HELITE EQUESTRIAN


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Airnest

Child S, Child M, Child L
S, M, L, XL, L-L, XL-L

FROM NZ$  820

Purple, Green, Orange, Marin Blue, Grey, Brown, Red, Burgundy, Royal Blue


The Airnest is the most popular model of Airbag vest with over 60 000 vest around the world. It can be worn over a body protector.

Airshell-Gilet

Child L
XS, S, M, L, XL

NZ$ 939

Black/Blue, Black/Grey, Blue/Red

Combine elegance and comfort with this airbag gilet for summer days or just dressage. The Zip'In system allow to have different styles.

Airshell-Blouson

Child L
XS, S, M, L, XL

NZ$  979

Black/Blue, Black/Grey, Blue/Red

Combine elegance and comfort for the warmer days with this blouson. The Zip'In system allow to have different styles.

Airshell-Prestige

S, M, L

NZ$ 999

Black, White (colar)

You can now compete in show jumping and optimize your security with the Airshow. The Zip'In system allows to have different styles.

Airshow

S, M, L, XL

NZ$ 1079

Black, White (colar)

You can now compete in show jumping and optimize your security with the Airshow. The Zip'In system allows to have different styles.

About Helite

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HELITE is a company specialised in the developement of airbag systems and have improved security in many area such as: train, baby seats, skiing, motorcycling and horseback riding. You can see more of their work on their website.

Today, over 60 000 people are using Helite jackets for their safety in their rider activity and regularly comment how it has saved them from the worst to happen. See our Testimonial section.

Helite's products are designed by a competend and experienced team of engineers and are have become the leader of inflatable device in the world. The products and manufactured and tested individually in Dijon (France) before being sent to customers.

Today the R&D team is still working on improvements on their rider equipment but also on a hip protector for senior that would help to prevent hip fracture (See about hip fracture in New Zealand).

 

About Helite

HELITE is a company specialised in the developement of airbag systems and have improved security in many area such as: train, baby seats, skiing, motorcycling and horseback riding. You can see more of their work on their website.

Today, over 60 000 people are using Helite jackets for their safety in their rider activity and regularly comment how it has saved them from the worst to happen. See our Testimonial section.

Helite's products are designed by a competend and experienced team of engineers and are have become the leader of inflatable device in the world. The products and manufactured and tested individually in Dijon (France) before being sent to customers.

Today the R&D team is still working on improvements on their rider equipment but also on a hip protector for senior that would help to prevent hip fracture (See about hip fracture in New Zealand).

 

 

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How does the airbag works?

When you are experiencing a fall, everything happens very quicklly, and this is why it is crucial that the airbag inflates in a heartbeat. The Helite Airvest are the fastest to inflate in the market in less than 0.1s.

When starting riding, the vest needs to be tethered to the horse which will activate the trigger system in the event of a fall. There are no risk to trigger it by mistake as it requires 30kg to trigger it. After an inflation, the cartridge has to be replaced before riding again (See how to replace a cartridge).


The Trigger system

In the event of a fall, the rider pulls on the tether which will disengage the multidirectional ball located on the bottom of the canister. This releases the pressure in the spring connected to a piston that will perforate the cartridge liberating the CO2 in the airbag.

The multi-directional trigger improves the inflation time as you cannot predict which side the fall is going to happen. The lanyard is easy to install on your saddle and it needs to be fitted only once.
All needs to be done is to connect the vest to the lanyard when mounting and disconnecting when you are done.
If you forget to 'disconnect' the vest from the saddle, you will feel a tug when dismounting the horse. This is will not be enough pressure to trigger the airbag.


The benefits of the airbag cage

0.09 seconds is what is needed for your vest to be fully inflated. The pressure in the airbag is optimum to protect your neck, your back, your shoulders, your ribs and your organs. Most accident leading to tetraplegy are due to a violent fall pushing the head backward, leading to a irreversible spinal injury. The benefit of the airbag being inflated behing the neck prevents from the rider from spinal injuries and can save you from the wheelchair.

The vest will remain fully inflated for about 10 seconds before it automatically deflates. All needs to be done at this point is to change the cartridge.


What is the Zip'In system?

The Zip'In system allows you to use the same airbag liner for our special range of products: Airshell Gilet, Airshell Blouson and Airshow. You only need to unzip the airbag liner to zip it in your next worn vest.