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As featured in the August issue of Equestrian Business, we look at a selection of protective safety wear.

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Airowear

AirMesh
Sizes: Teen (T1 Slim – T2), Women (L3 Slim – L5) Colours: Black, Grey
Safety standard: CE marked to EN13158:2009; Annually retested to BETA 2009 Level 3.
RRP: £129.30 (T1 Slim – T2), £170.15 (L3 Slim – L3), £182.95 (L4 Slim – L5)

The AirMesh is the most highly ventilated BETA 2009 Level 3 body protector in Airowear’s high performance line. With lightweight foam that moulds closer to the body than ever before, the AirMesh is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and safety. With its sporty mesh covering that allows for enhanced airflow across the rider’s torso, the AirMesh features gender-specific sizing for the best and most truly customized fit.

+44 (0)1978 317777 www.airowear.co.uk

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Champion Equestrian

Evo-Flex Body Protector
Sizes: Childs XS – XL, Adults S – XL (short, regular and tall length available for both)
Colours: Black
Safety standard: BETA 2009; EN13158:2009 LEVEL 3
RRP: from £72.00 (children), from £117.25 (adults)

 

Offering unparalleled comfort and fit, the EVO-FLEX body protector incorporates Cut-Flex and HingeTek technologies that maximise the flexibility of the ultra-light weight foam and allow the bottom of the protector to mould into the nape of the back. EVO-FLEX also incorporates a high-tech Polygiene treated inner lining, with its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties, ensuring riders will stay fresh 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Titanium Ti22 Body Protector
Sizes: Childs XS – XL, Adults S – XL (short, regular and tall length available for both)
Colours: Black with Titanium lining
Safety standard: BETA 2009; EN13158:2009 LEVEL 3
RRP: from £110.00 (children), from £165.00 (adults)

This Unisex flexible segmented style body protector features cutting edge comfort and flexibility achieved through revolutionary SegTek construction. This allows the individual panels to flex and move individually, but not become isolated from each other, which ensures maximum protection in the event of a fall. With heavy duty YKK zips and military grade outer mesh the Ti22 is extremely durable and practical and features a channeled airflow hole heat release system.

+44 (0)1132 707000 www.championhats.co.uk

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Racesafe

Click on the above image to watch the Racesafe ProVent 3.0 video
ProVent 3.0 (click on the image to watch the ProVent 3.0 video)
Sizes: S – XL (Childs), XS – XL (Adults) (Tall and Ladies Fit also available)
Colours: Black
Safety standard: BETA 2009 (Level 3)
RRP: from £138 (children), from £210 (adults)

The ProVent 3.0 offers the highest level of available protection (BETA 2009 Level 3), whilst maintaining comfort for the rider. It is ultra-lightweight, using the latest technology to offer the lightest Level 3 protection on the market. Ventilation from perforated, individually hinged sections and a military grade net outer, also make it the most breathable option for riders. The use of a new elasticated adjustment and slim line design also make it Racesafe’s most unrestrictive model to date.

+44 (0)1536 771051 www.racesafe.co.uk

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Shires Equestrian Products

Performance Body Protector
Sizes: Childs XXS – L, Adults XS – L
Colours: Black
Safety standard: BS EN 13158:2009; BETA 2009 Level 3; CE Approved
RRP: £83.99 (children), £99.99 (adults)

This Shires Performance body protector achieves a good balance between safety and comfort to keep the rider feeling confident while riding or handling, and protected in the event of a fall. Dense, shock absorbing foam inner panels flex around the body to achieve a close, comfortable fit, while the protective outer shell provides a barrier to help deflect the impact of a fall and penetration or damage from objects such as rocks and branches.

+44 (0)1568 613600 www.shiresequestrian.com

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Treehouse

Helite Hunt Coat
Sizes: S – XXL
Colours: Black, Navy
Safety standard: CE Approved; Approved by the European testing house CRITT
RRP:    £510

The Helite Inflatable Hunt Coat is a traditional unisex cut made with ‘Tekseries’, a showerproof and windproof fabric allowing for outward inflation. It is the first air jacket of its kind that has been specially designed to look like a traditional hunt coat and is interchangable with the other jackets in the Helite Air Shell range – the Gilet and Blouson. The multi directional trigger has a less than 0.1 seconds inflation speed, offering ribs, back, pelvis and neck protection in the event of a fall.

+44 (0)1299 851625 www.treehouseairjackets.co.uk

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Trilanco Ltd

Dainese Balios Level 3 Body Protector
Sizes: Child S – XL, Ladies XS – XL, Mens S-XXL
Colours: Black, Navy, Chocolate (Ladies sizes only)
Safety standard: EN13158:2009
RRP:    £280.00

Distinguished by its exceptional Flexagon soft protector structure and overlapping layers of Crash Absorb foam, the waistcoat’s innovative design provides full range of movement so the rider can perform at your best. The superior water-repellent viscoelastic nitrile rubber ensures breathability and comfort, and is complemented by an elastic system that permits the fastening of the waistcoat to belt loops or breeches to keep it in place during all phases of use.

+44 (0)1772 754844 www.trilanco.com

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Westgate EFI
Rodney Powell Profile Body Protector
Sizes: Child XXS – L, Adult XS – M
Colours: Black
Safety standard: BETA 2009 Level 3 EN13158
RRP: £64.99 (children), £89.99 (adults)

This entry level body protector conforms to EN 13158 BETA Level 3 and is available in child and adult sizes. Featuring a sturdy front zip with adjustable, quick release shoulder and side fastenings, the competitive price point makes it ideal for both junior and amateur riders. The fabric is easy care, soft stretch polyester, which can be wiped clean with a damp sponge.

Rodney Powell Superflex Contour Body Protector
Sizes: Childs XS – XXL, Adults XS – XL (available in standard or short for both)
Colours: Grey, Black, Navy
Safety standard: BETA 2009 Level 3; EN13158
RRP: £108.99 (children), £139.99 (adults)

Of block foam construction, the Superflex Contour offers superior levels of flexibility and perfect contouring of the torso, allowing body heat to quickly penetrate the foam panels for maximum comfort. The absorbent lining and breathable properties further enhance this feature. Other features of the Rodney Powell Superflex Contour Body Protector also include a wipe clean outer, front zip fastening and adjustment at the shoulder and waist. Shoulder pads also available

+44 (0)1303 872277 www.wefi.co.uk