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Tipperary Eventer Vest

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Overview

Why We Love This

The Tipperary Eventer offers upper body protection for riders of all levels without restricting movement. The lightweight, dual density foam segments provide a high level of impact reduction. The patented FLEX construction ensures maximum mobility, a comfort fit and superior air circulation. The full-length zippered front closure allows for easy on and off and the side laces provide a personalized fit. Riders will experience improved posture. Angled at the front, the Eventer accommodates various rider positions while the extended back covers the tailbone. The shell is covered in lightweight and breathable Durasport for long-lasting wear and easy care. Features a soft roll collar for added comfort. 

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CAUTION: Safety equipment must fit properly and be appropriately secured with manufacture approved parts only. Altering or adding to safety equipment voids warranty and can result in injury. As a safety precaution, inspect all products prior to each use.


  • All levels of equestrian riding, English and Western
  • Darting on front and back for body hugging fit
  • Side lace closure system for customized fit
  • Dual density polyurethane foam padding
  • Hard wearing exterior, easy to clean
  • Shock absorption and impact reduction
  • Holes in each foam segment create airflow and reduces drying time
  • Hand wash only, with mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Lay or hang to dry, but not in direct sunlight
Key Specifications
  • Material: Nylon
  • Closure Style: Zip & Laces
  • Adjustable: Yes
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Sizing

To ensure your Tipperary body protector offers the optimum level of protection, it is important
that it fits correctly.

What you Need:

  • A soft fabric measure tape with inches or centimeters. Don’t have one?
  • A friend to help
  • Wear a T-shirt

Chest: Under the arms at the widest part across the chest to a snug fit
Waist: At natural waist
Spine: Sit in the chair. Measure from the base of the neck to chair. Subtract 2 inches or 5 cm from that measurement which will ensure the vest does not interfere with the saddle while riding

How to Measure:

  • This vest requires measurements of the chest,
    waist and spine. Remember, the Competitor vest
    is designed to be adjustable.
  • Chest: Under the arms at the widest part
    across the chest.
  • Waist: At natural waist.
  • Spine: Measure from the base of the neck
    to where your belt would sit.
  • Note that the “long” version of the vest adds
    approximately 2” or 5cm to the FRONT of the vest.
    Note this vest is NOT designed to cover the tailbone.

Putting on Your Vest:

