They are advertised as tipperary vests but have no logos or tags. In reading the feedback at least one person said they are NOT tipperary vests.
Are these even legal? Would they be allowed at a competition? Could they be rejects or surplus from the factory? Seems shady.
2. PROTECTIVE VESTS.
a. A body protecting vest must be worn warming-up for and in the cross-country test. Stable,
team or club colors are permitted. The Federation recommends that the vest should pass or
surpass the current ASTM standard F1937 or be certified by the Safety Equipment Institute.
I missed this: recommends
I guess the question is would anyone on here wear one of these or recommend it to a student?
Personally I don't like the Tipperarys and would be highly unlikely to want to buy a knock-off. But not only is there no rule stating one must wear an "approved" vest, nobody is ever going to check; at least IME dating back to the mid-1990s I have never had anyone in an official capacity so much as glance at or ask a question about my vest.