The Blouson Air Bag system unzips from it’s Tekseries soft shell outer giving you the option to update your Air Jacket as new designs are launched. The qualities of this fabric mean the Jacket allows for Outward inflation. The Tekseries Soft Shell outer is a high quality Jacket perfect for wearing out and about when the Air Bag is removed and is also washable at 30°C. All Helite Air Jackets have a multi-directional triggering system to ensure safe release of the rider in all situations. Protection is given to the full length of the back and chest as well as protection for the sides and back of the neck. This greatly reduces the risk of whiplash injuries and helps to prevent impact injuries. The Air Jacket is designed to be worn in conjunction with a body protector when competing, but the jacket can also be worn by itself. When not inflated the Air Jacket allows for full body movement. When inflated the jacket supports the spinal column to prevent over flexion of the spine. All Air Jackets will arrive ready to use, each one is supplied with a gas canister installed and a lanyard to connect the rider to the saddle (an extra canister is supplied free of charge). N.B. If you have not experienced the Air Jacket inflate, we advise to do a trial inflation before wearing it on a horse, this is why we supply an extra canister. The lanyard is a fixed length with a clip to attach to the ring on the saddle straps. The saddle strap attaches to the stirrup bars on the saddle and is included with the Air Jacket. When used with a BETA approved Level 3 body protector the Air Jacket improves protection to the spine by up to 69%. It also provides approximately 45% more protection for the lower spine than a BETA level 3 body protector alone. The Air Jacket worn with or without a Body Protector, reduced the risk of rib fractures and underlying organ damage, by as much as 20%. The Helite Trigger system uses a screw in canister - this is a proven and safe system. The canister must be screwed in tightly, under no circumstances should screw thread be visible. The wearer of the Adult Air Jacket must weigh at least 6 stone in weight to ensure the trigger system is activated in the event of a fall. PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to use a Body Protector in conjunction with the Blouson Air Jacket you will need to buy a larger size than you would normally.
PLEASE NOTE CUSTOMS DO NOT ALLOW US TO SHIP GAS CANISTERS OVERSEAS SO THE JACKET WILL BE SENT WITHOUT CANISTERS (WITH A REFUND GIVEN FOR THEM) AND WE WILL SEND YOU DETAILS OF A STOCKIST IN YOUR COUNTRY WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM.