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Will a Tipperary be good enough?

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    02-05-2013, 06:10 PM
I've evented for several years now with a Tipperary vest, and it has served me well. While in the next couple years I would like to get a certified vest, it is certainly through no fault of the Tipp! I love it, it's light and comfortable and certainly has done the job and saved my butt more than once during a fall!!
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    02-06-2013, 04:02 AM
Honestly I don't even notice my rated vest now. [and it's one of those cheap bulky stiff things]

I don't always jump in it because it does occasionally get in the way [it doesn't quite fit... I'm a tricky size/shape apparently, nothing -quite- fits] but I won't get on my breaker without it [see photo attached, her 4th ride]. And I won't ride XC without it no matter what. If I went to an event and realised when I was getting ready to run XC, I'd scratch, without hesitation. A vest won't do much against a rotational fall, but people have been killed from being thrown into fences, and that type of fall/injury, a vest is brilliant for.

One day I want an air vest because that way it wouldn't be as hot, as bulky, or get in the way at all... until I needed it. Plus you only have to replace the air canister, not the whole thing, if you come off [provided, of course, nothing punctures the vest itself]. But they cost too much.
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    02-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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The air vests do have to be worn over a regular vest. Just thought id give you a heads up :)
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    02-06-2013, 07:53 AM
I didn't know that. Shoot. I can see that being even hotter :/

Methinks I might as well spend the money on a similarly priced "normal" vest... if/when I ever have it. Something that actually fits properly. I mean it surely can't be that hard to find something that fits a 5'1 1/2 [in boots!] short bodied, flat chested, slender person, right? I mean REALLY fits.
    02-06-2013, 09:42 AM
I have a rodney powell and you have to take 16 measurements, it fits me perfect !
    02-06-2013, 10:56 PM
I want one of those now! [how much are they, and how much you reckon it would cost to have one sent to Australia?]
    02-07-2013, 04:25 PM
It was around $220 I believe.
    02-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Well that's reasonable! When I have a bit of spare money I might look into it. The Aus dollar is really strong at the moment, above parity with the US, so now is definitely the time, but first I have to have the money available.
    03-02-2013, 03:07 PM
go with charles owen

I would go with a charles owen. There more protective but don't feel like ur being strangled. I didn't like mine at first but once it forms to ur body its amazing.

Children's Charles Owen Ultra-Lite Body Protector | Dover Saddlery

Tipperary Eventer Protective Riding Vest | Dover Saddlery

And the charles owen is even less expensive

Also you could get a tipperary for everyday riding and wear a Hit-Air over top for events

Hit-Air Protective Vest | Dover Saddlery

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