Saddle straps are easy to install and don't require any special tools or technical knowledge.

  1. Remove the two stirrups from your saddle.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

We recommend doing an annual test to ensure the airbag works correctly.

Annual Maintenance:

To ensure that the airbag is working properly, please make sure to do an annual test.

  1. Unscrew the CO2 cartridge and check its weight to make sure that no gas has escaped.
  2. Open the activation system (using the Allen key), clean the components with a cloth, then check that there is no abnormal deterioration or rust.

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.

Check out the video to learn more about our CO2 cartridges

The Airjacket is worn over your equipment (garment and rigid protector). The Zip'In can be combined with a compatible outer via a zipper or can be worn on its own.

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.

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.

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.

All Helite airbag systems are CE (Conformité Européenne) certified by the external laboratory ALIENOR CERTIFICATION, the French specialist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) testing.

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.

In the event of a fall, the unique shape and design of the Helite airbag offers optimal protection of these vital areas:

  • Neck
  • Spinal Column
  • Kidneys
  • Thorax
  • Hips
  • Tailbone

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:

  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Abdomen
  • Stomach
  • Liver
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