I'm thinking about getting a cross country vest. I've been looking at getting either the Charles Owen JL9 vest from Smartpak
Charles Owen JL9 Vest - Protective Vests from SmartPak Equine
Or the Charles Owen Adult Body Protector from Dover
Adult's Charles Owen Body Protector | Dover Saddlery
Does anyone have a preference? Is the gel from the JL9 better than the foam on the Body Protector? Do I really need the BETA 3, as opposed to the BETA2? Does one get hotter/more uncomfortable/heavier than the other? Any information would be great!