Equestrian Air Vests

The Ultimate Guide to Equestrian Air Vests

In equestrian sports, protection is paramount. Enter the equestrian airbag vest: a modern marvel of technology designed to drastically reduce the risk of injuries in the event of a fall from your horse. 

How does it work? Air vests for horse riding have an integrated airbag system that inflates upon a sudden jolt, with horse riding, that is during a fall. The airbag cushions vital areas of the body to protect them in the event of a fall. The best airbag vests are designed for comfort and freedom of movement, allowing riders unrestricted movement while ensuring optimal airflow, especially when riding and competing on hot summers days. 

Advantages of Equestrian Air Vests

  • Enhanced Protection: Air vests provide an additional layer of safety by inflating upon a sudden jerk, in equestrians case, falling from the saddle, cushioning vital areas like the chest, neck, spine and abdomen
  • Freedom of Movement: Designed with the rider in mind, most new generation air vests are lightweight and ergonomically shaped, allowing unrestricted movement and optimal performance. 
  • Quick Activation: Modern air vests used by equestrians are equipped with fast deploying mechanisms, ensuring the airbag inflates in mere milliseconds during a fall. By the time you hit the ground the vest has already been inflated to protect you. 
  • Re-usability: After a fall or deployment, all you need to do with change the gas cartridge, allowing you to use the vest again shortly after a fall. 
  • Comfort: Breathable fabrics and strategically placed ventilation areas, riders can remain cool and comfortable when wearing a vest, even on hot days, unlike to older model safety vests which offer no breathability, once you start wearing an air vest you'll hardly notice it's on. 
  • Boosted Confidence: Knowing that you're protected can enhance your confidence as a rider, potentially leading to improved performance during competition and training as well as reduced anxiety. 
  • Cost-effective: While there is an initial investment, considering the potential medial bills from severe injuries, air vest can be seen as a cost effective safety measure. 
  • Stylish Options: Modern equestrian air vests are not just about safety, many brands now offer sleek and stylish designs that you as a rider will love to wear! 

At EquiZone, we pride ourselves on offering the best and latest air vests on the market. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a novice just starting out, our selection of airbag vests promises something for all riders. Here's an overview of the available options: 


1. Freejump

  • Price: €595
  • About: The Freejump air vest is a beacon of safety, designed for riders who refuse to compromise on protection, comfort, or style. Its lightweight build and breathability make it a favorite among equestrians.

2. Horse Pilot

  • Price: €550
  • About: The Horse Pilot Airbag Vest Twist Air stands out with its stretchy, sleek design, magnetic leash, and collaboration with In&motion. It's not just an air vest, but an embodiment of modern equestrian safety.


3. Cavalleria Toscana

  • Price: €660
  • About: A collaboration between Seaver and Cavalleria Toscana, this vest boasts of elegance, coupled with practicality. With mesh panels enhancing breathability, its sophisticated look is unmistakably Cavalleria Toscana.

4. Penelope by Freejump

  • Price: €595
  • About: The Penelope Airlight 2.0, co-produced with Freejump, raises the bar from its predecessor. Adhering to the new NF S72-800-2021 norm, it promises both style and safety.

Customer Review: "So impressed by the Penelope safety vest. Lightweight and unrestricted. Haven't tested its inflation, but ordering from EquiZone was a breeze. My vest reached Australia just a week after ordering. Stellar service, thank you!"

Equestrian Airbag Vest Penelope by Freejump

5. Segura Vest for Kids

  • Price: €429.99
  • About: Prioritizing the safety of young riders, the Segura vest is both lightweight and effective. Its quick inflation during falls and easily replaceable gas cartridges ensure uninterrupted riding experiences for your child.

Children's Horse Riding Air Vest from Segura

With riding importance of safety in equestrian sports, there's never been a better time to invest in an air vest for yourself or your young rider. And at EquiZone, buying an air vest online is quick, easy and worry free. Need assistance with sizing? Reach out to us via email, chat or What's App and one of our team members will happily assist you in finding the perfect fitting airbag vest. Shop now, and add peace of mind to every ride!


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