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The Advantage is our only vest model with dual drop-down hip airbags that utilizes velcro instead of snaps to conceal the airbags. The dual drop-down airbags provide broader hip coverage. The Advantage is the only model offering a zipper option (available only in black and sizes small, medium and large) in addition to the buckle model. The zipper model was introduced to lessen the risk of snagging the vest's buckle on a western saddle horn, but even the the zipper version could get snagged on a horn, and this limits the sizing expandability since OPTIONAL BUCKLE EXTENDERS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ZIPPER OPTION. The lower vest buckle is adjustable; the top is fixed. We recommend unbuckling or unzipping the vest prior to dismounting from a saddle with a horn. Rider must weigh at least 66 pounds.
Hit-Air Advantage Air Vest
Shipping Weight: 5.00 pounds
Quantity in Basket: None
Navy Buckle Style Shown Above Can be Used With Optional Buckle Extenders
Zipper Style Shown Above
English saddles require optional English saddle strap and may be
needed for endurance saddle.
Note: Click on Accessories and then Bungee Lanyard (standard length) or Coiled Wire for detailed instructions with photos of attaching Bungee Lanyard or Coiled Wire to a Hit-Air English Saddle Strap. To attach securely to a western or endurance saddle, we recommend inserting a Night Latch (option under Accessories) or strong nylon dog collar through the loop in the Bungee Lanyard and then securing the Night Latch or dog collar around the pommel of your saddle.
NOTE: Any vest model or article of clothing could get caught on a saddle horn. The BUCKLE MODEL
MAY Be MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO GETTING CAUGHT ON SADDLE HORN THAN ZIPPER
MODEL, BUT EVEN THE ZIPPER MODEL COULD GET SNAGGED ON A HORN, AND IS
AVAILABLE ONLY IN BLACK AND LESS EXPANDABLE, SINCE IT CANNOT BE USED
WITH OPTIONAL BUCKLE EXTENDER.
Cartridge Size varies by Vest Size:
Note: The XSmall vest adjusts from 3XS to 2XS. The 3XS size is below and rider should weigh at least 66 pounds:
The H-Model/Advantage (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. Cherri has vast experience in sizing vests over the past 7 years and personal experience using the vest. See return policy at very bottom of page.
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, as it could be pulled from the horn depending on the trajectory of you fall. 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. Saddles not having a hole underneath the pommel may be able to use the Amish Saddle strap if you have securely attached rings on either side of saddle.
The zipper version is shown above in one of the small pictures. Select Zipper or Buckle from drop-down box above.
Overlay of the Hit Air H-Model Blue, and the other manufacturers’ model (black) See "Why Hit-Air vs Compeititor" on left main menu for more details.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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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In consideration of the sale to me of the listed apparel and/or equipment on my order/orders,
I hereby agree as follows:
1. TO ACCEPT FOR USE AS IS, the equipment described in this agreement from my order/orders from Riding Safe, LLC.
2. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may have in the future against Riding Safe, LLC.
3. TO RELEASE Riding Safe, LLC from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer, as a result of my use of the equipment described in this Agreement, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence or breach of contract on the part of Riding Safe, LLC in the design, manufacture, selection, installation, maintenance or adjustment of the equipment;
ARBITRATION: In further consideration of the sale to me of the listed equipment on my order/orders, I hereby agree to submit to binding arbitration any and all claims which I may have against Riding Safe, LLC arising from any use of the listed apparel and/or equipment on my order/orders. The arbitration shall be pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The submission to the American Arbitration Association shall be unlimited and the arbitration award may be enforced by any Court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration shall be commenced from the date upon which any alleged claim first arose. Further, the arbitration shall be held in State of Indiana unless otherwise mutually agreed to by all the parties.
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