Intec vs Tipperary vs ? And other assorted vest questions.
Hi all, I need to break down and get my own vest. As usual price is an object. I have ridden in a Tipp and found it very comfortable (I know not to land on a spear though). Thinking of price, I would rather pay $139.99 for the intec vs $259.95 for the Tipp- though I much prefer the look of the tipp. Anyone able to comment on how the two compare? Also I guess there is the intec cushioned $139.99 and the intec crusader for $164.99. And finally, if I could I would get a purple vest but you have to shell out another 70.04 cents to go custom $329.99 : ( boo hoo. All prices from current Dover catalog. I looked on ebay but all were too small for me. I think I would be a small or medium by Tipp sizing. Also any other models I should consider- I know I'm saying cheap but if you love a really expensive vest I can hear about it. Never know, I could win the lottery today- or perhaps tomorrow. Thanks all. Anyone "colorize" a black vest (with trim or ?) Thanks again all.
If you do a search on "Intec"' you should find many previous opinions. It's a personal preference thing. Some people can't stand the Intecs - they start off stiffer for sure, though I wear one and have found that as it warms up it's just fine. The Tipps are popular but don't provide the same level of protection due to their construction.
I have worn both a Tipp and the Intec... I loved the Tipp, but couldn't afford it so bought the Intec cushioned vest (the Tipperary knock-off). I absolutely hate it. If you loved the Tipperary, the Intec doesn't even begin to compare.
I plan on looking at the OEM China vests. And getting rid of the Intec.
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