The Ribtec must be worn high up under the arms to give maximum protection.
When seated, the top of the belt has to show above the top edge of the seat to be at its most effective.
When fitting make sure that there is a gap at the front of about 10 to 15cm. (See diagram across.) If the belt is too big and no gap exists the level of protection afforded will be reduced. For maximum comfort, wear over a tee-shirt but underneath a racesuit. Test the belt on the track before any modification takes place, as the belt needs the full width to remain in position. If movement still occurs, use the Ribtec Harness to keep it in position
Between each race keep the belt flat or wrapped around a crash helmet. Curling the belt up in a tight roll, or creasing it in half could leave it permanently damaged.
The Velcro strap should be cut down to size when the wearer is happy with the required length. Chest measurements should be taken with a measuring tape pulled tight at the height of the red line on the diagram opposite.
Women should measure directly under the bust line.
The original Ribtec is available in 7 Sizes; C, XS, S, MS, ML, L, and XL. To find your size please refer to the chart below. Chest measurements should be taken with a measuring tape pulled tight just under the arms.
||26" - 29"
||65 - 74 cm|
||29" - 31"
||74 - 78 cm |
||31" - 34"
||78 - 86 cm |
||34" - 36"
||86 - 92 cm |
||36" - 39"
||92 - 99 cm |
||39" - 42"
||99 - 107cm|
||42" - 46"
||107 - 117cm|