After two years of development a US company has released a safety version of the classic cowboy hat.
Resistol’s Ricky Boland introduced the new helmet at the Nationals Final Rodeo late last year.
“We took our regular cowboy hat that we make every day and we put protection on the inside of it to protect the top of your head,” he said.
The Resistol Ridesafe is the only felt hat on the market with the fit, feel and look of a cowboy hat coupled with the safety and protection of an equestrian riding helmet.
It can be shaped just like a cowboy hat with the added bonus of protective technology.
The Resistol Ridesafe is now the official protective headwear of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.
It sells for $US249.99.