Stay Safe on Horseback: 10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts with Your Helite Airbag Vest
Riding a horse can be an exhilarating experience, but it’s also one that requires a fair degree of safety considerations. As a company dedicated to equestrian safety, Helite Horse USA is passionate about ensuring every ride is a safe one.
Our premier safety product, the Helite Airbag Vest, is engineered to offer unprecedented protection in the event of an unexpected fall. However, the functionality of this innovative safety gear relies significantly on its proper handling. Here are 10 crucial do’s and don’ts that every rider should remember when using their Helite Airbag Vest.
1️⃣ Avoid Activating the Vest without a Canister or with a Used One:
The Helite Airbag Vest operates using a canister filled with gas. Never activate your vest without a canister or with a canister that’s already been used. Always ensure a new canister is in place for optimal performance and safety.
2️⃣ Never Immerse Your Airbag Vest in Water:
While it’s important to keep your vest clean, never submerge it in water. Exposure to excessive moisture can affect the integrity and functionality of the airbag system. Instead, opt for spot cleaning or consult our care instructions for proper maintenance.
3️⃣ Don’t Attach the Airbag to the Saddle D-Rings or Reins:
Your safety is our priority. As such, avoid attaching your airbag to the D-rings of your saddle or your reins. This incorrect attachment could result in unnecessary activation or hinder the vest’s effective deployment.
4️⃣ Avoid Crumpling the Airbag Vest:
Preserving your airbag vest in its best condition requires proper care and storage. Avoid crumpling or folding the vest as it can cause potential damage to the airbag system. Instead, store it in a cool, dry place when not in use.
5️⃣ Keep Your Airbag Vest Away from Your Horse’s Teeth:
Horses are naturally curious creatures. However, their teeth could cause unexpected punctures to your airbag vest. Always store your vest out of reach from your equine friends when not in use.
6️⃣ Never Use Non-Helite or Already Used Canisters:
Only Helite canisters should be used for optimal performance of the airbag vest. Other brands may cause a malfunction, and Helite will not be responsible for any resulting dysfunctionality.
7️⃣ Avoid Using Incorrectly Sized Canisters:
Always ensure that the cartridge size corresponds with the size of your airbag vest. An incorrect cartridge size can lead to sub-optimal performance.
8️⃣ Don’t Wear Non-Helite-Compatible Jackets Over Your Airbag Vest:
Wearing non-compatible jackets over your vest can hinder its effective deployment. Choose jackets that are compatible with the Helite Airbag Vest for your safety.
9️⃣ Never Place the Vest on a Radiator or Near a Heat Source:
Extreme heat can affect the integrity of your airbag vest. Never place it on a radiator or near a heat source to maintain its optimal functionality.
🔟 Avoid Attaching Pins or Brooches to Your Airbag Vest:
Finally, while personalizing your gear can be tempting, avoid attaching pins or brooches to your airbag vest. These could compromise the airbag system.