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Advertisement; Kingsland back protector

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Kingsland riders Emily Llewellyn and Macrus Ehning are big fans of the new back protector vest.As part of our Summer Season Update Collection 2013 we are proud to present the Lazio back protector vest. At Kingsland we take safety very seriously and hope this vest can inspire riders around the world to use safety equipment every day.

At Kingsland we have used a lot of time developing the Lazio back protector vest and we are so pleased to finally see the finished result being sent out to shops world wide.

- This protective vest makes it easy to include safety in your every day riding, explains Kingsland designer and developer Katrine Berge Klekken.

The Lazio back protector is a fleece vest with a protective back implant. The implant is made in collaboration with SAS-TEC who also makes safety equipment for motor sports and skiing. The fabric in the vest is breathable and very comfortable to use.

Several of our sponsored riders are using the vest both for their daily riding and in shows.

- I think it´s great that Kingsland have this focus on safety equipment. It´s important to remember that this is a high risk sport no matter what level we ride at, says Marcus Ehning.

- The Lazio vest has become a part of my day to day riding equipment. I also use it for shows and it´s very comfortable to wear, Geir Gulliksen explains.

Spine protection

The Lazio fleece vest gives the rider full freedom of movement and flexibility when riding and at the same time - full spinal protection. The vest is fitted after the normal Kingsland Unisex size charts and will be available in sizes from XS to XL. The size of the back implant is adjusted after the size of the vest.

The waistband is adjustable in height and can also be removed if the rider prefers to wear the vest without it.

Certified safety

The back protector is certified according to motor cycle standards EN 1621-2. After testing it has been started at a level 2 security, the highest within this standard.

- Riders often wear no other protection than a helmet, but now riders have the option to ride with this fashionable and as important functional vest, says Kingsland designer and founder Lin Kingsrød.

Higher level of riding

The evolution of the equestrian sport is continuing to take both horses and riders to higher levels. Better horses and better riders demand more difficult courses and more technical lines to ride.

- A 1.60 course today is not what it was a few years ago. The course designers have to be incredibly creative to make the technical difficulty high enough as both horses and riders develop their skills. When pushing limits like this, we must also remember the risk of the sport we are involved in and use equipment accordingly to this. For us safety always comes first, explains Lin Kingsrød.

Look for the Lazio back protector vest at you nearest Kingsland shop. The vest is available in April/ May and comes in three lovely colors.

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