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Hit-Air MLV-C Motorcycle and Equestrian Air Vest

Code: MLV-C
Price: $499.00
Shipping Weight: 4.00 pounds
Quantity in Basket: None
Select Size:
Medium (Med to XL uses 60cc)
Large (XL to 3XL uses 60cc)
Select Color (subject to stock availability):
Select your sport:
Motorcycle Coiled Wire (uses longer coiled wire to frame)
Equestrian Bungee Lanyard (standard length)
Equestrian Coiled Wire
Short Equestrian Bungee Lanyard
Accept Terms and Conditions (below at bottom):
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English Equestrian Riders:
Select Optional English Saddle Strap From Hit-Air ACCESSORIES on Left
Don't Need Optional English Saddle Strap

Light weight reflective airbag vest for either Equestrian or Motorcycle riding is designed for wearing over your favorite motorcycle jacket. This vest incorporates Hit-Air’s high speed airbag deployment system. The system deploys the airbag in 0.18 sec. By comparison the human eye blink rate is 300 to 400 msec or 0.3 seconds. Note: This vest along with the MLV-YC are sized larger to accommodate wearing over a motorcycle jacket. It does not come in a size small. See return policy at very bottom of page. For example, my wife wears a medium Advantage, a small PRO and cannot wear either the MLV-C or the similar MLV-YC, because the vest is too large for her. The PRO model is a more recent model very similar to this MLV-C, except that the PRO does not have reflective properties and does come in a size small (equivalent in size to a medium Advantage).

  • Large double line reflectors with high visibility for day and night riding.
  • New super high speed airbag deployment system 0.18 sec
  • Optional back protector
  • Designed to wear over your favorite motorcycle jacket or vest
  • Uses 60cc cartridge (one already included)
  • Available Sizes: Medium and Large
  • Optional chest padding and CE back padding.
  • Equestrian sport: As with any item of clothing, exercise caution when dismounting not to snag the buckles on your horn. We recommend that you unbuckle your vest before dismounting to avoid snagging the buckles, especially if you slide off the horse.
  • Must ship ground and cannot ship via UPS (cartidge is considered hazardous material)

  • Cartridge Size:

    Medium and Large in MLV-C use 60cc
    ****CAUTION****: Insure that the cartridge is in the vest and securely screwed in properly. When changing the cartridge after a deployment, insure that it is not cross-threaded. When installing a new cartridge, you should observe that the cartridge has approximately 5-7 full revolutions when screwing in the cartridge. Failure to insert cartridge properly will result in vest not inflating properly and could result in serious injury. Also insure that the red slide is in the up unlocked position; the vest will not deploy if the red slide is in the down locked position.

    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 your 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.

    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.

    • Question: What it is the main difference between a Hit-Air vest for motorcycle and for equestrian sport? 
    • Answer: The motorcycle models have reflective properties for higher visibility and use the longer coiled wire (also known as a tether or lanyard). If you practice both sports, you should get both the motorcycle and equestrian coiled wires (one is included with the vest).

    • Question: Does the vest come with a cartridge?
    • Answer: 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.

    • Question: Can I wear the vest with buckles on a saddle with a horn?
    • Answer: Yes, but realize that it is possible to snag the vest's buckle on the horn, so unbuckle the vest before dismounting. You can snag any article of clothing on a saddle horn, so just be aware and careful.

    New features for the ALL-IN-ONE airbag (harness type) sytem:

  • Air tube of the airbag is IMPROVED with larger air cushions.
  • Chest padding is now easily attachable. 
  • Airbag is placed at the back of the key box to strengthen a shock buffering function.
  • The S-System reduces the deployment time of the airbag aprox. half time of previous models.
  • The S-System comes already installed. 
  • Designed to wear as it is or over your favorite riding wardrobe.
  • Uses 60cc cartridge (one already included)
  • Available Sizes: Medium (Med to XL) and Large (XL to 3XL)
  • Optional chest padding, back padding and side pads.
  • Reflex material for night-riding.
  • Improved: The airbag is behind the Key Box

  • Disclaimer: The manufacturer reserves the right to change models and model specifications including performance specifications without notice.




    Sizes (for all types in common) cm / inches
    Height160 - 175
    5'3 "- 5'9"
    165 - 180
    5'5 " - 5'10"
    170 - 185
    5'7" - 6'1"

    175 - 190
    5'9" - 6'3"

    5'10" - 6'5"
    180 - 195
    5'11" - 6'5"
    Chest86 - 96
    34 "- 37"
    95 - 105
    37"- 41"
    95 - 110
    37" - 43"

    110 - 120
    43" - 47"

    115 - 125
    45" - 49"
    120 - 130
    47 " - 51"
    Waist72 - 80
    28" - 31"
    78 - 86
    30" - 34"
    84 - 92
    33" - 36"

    94 - 102
    37" - 40"

    100 - 108
    39" - 42"
    106 - 114
    41.5" - 45"
    *Styles and specifications may change without notice.




          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.



          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.


    BINDING EFFECT OF AGREEMENT: In the event of my death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: In entering into this Agreement, I am not relying upon any oral or written representations other than what is set forth in this Agreement and in any written material provided by the manufacturer of any purchased equipment, accessory or apparel.