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    03-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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Foal
Which riding safety vest should i get? Help.

I am look at these two riding vests but I don't know what one is the best. I am starting eventing this summer so I need something safe. What one do you think is the best?
This one Intec Black Flex Rider Equestrian Riding Vest Sz 28 L | eBay
Or this one Horse Riding Safety Equestrian Tipperary Eventing Protective Protection Vests | eBay
     
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    03-20-2013, 03:44 PM
  #2
Started
Go to a well stocked shop and try on all the body protectors/safety vests that meet your requirements. Sit on a saddle to check fit of length,particularly at the back.

Then once you have chosen one, you can hunt for the best price on the net
     
    03-20-2013, 03:54 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Well Tipperay's are not certified. So I personally would never spend the money on something that can't even meet safety standards.

I own the intec flex rider and love it. Feels bulky at first but after a bit you don't notice it. Saved me more than once, and one fall was pretty severe.
     
    03-20-2013, 04:00 PM
  #4
Green Broke
My computer wont let me open the links but if it is the Tipperary I think it is, it is not certified. They do have one that meets some safety standards but its not an eventing vest. I have tried the intec, not a fan at all. I found it very hard to move in.

I personally love the Rodney Powell vests. They are comfortable, certified and easy to move in. Rodney Powell Elite Body Protector - Protective Vests from SmartPak Equine I have The Pro Elite Rodney Powell 'The Pro' Elite Body Armour - Protective Vests from SmartPak Equine
     
    03-21-2013, 10:48 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks guys.
     
    03-21-2013, 10:59 AM
  #6
Trained
I would go with a flex rider if you are looking to save some money. I too am in love with my rodney powell =D
     

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