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Re: [RC] Riding Vest - desertrydr1

Although many vests aren't certified by ASTM and SEI, the better ones are certified under a British system that is similar.  I wish I could remember which of the vest websites I found the info about the British certification method, will try to find it.  DON'T get one that is certified for jockeys, they aren't very protective at all. 
I started looking for a vest when my mule bucked me off about a month ago.  Did some serious soft tissue damage to my thoracic area, but nothing broken.  Of course, soft tissue damage can be just as painful, and take a lot longer to heal.  I look with great longing at the Aerowear Outlyne vests, but my budget is more suited to the cheaper ones.  jeri

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Subject: Re: [RC] Riding Vest

I found this article in Perfect Horse (John Lyons) a good resource for riding vests. My issues came days after it was brought up during the last discussion on helmets and I thought it was very informative.


If the link does not work go to www.myhorse.com and do a search on chest protectors

On Oct 21, 2009, Kathy Copeland <ponyup1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
After breaking 6 ribs and partially collaping a lung due to yellow jackets at a ride this summer I purchased an Airowear Outlyne Vest.  It is designed for women, actually has darts in the padding, it is very comfortable, doesn't interfer with riding and took no time at all getting used to wearing it. Before purchasing it I checked out all the vest and their ratings. This vest is rated as high as they can rate and for any discipline.  One of my team mates purchased this vest first after a bad fall and she loves hers as well. Now I never leave the barn riding without it. Old just really hurts when you fall. I don't want to lose two months of riding ever again if it is preventable.  When shopping compare the price to doctor visits and time lost.  Cheap!
Team Slow Poke
Kathy Copeland
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