As soon as the rider is thrown from the horse, the airbag inflates and protects the rider’s neck, back, chest, and hips. The neck airbag is also significantly larger than the leading competitor’s neck air bag. Shock-buffering protection system will be activated immediately after the distance from the rider to the saddle exceeds the “activation distance”, lessening the effect of impact on rider’s body.
The key ball is pulled out from the key box to release CO2 gas into the neck, chest, body, back and hip airbags. Full inflation in 0.15 second.
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.
The key box where the CO2 cartridge is deployed is protected from dust and dirt and provides sound insulation to minimize spooking the horse during an unintended deployment.
The vest is very comfortable because the hip air bags are concealed inside a special pocket making it unnecessary to have a long “duck tailed” style that can be uncomfortable in the saddle.
If you are wanting to purchase a HIT-AIR vest for the first time, please get in touch with us before adding it to cart!
This is just to ensure you are getting the correct size and style - we need to make sure it is going to fit you correctly so it protects you the way it should.
Please note: These are kept on backorder - we can usually get them to store in 2-7days.