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  • Kanteq back protectors

    My daughter is in need of a new vest and these look good! She does not like the air vests so I am hoping she might like these. We are in the U.S. for the WEG from Australia and I am hoping to find a rep so we can try one. Not sold in Australia so I would really like some opinions reviews from anyone who might have one.

    We will be in the Tampa area and the Seattle area visiting family as well as in NC.

    Thank you so much!

  • #2
    Unfortunately I won’t be at WEG. But I do sell them and measure people for them. I started selling them after my wife had a rotational fall and her horse rolled over her and the Dr’s couldn’t believe she had no internal injuries. She did have a broken hip but nothing could’ve stopped that. I don’t make any money off selling them I just believe in them that much now. I will find out if anybody is going that might be able to bring it down. If you want to IM me I can send you all the info on it.!/pages/Col...51101928314503


    • #3
      I have one. They are very nice vest. I highly recommend them.
      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


      • #4
        I ride in one as well. I will not wear an air vest for multiple reasons, and the Kanteq fit the bill as the best fitting, safest option. I was lucky and bought mine at Kentucky several years ago - the last year the owner of the company, Wendy, was there herself. She personally fitted me and cut my vest for me.

        I bet you anything that Soteria will be at WEG, but you might contact them to be sure. I believe they are the largest US supplier.
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        "For the love of my horse, I know who I am."


        • Original Poster

          Thank you. I had a look on the Sotaria site, but couldn't see them. Hopefully we will see them at the WEG!


          • #6
            Wendy Smythe and I got to spend a day together during a USEA convention years ago when she was just breaking into the US market. I love her designs philosophy (she did women's fashion design) and the incorporation of a tested and proven shock absorption technology (Knox Body Armor). And she is just a smart, nice person.

            I also got to hang with Roy Burek, CEO, of Charles Owen, another smart, nice person.


            • #7
              Another vote for the kanteq if you can find them. I really love mine.
              The big man -- my lost prince

              The little brother, now my main man


              • #8
                According to the Kanteq website, they ARE available in Australia.
                "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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                • #9
                  I have one and am a big fan. I was fitted by Wendy several years ago in Kentucky. With the EXO unavailable anymore, I think the KanTeq is the next closest thing. The science behind it is well tested.

                  I'm also not an air vest user, but that is another topic.
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                  • Original Poster

                    So, I found something that said they export to Australia, but I couldn't see anything about where to actually buy one. Where did you see it?


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ozjb View Post
                      So, I found something that said they export to Australia, but I couldn't see anything about where to actually buy one. Where did you see it?
                      I couldn't find a list of dealers on their site. Seems to me that there are only two options if they export to Australia: 1) you send them your measurements and they build a vest that is sent from the UK to Australia, or 2) they do have dealers in Australia.

                      There is a Contact Us link on their website; they would probably tell you if they have representatives in Australia. Or how to get a Kan vest for your daughter fitted while you are in the US or Australia.

                      There is a Kanteq NZ but that's probably not going to help you much.
                      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                      Thread killer Extraordinaire


                      • #12
                        I got mine from Wendy at a USEA meeting after hearing a friend rave about it. I was skeptical because when it's not on you it feels stiff, weighs a ton and you thinkg "ugh, how could I wear this when I ride?" then you put it on, and you forget you are wearing it. I love it when I navigate for my driving friends. - no more chest bruises! If you email Wendy she should be able to tell you if she will be at WEG and if not how to get one. FWIW I had to wear mine onto the airplane after the USEA meeting because it didn't fit in my luggage and I already had a carryon!


                        • #13
                          I am cracking up at the mental image of you wearing it on the plane. I agree, when you put it on it feels stiff and heavy, but I never even think about it once I start riding.
                          The big man -- my lost prince

                          The little brother, now my main man


                          • #14
                            I love mine. I wear a Hit Air over it because I don't bounce well and it gives me confidence to wear both vests. I love how it fits.
                            Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay