Horse Pilot airbag body protector for equestrian sport
Horseback riding is a passionate sport, but it can also be a dangerous sport. In all disciplines of equestrian sport, regardless of level, injuries can be caused by a fall. The Horse Pilot Airbag jacket is a thin and innovative body protector that protects the vital areas such as abdomen, chest, neck, shoulders, back and spine of the rider in the event of a fall.
What is an airbag jacket?
An airbag jacket is a thin, unobtrusive softshell jacket with a built-in airbag and very light to wear. The airbag jacket has an elastic cord that is attached to the stirrup hooks of the saddle. When you fall, the magnetic closure releases and automatically activates the airbag system, so that the airbag jacket is completely inflated in a fraction of a second. The airbag jacket functions as a cushion and thus protects the vital areas such as abdomen, chest, neck, shoulders, back and spine of the rider.
The gas cartridge and cartridges of the airbag jacket are thin and ergonomic to be as discreet and comfortable as possible. Upon activation of the airbag system, the 4 small gas cylinders in the cartridge are immediately emptied to inflate the entire airbag in a fraction of a second. After activation, the gas cartridge must be replaced. These are available separately.
Horse Pilot Light Pack Kit
The Horse Pilot airbag jacket can easily be zipped into the Horse Pilot riding jackets, but can also be worn under or over riding jackets from other brands. If you want to use the airbag jacket with a riding jacket from another brand or if you want to wear the airbag over the riding jacket, you need a Light Pack Kit. This consists of a double zipper to close the front of the vest and a protection for the gas cartridge.