$615.00 – $625.00
The Hit-Air Advantage offers the same great neck and spine protection Hit-Air is known for. The new design provides additional coverage through your hips when inflated. Its slim, unobtrusive fit looks great over competition jackets. The Hit-Air Advantage vest is a great option for riders of all disciplines from showing to western to every day riding.
Inflates in just 0.09 seconds!
New vests come with (1) CO2 Cartridge, Tool Kit and Directions, (1) Lanyard, and (1) Saddle Strap
Canister: XS-M – 50cc, L-XL – 60cc
For horses under 15.2 hh, please order Short Adjustable or Short Clip Bungee Lanyard
If your horse is under 13.2 hh, please contact us prior to ordering
All Bungee Lanyard vests must attach to a Saddle Strap
See our How It Works page for more information on sizing and measuring
XS, S, M, L, XL
|Color & Style||
Black, Navy, Red, White, Black w/ Zipper Closure
Short Adjustable Bungee, Adjustable Bungee, Western Coiled Wire, Short Clip Bungee, Clip Bungee
|Saddle Strap (Required for English Saddles, recommended for Endurance Saddles)||
None, Standard Saddle Strap, Adjustable Saddle Strap
I have been riding with this jacket for about three months now. It is relatively light and unobtrusive. I completely forget that I’m wearing it once I start riding. It also channels air very well so it doesn’t get hot. Now for the part of the review that really matters: While cantering in a jump arena a few weeks ago, my horse spooked when a food truck cook took out some tinfoil. The sudden noise and glare of the foil spooked my horse. My horse suddenly cut hard to the right and I kept going straight. Suddenly, I had no horse under me. I heard a noise which I figured out afterwards was the jacket rapidly inflating. I felt my head get pushed forward a bit from the neck airbag deploying—not painful but unexpected. I habitually tuck and roll onto my side when I fall. For that reason, I most often fall on my hip. That’s what happened here. The hip air pockets had deployed and I hit the ground hard on my right hip. I got up immediately and realized, somewhat surprised, that I was completely uninjured. The jacket did its job as designed. I got right back on my horse sans jacket and finished my ride. Later that night, I repacked the jacket which was easy and inserted a new CO2 cartridge. The next morning, I was completely fine—no hip soreness. I wore the jacket again a few days later on my next ride. There was no downtime due to injury. There is also a psychological benefit to these jackets that does not get discussed much but that is worth noting: Horses are incredibly intuitive and can literally smell your fear or uneasiness. The more confident you are on the horse, the calmer the horse. So not only does this jacket instill a ton of confidence in me, my horse performs much better because he senses my confidence, or conversely, he doesn’t pick up any stress from me because the jacket gives me more confidence. A calm horse is less likely to spook or do something unexpected. IMHO, this is an ancillary benefit to this jacket that is significant. And given that injuries can linger psychologically long after the physical injuries have healed, this jacket gives me the confidence to hop right back on after a fall and also gives me the confidence to develop new skills knowing that if I do fall, I am far less likely to get seriously injured. In sum, this was $550 well spent.