  • Each time you put on your Competitor vest,
    make sure all the Velcro® straps at the sides are
    loose to prevent undue stress on the zipper.
  • Make sure the zipper is seated well and do it up.
  • Adjust the straps to ensure a snug fit.
What Customers Say:
Sizing Chart for Tipperary Eventer Vest
Specifications
Material Nylon
Closure Style Zip & Laces
Adjustable Yes
Customizable No
Reviews
Tipperary Eventer Vest is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great support Got this for mental security. It works great! Fits great!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable I am still recovering from the fall that convinced me to buy this vest. But I find it comfortable and am hopeful that it would provide protection if/when I ever go off again. Sizing: the size small fits me and I am 36 up top and 31 waist, usually size 10.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable I bought this vest one year ago and after about 4 months the zipper started popping open on its own. I should have returned it but didn't and now I am having a heavy duty zipper sewen in. For the price I would look at different front closures. That being said I rode cross country in summer heat took two awkward falls without even a bruise and the vest is really comfortable.5 stars for rib protection 1 star for zipper.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely product I bought this to start eventing in, I have only gotten one good ride in it so far but it is comfortable and seems to be made with good material. I expect this to hold up for some time, very pleased.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economic and Safe Great price for eventers just starting out at the lower levels and have had no problems with it. I've only had/used it once so can't speak to the durability of the vest, however I hope it lasts
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits well little high at neck but overall Good fit Anxious to continue riding and hopefully never need it but if I do fall it should protect my ribs which is my weak point.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I've used this vest a number of ones Cross country schooling within the last year. Maybe worn it five times max, if not less, and the zipper has popped multiple times. And it was by no means as tight as it was supposed to be. I'm not over tightening it at all, but yet the zipper still broken. I get if I wear this thing every day religiously, but it's kept inside my closet and looked after well, so it's not my fault. Wish I didn't have this problem as it's the best vest for someone like me who just schools cross country a bit and doesn't want to spend $800+ on an air vest.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ZIPPER BROKE zipper never worked well and finally broke- I contacted Tipperary and they were no help
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable! I love this vest it is super comfortable. Smartpak shipped quickly as usual. Easy sizing chart to use. Love the flexibility and protection of this vest!
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfotable Confidence I purchased this eventer vest after taking a ride on equine airlines, which I was lucky that my injuries could have been worse. Researched other vests using smart paks comparison chart and talking to other horse people. I have worn it 5 times it gave me extra confidence the first time I got back on the horse and really the blocked padding design. It allows you to move in the saddle not too stiff and it comes in colors, I did not want a dark color for summer riding. Be sure to take your measurements and follow the sizing guide, for selecting the right size if not all your measurement fit the chart. am still trying figure out how to tie up the long side laces to keep out of the way. I prefer the side lace design of the pro vest better the laces are not as long.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems with fit, but now I love this vest. This vest is awesome. Very light weight, you don't even remember you are wearing it. However, I had issues finding my size. I measured and it seemed like I would be a medium. When I got the vest it was very big around my rib cage, and too short. I am never a small, in anything but ended up ordering a small tall and it fits perfectly.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality I bought this about a month ago and I am very pleased with it I tried to go on eBay and buy knock offs but they didn't compare to the one and only original Tipperary eventer vest this vest is a little pricey but if you think about it it's going to save your life so really nothing is too expensive I am very pleased with the quality and sizing I will definitely always by Tipperary
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fit, I love the Tipperary vest. My last vest was made 15years ago. I just wish the new ones were made with heavier fabric like my older vest. But overall a must have for XC!
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Protection I bought this for my friend for christmas and she loves it
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy Lightweight and good price. Works well in hot weather
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light and Comfortable Bought this a while ago, and I'm glad I did. A little bit small, but I like it a lot. It is super light and fits well. It is nice and soft and bends to your body. The only thing I don't like is how it gets hot in the summer (but that is how most vests are, anyway.) But overall it is worth the buy!
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Getting my first vest and have tried 6 different brands, but the Tipps are the only brand that doesn't feel as bulky or restrictive. This vest is very lightweight, moves with your body and non-contrictive feeling. Only concerns are: !) Although I ordered the correct size, it fits a little big above the chest area, so has a tendency to ride up at the top; 2) There is no extra protective flap on the sides to cover the area where the sides come together under the laces; 3) It is not rated (I am guessing because of #2). Really like it though and will try it in a smaller size to see if #1 is eliminated.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, great for novice evener For my 14 year old daughter - she found it very comfortable and gave her a lot of confidence in her first eventing trials. We are very pleased with this vest. We found the smart pak video on how to measure for size and how to put on the vest properly to be very helpful . She is 5'8" and 115 lbs and the Adult XXS worked great. Great price too for someone just getting into the sport.