The new Advantage model is a culmination of more than a decade of experience in airbag technology by MUGEN DENKO, LTD. 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.
This "harness type" airbag employs the new higher speed key ball mechanism (component that activates the CO2 cartridge).
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.