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    03-24-2013, 10:48 PM
  #11
Trained
I love my Airowear vest. Very comfortable, and I got mine in navy/wine colors from the UK. I forget it's on even on the hotter days. I like that it covers more of the tailbone region since that's where I always seem to hit first if I fall. I think Dover had these on sale very recently.
     
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    03-24-2013, 10:51 PM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
Do you find yours ever getting in the way when sitting the canter or is the back short enough to not hit the saddle?
Nope. I've worn it in a Western saddle on one occasion, and it did hit the back of the saddle then, but I've never had any problems with it riding English.
     
    03-24-2013, 10:57 PM
  #13
Yearling
For those looking for a wicked deal, there's a very reputale UK seller on eBay selling them:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BRAND-NEW-AIR...#ht_3454wt_906

Hard to bear that price!
     
    03-26-2013, 07:07 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Oh boy, now I'm torn. The thing is that I'm not going to be able to try on the Tipperary Competitor as I work at a tack shop and I'd be special ordering it. I havent seen the Competitor line in any tack shops, actually. But at the same time, I have to wear my vest whenever I jump, so I want something lightweight and barely noticeable.
     
    03-26-2013, 07:27 AM
  #15
Green Broke
I personaly have 2 body protectors.
I love both my racesafe (totaly non bulky and what I use under my showjacket) and my Rodney powell (day to day use).
Rodney powell do a made to measure service at no extra cost

Both Beta 3 approved
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    03-26-2013, 08:28 AM
  #16
Trained
I love my rodney powell. I think I had to take 16 measurements for it ! So it is really made just for you. I don't even notice its on.
     
    03-26-2013, 09:49 AM
  #17
Yearling
I would definitely go with the airowear! I used mine for the first time last summer, and within 2 minutes of putting it on it was shaped to my woman curves (; I barely even noticed it was there! I love the look of it too, it's just so simple, and not all blocky.

I really wouldn't want to take chances with a vest that you are unsure about if it is certified or not. That's just me though.
     
    03-26-2013, 09:58 AM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by KylieHuitema    
I would definitely go with the airowear! I used mine for the first time last summer, and within 2 minutes of putting it on it was shaped to my woman curves
I've been planning on getting the Airowear for a while, but I can only get the female version.

Do you think where it's shaped a little differently in front to allow "extra room" that it would be a problem for a guy? I guess I'm wondering if the gap would be big enough for concern? I know vests are supposed to be snug all around and since I can't try it on before ordering... I'm a bit conflicted if it's worth ordering or not.
     
    03-26-2013, 10:03 AM
  #19
Green Broke
Well considering there are a lot of women who are very flat chested you would be okay. If you take all the right measurements everywhere there should be no issue. I would call their customer service though to double check.
     
    03-26-2013, 10:07 AM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by NBEventer    
Well considering there are a lot of women who are very flat chested you would be okay. If you take all the right measurements everywhere there should be no issue. I would call their customer service though to double check.
Yeah. I've had the measurements taken by a friend, then measured myself a handful of times and always get the same numbers so I'm confident the sizing will be at least right. It was just the gap in front I was worried about, but you're right... plenty of flat chested people out there! Sigh. Maybe one day they will grow in. :(

I'm going to send an email to Airowear and see what they say.
     

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