How To Install The Saddle Strap?Tom
Saddle straps are easy to install and don't require any special tools or technical knowledge.
- Remove the two stirrups from your saddle.
- Attach the two Y-arms on each side of your saddle to the stirrup bars. You may need to loosen the saddle strap to reach the stirrup bars.
- Put your stirrups back on.
Once the installation is complete, make sure to adjust your saddle strap and lanyard properly.
CAUTION: Only hook the lanyard to the saddle strap. Hooking onto other parts of the saddle may cause damage to the saddle and negatively affect deployment of the airbag. Additionally, ensure the lanyard cannot wrap around or get tangled in the saddle.
How To Reuse The Airbag Vest After A Fall?Tom
After a fall and the deployment of the airbag, the rider can get back on the horse within a few minutes. Helite's easy-to-use airbag is reset by the rider without any intervention from our part. Simply replace the empty CO2 cartridge with a new Helite cartridge of the same capacity.
How To Take Care Of The Airbag Vest:Tom
We recommend doing an annual test to ensure the airbag works correctly.
To ensure that the airbag is working properly, please make sure to do an annual test.
- Unscrew the CO2 cartridge and check its weight to make sure that no gas has escaped.
- Open the activation system (using the Allen key), clean the components with a cloth, then check that there is no abnormal deterioration or rust.
How To Verify The Cartridge?Tom
Helite CO2 Cartridges have a 10 year warranty. We advise verifying the cartridge at least once a year. To Verify, simply unscrew it and put it on a kitchen scale. The weight should be + or - 3g maximum of the weight indicated on the cartridge.
How To Wear The Airbag VestTom
CAUTION: remember to close the adjustment straps on the AirJacket and the zipper on the Zip'In to get the best protection in case of a fall.
Is The Airbag Vest Water Resistant?Tom
Helite outers and airbags are designed for outdoor use and can be worn in the rain. In case of heavy rain, we recommend adding a rain cape. Once you are out of the rain, simply hang the vest to dry.
What Are The Compatible Garments?Tom
You can't wear the airbag under any garment because the air bag may not deploy correctly in the case of a fall. Only garments with the "compatible label" or Helite logo will ensure that the airbag will deploy correctly and protect the rider.
What are the labels obtained by the Helite’s airbag?Tom
All Helite airbag systems are CE (Conformité Européenne) certified by the external laboratory ALIENOR CERTIFICATION, the French specialist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) testing.
What Are The Warranties Offered On The Airbag Vest?Tom
All of our airbag systems come with a 4 year warranty once the product is registered on www.my.helite.com within 3 months of purchase. For registration, you will need the serial number (located on the product), the date of the purchase and the invoice.
What Body Parts Are Protected By The Airbag Vest?Tom
In the event of a fall, the unique shape and design of the Helite airbag offers optimal protection of these vital areas:
- Spinal Column
The airbag compresses the truck for better resistance to hyper-extension as well as stabilizes the head and neck. Helite airbags also stiffen the trunk to secure and protect internal organs such as: