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post #1 of 12 Old 05-16-2014, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Reasonably-priced jumping vest

Hi all. I hope to learn to start jumping this summer. I need to invest in a decent jumping (safety) vest. I'm a man with a 48" chest - shirt size XL. I'm not fat, just not small either. Your typical 43-year old.

Can someone give me some decent brands to start looking at, especially reasonably-priced ones? What is an average price for a vest? I don't need something that costs $1000, but I don't want a $1.98 Walmart cheapie.
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-16-2014, 03:25 PM
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There are several Tipperary knock-offs that are reasonably priced and IMO are probably just as good as a Tipperary. Intec makes one, and there is another company on Ebay. Tipperary vests aren't certified, though, and neither are the knock-offs. The knock-offs are right around $100. A Tipperary branded vest of the same type is somewhere between $250-$300.

For better protection, you could look at a Charles Owen/Airowear vest or a Rodney Powell. Both are certified and cost right around $300 depending on the model and options. I have an Airowear Outlyne and like it a lot.

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I bought a Tipperary from eBay for $80. Barely used & looks brand new. I'd definitely check there!
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I ride in an Airowear Outlyne protective vest and love it! It is super flexible and molds to your body with heat. The only downside is that it's like wearing a jacket, so I won't be using it much this summer.

http://www.airowear.co.uk/en/product/women-outlyne/


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There are several Tipperary knock-offs that are reasonably priced and IMO are probably just as good as a Tipperary.
I don't know if I would trust a knockoff vest.

The Tipperary ones at least undergo testing and have a huge company backing them... I would be very suspicious of anything knock off mostly imported from Asia that is supposed to protect you.


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post #6 of 12 Old 05-19-2014, 06:12 PM
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Another vote for the Airowear Outlyne, I love mine, I thought it would be horrible to ride in, but it isn't, it fits nicely, doesn't get in my way. It is kind of warm. Not sure how I'm going to cope in the hot weather, but heh I live in Canada, so if I have to put up with it on whatever weekend summer falls on this year so be it!
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-20-2014, 10:03 AM
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I'm pretty sure the Intec vest is fine. Intec is a big company. None of that style of vest are certified because they do not pass the certification tests (yes, the Tipperary vest fails the certification test!), so I consider them all pretty much the same. I did not buy one for that reason. I have an Airowear Outlyne and I really like it.

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https://www.smartpakequine.com/tippe...ter-pro-11174p

I thought I remembered reading something about this vest a while back. It's astm certified. Is that a good enough cert or is there more needed?
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-29-2014, 06:59 PM
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I just brought this one... Charles Owen jL9

Will let you know... ! Good price I thought? $226 no tax?

Charles Owen JL9 Adult Protective Equestrian Riding Vest Black s XL | eBay

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-29-2014, 07:57 PM
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The Charles Owen looks nice and the price was good, how refreshing that XL actually fits bigger people!
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