Tipperary released their all new XC vest that meets ASTM and SEI certifications. They claim it fits like the old one, but I wonder what the price tag will be?
They are debuting them at Rolex with multiple riders and will have a select few for sale. But from what their press release said it won't be available to the public till June. I also wonder now this vest is certified how it will affect people wearing the air vests? Especially since there has been so much going on with them lately? I also wonder if the riders that will be wearing them at Rolex will be wearing both the new Tipperray's and air vests?
I saw this vest in person at a recent trade show. The old vest couldn't be certified with the open laces on the side and the space between the cells. The new one has the vest material behind the laces which close a bit differently now (WAY easier), and the panels on the vest body slightly overlap if I remember correctly. It wasn't in my size to try one but someone else did and it looked great on. You actually can't tell at first glance it's all that different.
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There is a link on ebay (I'll try to find it if you want, but there was a thread about them) that aren't the Tipperary brand, but OEM... and like $65.
Not the worst?? Really?? Because I'm thinking they are THE most expensive vests on the market (excluding the inflatables, which you can't wear without a regular vest anyway). I think they already were the most expensive at $260+, but $400??? Wow... You can't tell me the changes they made make it THAT much more. I feel llike as a group we're being gouged.
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