Safety, Safety, Safety…(Vests)

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Some of you are way too old to remember this video..others will have this earworm in the head the rest of the day. You are welcome

I have not bought a new vest. I talked it about a while ago and then I freaking moved to TENNESSEE where we barely even know what eventing is! HA.

I actually borrowed someone’s vest for the clinic the other month. Back of my mind, I was thinking….yeah might want to get that back on the list. And guess what? I signed up for an event. It is in little over 3 weeks or so? And… I have no saddle, no trailer, and no eventing vest. OOPS! Ut oh. I am working on the saddle and trailer right now. BUT…..anyway…

Remus and I are signed up for Intro Starter at Dunnebeck Horse Trails in September. We also have a clinic later in September, same instructor as before. Things are happening. YAY.

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me to myself

Back to the vests! I need one. Here lies my issue. I am a fat girl. I am wide as I am tall.ย  I am not skinny. Skinny passed me about forty years ago. The only one that fit me okay are the Tipperarys and even the Large is a stretch (big boobs are a pain in the butt just saying, the rest of me doesn’t help). And even with a Tipp, I am worried an XL may be too tall for me (I am short so am not tall)! I don’t jump big jumps and don’t plan on it so don’t need fancy dancy one but I need a vest.ย  (It is actually optional for my division but still…)

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Yes Jake crawled into the bag with my laptop the other day. Why? No clue

I can order a different one but the sizing on all the other brands really confuse me. So if you were as rotund as a beach ball what would your choice be? (Amanda I am rereading your blog posts now about vests!).

Head mistaken for a beach ball - GIF - Imgur
This just made me laugh out loud so I had to use it…hahahah omg

Give me some ideas. I only have a few weeks to make this happen! Anyone with an Airowear how do the sizes go? Remember. SHORT ROTUND PERSON! ARGHHHHHHH

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Cat is NOT right in the head…just like me…

Thanks for any help! Btw, I literally had to just look on a calendar just to see what freaking day it is. It is Thursday.

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Me!

Happy Thursday! I am a mess!

 

21 thoughts on “Safety, Safety, Safety…(Vests)

  1. I highly recommend the aerowear Outlyne. The newer version with the perforations helps with airflow too. But the best are in incredibly customizable. You can get a wider vest with a shorter length. And the womenโ€™s version is actually built to fit women. I did a review of mine from before and I bought the new one with the better airflow since then.

    https://diyhorseownership.com/product-review-airowear-outlyne-body-protector/

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  2. I tried the Tipperary Pro and couldnโ€™t get it to work for me. I have a USG XL one and itโ€™s barely big enough around the chest…and really annoyingly long. So if they were even on your radar I wouldnโ€™t recommend. Iโ€™m 5โ€™1โ€ and wear a size L in most horsey apparel, M-L size 12 kin normal clothes, for reference. The friggin safety dance video popped up on a retro music channel last week and I admit I sat down and watched the whole thing…I had forgot the epic weirdness of that one ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. My concern with Tipperary vests is I am not sure they do much if you have a serious fall at a high speed. At intro you are probably totally fine, but I retired mine from even being under my airvest
    People seem to really like the Charles Owen vests and they have great safety ratings. I have the Aerowear Airmesh. Not sure how much cooling effect this actually provides, but whatever.
    It IS tight around my chest and I am ahem well endowed. BUT the side straps do have a lot of adjustment and once I have it on and zipped up, I am happy with the fit. They have a lot of sizes, and to be honest I’m not sure where you start, but they, if I remember correctly, do have a good chart to go off of.

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  4. I’ve heard good things about the Airowear Outlyne for that body type. I am short torso-ed and I have pretty big boobs and curves and I got a Champion Titanium and I’m obsessed with it. It fees really secure, doesn’t zip over my boobs like a straight jacket, and is well-ventilated. It also doesn’t hit the back of my saddle when I’m riding which is a huge win. I’m 5’6″, 160lbs and I wear an adult small in the Champion. *I was shocked by the sizing, but it gives me hope that they actually make sizes for curvy people!

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  5. My chest is the size of a pre pubescent boy so no real advice except to say that I have the Airowear Mesh and love it. The side and shoulder straps have a lot of room for adjusting the fit and I was sized in a teen size versus adult so I’d recommend taking measurements and maybe calling and asking about the best size from where ever you buy from. I’m short (5’3″) with a short torso and the length is perfect for me so I don’t think you’ll have an issue with length either.

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    1. That (prepubescent boy) made me laugh out loud and snort coffee out..hahahah omg. Thank you for the recommendation i remember you got one of those!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so odd my torso is short my legs from hip to knee are long then i am short. SO I am like a midget in a circus at times ๐Ÿ™‚

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