Inflatable Vest FAQs:
Can I wear an inflatable air-vest in place of a body protector vest during the cross-country phase of eventing?
No, according to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) inflatable vests are permitted only when worn over a body protecting vests.
How long does a CO2 cartridge last?
Activated cartridges need to be replaced. They may not be used again; they cannot be refilled. Cartridges do not expire and should stay good indefinitely. However it is recommended to check them regularly. Replace the cartridge if it shows any sign of corrosion.
Can the vest be washed?
It should not be laundered or washed. It can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove stains. Please follow cleaning instructions in the User's Guide.
Can something be worn over the vest?
If something light and unrestrictive is worn over the vest it should allow it to inflate freely. An air-vest should be worn over a body protector vest.
Can the vest be reused after it has been activated and inflated?
Yes, granted it has not been damaged. Replace the gas cartridge (with the tool attached to the vest) and refold the vest into its original shape.
How quickly does the Hit-Air inflatable vest inflate?
About 0.15 to 0.25 seconds. Very fast!
What accessories come with an inflatable vest purchase and which need to be purchased separately?
A vest comes with a CO2 cartridge, a key ball set and a lanyard. A saddle strap, additional C02 cartridges, and additional lanyard could be purchased separately. The saddle strap (pommel strap, grab strap, bucking strap) attaches to an english saddle so the lanyard (coiled wire) has a place to fasten. An additional lanyard may be convenient for a rider riding in different saddles; an additional saddle strap would be handy for this too. A key ball set and lanyard can be purchased if they need to be replaced but do initially come with a vest. The vest also comes with a tool (allen type wrench) to change out the cartridge. A replacement tool kit comes with this tool and a setting bolt (set screw).
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We also accept checks, just send it to us with your order. To expedite your order paid by check contact us. We will ship after the check clears.
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