Rodney Powell Eventing Vest - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
Rodney Powell Eventing Vest

Does anyone have first hand experiance with it? I think I am going to get one from the reviews I have read, but want to know if anyone has first hand experiance with it. Rodney Powell Elite Series 6 Body Armour from SmartPak Equine
It isn't as expensive as I thought it was going to be, so I'm seriously considering it.

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 07:06 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
my trainer (a CCI**** eventer) swears by the Rodney Powell Vest. She had a Tipp for the longest time but you and I both know that Tipps do jack squat anymore. The RP has protected her from some pretty scary falls at Training/Prelim this winter. I have tried it on and it seems pretty comfortable, especially for the protection it provides.

Go to www.powellprotec.com for more info on the line of vests and apparel.

You are so lucky you can afford it right now! I am saving up but I have to patch my tall boots first ^.^

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 07:13 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
I'm going to buy one if I ever figure out the sizing. Did you read those sizing instructions? They're a tad cryptic.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #4 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
No, I won't tackle sizing until I acctually get to ordering the vest.

I REALLY need a new saddle, so I'm going to do that first, but I'm going to BEG my grandmother for an early Xmas preasent and just use my own money on the vest. I got paid for doing my barn work all summer plus alot of extra work so I saved up alot! So it would be a good investment?

EventerDrew-can you ask her if it gets hot while she is riding in it?

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #5 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
she has said that it is fairly breathable. Not as much as the Tipp but good enough =]

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
^well I wouldn't expect it to be as breathable as a tipp, it has holes in it! :P I tihnk I am going to invest in one for next season. I will be doing bigger stuff and have already gotten bruised up once and don't really want to do it again. I am going schooling this weekend, so that is going to be interesting. I'm going to be the only one on our team without a tipp, but I think that's a good thing!

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 08:06 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
You'll be the new trend setter in your area!
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 08:07 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
Yes, because riding is all about what others are wearing.

MIEventer is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
MBP, I love setting trends! YEAAAAAAA!

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #10 of 25 Old 08-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
Ideally, I would be able to get one now... but between lessons, trying to salvage my 5 year old Ariat Crownes by patching them, and XC schoolings.... NO MONEY! Lol

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eventing Vest, Bell Boots, Etc. LiveToJump Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 07-27-2009 03:15 PM
Tipperary Event Vest/Casel-Equi Vest? LiveToJump Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 07-16-2009 09:13 AM
Intec Eventing Vest MyBoyPuck Horse Tack and Equipment 8 06-20-2009 09:29 PM
Do you wear a vest? JustDressageIt Horse Riding 14 07-21-2008 03:53 PM
need a Crosscountry vest joseylovesrain123 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 05-27-2007 04:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome