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 Tillett R4 logo The R4 Ribtec 

TILLETT RIB PROTECTORS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED OVER MANY YEARS BY THE LEADING DRIVERS IN THE WORLD AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE R4 RIBTEC HELPS DRIVERS COPE WITH THE MOST DEMANDING RUBBER COVERED TRACKS WHICH PLACE EXCEPTIONAL FORCES ON THE RIBS AND BODY.

This latest R4 model improves on the protection given by the Ribtec 2 and P1 due to a multi layered construction. This panel construction spreads the load in such a way that it keeps individual ribs from moving independently. At the same time the R4 does not dig into the driver at the edges and does not create any extra pressure points due to its smooth comfortable towelling layered interior.

The most significant improvement is that the R4 has been developed to be much better at protecting rear 3/4 and bottom rib injuries. It is very light and is also the thinnest hard shell rib protector available. The R4 has an adjustable rear angle to match the many different chest angle shapes and it has an elasticated Velcro attachment for comfort and convenience.

Resources

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 Tillett R4 Rib protector with D ring strap option

Size guide

The R4 Ribtec is available in 6 Sizes; C, XS, S, M, L and XL. 

To find your size please refer to the chart below.

Chest measurements should be taken with a measuring tape pulled tight around the chest.

C 22” - 26” 56 - 66 cm
XS 26” - 32” 66 - 81 cm
S 32” - 36.5” 81 - 93cm
M 36.5” - 40” 93 - 102 cm
L 40” - 44” 102 - 112cm
XL 44” - 48”  112 - 122cm

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Ladies Ribtec

Ladies R4 Rib Protector

The ladies R4 is only available with the velcro option. When measuring, please measure just under the bust.

C 22” - 26” 56 - 66 cm
XS 26” - 32” 66 - 81 cm
S 32” - 36.5” 81 - 93cm
M 36.5” - 40” 93 - 102 cm
L 40” - 44” 102 - 112cm
XL 44” - 48”  112 - 122cm

 

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Original RIBTEC Rib Protector


Vitantonio Liuzzi wearing Tillett Ribtec

The Original RIBTEC Rib Protector



Developed by the drivers of the European and World Karting Championships

As with all our rib protectors this early model was tested on the most demanding rubber covered tracks that place exceptional forces on the ribs and body. Drivers like Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Anthony Davidson were all instrumental in helping develop this product when they drove karts.

This simple yet effective rib protector was the first ever protector to market that offered real protection, rather than a piece of foam hanging in a waistcoat, which was all that was available before.

Although now superseded by the R4 it still offers a very good degree of protection at an affordable price.

"When using the Ribtec to protect all of our corporate customers, we have been amazed to find that this year, rib problems have been reduced by an astonishing 98%". (Bill Sisley, owner of Buckmore Park Kart Circuit)

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 Tillett R4 Rib protector with D ring strap option

THE LADIES RIBTEC

The Ladies Ribtec is very different to the standard Ribtec.

The shape has been modified to allow for the bust and, because kart seats are always made for men, extra thickness has been added to the sides to compensate for the more petite female frame.

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The Ribtec complete with the optional harness straps

THE  RIBTEC  HARNESS

If a driver's chest is angular or V shaped, it is possible to experience the belt dropping out of position, the Ribtec Harness is the simple and effective answer to any movement problems.

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Ribtec with optional chest protector fitted

Ribtec Junior Chest Protector

JUNIOR CHEST PROTECTOR

Made for juniors, the Ribtec chest protector fits on a standard Ribtec and provides extra protection against damage by the steering wheel.

Picture shows Chest Protector mounted on a standard Ribtec.

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Ribtec Rib Protectors - diagram

RIBTEC USER INFORMATION

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
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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.

C 26" - 29" 65 - 74 cm
XS 29" - 31" 74 - 78 cm
S 31" - 34" 78 - 86 cm
MS 34" - 36" 86 - 92 cm
ML 36" - 39" 92 - 99 cm
L 39" - 42" 99 - 107cm
XL 42" - 46" 107 - 117cm

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