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Personal Airbag Vests

(See overlay of Hit-Air vs. competitor's vest shown under the Advantage model vest).

HIT-AIR H-Model VS COMPETITOR

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Hit-Air vs Competition


  • Hit-Air has significantly larger neck bag for the most critical body part.


  • Customers complain about competitor’s vest being baggy since it hangs down farther. The Hit-Air H-Model vest is more comfortable because the hip air bags are concealed inside special dual pockets making it unnecessary to have a long “duck tailed” style that can be uncomfortable in the saddle. The Hit-Air hip bags on all models will drop down automatically when the vest is deployed. Likewise, the neck bag and other air bags will deploy automatically; the H-model conceals the bags using Velcro closures and other models use snaps.


  • One of our customers complained that the competitor was very uncomfortable during inflation because it inflated inward. The Hit-Air vests inflate outward; this is the reason you should not wear any constraining jacket over the vest.


  • I believe Hit-Air is cooler and more comfortable to wear due to the open design. Notice the back and tail of both vests in particular. Hit-Air is so lightweight and VERY breathable as it is a harness rather than a full vest; it consists of tubes that expand when the vest inflates.


  • Hit-Air was significantly less expensive when I had compared equivalent models. The competitor vest (MSRP $675) priced closest to the H-Model (Hit-Air’s highest cost vest MSRP $549) is designed to be worn in conjunction with conventional BETA approved Level 3 body protector.


  • The key box and CO2 cartridge are in a zippered compartment over the air bag, protected from dust and dirt and provides sound insulation to minimize spooking the horse during a deployment.


  • Hit-Air is the original air vest designer having developed for motorcycles in late 90’s and adapted to equestrian in the early 2000’s.


  • There are many optional Hit-Air accessories should you feel the need for added protection.