Riders inherently spend hours upon hours in the sun.
Today the oversized sun shade that attaches to any brand of riding helmet is commonplace among UV-conscious horse folk. However, this wasn’t always so. The visor alters the chic aesthetic of the equestrian kit, and we vividly remember looking around at our peers when it first arrived on the scene and having that “I’ll do it if you’ll do it” feeling. Early adopters of the Equivisor definitely received a bit of side eye (ask us how we know), but the product has now become a functional favorite in the weather-deflecting arsenal of many riders.
This long-winded anecdote is simply our way of proving that, while some items might seem outlandish upon initial inspection, there is usually a time and a place . . . usually. So this week we’ve gone deep into the interwebs to procure a list of the strangest finds on the market, and we let Instagram decide if they were funny or functional. What follows is a poll of our followers, and the results may surprise you!