in place with flexible bands that clip the MIPS liner to the helmet’s foam in multiple anchor points. The system sounds simple, but in reality, this technology was developed and tested over countless hours in a lab. Visit this page on MIPS technology to learn more about how it works.
How is a helmet with MIPS technology different from other helmets?
The Back On Track Lynx EQ3 helmet is the first English riding helmet to contain Multi-Directional Impact Protection System which has been tested over countless hours and is proven to offer better protection against rotational motion than a helmet without MIPS. Since 1996, research and tests have been performed to compare a helmet with the MIPS Brain Protection System to a conventional helmet. The results showed that it was possible to redirect and reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain by adding the MIPS Brain Protection System.
Helmet Fitting/Measuring: To measure for the best fit, find the circumference of the head. To begin, use a flexible tape measure and place it 1-1/2 cm above the eyebrows, skimming the tops of the ears, take it around the back of the head to the fullest part. Using the rider’s measurement and the chart below, find the corresponding helmet for their size range. Please note that the rider’s hair should be as worn when using the helmet.
Dial-Fit System: The Lynx helmets include a dial-fit system, after fitting the rider for their helmet, adjust the dial so that the helmet fits securely, then adjust the chinstrap.