KEP Safety



KEP Italia helmets successfully pass all the required tests to obtain a total of five international safety certifications, in first place because they are made with the finest quality materials available on the market.
Laser perforated steel, super-lightweight yet highly durable honeycomb structures, aluminium, carbon fibre, DDQ stainless steel, Kevlar, polycarbonate, high-tech, hypoallergenic and antistatic fabrics…: all super materials that make our helmets even safer and more capable of absorbing hard impact.


We all have heads of different sizes and the design of our KEP Italia helmets guarantees a perfect fit every time.
The shell of the helmet comes in two sizes: one suitable for small and medium-sized heads and one for large heads.
The helmet is adapted to fit perfectly thanks to the internal lining, which fit the rider’s head size. They can be detached from the shell to be washed and can be replaced with the winter lining during the colder months. For children riders, the inner shell can be replaced as the rider grows, without having to replace the whole helmet.


The chin strap is an important element that makes a significant contribution to the high protective capacity of KEP Italia helmets.
Made in soft and durable eco-friendly leather, our chin strap undergoes specific testing to verify its resistance to breaking even when pulled with extreme force in the case of a fall from a horse.
Furthermore, our chin strap has five points of attachment to the shell, ensuring that the helmet doesn’t deviate from position on the head during a fall, continuing to protect the rider right up to impact with the ground and beyond.
Of course, it is essential that the chin strap buckle is secured and that the strap is adjusted to make sure that it is not too loose under the chin


The rear part of the helmet, which very importantly protects the nape of the neck, is longer than on most other helmets. This means that more of the neck is protected and less vulnerable to knocks and fractures in the case of a fall from a horse.
The front part of the helmet also has an important safety feature: a flexible visor. Created from elastic material, the visor ensures that the head does not absorb any direct impact in the case of a fall.


There are various types of type-approvals and safety certification with regard to horse riding helmets and each one has different requirements: this is why it is important to choose the helmet with the greatest number of certifications possible.
Each certification refers to a specific combination of standards to which the helmets must conform in order to be awarded the certification.
KEP Italia helmets are amongst the safest riding helmets in the world; conforming to the requirements of three different types of standard, they have been awarded five different certifications. These are:
The European CE, which refers to standard VG1 01.040 2014-12
The American and Canadian SEI, which refer to standard ASTM F1163/2015
The British KITEMARK, which refers to standard PAS015:2011
The British KITEMARK, which refers to standard VG1 01.040 2014-12
The British IC MARK, which refers to standard VG1 01.040 2014-12