Originally Posted by Allison Finch
Well, considering I evented at advanced for many years before anyone wore vests, much less were a required item, I will be just fine with my Tipp. I like it, it fits me, it is cooler when we get 100 degree days.....
Look down on them all you want. I have taken a few cracking falls and it did its job. A vest doesn't help you if it is so hot you leave it in the barn.
I remember eventing when it was a rare sight to see a vest. I got my first vest in 2000 and it was a Tipperary. I loved that vest and I still love them. When it became required for cross country it was all anyone had.
With some events requiring approved vests now the hunt is on for the closest thing to the Tipperary Eventer. Airoware seems to be the most comfortable but I did try on the Tipperary Ride Lite my last trip to the tack store. Came home to look them up and they are not designed for cross country.
Back to square one...