| While individual brands of body protectors may vary slightly in measurements and fit, the following are some basic pointers about the general fit of a body protector. Body protectors should be fitted over light clothing, heavier garments and outerwear should be worn on top. Take measurements of your chest, waist, back length, and over your shoulder (waist-to-waist) and then refer to size charts of specific brands and styles. Before trying on what you feel will be the correct size, loosen the chest and waist fasteners and flex the body protector to loosen the foam. Once on, fasten the chest and waist ensuring a snug fit and make sure there is still room within the fasteners for further adjustment. With the body protector fit securely around your chest and waist, begin to choose the length appropriate for your height. The shoulders and neckline should lie flat against your body; if this cannot be achieved then you may need a shorter length. Check the back length by sitting in a saddle (if possible) and simulating all riding positions. There should be approximately a hand’s width between the saddle and the base of the body protector in the back. At the front, the body protector should reach your breastbone and cover your bottom rib at mid-chest level.|
For individual size charts, please refer to each style’s specific product page.
| **Body Protector Notice, Disclaimer and Warning |
| All equestrian sports are dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury or death. A properly fitted protective vest or body protector may offer protection against some injuries. However, protective vests and body protectors do not all conform to a uniform set of safety standards. Protective vests and body protectors offering more protection may be capable of being designed and/or may not be presently available. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser (or in the case of minors, the parent, or other responsible adult) to select an appropriate protective vest or body protector that is well suited to the rider’s level of expertise and riding discipline and to ensure it is properly fitted. Dover Saddlery neither specifies nor recommends any particular protective vest or body protector and undertakes no responsibility or liability therewith. |
| CAUTION:The protective qualities of all protective vests and body protectors may be compromised by age, use and exposure to temperature extremes. Store protective vests and body protectors in well ventilated areas and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and maintenance. Dover Saddlery neither specifies nor makes warranties as to the fitness for use of any particular protective vest or body protector nor assumes any responsibilities or duties to any purchaser. Please consult manufacturer’s own warranty and safety disclaimers. |