There’s a mom out there, with a mission to stop naked riding. And naked skiing, skateboarding, snowboarding and naked any sport that leaves the head vulnerable to injury. She’s not concerned about modesty or clothing. She’s concerned about your head.
A Mom With A Mission
Canadian mom Karyn Climans became aware of helmet safety after she was in a serious ski accident. She believes her helmet saved her life.
Climans also believes that it is important to get both children and adults wearing helmets more frequently. Why? Because she believes helmets can prevent unnecessary injuries and can save lives, whether you’re skiing, bicycling, skateboarding, motorcycling, riding a horse or involved in some other activity where a head injury is possible.
Being a smart mom, Karyn knew that her message would be DOA if she nagged people about wearing helmets. So instead of nagging, she used her sense of humor, imagination and sewing skills and started Tail Wags Helmet Covers.
The Safety Menagerie
Tail Wags started with six designs: a Red Devil, a Beaver, a Leopard, a Bunny Rabbit, a Zebra and a Raccoon. Today, the Tail Wags collection has grown to about 40 different styles. Some of these designs are made of polar and micro fleece for winter wear, while others are made of lycra for year-round fun.
Spiders, cats, dinosaurs, bugs, fish and many mammals including skunks and dogs (and so many more!) are available. For those whose tastes run to fantasy there are fairy princesses, unicorns, gladiators and superheroes from which to choose. And for those who like “edgy” more than “cute,” there is a snake design and skull and crossbones, too.
There is even a super-cute Bridal Helmet Cover . If I were to get married again (and I won’t because I’m already happily hitched), you know I’d be partying with my bridal party on skis or bikes and wearing this cover. It’s fabulous!
Testing The Mighty Moose
Karyn very kindly sent me a child’s Mighty Moose Helmet Cover to try. I looked it over, put it on my son’s old helmet, put the helmet on my head, took it off and was impressed. Tail Wags are made in Canada, using computerized cutting, and each one is inspected before it goes out the door.
The moose I received was well-made,with sturdy seams, 3-D ears, padded horns and tightly affixed googly eyes. The elastic around the bottom fit tightly onto the helmet and stayed in place. There’s even a slit in the back to accommodate helmet goggle clips.
As I said, I was impressed, so I passed the Mighty Moose on to Henry. He’s three. Here’s what he and his mom have to say about Tail Wags.
Henry says “YES!” he likes the cover. It was definitely appealing to him, especially because his ski instructor really loved it and was enthusiastic about him wearing it.
I think it’s adorable and he got many compliments on it while skiing. From what I can tell, it’s well made. It’s a little tight getting it on and off them helmet, but not too tricky and it worked well with his goggles.
All-in-all, I think it’s super cute and fun. I’d recommened it for sure!
Mothers Against Naked Riding
I mentioned Karyn Climans’ sense of humor, which definitely shines through in each of her designs. In addition to Tail Wags, Karyn also launched a safety campaign, Mothers Against Naked Riding. It obviously has a great name and you can learn more about it here.
To win your choice of Tail Wags helmet cover (excluding the Bridal Cover), please visit TailWags.com and check out all the amazing designs. Fleece Tail Wags come in child and adult sizes, while the Lycra helmet covers are one size fits all.
Then, leave a comment at Brave Ski Mom sharing which one you like best. For an extra entry, “like” both Brave Ski Mom and Tail Wags on Facebook. One winner will be chosen from all eligible entries on Friday, March 22.
To facilitate this review, I received one Tail Wags Mighty Moose helmet cover to review. I passed it onto my friend Henry. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sarah!
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