Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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Tipperary's are NOT certfied nore are approved. They do not meet BETA Level 3 standards of protection - which is the MINIMAL level.
Intec Flex Riders, DO. They even have the ASTM and BETA certification marks on them.
I have an Intec Flex Rider and I love it. The only vest that I'll wear. I wouldn't touch a Tipperary with a 10 foot pole. The Tipperary does not meet ASTM or BETA levels of protection. At Rolex of 07' the Rep of Tipperaries made an announcement on this topic and had to state that their vest are not Approved, nor Certified for the required levels of protection.
The only Tipperary that is certified, is NOT the Tipperary Eventer.
I highly recommend the Flex Rider, or the other Certified and Approved Vests that are on the market, like the Charles Owen.