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Protective > Chest Guards > Reversible Hogu Chest Protector

Reversible Hogu Chest Protector by Macho

Reversible Hogu Chest Protector

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$52.99 ea.

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Taekwondo competition chest.
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Product Description
    • Durable, high-density foam that reduces the sensation of impact
    • Soft, vinyl cover
    • Red TKD scoring zones on side, blue on the other
    • Special shape designed to conform to all body types
    • Easy on & off styling, with one adjustable and one tie strap

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    I STRONGLY RECOMMEND!!! watching the video in the upper right-hand corner. The video is titled DOJO KD with Matthew Apsokardu. Just click the play button and the video will pop up in the middle of the screen and SHOW you exactly how to take the measurements.  
    by: datchavezboy   
    1/11/2011 11:56:19 AM
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    After receiving my chest protector I quickly learned that the sizing of the product seems to run small as it was hard to put over my head (my head isn't THAT big!!!) because of the automatic adjuster on the back side. Go a size larger if you think you are in the middle or end of the suggested size/chart.  
    by: kennpetrok   
    9/10/2007 3:18:49 PM
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    Chest Protection

    Good, but not great. It feels a bit small from the sizes given.   
    by: Nettleton   
    3/7/2006 2:33:17 PM
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    chest protector

    serving its purpose. the chest protector is a little small for me 5'11 and 270# 52" chest.however I got it so my 11 year old could practice striking on an opponent larger than him. So it is serving its purpose. seems to be well made, solid and just enough padding so neither of us get hurt   
    by: timhen1965   
    4/26/2018 8:42:13 AM
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    chest protector sizing

    We ordered the whole Macho set a few years ago. Now the chest protector is too small. I want to order just that, but I can't tell what size the old one was and I remember we couldn't go much by chest measurement because my daughter is so thin. There is a big 3 on the protector. Is that a size? If it is, how does it relate to small, medium, large, etc.?  
    by: Carol   
    4/7/2017 9:15:43 AM
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    Good coverage

    This chest protector has good coverage for sparing.  
    by: Rich   
    10/19/2015 9:39:19 AM
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    do you know if anyone sells size 6 or bigger hogu chest protector? I need one for a student who wears size 4XL in T-shirts  
    by: Sookie   
    2/12/2014 8:03:49 PM
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    The XL hogu is designed for individuals who wear size 6 and 7 gi. Larger than that and I don't think this would work (not sure of other resellers).
    by: okiken108    
    2/14/2014 12:28:56 PM
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    DO you know when you will be getting more X-Small Chestguards in stock? We are hoping to get it for a Christmas gift.  
    by: Maura   
    11/26/2013 11:56:53 AM
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    Hi Maura. We will be restocking this item in two weeks. At that time you can check out some shipping options and predicted arrival dates in order to figure out if a pre-christmas grab is possible!
    by: okiken108    
    11/27/2013 5:22:14 PM
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    Sizing may be off , May have to order the next size up.
    For younger children may be good but once ones child is in the teens where punches and kicks are more intense and specified , would recommend getting a chest protector which is not as stiff and thin. Can be akin to placing a thick cardboard around the body.
    This should not be used for heavy sparring, most likely for practice training purpose .
    Tournament Hogu much better if one s child is going to spar.  
    by: dreran95   
    1/20/2013 6:36:17 PM
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    length measurement???

    Does the length measurement include the area which covers the groin area?  
    by: mpike   
    12/19/2012 10:49:50 AM
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    Not really mpike, you generally measure to about the belt area when sizing this item.
    by: okiken108    
    12/19/2012 12:56:29 PM
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    Awesome Chest Protector.

    My son is 7 and loves it.   
    by: jhelber   
    10/28/2012 10:43:09 PM
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    Great Chest Protector

    My son is 7 and he just loves it.And it protects him like he wanted it to.  
    by: jhelber   
    10/28/2012 10:41:31 PM
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    Can you Please add to my cart a MEDIUM instead of a XSmall. Would really appreciate this my order detail is 3129657. Thanks.  
    by: outrageuschick   
    5/17/2012 3:26:53 PM
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    sparring gear

    I purchased a Hogu chest protector and sparring gear from Karate depot for my son, and he loves it. the quality is better than the one offered by my sons studio, and the sparring gear is just as good if not better for a much more reasonable cost!
    Rich Brown
    Brimfield, Ma.  
    by: thesportshed   
    3/9/2012 7:57:57 AM
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    How much does this weigh? Is it hot to use when sparring? I don't suppose it breathes at all.  
    by: Ryan   
    1/25/2012 11:21:40 AM
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    Hey Ryan. I don't have an exact weight measurement, but I can tell you that it is fairly lightweight material. That being said, it is not particularly breathable and can add some heat.
    by: okiken108    
    1/26/2012 12:35:46 PM
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    This chest protector is awesome! It's a perfect fit!   
    by: twobee   
    8/2/2011 5:34:20 PM
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    Great Chest Protector...Careful, runs small!!

