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post #11 of 32 Old 03-24-2013, 11:48 PM
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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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post #12 of 32 Old 03-24-2013, 11:51 PM
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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.
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post #13 of 32 Old 03-24-2013, 11:57 PM
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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!
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post #14 of 32 Old 03-26-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #15 of 32 Old 03-26-2013, 08:27 AM
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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).
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post #16 of 32 Old 03-26-2013, 09:28 AM
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i love my rodney powell. i think i had to take 16 measurements for it ! so it is really made just for you. i dont even notice its on.

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post #17 of 32 Old 03-26-2013, 10:49 AM
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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.
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post #18 of 32 Old 03-26-2013, 10:58 AM
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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.
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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.

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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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