Equilibrium Tri-Zone Allsport Boot (White)

Equilibrium Tri-Zone Allsport Boot (White)

in stock In stock

White

Choose option:

Colour: White

WhiteBlack
£44.95 inc VAT

up down
Proceed to checkout
Description

Designed to be the perfect ‘all rounder’ the Equilibrium Tri-Zone Allsport Boots have fast become a tack-room staple as one of the most versatile boots on the market. Suitable for a wide range of disciplines from endurance and racing to dressage, jumping and hacking.

  • Soft & comfortable pillowed lining
  • Extremely lightweight, they actually float on water
  • Breathable layers to prevent overheating legs
  • Safety tested in a laboratory to evaluate protection levels (this laboratory also conducts safety testing on rider body protectors and hats)
  • Can be worn on front or hind legs as required
  • Easy to wash, quick to dry
Size Guide

Tri-Zone Boots

Centimetres

Inches

Small

S

18-20

7-8

Medium

M

20-22

8-8.75

Large

L

22-24

8.75-9.5

Extra Large

XL

24-26

9.5-10.25

HORSE Size

H

21-24

8.25-9.5

More Information

Equilibrium Tri-Zone All Sports boots were originally created from a request for a lightweight racing boot – protective enough for hurdling but light enough for racing. Sourcing materials well known for their technical properties these soft, comfortable and breathable boots have now become one of the most versatile boots on the market and can be used for just about anything!

The closed fronted style offers all round protection meaning they are perfect for a range of activities; ideal if you do many different sports with your horse and want the ease of one boot to provide protection from hacking, lunging through to jumping.

Their super lightweight properties and all round protection make them ideal for sports such as endurance and racing where tiredness can cause injury and every extra ounce of weight is important.

The touch and close fastening makes them quick and easy to put on and take off and they are very easy to wash and quick to dry.

Tri-Zone All Sports boots come in a variety of sizes meaning that there is an option to suit most horses’ front and back legs as required.

Testing & Materials

Tested to the Limits

As riders, we protect our most vital areas (head and torso) with riding hats, body protectors and more recently air jackets. Rider protective equipment is subjected to extensive testing to meet standards and regulations and we believe that as a vital part of your horse, protective boots for your horse’s legs should undergo a similar testing process.

Tri-Zone All Sports boots go through a unique 3-phase testing process giving you confidence that you are choosing the best leg protection for your horse. Materials are carefully selected to provide maximum protection but without being bulky, heavy and not make your horses legs hot and sweaty. Each individual layer in the Tri-Zone All Sports boots is researched and sourced for their advanced technical properties and tested in an independent laboratory before it goes anywhere near a horse’s leg.

What Materials Do We Use?

EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) is a material which is tough and flexible even at low temperatures. It has a number of uses in various different states and forms including in ski boots, bicycle saddles, hockey pads, wakeboard boots, fishing rods and shock absorbers in sports shoes.

The inner layer of EVA is formed into pillows and is used as a shock absorber in the All Sports boots; there are also has tiny holes to allow heat from the leg to escape.

The outer layer is an EVA mesh which helps disperse concussion to reduce the risk of injury.

Strategically placed integral TPU strips form protective panels to protect the most vulnerable areas of the horse’s leg and are placed between the inner and outer layers.

 

What is the Testing Process?

Testing Phase 1

In the same laboratory that test standards of riding hats and body protectors, Tri-Zone boots are safety tested to their limits for their ability to withstand concussion and penetration whilst remaining lightweight, breathable and flexible.

For concussion and penetration the testing is carried out using a custom made test rig consisting of a tower from which either a blunt hammer or a cutting blade is dropped onto the boots in a controlled fashion. The weight of the blade and hammer are fixed and different forces are applied to the boots by varying the height from which they were dropped onto the boots. Boots were hit with forces ranging from 1.25 to 20 Joules. These forces were chosen as being those likely to occur in the horse during exercise, for example when hitting obstacles or over-reaching. Equilibrium used a carrot at 5 joules to replicate the soft tissue in a horses’ leg hitting an obstacle.

Equilibrium test boots to measure how well the boots allow heat to escape in order to reduce the risk of tissue damage. Research has shown that when tendon cells are heated to 48°C for 10 minutes approx, 80% of them die. Equilibrium use several different methods to assess heat release from boots. The heat release is estimated by fitting the boots to a metal flask containing water at 45°C in a room at 20°C with no significant radiation. The surface temperature of the boots is measured using a thermal camera. The hotter the outside surface of the boot, the more heat has been allowed to escape.

If boots are constructed of inflexible (i.e. stiff) material or if boots are applied too tightly, they have the potential to restrict joint movement and cause other problems such as tendonitis. Stride characteristics and performance could also be affected. Boots need to allow as much freedom of movement as possible without compromising on their primary function of protection. Equilibrium test boots to make sure that they do not restrict the horse’s movement whilst still exceeding protection requirements. An 8cm x 1m steel pipe is set up secured to a workbench. The boots are fixed to the pipe and a 10kg weight is attached with a clip on the boot and the downward direction measured. The degree of flexibility is measured by how much the boot bends.

Adding even small amounts of weight to the end of the leg in the form of a boot significantly increases the effort the horse must make to run and can also alter the stride characteristics. Some boots can double in weight if the horse is being exercised in the rain, on wet ground or going through water. This can seriously affect stamina and performance. Equilibirum design and test boots to minimise water absorption, excess weight but without compromising on protection.

Testing Phase 2

The boots then undergo trials by an extensive tester panel of horse owners and riders who test them for the fit, comfort, ease of use and washing to ensure Equilibrium not only a safe product but one that people can easily use and trust.

Testing Phase 3

Finally the boots go through the rigorous test of being used all day, every day on busy competition yards by teams of professional riders. The Tri-Zone All Sports boots are worn either at home or at competitions by an array of Olympic riders, world champions and top producers.

Returns
You are welcome to return your item for refund within 30 days of purchase (excluding underwear and made to order products). The item should be in perfect condition and complete with the original packaging. Please note UK returns and exchanges can be made using our Parcelforce returns label at a cost of £4.95, or using your own alternative method.
Delivery
Standard Delivery

We use Parcelforce and occasionally Royal Mail services depending on parcel size. For standard UK delivery (Free on orders over £75) Please allow approx. 2-3 working days for dispatch and 2 working days for delivery (total 5 working days). For full details please visit our delivery information page.

Express Delivery

For Express UK Delivery please order qualifying items before 2pm and select this delivery option at the checkout to receive them the next day.

In Store Collection

Local to us? You can also arrange to collect your items. Once you've placed your order, you will be emailed when we have the item(s) ready for collection. Delivery Services are selected at the Checkout.

Oversea Stockists & Custom Made Products

Please Note: Some products may take longer to deliver due to where our stockists are based (overseas etc.)/ or if the product has to be custom made. This will be noted specifically on the product or will reference to the Delivery tab. These products will vary in time depending on the brand/ product. If you would like more information on delivery time on a specific product, please visit the Contact Us page or use the 'Need Help?' tab to submit an enquiry form.

Product Features
White
  • Colour: White
  • Features: Ventilation
Video

2016-10-19

Home Delivery

UK mainland delivery from £4.95

Collect in Store

This item is available for collection.

Hassle Free Returns

For more information please click here.