When our company was founded in 2018, we had a goal to make our riding helmets with MIPS affordable. Today, we're still striving towards that. Read more about the ways we're striving to help on this week's blog!
At Trauma Void we’re doing our best to protect our community. This isn’t unusual for us as a helmet company, but these days it looks different than what we had envisioned. For those of us (like me) who are usually on the go it can be quite a challenge to do our part in staying home. We’ve heard from many horse and barn owners alike that their state mandates are encouraging, or requiring, them to close barns to the public which means no riding for many of us. We’re looking forward to the days where we can be joining our barn family in the arena or on the trails, but until then, we’ve created a list of things to help us stay in shape and ready to ride.
March is Brain Awareness Month and to celebrate we asked the riders of Team Trauma Void to share with us the reasons they buckle up before every ride. These ladies do a fabulous job advocating helmet usage and representing our brand. We’re always inspired to hear from them and are humbled that we get the opportunity to work together to push the helmet industry forward. Read why Jordan Fellers, Anna Weniger, Catie Staszak, Tara Jones, and Augusta Lord believe in the importance of helmet usage and practice safe riding habits.
For many years horseback riding helmets and their technology stood at a standstill, even though new colors, shapes, styles, and sizes were introduced to the market year after year. There was nothing driving the industry forward. As a result, Trauma Void was born. Determined to promote the highest standard of safety for equestrians we sold our first helmet in early 2018 pioneering the start of the MIPS movement in the United States.
Is your head round, oval, short, long, or somewhere in between? Just when you think that you have your helmet size figured out, another element of confusion is added to the mix: head shape.
Trauma Void offers a selection of helmets for a variety of head shapes, we wrote a blog to help break it down.
Our EQ3 riding helmet with MIPS has two different liners, both are included with each purchase of an EQ3. Our original liner, which comes inserted in each helmet is designed for round heads. Our oval liner is designed with additional padding on the sides to help accommodate a more oval head shape, and is conveniently included in a separate package inside the helmet box.
But, what does it mean to have a round or oval head and how do you tell? Is it the shape of your face, the shape of your crown, HELP!
I got my new helmet…now how do I tell if it fits? It’s an age-old question that every helmet fitter gets, and we totally understand why. Your head is filled with precious cargo and it’s important to be sure that your helmet fits properly, so it can better do it’s job. While we’re always happy to look at mugshot like photos of you or your rider sporting their new Trauma Void, we know that for some, it might be easier to check out our new video. Read more about it (and watch it) here!
We just released a new series of videos on measuring for a Trauma Void helmet and how to tell if your new helmet fits. In this blog, you can watch our new sizing video and hear from an expert on our helmets!
It’s November and the holiday shopping season has officially begun! Helmets are something everyone needs but not everyone wants to buy for themselves. At Trauma Void, we have a variety of options to choose from to surprise the rider in your life with a helmet they’ll love.
Read our latest blog for more information on our promotions and how to know what to buy for the equestrian in your life.
Jessica Black, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oklahoma e-mailed us a few months ago looking for ways to incentivize riders to take her survey on rider’s attitudes towards helmets.
As a company that’s focused on designing new ways to protect riders, it was a ‘no brainer’ for us to donate gift certificates to the cause, especially if it meant that riders would be more likely to participate in the survey. In this blog, we're highlighting Black's survey on rider's attitudes towards helmets, or helmet attitude...helmet-tude.
International Helmet Awareness Day is coming and this year, we're celebrating big by giving away 31 helmets.
Have you ever dreamt of riding across the Mongolian steppe; no map, just yourself, a semi-wild horse and 11 lbs. of gear? For one modern horsewomen, it wasn’t something she had even considered until it was at her fingertips. It was while she was scrolling through her Instagram feed that her interest for the Mongol Horse Derby was sparked and her dream to ride 600+ miles across Genghis Khan’s ancient messenger route was born.
A few days ago, she landed in Mongolia for training. Her race begins today, but, to her, she says the hard part is already over. We sat down to chat with Mongol Horse Derby rider, Rachel Roman and hear about how she’s been preparing, how she motivates herself, and of course, her thoughts on our Lynx helmet.
There’s something about the Kentucky Horse Park that feels like opportunity and Springtime, am I right? I’ve been there in the summer months, April for the KYLR3DE and in the winter with a fresh coat of snow. Regardless of the temps, in my mind it’s always in the 60’s or 70’s and full of Spring blooms in Lexington. (A girl can dream, can’t she?)
