DESIGNVIPA Body Protectors comprise a unique square design that allows movement and air circulation to give maximum comfort. The latest technology has been used to select the right shock absorbing foam - Nitrex closed cell PVC foam - to both absorb and reduce impact. The material used to cover the Nitrex foam is a light weight Air Mesh, chosen for it’s wear, strength and ventilation capabilities, creating the ultimate in comfort for Body Protection. VIPA Body Protectors giveconsistentperformanceinALLenvironments.PROTECTION LEVELSThere are three performance levels of Body Protectors. The highest - Level 3 - is tested at the highest energy impacts. Body Protectors are designed to offer some protection from falling from a horse. SAFETY STANDARDSVIPA Body Protectors are manufactured and tested to meet the highest safety requirements for the different disciplines for which they serve.EN13158: 2009 Standard provides the technical specification for equestrian body protectors and sets the level of shock absorption required to be offered, and controls 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.No body protector can prevent serious injury in certain accidents, but can improve your chances of staying safe and reducing the severity of injuries by making the right choice.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.LIFE OF BODY PROTECTORSFrequent 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,itisrecommendedthatyourVIPA Body Protectorisreplacedevery3-4years.WARRANTYAll VIPA Body Protectors have a 12 month warranty, and the zips have a 6 month warranty.
Custom Designed Body Protectors / Safety Vests & Accessories to meet the needs
of Horse Riders, Harness Drivers, Stockmen, Contact Sports & Rehabilitation
EN13158: 2009STANDARD Level 1 - Required By Horse Racing Throughout The World
EN13158: 2009STANDARD Level 2 - * For Carriage Drivers & Their Passengers Only *
THIS BODY PROTECTOR IS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED WITH A SHORTENED BACK FOR CARRIAGE DRIVERS & THEIR PASSENGERS ONLY. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR GENERAL HORSE RIDING AS IT DOES NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE COVERAGE OF THE BACK FOR THOSE RIDING HORSES.
EN13158: 2009STANDARD Level 3 - HIGHEST Level Body Protection For Horse Riders Of All Disciplines