Few Questions About Chest Guards

tree1568

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I keep catching my string on my bra wire whilst at full draw, should I consider getting a chest guard, would it reduce this? I'm quite a heavy woman and lets say my bust looks silly if I wear a cross shoulder bag. Would I look silly with one on? and lycra, mesh or leather ones?
 


darthTer

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I keep catching my string on my bra wire whilst at full draw, should I consider getting a chest guard, would it reduce this? I'm quite a heavy woman and lets say my bust looks silly if I wear a cross shoulder bag. Would I look silly with one on? and lycra, mesh or leather ones?
Not my area of expertise.....but I'm sure there was a rather indepth discussion on this topic a few years back - should should up in a search!!!! In general a chest guard will prevent things catching.
 


bimble

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The two threads that might be of use is this one from the start of the year Ladies Chest Guard and the longer thread from 2009 Boobs Too Big. Both are worth a read (the chest guard thread is a lot short than the boobs thread).
 


urbin

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I keep catching my string on my bra wire whilst at full draw, should I consider getting a chest guard, would it reduce this? I'm quite a heavy woman and lets say my bust looks silly if I wear a cross shoulder bag. Would I look silly with one on? and lycra, mesh or leather ones?
Where is it catching on your bra wire?

Yes you should wear one. It'll loop under your other breast so it does rather define things. On the other hand, everyone wears one (at least in this part of the world) so while you might look silly wearing it at the supermarket you won't look silly at the archery range.

Try a largish looking model otherwise, depending on your size, it may not go down far enough and have a tendency to slide up. Personally I ended up with an Easton guard as they were quite comfy and padded.
 


Corax67

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I don't wear one normally (as a bloke) but as soon as the inclement weather kicked in and jackets were essential then I donned mine as well as the bulk of my fellow club mates to prevent clothing catching the string.

One of my co-workers falls into your category and she wears a chest guard for her recurve & barebow shooting all year long - an Easton - and has had absolutely no problems with any string contact since she started to wear it.




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Senlac

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Check out Artebo chest (and arm) guards. They're light and not only deal with clothing around the chest but also with sleeve material
 


baza3221

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Chest guards do the job they are designed to do and are relatively inexpensive. Just make sure the size you buy is right for your chest size. We archers are there to shoot, not to view the opposite sex so as long as it works, don't give a toot what it looks like. If you can't get to the archery shop, try www.archery4us .com they have just about anything you need and are linked to amazon so the choice is great.
 


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