VIPA III Body Protector (for Equestrian)

SKU: vipa-3
VIPA III Body Protector (for Equestrian)
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The VIPA III Body Protector is designed for both female and male riders.
The VIPA III Body Protector is approved for all horse riding disciplines. The VIPA III Body Protector is Equestrian Australia compliant.
The VIPA III Body Protector has been tested according to, and conforms with, EN13158: 2009 Standard Level 3.  The VIPA III Body Protector is the highest level in body protection for horse riders and can be used in all disciplines (both Horse Riding & Competitions).
The VIPA III Body Protector is constructed using Air Mesh, a lightweight material chosen for its strength, that allows for ventilation. The shock absorbing foam is specially designed to absorb impact when needed. Air holes give extra airflow and ventilation for rider comfort.
Hand wash in lukewarm water. Add a few drops of mild detergent and gently swirl. Rinse. Hang on a coat hanger in the shade and leave to drip dry. Do not store until completely dry, this may take some time in colder weather.
The VIPA III Body Protector is available in Black. Red is available as a special order, contact us for further information.
X-Small 66-67cm  65-75cm 38.5cm 41.5cm
Small 76-86cm 75-85cm 43cm 46.5cm
Medium 86-96cm 85-95cm 48cm 51cm
Large 96-106cm 95-105cm 53.5cm 56.5cm
X-Large 106-116cm 105-115cm 58cm 62cm
XX-Large 116-126cm 115-125cm 60cm 63cm

Sizing charts are a guide

It is worth nothing particularly for Ladies, body protectors can fit larger than the chest range in the size chart suggests. As a general rule, we suggest that if the chest measurement is within the bottom half of the chest range indicated on the size chart, then drop down a size.

vipa safety vest size guide

VIPA Body Protectors are sold throughout the world and are well received by horse riders.  There are a few different standards used throughout the world for testing body protectors. VIPA Body Protectors are manufactured to the  EN13158: 2009standard and are tested to meet the highest safety requirements for the different disciplines for which they serve.  The EN13158: 2009 Standard provides the technical specification for equestrian body protectors, setting the level of shock absorption required to be offered and controlling the area of the body that must be covered by the protector.
There are three levels of protection to cater for different activities and users.  The highest Level 3 is tested at the highest energy impacts.  The materials used absorb impact thereby lessening or reducing the injury.  The differences between the three levels are due to the differing thicknesses of the foam used.
VIPA Body Protectors – VIPA, VIPA I, VIPA II (Harness and Carriage Drivers Only) and VIPA III are all tested and conform to the EN13158: 2009 Standard.   The VIPA Body Protectors are annually re-tested to ensure long-term consistency in the quality of the manufacturer and of the shock absorbing foam used in the construction of the body protectors.
No body protector can prevent serious injury in serious accidents, but a body protector can improve your chances of staying safe and reducing the severity of injuries by making the right choice. Injuries will not be prevented involving a severe extension, flexion, torsion or crushing of the body.  Spinal protection is not provided.
Frequent visual inspection should be made for signs of wear, especially after accidents or injury.  This may cause cell damage of the foam, obvious signs of which would be reduced thickness or a change of the feel of the foam.  The garment should be replaced if you are in any doubt.  Otherwise, under normal conditions, it is recommended that your VIPA Body Protector is replaced every 3 - 4 years.