USG Flexi Motion Body Protector is rated
Rated 1 out of
Zipper blow out
I recently purchased this vest because I had back surgery and wanted extra protection in case of an unplanned departure. I immediately noticed the zipper was difficult to use. I decided I would keep the vest and not use the zipper to put on or remove the vest as it had several velcro closures that are very secure. I wore it ten times and had to do an emergency dismount. When I pushed off my horse, the bottom of the vest at the zipper hit the pommel of my English saddle and broke the zipper. I have jeans and wallets with more substantial zippers. The manufacture was unwilling to warranty the product after 10 rides because 65 days had gone by on the 60 day warranty. I actually did not go back to riding until about 30 days after the initial purchase. Smartpak however, refunded my purchase and sent me a shipping label- thank you! I would suggest that the manufacture use a zipper suitable for luggage that can take a bump. The vest fit well and seemed to offer substantial body protection. I wish they had used a zipper quality that matched the rest of the design.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of
I've had a hard time finding a protective vest that works for my body type. Most vests don't seem to take into account that some female riders are bustier than others and so I had trouble finding one that fit right. This vest is very adjustable and still provides protection everywhere, including my sides which is one of the biggest places the other vests had issues for me. Not to mention it is pretty comfortable to ride in. I'd definitely recommend trying this vest to anyone who's had fit issues due to their bust size.
Date published: 2019-04-10