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Pub. No.:    WO/2001/037688    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/020385
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A41D 13/015
Applicants: GILLEN, James, B.
GILLEN, Sherry, S.
Inventors: GILLEN, James, B.
GILLEN, Sherry, S.
This invention concerns a protective body vest (12) for protecting against impact upon a human torso when worn by an athlete during sporting activities. This invention comprises a multi-sectional one piece garment (10) comprising a vest (12) sized and shaped to be worn on the torso of an athlete. The vest (12) comprises an hour glass simulated shaped shoulder portion (22) with oversized apertures (36) for the arms, a front portion (24), a pair of side portions (26) and a back tapered design back portion (28). The front and back portions (24, 28) being sized and shaped in a tapered design. The invention further utilizes an offset opening (30) located off a center axis (44) of the vest (12) to protect vital body parts. The invention further utilizes an overlap (48) to protect the body areas below the offset opening (30).