Just one step!

Please confirm your registration using the link we sent you by email.

close
Airbag vests for riders

Airbag vests for riders

Do you want to protect yourself effectively, but not forego comfort and mobility? Then the airbag vest might be right for you. Because this can be worn like a normal, comfortable riding vest and inflates in an emergency in a flash.

helite
CO2 cartridge
ab €22,00
/ helite co2 cartridge.html
helite
Safety vest Zip In 2 Airbag in black
€499,00
/ helite safety vest zip in 2 airbag in black.html
helite
Airjacket in black
€499,00
/ helite airjacket in black.html

fast shipping from germany


Return policy


94.623
items in stock


purchasing on account
(via PayPal)


Personal advice
(phone / whatsapp / email)

helite
Airshell prestige vest for Zip In 2 AirBag in dark blue / red
€169,00
/ helite airshell prestige vest for zip in 2 airbag in dark blue red.html

Free shipping
from 30 € (DE)


free return


94.623
items in stock


Purchase on invoice,
6 other payment methods


Personal advice
also via WhatsApp

helite
Airshell Prestige vest for Zip In 2 AirBag in dark blue / black
€169,00
/ helite airshell prestige vest for zip in 2 airbag in dark blue black.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Protector for Flexi models in black
€529,95
/equiairbag protector for flexi models in black.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Precto Air Fit in black
€549,99
/ equiairbag precto air fit in black.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Back protector Guard in black
€589,95
/ equiairbag back protector guard in black.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Protector V Zero in black
€529,95
/ equiairbag protector v zero in black.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Replacement set with 3 pieces of CO2 cartridge
€93,95
/equiairbag replacement set with 3 pieces of co2 cartridge.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
C02 cartridge for Equi Airbag
€37,95
/equiairbag c02 cartridge for equi airbag.html
EQUIAIRBAG®
Replacement set with CO2 cartridge and tool
€48,94
/equiairbag replacement set with co2 cartridge and tool.html
helite
Hybrid rip cord
€28,00
/ helite ripcord hybrid.html
helite
Zip In Airbag in black, size: XL
€429,00
/ helite zip in airbag in black size xl.html
helite
Rip cord including trigger
€48,00
/ helite ripcord incl trigger.html
helite
Y-strap saddle attachment
€11,00
/ helite saddle attachment y strap.html

What are the advantages of an airbag vest over a protective vest?

The biggest advantage of an airbag vest over a level 3 protective vest is the ability to move freely. The airbag vest can be worn like a normal riding vest and therefore does not restrict the movement of the upper body. The Helite airbag vests Zip in 2 can, for example, also be zipped into a matching tournament jacket or worn without an upper vest.

In addition to freedom of movement, protection is of course particularly important. Airbag vests inflate in seconds and protect you in the event of an impact with bulging air cushions. These reduce the forces acting on the body by a multiple. In addition to the spine and chest, the neck, rump and pelvis are better protected compared to conventional protectors.

What are the disadvantages of an airbag vest?

Airbag vests are comparatively expensive to buy. At first this can be a deterrent. In addition, the zip cord of the airbag vest must be released manually from the saddle before dismounting. If you forget this, the vest can be triggered and you have wasted a cartridge. You should also handle your airbag vest with care so that you do not accidentally make holes in the material that impair its function.

Unfortunately, airbag vests are not yet officially approved as equipment in tests. Therefore, you still have to use a level 3 vest in off-road tests. Many cross-country riders in difficult tests also wear an airbag vest over their level 3 vest.

How do airbag vests work?

After getting on, the airbag vest is connected to the saddle with a rip cord. If the rider falls, the rip cord is stretched and the mechanism of the cartridge is released. The gas it contains now flows into the chambers of the airbag vest in a fraction of a second. This protects the rider from the force of the impact. A few minutes after inflation, the airbag vest slowly releases the air and the triggered cartridge can be exchanged for a new one. In case of doubt, you should always have a replacement cartridge with you or at least close by so that you can immediately make the vest ready for use again.

Is it worth buying an airbag vest for me?

The purchase is definitely worthwhile if you ride many cross-country jumps or complete high and difficult jumping courses. Acquiring young horses certainly makes sense as they can still be very jumpy and unpredictable. In dressage, an airbag vest is advantageous because you can move much better with it than with a level 3 safety vest.

Isn't the trigger terribly loud and frightening my horse?

The deployment of the airbag vest is not silent. The volume can be compared to a strong clap of hands. So it's not quite as loud as you would think. Throwing poles when jumping can be significantly louder. Whether your horse is frightened by the noise depends of course on how scared it is. Some horses are already on the watch out for small noises, others are not interested in a tractor pushing manure right next to them. If you are unsure about your horse, use a cartridge and let the vest deploy in a safe environment. This will give you a better idea of ​​your horse's reaction.