Care & Clean
All equestrian sports are inherently dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury or death. Riders using these products ride at their own risk with full knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with their activities.
Caring For Your One K Riding Helmet
Cleaning Your Helmet
A clean helmet not only looks nice; it is more comfortable to wear. To thoroughly clean your helmet, you’ll want to make sure you’re focusing on its exterior as well as its interior. When cleaning your One K™ helmet make sure you’re not using any solvents or harsh chemicals, which could damage it. For the most part, water, mild soap, and a lint-free cloth are all you’ll need.
Cleaning Your Helmet’s Exterior
The proper cleaning method is determined by the material the exterior of your helmet is comprised of. If your helmet’s exterior has a smooth outer shell or is a helmet from One K Helmet’s Defender Designer line, cleaning your riding helmet requires that you simply brush or wipe off any loose dirt or debris. If wet dirt or mud is present, you should wait for it to dry before attempting to brush or wipe it off.
For any smudges or remaining dirt, you can wipe the helmet with a soft towel or microfiber cloth and soapy water. After it is clean, you should place your helmet out of direct heat and sunlight, and let it air dry.
Thorough One K helmet care also includes attending to the air vents. To safely clean these areas, you should simply use compressed air to blow out any dirt or debris.
Cleaning Your Helmet’s Interior
There are a variety of options for cleaning the interior of your helmet. Which one you choose depends largely on how dirty the interior is. For instance, you may be able to simply use a spray that deodorizes your helmet by killing the odor-causing bacteria. If this is all you need, you can spray the lining of the helmet and place it in a cool place to dry.
Other sprays are designed to tackle sunscreen, makeup, and even grease build up. For this type of grime, you can spray the cleaner onto the liner and let it sit for approximately two or three minutes. Once the grime is loosened, you can use a damp cloth to gently work the cleaner into your liner. You should continue doing this until all of the dirt and debris has transferred onto the cloth.
Finally, because One K Helmet liners are removable, you can simply remove your liner and place it in the washing machine. In this case, you should be sure to carefully follow the washing instructions. In addition, be sure to air-dry the liner in the shade, not in the dryer. However, if you prefer, you can simply soak your liner in mild, soapy water and rinse it thoroughly. Again, you should let it air dry in the shade.
Of course, do not forget the chinstrap. You can simply wipe it clean with a moist, lint-free cloth.
Note: always make sure your helmet’s liner has thoroughly air dried after washing. Using a helmet with a damp liner is not only uncomfortable it promotes the growth of bacteria, which can result in the very smell you have just spent your time trying to resolve.