HQ Helmets - Stockman 2



Equestrian helmet and Quad bike helmet (ATV)

Stylish design - latest technology construction - cool and comfortable whether on a Horse or Quad*

  • Easy to clean
  • Exceptional ventilation
  • Ultra-light weight design
  • Polycarbonate shell with fibre reinforcing
  • Does not impede vision and hearing
  • Unique Visor design for sun protection
  • Adjustable size mechanism (Medium –Large)

 Complies with USA and Australian New Zealand standards ASTM F1163-13, AS/NZS 3838-06 (equestrian) and New Zealand standard NZS 8600(ATV)

* Designed for horse riding and equestrian events, off road quad (ATV) use at lower speeds.


Protection & Standards

The most important point of a helmet is to provide protection and the HQ Stockman 2brim offers excellent protection. Its stunning performance makes it capable of complying with multiple standards from the USA, Australian and New Zealand. It is designed for horse riding and equestrian events as well as off road quad (ATV) use at lower speeds. The HQ Stockman 2 complies with USA and Australian / New Zealand standards ASTM F1163-13, AS/NZS 3838-06 (equestrian) and New Zealand standard NZS 8600-02 (ATV). Testing was conducted by SGS (international company based in Geneva Switzerland.)

Size & Comfortrob-on-slope

Comfort is of critical importance when choosing a helmet and the HQ Stockman 2 has you covered.

  • Ultra-light weight (380 grams) design means that you can wear it all day
  • We have made it Easy to clean because there is nothing worse than putting something smelly and yuck on your head.
  • Ventilation is exceptional allowing hot air to move away from your head while the EPS provides insulation from the sun. HQ Stockman 2 is probably cooler than wearing a hat.
  • Unique Visor design for sun protection
  • Replaceable comfort lining are easily fitted with Velcro to keep that new feeling.
  • Does not impede vision and hearing

The robust Adjustable size Mechanism allows for small adjustments from size 56 to 60 cm (Medium –Large) making sure it fits comfortably.


The HQ Stockman 2 has a Polycarbonate shell with fibre reinforcing. Polycarbonate is commonly used in motorcycle helmets shells and is stronger, therefore lighter than an ABS shells. ABS is commonly used in construction helmets and some “ordinary” equestrian helmets and is often a cheaper way to make a helmet. The latest technology construction is ‘in mould’ bonds the PC shell to the EPS making the HQ Stockman 2 Ultra-light weight and coming in at a miserable 380 grams.

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HQ Stockman 2 comparison with a Motorcycle type helmet.

(Note; the HQ Stockman 2 is not an on road motorcycle helmet and there are some simplifications below to aid in understanding a complicated subject)

The standards the HQ Stockman 2 complies with and all Motorcycle type helmet standards international all operate under exactly the same principle; that is absorbing the impact forces to the brain. In most case the standards limit forces of 300g (g force) to the brain because above that 300g is where significant brain damage occurs. However each standard has many other parts to it like “peripheral vision” and “chin strap strength” that meet the requirements that the helmet may be used for. For instance the standards the HQ Stockman 2 complies with have peripheral vision requirements that a motorcycle type helmet might fail, but the motorcycle type helmet standards may have chin strap strength requirements that the HQ Stockman 2 might fail. While each part of each standard is important the most critical part is how well the helmet protects the brain when the head hits the anvil. This is well demonstrated by the example of the helmet star rating system in the United Kingdom where stars are awarded for their ability to protect the brain. So given that there are important parts of standards that must not be ignored, it is possible to get a general idea of a helmets performance by looking at its ability to absorbing the impact.

The testing completed on the HQ Stockman 2 includes a drop onto an anvil from a height of approximately 1900mm. It is tested on 4 locations on the helmets surface with a reading of less than 300g. A motorcycle type helmet tested to comply with the Australian Motorcycle helmet or the USA Motorcycle helmet (DOT) standards undergo the same test but on each of the 4 locations the test is repeated so that motorcycle type helmet must have a reading of less than 300g for two tests on the same location. Note that two impacts on the same location does not equal twice the protection in one impact! This is the reason why motorcycle type helmets are heavier; they need to withstand more punishment. If you just looked at the requirements of passing the standards, it would be a myth that a motorcycle type helmet provides better protection to the brain than some other types of helmet in a given impact; they however are able to provide protection in a repeated impact on the same location of the helmet. However, in practice a motorcycle type helmet will provide better protection as many cover more of the head (including some that protect the chin) and capable of withstand more punishment if speeds are higher. It is also true that some motorcycle helmets (not all), pass the required standards by a significant margin and will provide better protection than a helmet that only just passes the standard.



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