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Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest

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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'!).

Why We Love This

The Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is a culmination of more than a decade of experience in airbag technology by MUGEN DENKO, LTD. The Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is a "harness type" airbag that employs the new higher speed key ball mechanism which activates the CO2 cartridge.  Versatile design makes it perfect for riders of all equestrian disciplines including Eventing and Western.

Favorite Features

  • Top fast: 0.09 sec deployment time!
  • Attention to detail is unmatched by any other brand of airbag apparel
  • The neck airbag is significantly larger than the leading competitor's
  • The neck airbag inflates first, where most injuries occur, followed by (in only fraction of a millisecond) the torso and hip airbag
  • 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
  • Added comfort in the saddle 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
  • Cool to wear due to the open design
  • Cartridges: Advantage 2XS-S and S-XL uses 50cc 

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

*** Airbag vests should only be used with english saddles or western saddles without a horn***

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Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is rated 4.533333333333333 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of Mind Sales and service for this item was excellent! Let's face it; an equestrian life is a joy and a risk. Purchasing the Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest has given me that extra boost of confidence. The time and care in my phone order gave me assurance that the fit would be correct. I love it!
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smartest investment I ever made! My husband - who is an avid downhill mountian biker - pointed out the obvious to me - he wears a full face helmet, neck protector, and body armor to move at speed through obstacles on something that doesn't "spook" - and all I was wearing was a helmet! This vest seemed like a no- brainier. I wear it every time I ride - yes - even in dressage tests. Today I finally had a real-world test - not 'cause my horse was naughty - he simply slipped on the grass at the canter and went down - I was tossed clear and the vest inflated - I didn't feel a thing and I loved how the collar prevented my neck from getting bounced around. My highly reactive and spooky Arab wasn't phased by the noise at all and since I didn't get a hard bump I wasn't phased by the fall either and was able to stay calm and keep him calm. He was fine too:) I have watched several friends (and my husband) suffer with broken backs, necks and pelvises from whitewater kayaking, biking, and snowboarding - at best you lose months trying to recover and sometimes you don't recover at all - we spend tons of money keeping our horses safe - take advantage of the technology that may help to keep you safe too.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, non obtrusive when riding. This vest has given me back my confidence to ride after having taken a fall. I forget I have it on when I am riding.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes me feel safer on XC I was concerned at first with the sizing b/c there are limited options but was pleasantly surprised how well the vest fits over my other XC vest. I can hardly tell I have it on. I also like the new design on the back. One of the reasons that I have waited to get an air vest is b/c I felt like some vests are too long in the back and this modified design is more contour to your body, but when it is popped the air bag overs the correct parts.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have 2 of these vests! I should have bought this vest years ago! Am currently riding a green gelding on trail who is going through a spooky phase. Well, at least I hope it's a phase :-) Anyway, I have had 4 "opportunities" to try this vest out and it is just perfect. The vest blows up immediately and I almost bounce when I hit the ground. I bought another one for my young friend to use when she rides along with me. It's so worth every penny. Buy one and save yourself lots of pain and injuries!
Date published: 2016-05-10
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