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Air Bag Jackets

INTRODUCING AIR BAG JACKETS
While nothing is fail-safe in life, airbag jackets can reduce the chances of serious injury in the case of a fall.  These jackets have received increased focus over the last month and many top international riders are now opting to wear them.  KAVAL is launching the category with a selection of show coats and training vests from Dada Sport and Helite.   
Things to Know:
  • There are three components to every "airbag jacket":  1) The external shell (which can be a show coat or training vest), 2) the actual Helite Airbag Zip In Vest (which zips into the external shell) and then 3) a compressed air cartridge
  • Once on, the three components basically feel like one jacket - a jacket that attaches to the saddle via a lanyard and clip.
  • The Airbag Zip In Vest will NOT inflate if 1) horse and rider go down together and there is not enough distance between them to unclip the jacket from the saddle, 2) the rider falls off gently, and there is not enough force to unclip the jacket from the saddle, 3) the Airbag Zip In Vest inflated in the past and one has forgotten to replace the compressed air cartridge and 4) in the case of a malfunction.
Dada Sport manufactures only external shells.  The actual Airbag Zip In Vests and cartridges are manufactured by Helite (an airbag technology company which makes products for other sports as well).  Helite also makes some external shells.  The above information refers only to the items manufactured by these brands.  Given shipping restrictions on articles with compressed air, for now, KAVAL will only be shipping these items within the US and Canada Please allow 2-3 weeks for all components to arrive as KAVAL will attempt to consolidate all Airbag parts into one package.  For any questions or referrals, please contact CustomerCare@kaval.com.

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