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Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest

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The Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest is a great choice for the beginner or recreational rider. The short-backed style allows for a greater range of motion. Note that the shorter back length does not provide tailbone coverage.  A four-way twist molded channel system allows for better air flow and a close fit.


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  • Removable liner for easy washing
  • Adjustable waist & shoulder straps
  • Floating sternum pad
  • Zippered front

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    Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest is rated 4.3529 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I started eventing this year and needed a vest. Size fits great. It feels bulky when you're not riding but under saddle I don't even realize I'm wearing it. Great first vest to start eventing in & to school in.
    Date published: 2011-07-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for casual riding I bought this to wear while training my 4yo mare. I have a Tipperary eventer vest, but it is too long to wear while riding in my mare's western saddle. I measured carefully and selected the tall large, same as my eventer vest. When I received the vest, it seemed very large. The velcro fasteners around the chest are as short as I can make them, as are the shoulder adjustments. This vest also seems much, much hotter than my eventer vest. The vest cover is washable, but the openings that allow you to remove the foam gape open- maybe there could have been a velcro closure or similar? I guess you get what you pay for, and this really is marketed to the casual or recreational rider.
    Date published: 2011-06-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad considering... Vest feels stiff when you put it on but when riding is not noticable. Is nice and light. Velcro allows you to make it fit almost perfectly
    Date published: 2011-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! Comfortable vest. Great value. I'm tall...5'9 and ordered the "tall" version - perfect fit!
    Date published: 2010-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vest I recently purchased the Ride-lite because of having a double mastectomy. This was the most comfortable product that I tried on and it helped to ease my fears... not of riding but of wrecking and rupturing my chest..
    Date published: 2010-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice lite vest I've only tried this once, so this is an initial product review. It did very well. I like how it's not overly bulky. My saddle has a high cantle and the back flap did not interfere with it (yeah!). I did not fall off, so wasn't able to test the cushioning. I found it a little hot (it was 90 degrees that day), but not intolerable. Only other negative is I now have no place to put my cell phone and keys...I used to keep them in my fanny pack, which won't fit now. It needs a pocket for these items.
    Date published: 2010-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Very comfortable vest. It is not restrictive like some others while riding or jumping
    Date published: 2009-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for the price This is a great light weight vest especially for the price. We have always been happy with the quality of Tipperary products.
    Date published: 2009-06-10
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