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post #11 of 18 Old 04-30-2010, 11:38 AM
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The RP and CO are the flavor of the day. They are no better than many other products and cost an arm and a leg. So many people think if it costs more...it is "cooler". I get a kick out of the fact that some people buy a name more than the product. I rode in a RP a couple of times and didn't like the fit and feel.

Try on as many as you can before making a decision based on what fits you the best. Most people at events, after they ride, are usually happy to let you try their body protectors on.
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-30-2010, 04:49 PM
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I'm looking at the Airowear Outlyne. I've been hunting to be able to find where I can try one on, but I really like the way they're made for women- although they ARE pricey, I would love to try one on and possibly get one, since they meet standards. Hey, if they're good enough for the olympics... =]
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-30-2010, 06:10 PM
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There is one Tipperary that is certified, it is The "tipperary air esprit". I own one and I really like it. This one has almost a turtle shell back. It is very protective. I didnt get the tipperary eventer vest or ride light cause they really don't look all that protective...
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post #14 of 18 Old 05-02-2010, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, and if I had known that mine wasn't certified two years ago when I started competing, I would've gotten a different vest!
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post #15 of 18 Old 05-02-2010, 01:58 PM
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I have a Charles Owen and it is fantastic. I had an Intec Flex Rider and I hated it so much, it was acctually painful to wear.

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post #16 of 18 Old 05-02-2010, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I love everything Charles Owen makes, even though most is expensive, it's all really good quality.
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post #17 of 18 Old 05-02-2010, 09:46 PM
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I personally don't like the CO's. I just think they are way too uncomfortable. Yeah, they are protective, but I don't want to be pulling down the whole time I ride. Rodney Powells are super comfy, but also very very protective

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post #18 of 18 Old 05-02-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'll check out both of those just to see what i'd like better
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