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post #1 of 2 Old 10-01-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Safety vests

I am considering getting one. I know they are expensive, and I really don't do any super dangerous riding, but I'd like to be safe and riding on its own is a dangerous sport. Also, a majority of the time I ride a badly trained, green horse with a tendency to buck pretty violently. I'd like to be protected if I ever fell.

So, that said, does anyone else ride with a vest? What do you like/dislike about vests? What kind/brand do you use and where did you get it? What was the price? How long do vests last? I would appreciate any other information. Thank you!
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-02-2013, 11:21 PM
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I have the Airowear Outlyne. I have no complaints about the way it fits. It initially feels like a turtle shell but I quickly forget it's on. I ordered mine from the UK. It ended up being about $240 including shipping. Love that it comes in colors over there. I really don't know how long they last. I was also wondering that since I recently hit the dirt in mine. I'm wondering if it's like helmets and they have X number of falls in them before they don't offer much protection anymore.

Even if you do ride in a vest, don't fall into the false sense of thinking you no longer can get hurt. If you come off, still try to roll and not take the blow all in one spot.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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