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Tipperary™ Eventer Vest

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Tipperary™ Eventer Vest

The Tipperary™ Eventer Protective Riding Vest is the choice of professional riders. This riding vest combines optimum fit with a high level of shock absorption. Provides upper body protection without a restrictive fit. Zippered front closure. Covered in lightweight and breathable Durasport™ fabric for long-lasting wear.

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Item #: X1-4045
$299.99
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Fit Tips for Body Protectors
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Protective Vest Disclaimer
How to Measure for a Body Protector
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Popular with riders of all levels from beginning amateurs to Four Star professionals, the Tipperary™ Eventer* is designed to offer upper body protection without restricting your movement. Lightweight, dual density foam panels provide a high level of shock absorption and impact reduction. Flex construction ensures a non-restrictive fit and comfort as well as maximum mobility and air circulation. This protective vest has a zippered front closure backed with foam for easy on and off and side laces for easy adjustability. An angled lower front hem allows various rider positions while an extended back covers the tailbone. It’s covered in lightweight and breathable Durasport™ fabric for long-lasting wear. Soft foam roll collar for added comfort.


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Tips for Checking the Fit of Your Body Protector
Different body protectors will fit you differently depending on the style and manufacturer. Achieving the best fit for you is most important. You may have to experiment with different brands or styles to find the most suitable body protector for you to use. Be sure to consult a knowledgeable trainer if you have any concerns about fit.
  • Before putting on the body protector, loosen all closures and flex the body protector. With it on, fasten the chest and waist closures to achieve a snug fit. Make sure you have room left within the fasteners for further tightening or loosening. If your body protector is at the end of the range of its ability to be tightened or loosened, consider trying another size or type of vest.

  • Note: Some body protectors will warm up and begin to conform to your body as you wear them. If this is the case with your body protector, be sure to readjust the closures ten to twenty minutes after putting it on.

  • With the body protector fit securely around your chest and waist, check the front length. The body protector should reach to your breastbone and cover your bottom rib. The shoulders and neckline of the body protector should lie flat against your body; if this fit cannot be achieved -if the vest pulls away from your body- then you may need to try a shorter length. Some styles allow you to adjust the length of the protector through tabs at the shoulders.
  • Check the back length by sitting in a saddle and simulating all of your riding positions. You should have approximately two to four inches between the saddle and the base of the body protector in the back. If the body protector comes in contact with the saddle, it could push upwards near your neck or interfere with your riding.
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 and meaurements, please refer to the "Size Guide" link that appears on the product page.

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How to Measure for a Body Protector
Use of a body protector is mandatory for event riders in the cross country phase of a horse trial, but this equipment can be an asset to any rider in any ride. Because a body protector must fit closely to your torso, it should be fitted over the type of clothing you'll ride in. Most riders wear one over a shirt or jersey, with heavier outerwear or an inflatable vest worn on top. However, if you intend to wear your body protector over heavier clothing, be sure to measure for and try it while wearing that garment.

Various manufacturers ask for slightly different measurements on their size charts: chest, waist and length. However, the chest measurement is most important no matter what brand of body protector you wish to try. This is because most body protectors allow the length to be adjusted through tabs at the shoulders, and most can be adjusted at the waist, too.
To take accurate measurements, use a soft fabric tape measure as follows:
  • Run the tape measure around the widest point of your chest; make it snug, but not tight, and level.
  • Run the tape measure around your natural waist, snugly, but not tightly.
  • Some manufacturers require a measurement of the length of your spine. Sit in a chair or a saddle and have a helper run the tape measure from the base of the back of your neck to the base of your spine. Take the reading at a point about two to four inches above the seat to avoid interference of the back of the vest with the saddle during riding.
  • Some manufacturers ask for a measurement that runs from the front of your natural waist, over your shoulder, to the back of your waist.
  • Compare your measurements with the manufacturer's size chart for the body protector you would like to try. Choose the size that most closely matches your measurements. If your measurements fall between a size range provided by a manufacturer, choose the size smaller; again because body protectors should fit snugly.