When you are ordering you will be asked questions to help work out the best vest for you.

We make sure you have the correct vest and will change it if it isn’t the right size.

Firstly do you want to have the new CE NF S72-8—2022 standard? You can read about what the standard means in FAQ page or at the bottom of this page. 

The new H2 and MLV3 vests are definitely more structured in their fit and weigh approximately 100g more depending on the vest. They also fit slightly smaller.

The VH mesh model vest is great for over a show jacket or for those riders that don’t think they need the extra length of protection as all the other vests. The VH inflates front and back as well as sides and the neck area. I

Picture above shows the shock absorbing pads inserted into the front and back of the torso area for the H3 and MLV3.

To purchase a vest click on either Adult Vests Certified $980 or Adult Vests $900.

The H2 is a narrower vest where as the MLV3 is wider for people shorter in the torso or needing over a back protector.

It doesn’t matter if you get the vest style wrong as once we’ve read your answers we will change to best style for you on consultation 

We will then ask you a series of questions to try and get the correct size. If we get it wrong we will send a different vest to try Free of charge.

If you would like to ask any questions about each model please email info@airvest.co.nz

What the new CE rating means?

There is not as yet a British or European-wide CE standard specific to equestrian airbags, in the same way as there is for body protectors and riding hats. The CRITT (Regional Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer) in France published an equestrian-specific standard in 2022 (NF S72-800-2022), which is part of its CE certification testing process for riding air vests.
Hit-Air chose to certify its H2 and MLV3 model’s through this standard.
The CE certification requires rigorous testing of inflation time, pressures, deflation time, lanyard length, sizing and canister size, which is indeed a complex matrix of criteria.
In the UK the final draft for a standard has been submitted and is expected to take two to three years to go through the consultation, approval, publishing and harmonisation process.