As BE are now highlighting the need to check your body protector so that it is in compliance with the following rule in the 2015 Members’ Handbook:
Rule 7.3 Body Protector.
A British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) approved and appropriately labelled “Level 3 body protector”, with the year 2000 or 2009 shown on the label manufactured in the year 2000 or after, is mandatory for Cross Country and whenever else a body protector is worn.
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The team at EWW have been interested to see what protection is out there and one manufacturer, Champion, have come up trumps with an affordable option.
The EVO-FLEX body protector incorporates Champion’s revolutionary Cut-Flex® and HingeTek® technologies into the design of the award winning Champion FlexAir Body Protector. These technologies maximise the flexibility of the EVO-FLEX’s ultra-light weight foam and allow the bottom of the protector to mould into the nape of the back, for unparalleled comfort and fit when you are in the saddle. A new sculpted lower profile further increase your comfort, without compromising on safety. EVO-FLEX also incorporates a high-tech Polygiene treated inner lining, with its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties helping to keep it fresher for longer. Extremely light weight and superbly flexible, the EVO-FLEX takes body protector comfort and style to a whole new level. The Champion Adult Evo-Flex Body Protector is Kitemarked EN 13158:2009, BETA Level 3 & CE marked by Interek (pending). The Unisex EVO-FLEX is available in 9 sizes from XS Child to XL Adult.
Price from £63.95
For more information and to find your local stockist see www.championhats.co.uk