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Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest

Hit Air
- Item #19904

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

The new Advantage model is a culmination of more than a decade of experience in airbag technology by MUGEN DENKO, LTD. 

The Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is "harness type" airbag that employs the new higher speed key ball mechanism (component that activates the CO2 cartridge).

  • Versatile: for Eventing, Western and other equestrian disciplines, has optional chest padding, back padding, and side padding.
  • Top fast: 0.09 sec deployment time!
  • The attention to detail is unmatched by any other brand of airbag apparel.
  • The neck airbag , where most injuries occur, inflates first, followed by (in only fraction of a millisecond) the torso and hip airbag. The neck airbag is also significantly larger than the leading competitor's neck air bag.
  • 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 also more 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.
  • The Advantage is also more versatile because it has an additional optional CE back protector and waist side cushions.
  • The new Advantage is also cooler to wear because of the open design. With all of these advantages, it is also more affordable costing hundreds of dollars less!
  • Cartridges: Advantage 2XS-S and S-XL uses 50cc, Advantage XL-3XL uses 60cc.

Includes: Instruction Booklet, Canister-Changing Tool, (1) Canister, (1) Saddle Strap, & (1) Lanyard

CO2 Canisters are not returnable and cannot be expedited.
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    Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, Great Service! (at least skim to the end, impt info!)So, when a family member offered to get me an airvest for my bday, I was "blown" away. After a lot of research, I decided to go with Hit-Air instead of Pt.2 because of the fit, and increased size of the inflated neck. When I started looking for a retailer I was thrilled to see smartpak was a dealer, but bummed that there were no reviews. Realizing this was a new product, I was worried about purchasing, but given the great customer service I've received in the past, I decided to go for it.The vest arrived quickly, and fit very well. While I was reading the instruction manual (yes I'm one of those!) I became confused about the sizes and the appropriate CO2 cartridge, as well as the new strap. I called smartpak that night, and spoke to a very helpful rep who put a message in to a product specialist, Sam, who called me back promptly with info the next day.The label on the hit air vest stated that it was an H-L and that it needed an R60cc CO2 cartridge. The rep went above and beyond to help figure this out, as smartpak didn't carry that size since they were told, and the hit air website said, that the Advantage S-XL used the 50cc. After speaking to the Hit Air company, it was determined the label was correct, the L needed the 60cc cartridge. Sam helped arrange for the company to expedite drop ship me the appropriate 60cc cartridges. They also assure me they are working with Hit Air to fix this mistake.Sam also was able to tell me that the new leash wasn't in the instruction mannual, because HitAir hadn't updated it, but the professional rides that were surveyed stated that this was the one thing they liked about Pt. 2 that Hit Air didn't have. Make sure you have a grab strap though, because you'll need it to attach your vest and saddle!Thanks SmartPak!
    Date published: 2012-06-27
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