This Body Protector cannot be used for cross country from Jan 1st 2020 as per The new Australian Rule. See the following standards of which one is mandatory. We can order this in for customers requiring the Vipa lll
EN13158:2009 Level 3
BETA 2009 Level 3
EN13158:2018 Level 3
BETA 2018 Level 3
The rule change will be published as: EA 538.3.1 Cross-Country Body Protector.
Available in black, sizes X-Small to X-Large. In Regular and Long Back
VIPA Body Protectors. Utilising the latest technology to select the right shock absorbing foam to both absorb and reduce impact. The material used to cover the Nitrex foam is a light weight Air Mesh, chosen for it’s wear, strength and ventilation capabilities, also with air holes punched through the shock absorbing foam to allow air to be passed through, creating the ultimate in comfort for Body Protection. VIPA Body Protectors are now sold throughout the world and are well received by horse riders. There are a few different standards used throughout the world for testing body protectors. VIPA Body Protectors are manufactured to the EN13158: 2009 standard and are tested to meet the highest safety requirements for the different disciplines for which they serve. The EN13158: 2009 Standard provides the technical specification for equestrian body protectors, setting the level of shock absorption required to be offered and controlling the area of the body that must be covered by the protector.
WARNING No body protector can prevent serious injury in serious accidents, but a body protector can improve your chances of staying safe and reducing the severity of injuries by making the right choice.Injuries will not be prevented involving severe extension, flexion, torsion or crushing of the body. Spinal protection is not provided.
The VIPA Body Protectors are annually re-tested to ensure long term consistency in the quality of the manufacturer and of the shock absorbing foam used in the construction of the body protectors.Frequent visual inspection should be made for signs of wear, especially after accidents or injury. This may cause cell damage of the foam, obvious signs of which would be reduced thickness or a change of the feel of the foam. The garment should be replaced if you are in any doubt. Otherwise, under normal conditions, it is recommended that your VIPA Body Protector is replaced every 3 - 4 years.