I have a tipperary and since they are not approved I am getting a new vest for christmas. But i'm not sure what to get. If I am going to spend a few hundred dollars on one I want it to be safe but also comfortable. I've tried charles owen and flex riders and they are very bulky, stiff, uncomfortable, and for me difficult to ride in. I have found 2 that are rated and seem more comfortable. None of the tack stores around here have them so if anyone has tried one of the ones below let me know how it is!
Airowear Outlyne Vest
Kanteq body protector - Kanteq body protector
Also, has anyone tried the inflatable vest? Point Two Inflatable Air Jackets
I'd be afraid that it wouldnt inflate in time (even though it says it takes .1 seconds) or something. If it works as good as it says then I am definitely getting one of these and will probably wear it over my tipperary just for added protection. So does anyone know anything about these? Any personal experience?