    We purchased this for our 12 year old son who is smaller than most 12 year olds and based on the sizing chart we were suppose to get an x-small. Unfortunately, it runs extremely small and we actually ended up exchanging it for a medium which worked a little better. Overall, great protector and price!  
    by: brinks4   
    3/10/2011 1:53:51 PM
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    If you wear a Size 4 or 5 Gi

    Get the XL. I got the large and it came as a 4 and it was very tight and very uncomfortable. I have a 44 chest and I figured since it goes up to 48 it would be fine; I have worn other chest protectors that fit fine as a large. But, for the most part if you're running high end on the chart go up a size. Also, rolling with this thing on is a nightmare. I wouldn't recommend it for anything other than stand up sparring.  
    by: Keao22   
    3/7/2011 7:37:02 AM
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    Wonderful Protection

    My son is in his second year of karate and I wanted him to have his own chest protector. This is the one that his teacher uses. It's great. It does it's job. A good deal also.  
    by: Mama2boys   
    1/15/2011 6:11:18 PM
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    do u have any with a back pad aswell
    by: qwertyuiop   
    11/22/2010 8:09:30 AM
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    We don't have any with substantial back guards, just a few with enhanced wrap-around to protect the kidney area. This being an example: pr-ch-10
    by: okiken108    
    11/22/2010 12:26:43 PM
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    Will the x-small fit a child. My seven year old son is slightly tall for his age but thin. Thank you.  
    by: redhead411   
    10/24/2010 10:02:42 PM
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    Hi redhead. Check out the sizing chart at the bottom of this page - it's pretty good at figuring out what might be a good choice for your child's dimensions!
    by: okiken108    
    10/25/2010 3:33:44 PM
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    I have never worn one and am new to karate but have been asked if I would like to do some sparring so I need to be ready and want to order a set. How do I correctly measure for the Hogu? Thanks  
    by: Steve   
    4/16/2010 8:00:52 PM
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    Hey Steve - specific measuring dimensions can be found at the bottom of the page. In general though if you wear a size 4 gi go with the medium, if you wear a 5-6 go with the large.
    by: okiken108    
    4/21/2010 4:46:17 PM
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    Great Value!

    I wore this hogu for my last belt test. I could not be more pleased with it.  
    by: charles.grefski   
    2/18/2010 9:35:13 AM
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    This is perfect for someone who spars alot. Slip over-head & arms, tie, then you're ready to go. Amazingly light and comfortable. I recommend this to anyone. GREAT PRICE for what you get in return.  
    by: andre   
    10/25/2004 8:45:17 AM
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    WTF Approved?

    Can you please tell me if this item is WTF Approved?  
    by: Delissia   
    12/3/2012 7:52:36 PM
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    Hi Delissia. If you are concerned about equipment that will be acceptable in tournaments, I recommend this model - pr-ch-16.
    by: okiken108    
    12/5/2012 12:21:06 PM
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    Easy to use. Good price.  
    by: anonymous
    8/18/2004 2:37:34 PM
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    This hogu is a tad small but it is convenient to be able to tie it yourself. After 5 years, the vinyl starts to disintegrate and you are covered in white bits when you take it off. I haven't seen this happen to OLDER hogus so I the material doesn't last as long. However, for the price, it's worth it.
    by: MJ  
    3/26/2010 10:05:35 AM
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    Sizing Info
    Tips for Proper Fit: Width measurement is the length of the Hogu Chest from left to right. The sides of the Hogu should wrap and hug your sides and the back remains open. Length of the hogu measures from the top, by the shoulder. Circumference Range gives you an idea of how much the back straps will expand to accomodate the open back.
    Size Width Length Circumference Gi Size
    X-Small 27" 14 1/2" 27" - 36" 000 - 1
    Small 30" 16 1/2" 30" - 39" 1 - 2
    Medium 33" 18" 33" - 45" 3 - 4
    Large 36" 19 1/2" 36" - 48" 4 - 5
    X-Large 39" 21" 39" - 52" 6 - 7
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