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Rodney Powell Elite Body Protector

Rodney Powell
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The Elite is lighter, more flexible and breathable than ever before with enhanced protection over the spine and ribs. The protector utilizes a single layer of Nastec X32 foam through the length of the spinal region to provide unsurpassed protection against sharp impacts and to ensure the vest stays in close contact with your back.

The outer back panels are two perforated layers of Nastec X32 providing super ventilation as these panels are tapered at the waist. The elasticized waist adjustments really ensure the protector follows the contours of your back perfectly. The zip has a brand new polyethylene 'energy dissipation strip' which covers the zip area to help prevent severe energy being forced through.

The front panels are made from revolutionary NASTEC VBL foam, perforated and profiled for cool comfortable riding with very rapid chest shaping.


BSEN 13158 Level 3

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    Rodney Powell Elite Body Protector is rated 4.0714 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've been riding in this vest for two years. I do a lot of hacking down the road so I wanted something to protect my chest in case I fell onto the road. I took my first fall wearing it today and felt I would be in much more pain now had I not been wearing it. I can't wear it when it's too hot out but other than that I'm very pleased.
    Date published: 2015-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement for old Tipperary I recently bought this to replace my old Tipperary which doesn't have an ASTM or BETA ratings. It is much sturdier and seems like it would be much more protective. I have only worn it once (for the stadium and cross-country phases of an event) and while it is more bulky than the Tipperary, it was still easy enough to ride in. I am somewhat "stocky" built and hard to find riding clothes to fit (5'5", 180 lbs) but this one fit well enough. (3 W/W) I had a hard time finding another vest that came in a size that would fit and still had the ASTM or BETA ratings. It was also a bit hard to get on at first; you have to have the velcro out as much as possible or un-done, then zip, then tighten the velcro.
    Date published: 2015-07-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too bulky This vest is very high quality, a great price and seemed like it would be very protective, but it was just too bulky and constrictive feeling for me. For those who don't mind that, this is a great vest.
    Date published: 2014-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from After riding in this vest for about 6 months I took my first fall with it cooling down horsie at a walk. Some invisible horse eating monster caught her attention resulting in a 180 spook that I couldn't stick. I went over her shoulder and landed flat on my back. Thanks to the vest I barely felt a thing when I hit the ground.  Even the day after, my back was not sore and I did not have any bruises.  I think I was more sore from the 1/2 mile run back to the barn after horsie than I was from the fall its self. It fits very comfortably and while it can get hot in the summer to me it is worth the added protection.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks like it will do the job. Fit perfectly. Looks like it will do a great job protecting if I ever go off again. It looked like a good value after shopping around.
    Date published: 2013-06-22
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