Oscar & Gabrielle are the new brand of Competition jackets to be worn with an integrated Helite airbag.
There are 2 options per colour to buy the jacket: either just as as an outer to wear with your Helite inner airbag if you already have one or as the complete jacket.
The Hugo jacket is an outer which is designed to be worn with the Helite Airbag from the Air Shell Range. See our website for other outers eg the Helite Gilet. Helite are the worldwide leaders in airbag technology and the inflation time is less than 0.1 seconds. The air bag offers protection for the the ribs, spine, neck and pelvis area.
The Hugo jacket is designed in France and available in black, petrol or navy.
COMPATIBLE WITH THE HELITE ZIP’in AIRBAG LINER (sold separately).
MAINTENANCE : Hand wash or machine wash 30°C.
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I just wanted to let you know that my air jacket saved my life at the weekend. I've owned an air jacket for a long time. It's was actually one I won in a competition so I didn't get a choice of colour. I never liked it (I admit to being vain!) so only wore it for cross country. After a couple of friends had silly falls I decided I wanted to wear an air jacket more often so as a birthday present, I swapped it for a helite gilet style air jacket with the plan that I wore it every time I rode. And boy am I glad I did!
I was out hacking with friends and we came to a gate I went to open it on my very sane horse and either something startled him or it was a miss communication but he ended up trying to jumping it from a stand still which resulted in a rotational fall. I had the full weight of him on my upper body. I felt the jacket protecting me. In that split second I knew he would need to shift his weight to get off me and my hip and pelvis got rather smashed but without my air jacket - who knows! I was airlifted to hospital and will be in for some time. But I feel very lucky that broken/dislocated bones are my only injuries and thought I should let you know how it saved me. Katie x
Air Jacket saves my life!by Katie Dickson