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Charles Owen JL9 Vest

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A better vest for a better ride!  The Charles Owen JL9 Vest provides the feel of gel with the performance of foam. You'll feel free and flexible, instead of restricted and encased. The gel is much less rigid and molds more effectively to the body, especially in the ribs, for an optimal fit. This lightweight vest has an active joint, allowing the ribcage to expand without restriction. Certified BETA level 2, the JL9 vest provides the maximum in protection without the unwelcome bulk.  Imported.

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  • Constructed of Gelfoam® providing maximum protection without the bulk.
  • Ventilation holes covered in Coolmax® fabric for the utmost ventilation and wicking power
  • Active joint design prevents the vest from riding up
  • Lumbar support
  • Mobile phone pocket
  • Easy zip front with buckle closure
  • Outer cover is machine washable
  • Perfect for all riding whether out hacking, conquering a three day event, and anything in between! 
  • ASTM F1937/SEI
Key Specifications
  • Closure Style: Zip
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Safety Rating: ASTM F1937/SEI and Certified BETA Level 2
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

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We love our products and we're happy to take them back - even custom items. We'll happily take back everything from engraved halters to personalized jackets - even embroidered blankets that have been worn (minus the manure, please). But there are a few things we have to restrict returns on (silly federal regulations).

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That's why we have a Test Ride option for each saddle we carry - so that all of the other saddles can stay in pristine condition, waiting for their new owners. For this reason, if you purchase a saddle outside the Test Ride program, it's still eligible for return, but must be free from any marks or damage.

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Adjustable Yes
Replacement Pieces Available Yes
Safety Rating ASTM F1937/SEI and Certified BETA Level 2
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    Charles Owen JL9 Vest is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vest! I bought this vest about a month ago, after previously having a less expensive vest. I broke my back (wearing a different vest) 6 months ago in a jumping accident and am now very particular about the vests that I wear. After doing extensive research after my fall, I decided to purchase the Charles Owen vest for its outstanding safety characteristics and build. I really like that this vest because it covers my entire spinal column without interfering with my saddle. I also feel that this vest contours nicely to the rest of my chest and back and I feel very secure when I ride in it, more so than any other vest I’ve ridden in. It fit me instantly out of the box and did not take any time to break in. I would highly recommend this vest to anyone interested in purchasing a vest! It is worth the investment.
    Date published: 2018-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this for my Goddaughter because she fell off and broke her collar bone. She was very excited to receive it. Unfortunately, I ordered the incorrect size.
    Date published: 2018-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! I am 5’9 140 and size S fits like a glove. Super soft and feels good.
    Date published: 2018-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Probably good protection but too bulky for me The vest was good quality, a good price, and likely would provide really good protection. But I just found it too heavy and bulky for me to wear. Since I don't do any extreme events, I returned it and will probably opt for a more light-weight vest, knowing that I am giving up some protection.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and sturdy product It’s important to have a sturdy, safe vest. We have not used it yet but we believe this will make riding a lot safer for my wife who has a green draft cross. Just wish these vests were cheaper!
    Date published: 2018-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling Safe I bought this vest after much research. I had an unexpected fall off my 17h + horse. I broke several ribs and was looking for protection and support. This is just what I was looking for and comfortable. It's supportive, but not too bulky. I rode on a very warm day and although I was warm, I didn't overheat. I also didn't realize that I had sweat until I took off the vest. This has met my expectations and I am looking forward to many safe rides in the future.
    Date published: 2017-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this for my daughtet who does eventing and she absolutely loves it - fits her well - still room to grow. Well made.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest This is my first vest as I am a relatively new cross country rider. This vest was comfortable and I felt protected. I was afraid it would get in my way but I didn't notice it after I was on and riding. Highly recommend this vest. It does seem to run a bit large as I had to return the medium and get a small but I am also very high waisted so the length was problematic for me as well as around the chest. Even with the small I have the vest snugged up as far as it will go. I am 5'5" and weigh 148# so thought a medium would work. Glad I could exchange it for the small.
    Date published: 2017-09-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky I bought this after a fall in which i broke ribs and punctured a lung. It seems very protective but is too bulky for me. I am returning
    Date published: 2017-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! Love this vest! I was looking for some extra protection when riding my 4 yr almost 17hh ottb and this is exactly what I wanted. Lightweight but feels high quality. Molds to fit your body. I've been riding in the summer heat and though it gets a little warm it is not uncomfortable at all. In fact I typically forget I have it on. I'm 5'6" and 130 lbs and originally ordered a medium but it was a little too big and the back too long so I traded it for a small.
    Date published: 2017-06-23
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