BETA TYPE CERTIFICATION
This garment is made to the Beta 2019 Horse Rider Body and Shoulder Protector Standard. Garments certified under this scheme meet all the requirements of EN 13158:2018.
IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF SAFETY.
Any alteration to the protector may mean that it no longer conforms to the Beta Standard.
By certification and classification of this product, BETA does not guarantee that body or shoulder protectors will prevent serious injury.
PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS OF USE
This body protector provides protection from impacts resulting from a fall from a horse (impacts against soft and hard ground, or objects such as trees, vehicles, post or rails. Fallen riders also risk being kicked, trodden on, or crushed by a horse).
This body protector provides a level of protection that is considered appropriate for normal horse riding, competitions and for working with horses.
All features at a glance:
Adapts to body shapeThe soft and thermo elastic dual density foams adapt comfortably with body heat, and in combination with the unique ergonomic style, the contour vest will fit perfectly to the rider‘s individual shape.
5 protective layers
Multilayer construction with special layering technology, intelligent flex zones and all-over perforation.
The vests provide 360° protection in a thickness of 25mm with slightly thinner side areas for more comfort.
All over perforation guarantees complete ventilation.
Freedom of movement
Our safety vest is unmatched in terms of fit and comfort. The vest will feel almost tailor made, light and flexible, and will not restrict the freedom of movement.
Automatic Width AdjustmentThe protection construction is unique. The flex zones on the side move when the front zip is closed, ensuring the vest adapts to the user‘s width automatically.
HOW TO FIND THE CORRECT SIZE?Our body protector was designed to be worn close to the body e.g. on top of a base layer. The fit is acceptable if it is not uncomfortably tight or excessively loose and if the body protector does not restrict your freedom of movement in the riding position. The body protector is designed to cover the whole circumference of the torso and the rib cage. The top of the body protector should reach the level of the seventh cervical vertebra (the prominent bone at the base of the neck). Choose your individual size of body protector based on the following size chart.
At first glance the vest seems to be too small when the rider puts on the vest in his standard size, as the front parts gape widely.
The integrated Velcro system is a feature which should help to bring the front panels into the right position for closing the zipper easier.
The flexible side parts only adjust and move to the front when the wearer closes the front zipper. It is ok to close the zipper under tension. The zipper will not break!
Pull the front flap for easy closing.
After closing the zipper move the front panels from the armhole to the front to gain extra width.
The automatic width adjustment will lead to the best possible fit in less than 10 minutes.