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post #1 of 10 Old 01-04-2011, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Good deals on safety vests?

I am just getting into eventing, but have been in the hunter/jumper world for quite a while, and i was wondering if anyone knew where to get good deals on safety vest for CC
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-09-2011, 09:46 PM
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Eventing requires a safety vest at all times on an xc course. In my opinion, the Tipperary vest is the best one. it fits the sleekest. Charles Owen makes them too, but they are bulky. I got mine off of Dover, but BitofBritain sells them and specializes in eventing perifinarlia. Also you can get an air vest to wear on top of the reguar vest for extra safety. Point Two makes them you can find them on Dover or Bit of Britian. They are expensive but have saved lives. Highly reccomend them for anything above novice or training level or if you have a hyper horse

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-09-2011, 09:48 PM
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Tipperary and Intec are crap, I've heard. They don't meet the safety ratings, but it IS better than nothing. I have an Airowear I got for my birthday for $300 or so and I love it. Meets all the requirements, conforms to your body as it heats up. And I believe they are required in eventing here, at least in youth....not sure aboiut adults.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 05:46 PM
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I'm going to be buying a new vest sometime in the next few months as well (I used to always just wear my trainer's at events), but I haven't started looking yet, so I can't give any specific suggestions. However, I would 100% say that you need to get something certified. Tipperary vests are not certified. Charles Owens vests are. I believe a normal vest is required underneath of an air vest if you want to compete. Even if it's not required that you wear a certified vest in your event (it's been a few years since I've competed, so I can't remember), I'd be willing to bet that it will soon be a requirement, if it's not already. And really, what is the point of buying an expensive piece of safety equipment if it doesn't even meet the standards that were created to keep you as safe as possible?
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 10:08 PM
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Tipparary vests are legal. I wear an air vest on top of mine, but others still compete with just the Tipparary vest. the TD would call out out if something were not legal. any vest is better than none. says it is certified with beta 7(?) Charles Owen is also beta approved and ASTM approved. It must still be legal. Everyone has them, but not everyone has an air vest.

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sorry to hijack but I am also starting to look for one as well :)
And was wondering on the proce ranges and if you bought them online and if so where from?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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Tipperary Eventer vest runs about $240 at The Charles Owen est is $225. Most vests run around the 200-300 dollar price range. Air vests are the new craze but are expensive. Point Two air vests are $675 and the Hit Air Jacket is $390. But air vests are known to have saved lives. All are at I have the tipperary and the pint two. My tipperary is beautiful and seek, but i have to wear the air vest on top. Its kind of ugly, but hey better than a broken neck.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-12-2011, 03:25 AM
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Tipperary vests may be legal to compete in, but they are NOT certified.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-12-2011, 10:12 AM
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I bought my airowear vest from a UK website. It was $180 including shipping. The vest molds to your body and is certified by BETA. You will just have to make sure you are ordering the right size.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-12-2011, 10:57 AM
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Tipperary are NOT certified and I highly doubt can protect from anything (except getting money out of your pocket). The most comfortable I've tried is Dover Saddlery | Airowear Outlyne Flexible Vest . (already mentioned here). It IS comfortable to my great surprise and I'm very picky. It definitely beats up Charles Owen in matter of comfort (and just $50 more comparable to Tipperary Dover Saddlery | Tipperary Eventer Protective Riding Vest. BUT certified).

Flex Rider is the cheaper alternative Dover Saddlery | Ladies' Intec Flex-Rider Body Protector ., still certified. Personally out ot Flex Rider and Charles Owen I'd pick Flex, because they feel exactly the same (like you are packed in cardboard), but Flex is twice cheaper.
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