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        06-09-2010, 06:30 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Yeah just by personal preference I won't wear a vest that isn't certified. Others can wear them if they please and I am sure they work wel enough, I just like to have that certification on them for extra reassurance :]
         
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        06-14-2010, 12:59 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Sorry...just now seeing this. Someone asked awhile back about my Rodney Powell and whether or not it feels like cardboard. Cardboard, no because to me, cardboard is flimsy!

    It's stiff. But once you wear it awhile, your body heat begins to mold the foam to your shape. When I first put it on, I feel like I can't breathe. I've lost quite a bit of weight, so I may need to order a new size. But they are slightly adjustable as they fasten from the size.

    Those Tipperarys are comfy, but they feel (to me) like you're not wearing anything. What's the point in that?
         
        07-17-2010, 02:12 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Has anyone ever used the ergo zip body protector? You can check it out on Dover's site. Looks kind of nice and it's certified. Like someone else said before, I really don't have the luxury of trying on vests so I'd like to get some people's opinions before I break out the cash and buy myself a new vest :)
         
        07-18-2010, 10:30 PM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by smilin1590    
    Has anyone ever used the ergo zip body protector? You can check it out on Dover's site. Looks kind of nice and it's certified. Like someone else said before, I really don't have the luxury of trying on vests so I'd like to get some people's opinions before I break out the cash and buy myself a new vest :)
    They don't carry it in our local Dover, so it's probably only sold on-line (like Airowear, another one from Dover). I bet it feels like Flex-Rider and CO - stiff. :)
         
        07-20-2010, 10:09 PM
      #25
    Trained
    I think that Woof Vest looks nice, comfortable and it does its' job - which is properly protect you, unlike Tips and other vets designed in the same manner.

    It's not certified through ASTM, but it does meet BETA level 3 standards of safety. I'd wear that vest before I put a Tip on my body.

    I say, if you like it and can afford it, go for it :) I have a Flex Rider and I guarantee you, it's not stiff like others think. I don't even know it is there when I wear it, and I love the fact that the body protector that is on my body, is certfieid and meets beta level 3 standards - the only vests that pass the tests, are the vests that are designed in this manner.

    I would far rather have a vest that will do its' job that is "Stiff" while doing this dangerous sport - than a vest that "isn't stiff" that does not meet the protection requirements.
         
        07-21-2010, 04:28 PM
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    I say, if you like it and can afford it, go for it :) I have a Flex Rider and I guarantee you, it's not stiff like others think. I don't even know it is there when I wear it, and I love the fact that the body protector that is on my body, is certfieid and meets beta level 3 standards - the only vests that pass the tests, are the vests that are designed in this manner.
    Lol! It's IS stiff, MIE. However much more expensive CO is equally stiff (and in fact I found it even less comfortable than Flex Rider when I tried it). But I'm with you - it's better to be stiff than sorry. And I don't like Tipperaries for that reason despite them being very comfy to wear.

    BTW, it sounds somewhat strange that it's "not certified through ASTM, but it does meet BETA level 3 standards of safety". I'd be really happy if Dover would have it there in store to try.
         

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