VIPA II Body Protector (for Harness/HRA Approved) PDF Print Email Request a Quote SKU: vipa-2 VIPA II Body Protector (for Harness/HRA Approved) Back to: Vests for Safety Ask a question about this product Description The VIPA II Body Protector is designed for both female and male drivers. The VIPA II Body Protector is specially designed with a shortened back*for harness drivers, carriage drivers and their passengers only *. This product is NOT suitable for general horse riding as it does not provide adequate coverage of the back for those riding horses. APPROVALSThe VIPA II Body Protector has been approved by Harness Racing Australia (HRA) and features the HRA rubber logo on the right-hand side. PROTECTION LEVELS & TESTINGThe VIPA II Body Protector has been tested according to, and conforms with, EN13158: 2009 Standard Level 2 for Horse Drivers and Passengers. CONSTRUCTIONThe VIPA II 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. WASHINGHand 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. COLOURS/STYLES AVAILABLEThe VIPA II Body Protector is available in Black. Red is available as a special order, contact us for further information. SIZING GUIDE SIZE CHEST (A) OVER SHOULDER (C) BACK LENGTH REGULAR LONG X-Small 66-77cm 65-75cm 33.5cm 38.5cm Small 76-86cm 75-85cm 38cm 43cm Medium 86-96cm 85-95cm 43cm 48cm Large 106-116cm 105-115cm 52.5cm 58cm XX-Large 116-126cm 115-125cm 56cm 60cm Sizing charts are a guideIt 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.ABOUT VIPA BODY PROTECTORSVIPA 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. WARNINGNo 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.