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what it used to be! I have two Tipperary vests. One I bought 3 years ago and love. The second I bought a year ago and it is not the quality of the original vest. The problem I had was that I would be riding and the vest would come unzipped. I was not wearing anything under it other than a top. I contacted Tipperary and the rep said that the unzipping was a problem they had been recently having. She told me to wear only a top under it no heavier than a t-shirt otherwise it would come unzipped. I told her that I was not wearing heavy layers under it only a thin top. I was originally told to send the vest back but I never received the shipping info. And really do I want a vest that I can't trust to not come unzipped? Otherwise the vest is comfortable and comes in fun colors.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only Vest I Need I'm about to order my 3rd vest- first two needed to be replaced after hard falls. They've never shown any type of wear, I am just cautious about using possibly compromised safety equipment. I've used these Tipperary vests since I was 12 years old... now 21. They're so comfortable you don't even notice them, and the adjustable sides are awesome. I've always worth the Adult Small, even though I've grown quite a bit! For reference, I'm 5'9'' and 160lbs, but small chested. Larger chests probably have to go up a size. I only wish they were certified.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and super comfortable! Love this vest! I'm actually a hunter rider, but ride young horses alone fairly frequently so wanted to get a little extra protection in case of an accident. After reading the reviews, I ordered an XS and it fits absolutely perfectly (I normally wear a S or M in shirts). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to move around in. Just the extra, comfortable protection I was looking for!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable I have only used this vest twice, so I cannot comment on durability or functionality in a fall. However, the fit was perfect. I wear small in tops, ordered an extra small after reading the reviews and it fits perfectly. It is very light and comfortable.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest for this novice eventer... I was looking for a nice safety vest that would be protective without being bulky and at a reasonable price point and I found it with this one. I love the adjustability that the laces on the sides provide. Double bonus, the laces can we switched so I can color coordinate to my hearts content or replace any that start to fray. So, excited to get started with my x country lessons!
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still my favorite I love the look of these classic vests and they are about as comfortable as zipping foam around you could be. :) They do ride a little high in the front, but they must for mobility when you're in the saddle. I'm on my second one now and don't see myself changing in the future, unless I get a hybrid air vest. I got white laces for my black vest to go with my colors.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable fit allows for easy movement Bought this after fall from young spooky mare.  While I do not participate in eventing and use only for schooling and practice, it is very comfortable and light weight.  Definitely provides a secure fit and gives the rider that extra confidence knowing they are a bit more protected without any impact on range of movement.  Fits true to size based on sizing charts; side lacing provides customization and allows for wear over different tops.  It is still quite cold so I cannot comment on if this will be hot in warmer months (hence only  4 stars).
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this vest! Finally upgraded to the Tipperary Eventer Vest. So glad I did. Very comfortable, very lightweight. I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight vest I love the Tipperary Eventer vest, they are very light and breathable, not restricting at all. I do find that the back runs a bit long, and I even have a long torso and have the XXS (5'2", 115lbs). It was more of a problem with the XS, not really with the XXS. I have had the bottom of the zipper separate on two different vests, which is why I gave it a 4 for durability. The 4 for value is because it's still a hefty price for a non-certified vest.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have for Eventers Lightweight, comfortable, fits great, and safe!!!
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits & looks great! I really love my Tipperary Eventer vest...I don't think that I'd consider buying a different brand. I've owned 2 vests--the first was from when I was in my teens & I outgrew it! I currently have this style in black. It is great that Tipperary offers a good variety of stock colors, and some lovely custom colors as well! I went with black, so that I could wear different colored shirts under it without clashing. I also saw that Smartpak offers Tipperary replacement laces for the sides of this vest...for just a few bucks a pair! I'm definitely excited to add a little color to my vest! Back to the vest--the zipper seems of good quality and has held up well so far. Also, I like the small blocks rather than larger pieces in the vest, because it is able to mold to your body. Make sure to follow the measurement chart-I usually take a size S-M shirt, but I actually have a size XS in my Tipperary vest. Highly recommend if you are looking for a vest!
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable vest! I bought this vest to wear when my mare is feeling fresh and full of herself. Thankfully I haven't fallen while wearing it but I feel that it will soften the blow. It's not bulky and fits true to size. Great safety vest!
Date published: 2013-02-01
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Tipperary Eventer Vest Review
Sara from SmartPak talks about why she thinks the Tipperary Eventer Vest (http://bit.ly/1beD9rZ) is so smart. The smartest reason to get yours at SmartPak? Free Shipping Both Ways! At SmartPak.com, you'll get free shipping every day on all orders over $75 and free returns on all sized items. Just another way it pays to be $mart.
Determining Your Tipperary Vest Sizing
This video explains how to take the correct measurements to determine the proper sizing to be able to fit a Tipperary Equestrian Safety Vest.
Fitting the Tipperary Eventer 1015 Vest
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