By introducing superlative flexibility into a design that offers a fit especially tailored for the female figure, without compromising protection and safety, Champion has designed their most comfortable body protector to date. This exceptional comfort is offered by a darted and tailored bust design, a slim and sculptured underarm for a close contact fit, and a broad shoulder panel with enhanced weight distribution.
But the benefits of the Freedom and Vanguard (pictured being worn by top eventers Piggy French, Kitty King and Pippa Funnell) don’t stop there. Champion’s team of designers have come up with a revolutionary multi-layered “Cut-Flex®” manufacturing process to maximise the body protectors ultra-light foams flexibility. In conjunction with this a new “HingeTek®” system has been incorporated into the tail of both the Freedom and Vanguard, which allows the bottom of the protector to mould into the nape of the lower back, giving an unparalleled fit when the rider is in contact with the saddle.
And by utilising a high-tech Polygiene treated inner lining with its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties, Champion has ensured that the Freedom and Vanguard will stay fresh 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Both the Freedom and Vanguard offer all these excellent features and benefits and the difference between them is simple. The Vanguard Body Protector is a Tabard design while the Freedom incorporates a zipped front for ease of fitting while dressed for riding. To ensure that the Freedom offers similar levels of adjustability as the Vanguard, four elasticated side straps have been incorporated into the design for great adjustment and the perfect fit.
The Freedom and Vanguard are available in six sizes: GL (girls large), GXL (girls X-tra large), WS (women small), WM (women medium), WL (women large) and WXL (women X-tra large) and they are they are available in three back lengths.