|Vipa I Body Protector $279
Designed by champion Australian jockey Greg Childs, Twice Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup Wining Jockey. Greg designed the Vipa protector after listening to complaints from fellow riders and from his own children about their old body protectors being too bulky, too hard and too stiff. The aim was to create a vest that was both safe and comfortable, and that allows riders to flex and move without restriction. The Vipa vest is made up of small squares that give unparalleled flexibility, so you can 'roll with the fall', and foam used gives high impact-absorbing protection. *BETA/EN13158 Level 1 and **SATRA rated Available in red and black and sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.
|Tipperary Competitor XP Vest $249
The lightweight high density foam in this vest generates powerful protection with superior impact energy displacement. It has a higher cut torso, encouraging better mobility in the hips and a unique cut through the shoulder for better reach and rotation. Side closures are reinforced with elastic. Construction allows for air circulation and cooling the body in high temperatures. ASTM approved. Available in XS, S, M, L and XL. Size chart.
|How's Racesafe Jockey Vest $299
In development, the "Jockey Vest" had to meet a strict criteria, it not only had to pass the relevant standards, it had to be light and comfortable to wear. Following extensive trials, a laminate of perforated foams, constructed in strips, proved the most suitable. The continual movement of up to seventy independently hinged, perforated foam sections, pump air through the channels and out through the net fabric, to make this one of the most comfortable garments available. Black.*BETA/EN 13158 Level 1 and **SATRA rated. Available in sizes S, M and L.
|Tipperary Racer Vest $189
The higher cut front and back of this vest will reduce binding or riding up while in the sitting or galloping positions. Sides feature overlapped padding with elastic adjustable straps and velcro closures. An overall lightweight, low profile design. Black or white. (Custom colors, trim and piping also available.) Not rated with safety standards. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.
|Punto II Safety Vest $189
Covered in a rip stop nylon material. Colors navy, royal blue, red, maroon, dark green and black. Not rated with safety standards. Available in sizes XS, S, M and L.
Developed by the British Equestrian Trade Association, this standard is applicable in the United Kingdom but not in North America. The BETA 2000 standard is divided into 3 performance levels:
Level 3 – Protectors providing a level of protection that is considered appropriate for normal horse riding, competitions and for working with horses. Protectors to this level should:
* Prevent minor bruising that would have produced stiffness and pain.
* Reduce significant soft tissue injuries to the level of bruising.
* Prevent a limited number of rib fractures.
Level 2 – Protectors providing a lower than normal level of protection that is only considered appropriate for use in low risk situations. These do not include riding on roads or other hard surfaces, riding over jumps, riding young or excitable horses, or riding while still inexperienced.
Level 1 – Protectors providing a lower level of protection that is only considered appropriate for liscensed jockeys. Level 1 provides significantly less protection than a Level 2 garment as it is designed to meet the weight requirements of jockeys while racing. It is not intended for general horse riding.
Satra Technology Center is a well-established testing laboratory in England. With their many years of experience, Satra has developed their own standards for equestrian vests. They are less stringent in terms of impact performance, but this allows for much more flexibility and less weight.