EN13158:2018 Horse Riders Body Protector
EN13158:2018 Standard provides the technical specification for
Equestrian requirements and sets the level of shock absorption
required to be offered, and controls the area of the body that must
be covered by the body protector.
VIPA Horse Riders Body Protectors are designed, manufactured
and tested to conform with EN13158:2018 Standard for Horse
Riders Body Protectors. In addition to this, samples of the VIPA
range of body protectors are annually re-tested to ensure the
consistency of quality of the shock absorbing foam materials used
and quality of manufacturing.
Human Impact Engineering, Sydney Australia is the Testing
House that test the VIPA Body Protectors for consistent quality and
conformity with the EN13158:2018 Standard.
Levels of Protection
There are three levels of protection to cater for different riding activities. The highest Level 3 is tested at the highest energy impacts.
Body protectors Level 1 provide a lower level of impact protection that is only considered appropriate for licensed jockeys and track riders.
Body protectors Level 2 provide a lower than normal level of protection that is only considered appropriate for use in low risk situations.
Body protectors Level 3 provide a level of protection that is considered appropriate for normal horse riding, competitors and for working with horses.
Protectors to this level should prevent minor bruising that would have produced stiffness and pain, reduce soft tissue injuries and bruising.
LIFE OF BODY PROTECTORS
Frequent visual inspection should be made for signs of wear, especially after accidents or injury. This may cause cell damage of the foam, obvious signs of
which would be reduced thickness or a change of the feel of the foam. The garment should be replaced if you are in any doubt. Otherwise, under normal
conditions, it is recommended that your VIPA Body Protector is replaced every 3 - 5 years depending on condition and use.
All VIPA Body Protectors have a 12 month warranty, and zips have a 6 month warranty.
Injuries will not be entirely prevented by body protectors.
VIPA body protectors will not prevent injuries involving severe extension, flexion, torsion or crushing of the body.
Spinal protection is not provided.
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