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    12-18-2010, 10:11 PM
Protecting vest - Airowear

Just want to share my experience... Because I was so very surprised..!

I've seen this vest Dover Saddlery | Airowear Outlyne Flexible Vest . before at the forum, and I remember people wondering about it (including myself)...

I went to Dover today and they finally have it in store (just came in recently)! So I couldn't resist to try it there!

All I can say, it's SO much more comfortable than Flex Rider and Charles Owen (other 2 brands they have there). I tried all 3 just to compare, and Airowear (the only one) definitely didn't feel like a cardboard. I never thought they could make vests, which are certified still are comfortable...

P.S. I'm really curious how Rodney Powell vest feels... Rodney Powell Elite Series 6 Body Armour - Protective Vests from SmartPak Equine If it's the same I'd go with one (as it's $100 cheaper!).
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    12-18-2010, 11:23 PM
I just bought my Christmas gift today; an airowear eventing vest. We drove an hour to go to the huge tack store near us and the Airowear was the only certified one they had. I think we paid $240 (Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supply). I was surprised the Intecs they had weren't certified, as everyone seems to have one of those, but apparently they're not!
    12-19-2010, 09:25 AM
Good to know you can find it cheaper. If I decide to get one, I'll do some research before buying. Hope you'll like it "in action" too.
    12-20-2010, 12:36 AM
Put it this way. I'm really glad the Charles Owen I ordered last year come in as an incorrect order and was returnable because it was like a turtle shell. Granted I didn't wear it for more than 5 minutes, but I'm getting the Airowear as soon I can get to a store to try it on.
    12-20-2010, 08:00 AM
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Put it this way. I'm really glad the Charles Owen I ordered last year come in as an incorrect order and was returnable because it was like a turtle shell. Granted I didn't wear it for more than 5 minutes, but I'm getting the Airowear as soon I can get to a store to try it on.
MBP, I know plenty of people swear by CO, but I tried it before in Dover, and it's always felt very stiff to me. I hope you'll like the Airowear, it felt fantastic.

P.S. BTW, the one in Dover is different looking than one in Big Dee's tack equiniphile got, although I'm sure that one is great too. It's just my experience it's cheaper to try and get what you like (even if it's more pricey), than order on-line something you never tried and then either have to send it back (double shipping), or the seller has no return in 1st place....
    12-22-2010, 07:00 PM
You're right, it does look different. I like mine as well though, it doesn't feel restricting at all.

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