***PLEASE NOTE ****
The manufacturer recommends this vest be used in addition to a body protector.
We love this wonderful vest for so many reasons! This vest ensures the safety of your child, your most precious possession. Without this airbag safety vest your child is vulnerable to the many hazards of horseback riding. Protect them from any fall they might possibly take with this lightweight, attractive, and highly functional vest.
This “harness type” airbag employs the new higher speed key ball mechanism (component that activates the CO2 cartridge). The LV model is especially light weight, cool and more comfortable than the competing brand. It is also much quieter when deployed than the competing brand, making it much less likely to spook the horse during an unintended deployment.
Additionally these vests are designed to deploy outward away from the body making it more comfortable in the the event of deployment. Competing brands deploy inwards occasionally causing discomfort to the wearer when activated.
- As soon as the rider is thrown from the horse, the airbag inflates and protects rider’s neck, back, chest, sides and hip.
- Hit-air is rider’s wear containing shoulder, elbow and back padding (back padding is only for vests) and airbag system.
- Shock-buffering protection system will be activated immediately after the distance from the rider to the horse exceeds the “activation distance”, when the key ball is pulled out from the key box to release CO2 gas into the neck, back, chest, side and hip airbags for lessening the effect of impact on rider’ body.
- After the airbag is inflated in full, it leaks the gas slowly through the gas release valve and a feeling of tightness will subside gradually.
- Easy connection/disconnection of the coiled wire by one-touch release when getting on/off the horse.
- If a rider forgets to disconnect the one-touch release when he gets off a horse, he may feel the pulling force which will not be strong enough to activate the airbag system, but will remind him that he has forgotten to do so.
- Airbag is reusable repeatedly after the deployment by replacing a CO2 cartridge, if there is no wear and tear on the jacket/vest.
- Wearable over an ordinary jacket or a raincoat. Designed to minimize contact area with the jacket. Adjust the size using a waist adjuster.
A maintenance check is recommended at least once a year, depending on frequency of use or activation. An additional or replacement key ball set and coiled wire is sold separately.
- Wipe the surface of the Hit-Air system (neck, hip cushions etc.) with a damp cloth to remove stains. Hang it up together with a CO2 cartridge, spray water on its surface with a shower except on the key box which should not get wet.
- Recommended for use over body protector.
- Uses 50 cc cartridge
- Available in Black, Red, Royal Blue
- Weight 870 g (1.9 pounds)
*These Items Cannot Be Shipped Expedited As The C02 Cartridges Are Considered Hazmat.
One size fits most kids 4'3" - 5'3"
All vests need a saddle strap attachment to function properly. The saddle strap connects to the stirrup bars, the vest is then connected to the saddle strap. Failure to use the Hit Air saddle strap to connect your vest to your saddle may result in your vest failing to perform properly in the event of a fall.