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Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest

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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

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Safety Vest Comparison Chart

Advantage Small= US Size XXS-S
Advantage Medium= US Size S-XL
Advantage Large= US Size XL-XXXL
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    Hit Air Advantage Airbag Vest is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low Profile Safety Vest I was pleasantly surprised by how low profile this vest was when I got it. The CO2 canister arrivers separately, I read through the attached booklette pretty easy to assemble. I did read other reviews who mentioned the vest runs small. I found the opposite. I got the smallest size (since I run a size 2 in regular clothing) and it was a little big for me. I adjusted the internal belt which helped, but its still a tad large around the chest. I attached it using the hand grab supplied to my saddle and was ready for action! We live in So. CA, so it did run hot to ride in (and its only May!). It does allow for some air flow as the vest is partially open. But overall honestly, after 2 bad falls in 12 months, its worth the peace of mind. Highly recommend! It was backordered but I ordered anyway based on the recommendation of the rep I talked to and it arrived before the date stated.
    Date published: 2017-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked! Wish Sizing Were A Bit Different I bought this in January. I got the smaller size of the two options because I needed the smaller size for my chest size. I did wish that it were a bit longer over my tailbone. But I specifically wanted the Hit Air because of the size of its neck roll and the protection it provides to the head as a result, so I decided I'd be okay with the shorter coverage. Yesterday I got to see it in action. I came off my horse as a result of a buck. The vest inflated as I came off and before I hit the ground, although it actually didn't reach full inflation before I hit and continued to get tighter as I scrambled up. Everything from my mid-back up was perfectly fine - no soreness whatsoever. My head was protected from impact by the neck roll. I did have lower back pain (right above the tailbone), but got checked out and it was only bruised - nothing broken. I firmly believe that without the vest I'd be in much worse shape than I am. And note that I was wearing only the air vest, without a passive vest underneath. I am very, very happy that I had my vest on and plan to continue to wear it, even at shows over my jacket.
    Date published: 2017-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight I have worn this several times..I can hardly tell I have it on..very lightweight! Glad to have this safety piece if I have an unforeseen dismount..Hopefully I will never have to use it but so glad that I have it now.
    Date published: 2017-04-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sizing is Wierd I owned a Hit-Air vest before and stupidly sold it, so now I am in the market for another one. The sizing on the Hit-Air Advantage says one size will fit small to extra large. I called SmartPak to confirm this. Extra large usually covers me for most items, but unfortunately, this vest didn't even come close, so sadly, I had to return it. I know that the vest is a great item and regret that this one didn't fit. In notes below, I have marked "runs small". That is for someone looking for extra large, especially that will go over bulky outerwear.
    Date published: 2016-11-29
    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
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