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Old 01-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Flak Vest?

Hey guys,

I would like to buy a flak vest to wear while I'm riding. Any one have any suggestions/personal experience with them?
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean Tech Vest, two different items.
The Tech Vest is to protect your chest and vital organs from impact damage in case of a crash.
I personally know of several guys whose life was saved by wearing one.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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second that i dont leave home without mine
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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axo air cage

179 bucks... comfortable all day riding and super light... i never hit the trails w/o it

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a couple options out there.
There are a few different types of Tekvests. This is just one of the more popular with the mountain crowd.
Tech Vest Klim Tek Vest
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you guys didn't notice this thread was kinda old, anyway I did not realize people wear this type of stuff while sledding, do most people wear these and for what type of riding?
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been casually looking at getting something like that myself. Is it insulated? Looks sort of similar to moto-x body armor.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Non insulated fits under jacket. We ride alot of trails at night and have have seen nasty accidents with trail debris (fallen trees). Among other things like I've heaves art high speed anything helps.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you are just putting down the trail.
You don't need one.
If on the other hand you are blasting down the trail at 90, imagine what would happen if you lose control.

Mountain riders wear them because of the chances of being speared.
Speared = get tossed off the sled into a tree, branch breaks off and the stump spears you. I have seen it, not pretty.
I took a rotten stump to the rib cage a couple years ago. The vest too the entire hit.
I have zero doubt I would have broken ribs without it.

If you decide to run with a moto vest, make sure it's not just a roost protector. Make sure it is designed to actually absorb an impact.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been trying to figure out how to just put around my whole life just can't figure it out. We do alot of off trail as well unfortunately its flat but we do have to deal with alot of old growth that like to toss us

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone who ditch bangs have any input on these?
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah... noticed it was an old thread... its prep time for snow season so added my .02
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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after watching my friend have a horrible crash, and his armor completing protecting him and he walked away fine, I am looking at investing in one.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't ever ride without mine, its made some bad crashed iv had, not very bad at all
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