New cowboy hat adds safety helmet protection

Seven-time World Champion Team Roper Jake Barnes now wears a Resistol Ridesafe hat, after suffering a traumatic brain injury when his horse fell at practice last November. He withdrew from the 2015 NFR and began his road to recovery.
Seven-time World Champion Team Roper Jake Barnes now wears a Resistol Ridesafe hat, after suffering a traumatic brain injury when his horse fell at practice last November. © Rodeobum.com / Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

After two years of development a US company has released a safety version of the classic cowboy hat.

The Resistol Ridesafe hat.
The Resistol Ridesafe 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.

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One thought on “New cowboy hat adds safety helmet protection

  • May 27, 2016 at 3:17 am
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    hi
    my head measures 25 inch’s and i know from my hats i have that i fit an oval…can you accommodate this and do you ship to the uk

    also are ther and different colours

    thankyou

    dean

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