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Personal Airbag Vests

The Advantage and similar VHR vest are the only vests with dual drop-down hip airbags and utilize velcro instead of snaps to conceal the airbags. The Advantage is the only model offering a zipper option (available only in black) in addition to the buckle model. The zipper model was introduced to minimize the risk of snagging the vest's buckle on a western saddle horn, but this limits the sizing expandability since optional buckle extenders cannot be utilized.

Hit Air Advantage™ Airbag Vest (34 oz)

Code: ADVANTAGE
Price: $549.00
Shipping Weight: 5.00 pounds
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The Advantage model (buckle option shown above) is a culmination of more than a decade of experience in airbag technology by MUGEN DENKO, LTD. We recommend you call us concerning sizing and model differences, as these vests differ by model and Cherri has vast experience in sizing vests over the past 7 years and personal experience using the vest.
All vests come with one included cartridge, but we recommend you always carry a spare. If you buy spares with the purchase of your vest, then there is no added shipping cost. Cartridges are considered hazardous material and must ship ground.


Don't attach the included coiled wire (also referred to as tether or lanyard) to any decorative saddle ring that could break away during a fall. Don't loop over a saddle horn. You shoud be able to stand up in the saddle stirrups without being overly stretched or too loose. If you ride English, you may need the optional English saddle strap. For western or most endurance saddles, we usually recommend attaching the coiled wire via our optional Night Latch or a strong nylon dog collar that buckles around the saddle's pommel.


This "harness type" airbag employs the new higher speed key ball mechanism (component that activates the CO2 cartridge).


Q: Can I use a vest with buckles on a saddle with a horn? 

A: Yes, but realize that it is possible to snag your buckle on the horn, so unbuckle before dismounting. It is possible even to snag the zippered model Advantage or any article of clothing, so be careful to avoid snagging your vest.

NOTE: BUCKLE MODEL MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO GETTING CAUGHT ON SADDLE HORN THAN ZIPPER MODEL, BUT ZIPPER MODEL IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN BLACK AND LESS EXPANDABLE, SINCE IT CANNOT BE USED WITH OPTIONAL BUCKLE EXTENDER. 


The zipper version is shown above in the large picture labeled as Advantage-MD. Select Zipper or Buckle from drop-down box above.

Versatile: for Eventing, Western and other equestrian disciplines, has optional chest padding, back padding, and side paddings.

NEW 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 (ONE INCLUDED):
  • Advantage™ Small (2XS-S) uses 50cc.
  • Advantage™ Medium (S-XL) uses 50cc.
  • Advantage™ Large (XL-2XL) uses 60cc.
  • Advantage™ XL (3XL-5XL) uses 60cc.


Check the measurements table at the bottom of the page and select your size, if you are not quite sure, you can contact us for assistance, as we have fitted numerous customers. If your height does not match your chest in the tables, you may need the optional Buckle Extender. The Buckle Extender may also be needed if you intend to wear the vest over a heavy jacket.

Overlay of the Hit Air Advantage™ Blue, and the other manufacturers’ model (black) See "Why Hit-Air vs Compeititor" on left main menu for more details.

  • Hit Air Telescopic Airbag (un-inflated) 
  • Hit Air Low profile telescoping hip airbags that slides inside the body of the vest. This makes the Hit-Air more comfortable in the saddle.

 

     

  










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PRODUCT PURCHASE RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK/WARNING:

      I am aware that operating, riding or being a passenger on a motorcycle, ATV or other power sports vehicles involve certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death.

      I am aware that "equine activity" e.g. horseback riding and other equestrian sports events, including professional racing, dressage, show jumping, eventing, polo, vaulting, endurance, harness racing, and others have certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or even death.

     "Inherent risks of equine activities" means those dangers or conditions which are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:

(1) The propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them;

(2) The unpredictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals;

(3) Certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions;

(4) Collisions with other equines or objects; and

(5) The potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within the participant's ability.

     "Participant" means any person, whether amateur or professional, who engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity.

      I am also aware that the Hit-air airbag line of safety apparel sold, marketed and or distributed by Riding Safe, LLC, cannot guarantee protection against injury or guarantee increased safety in all situations. I hereby freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risk of injury while using any Hit-air airbag safety apparel

      As of 2001 there are 45 states with Equine Activity statues that provide that a person may not bring a lawsuit if the activity resulted from an inherent risk of equine activities, with the exception of providing defective tack or failing to match horse with rider. New York has proposed equine activity statue not yet enacted.

 

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