Recommend a body protector if you will!

Racing_Gal

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After my friends fall today I feel I should invest in one! I havent had one since I was 16, which are best, pros and cons etc. I dont want to spend over £100 if poss and would like one which wont make my insides bake when the weather is warm!
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Thanks in advance
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1 of the treehouse 1s its the 1 used by jockeys and u can get it in whatever colours you want with or without shoudler pads and they more 'bendable' than normal body protecters so u can actually move in it
 

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i bought one recently, i tried the racesafe ones, but they were very long in the back so went down a size and if i grew i would grow straight out of it as there is little adjustment, only on the sides. i wenr for an airowear. it is so comfy, cant feel it when its on, dont get hot in it. moulds to your shape, just generally great. lots of easily adjustable fittings, light weight. mine was about £89 but i have seen it selling for £120 so look around for the best price
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They are a bit like hats - go to a good tack shop/saddlery that have 3 or 4 different makes and try them on and find which one fits you best. The good news is they have lots of different variations now so they fit so much better than they did
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- even take into account girls bumps
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!! I have just bought a new one and it was £140 - but I pay whatever I have to for a hats and body protectors as my safety is more important than a few quid.
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My new one is an airowear and my previous one was a Rodney Powell. Both are good and do the job but they were just the ones that fitted best/most comfy etc at the time - so no brand loyalty!!
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I second slinkyunicorn - go and try a few makes, different makes suit different shapes better. I have a Charles Owen one, it was one of the more expensive in the shop at the time but it fitted me best. I do love it, once it warms up you forget that you're wearing it.

You can't put a price on your spine or head! One day, God forbid, you might be glad you spent the extra 30 quid (I have been, more than once!)
 

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Another person saying try several.
I virtually live in my Airowear Zippa Plus, and tend to forget it's on. Mine has the shoulders, because while the chances of me having a rotational fall up a 2'6 grid, or out hacking on my youngsters are limited, I can well imagine falling on my collarbone. I'm on the second one in 10 years, the first got rather "tired".
So far it has definitely saved me cracked ribs when I was flattened by a mare that barged me into a metal gate-end!
 

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Kan Teq's are quite a bit more expensive than what youwant to pay, but I love mine! I ride 2 horses for over an hour, and wear it 99% of the time. I live in France and even at 7 in the evening it can be over 25°C, and I still don't get very sweaty (obv. a little bit!). It feels really heavy when you first hold it, but put it on and it feels very light!

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My daughter swears by her Airowear Outlyne - she is quite awkward to size, and it takes into account all the female curves!
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