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Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest

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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'!).

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.

Featuring a removable liner for easy washing, adjustable waist and shoulder straps, floating sternum pad and zippered front.

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    Tipperary Ride-Lite Vest is rated 4.4167 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2014-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vest The vest was a great purchase, it fits comfortably and is very light. I would highly recommend the vest for beginners.
    Date published: 2013-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit For My Riding After trying 2 other vests, I struck gold with the Tipperary Ride-Lite!Due to major surgery I needed a vest to protect my mid-section while out on rocky trails. The Ride-Lite covers the affected area well and is so comfortable I hardly know it's on.The vest is super easy to adjust for a perfect fit. The back length is short enough to provide adequate coverage, but not too long that it interferes with the cantle on my Western Dressage Saddle.I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a vest to use in combination with a Western Saddle, for trail or pleasure riding purposes.
    Date published: 2013-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for starters Purchased when I thought I would try eventing. This is a great body protector for those just starting out. Inexpensive, very lightweight, easy to clean, and breathable. You hardly notice you're wearing it while in the saddle! Please note, however, that it does NOT provide tailbone protection.Only gave 4 stars for durability as I have not used it long enough to attest to that, but it seems like it will hold up.HINT*** Youth Large fits most small adults/teens and is $20 cheaper!
    Date published: 2013-11-30
    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: 2011-08-01
    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: 2011-03-01
    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
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