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I ordered a Kan Teq vest!

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  • I ordered a Kan Teq vest!


    Very excited to see it. An air vest is just not on the immediate budgetary horizon, but this seems like a good compromise between the good old faithful CO vest and vest + airbag.
    Click here before you buy.

  • #2
    Hmm, a thought, but it is $377 plus shipping and you can get the hit air for $399. Doesn't seem like that much of a difference if you already have a regular (CO, tipp, whatever vest) that you like. I have also liked doing some of my gallops and things on my youngster in just the air vest, much cooler.

    Of course, there are the ongoing cartridge costs as well.
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


    • Original Poster

      I sort of like the Point Two vests better, though, and the less expensive Hit Airs are not "meant" (whatever that means) for competing, IIRC.

      I hear someone is now coming up with a combo vest/airbag model, which is great.
      Click here before you buy.


      • #4
        Point Two is now making the combo vest...not sure if it is out on the market in the US yet. It will be soon though!


        • #5
          I bet Point Two will price the combo vest somewhere between $750 and $1000 bucks. Probably closer to $750. If you add the price of a good vest and the Point Two together, you're talking about an investment in survival.
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          • #6
            Looks great! Wish I could get one, Buuuttttt since they make them only for women, that's unlikely.


            • #7
              DW - I really like mine . I feel very secure in it ( and it helps me keep my back straight too) I wear my Tipparary to school at home in, and the difference in the feel of protection is really amazing.
              It is hot though - we'll see how I survive 90 + this weekend and the long hack to xc @ Fair Hill
              Very comfortable once I get it on...


              • #8
                Deltawave, did you call them about szing? I looked at their website when this brand came up in a thread a few months ago, and really liked it. My engineer SO thought it was the best (other than the air vests) of all the ones I showed him. I just had to laugh though at the sz. chart that said to tell them what "dress" sz. you wear. Gee, I haven't worn a dress in about 30yrs
                "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                • Original Poster

                  Dress sizing was a tough guess for me, too. I don't even own a dress! And I wear weird sizes anyhow--size 8 on the bottom and anywhere from size 10 to 16 on top! Long arms. Short back. Funny shaped shoulders.

                  Anyway, Wendy (the owner) sent me a nifty how-to measuring powerpoint thing that got us both on the same page, so I should have a great fit!
                  Click here before you buy.


                  • #10
                    Oh my gosh.. they take into consideration boob size and can even get extra room up top! Uh-mazing! My biggest issue with most vests is the fact that when I'm fit.. my waist is like 10 inches smaller than my bust which is why I use a Tipp that I can at least adjust the laces a bit.
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                    • #11
                      I really like the idea of a combo vest, but yikes -- I could get a new horse for the cost of one...now why would I do that?
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                      • #12
                        In regards to the airvest pricing, for me, I looked at the cost of a trip to the hospital, and time off work. I bought a vest right away.