As a young company, this year will be Trauma Void’s second year in attendance at the Kentucky Land Rover 3-Day Event, and we’re excited to the energy that comes with the crowd of the horse park. They call it the best weekend all year, and it is a ton of fun! In 2018, we were showcasing the EQ3 to so many spectators for the first time and it was so exciting to measure all of their noggins and share with all of the reasons I love Trauma Void helmets. This year, we’ll be showing off another recent release that I’m still very excited about, so be sure to swing by the Back on Track USA booth for a member of our team to measure you.
There’s something about coming back to a familiar show grounds whether you’re there to show or to shop that hits the soul with an unmeasurable nostalgia. Personally, I think if you melted down the scents of arena footing, shavings, hair spray, and a hint of sticky bun into a candle, it could easily be labeled Horse Show Time. Each flicker of its wick would be accompanied with memories of horse show mishaps and fun times with my horse show family. It comes to no surprise that when our brigade of box trucks pulled into the Ohio State Fairgrounds, memories of unloading my horse in the pouring rain, the kindness of a stranger giving my mom and I some White Chicken Chili, and a zoo of exotic animals released in the greater Columbus area in 2011, come rushing into my memories.
Spring fever is has spread far and fast through our office as our team chatted about the urgency that hits our soul when the work day is over, the weather is nice, and we’re headed to the barn. To our friends down South, you’ll have to trust us Northerners, that the first day you and your horse can spend time without a few layers on, it’s both a glorious and very muddy situation.
Suddenly, the nights feel like day, and the last drop of sunshine hits our faces while the sun begins to set, and we try to judge whether the outdoor is best suited to ride around in a boat or by horseback. If you’ve ever lived in an area where you experience Spring, then you can relate to the pure joy that fills the air as fair-weather-riders and the mystery boarders of commercial riding facilities start to show their faces for a brief visit with their very-hairy friends.
Springtime is known as the season where things begin to bloom, the “rebirth of the Earth” if you will, but to equestrians, it’s the season where our horses seem more like kites and the Farrier’s number is now listed in our Favorites.
Read on for a relatable blog about Spring at the barn.
"My career and my experience in the medical field and neuro world, combined with my passion of horse-back riding, is what turned me into a self-proclaimed helmet enthusiast. I see a huge amount of trauma at both jobs, especially those related to motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and horse-back riding. Of course, not all accidents are preventable, but the risk of what we do as equestrians can be significantly decreased by proper safety equipment, specifically helmets. I CANNOT fathom how people choose not to wear helmets during their extra curriculars, but then again, I've witnessed the dark side of that choice as I care for my patients. I think what we often don't realize is how truly vulnerable the human body is, especially the human brain. Due to the nature of my job, I've unfortunately seen just how vulnerable the brain is, and why I choose to protect mine with Trauma Void helmets."
Read about how Trauma Void Ambassador, Jordan Fellers cares for noggins in and out of the saddle.
Have you ever tried to buy a shirt online and had no idea what size to buy? You’re normally one size, but there was that one review that said they run small and oh, the shirts are only available in unisex, so now you’re really unsure of which one to get and you need it by this weekend and you love everything else about it, but, it will be no use if it doesn’t fit. Come on, friends, tell me that I’m not alone in this?
In my palm-sweating T-shirt scenario, I’m super glad that this shirt’s job is to clothe me and doesn’t play a huge role in protecting my precious thoughts and memories. At Trauma Void, we’re firm believers that the safest fit, is the best fit.
We’re working diligently to bring Trauma Void helmets to a tack store near you, but we also understand that isn’t always a possibility. In the days where online shopping is a norm, we wanted to be sure that our riders feel equipped with knowledge in their purchase, and so, we wrote a blog.
The showdown: Lynx™ vs EQ3™
What’s the difference? Trauma Void™ now offers two different models of helmets. With the release of the Lynx, our customers can now choose between more than just their color and finish. Read along as we break down the differences between the two helmet models with MIPS and highlight some features which may help you to determine which Trauma Void helmet is best suited for you.
What is MIPS? Where did it come from? How does it work?
Learn more about it here.
In 2018, Swedish insurance company, Folksam conducted an independent study where they tested 15 different models of horseback riding helmets on the market. Helena Stigson PhD and Associate Professor at the Folksam research team said that the aim of the study is “…to help consumers in their choice and to influence manufacturers to design safer helmets.” Folksam wanted to conduct a study which tested the motion a riding helmet encounters upon impact.
You may have read about it earlier in the year, but are still wondering...what does all of this mean?
Best in test, now in US? Read more about our newest helmet here!