The Point Two ProAir is the lightweight, durable air vest of choice by riders all over the world, for everything from hacking and schooling to eventing and polo. It inflates in the blink of an eye to protect the rider in the event of a fall.
How the ProAir works
The air jacket is inflated by a canister of Co2, stored on the front of the jacket. When the rider separates from the saddle, the canister is activated by the release of a lanyard that is clipped from the jacket onto an attachment on the saddle. The air bags will inflate within one tenth of a second — roughly equivalent to the blink of an eye.
The ProAir will hold the rider tight for 15-20 seconds and then slowly deflate over two to three minutes. While the jacket is inflated, the rider will continue to have full movement of their waist, arms and legs, and partial movement of their head.
Areas of protection
The ProAir vest has been proved to work in three ways; to distribute pressure, absorb shock and support the spinal column in the event of a fall. When inflated, the airbag system offers the collar of the neck and trunk more support, thus reducing the risk of over bending the spinal column.
Should it be worn with or without a body protector?
The safest way to wear the ProAir is in conjunction with a conventional body protector. Some riders who use the ProAir at home or while hunting tell us they prefer to use it on its own — where they previously would have worn no safety equipment at all. But for EA competition, the ProAir must be used with an approved body protector — such as the Champion FlexAir.
The Point Two ProAir is fully reusable, and requires servicing annually or after every six falls.
|Rider Height (feet and inches)||4’11 – 5’4||5’4 – 5’8||5’8 – 6’1||over 6’1|
|Rider Height (cm)||154 – 164||162 – 172||170 – 180||over 180|
|Rider Chest (cm)||90-100||95-105||100-110||105-115|
|Rider Waist (cm)||85-95||90-100||95-105||100-110|
|Max Length Nape to Coccyx (cm)||63||67||70||74|
|Waist-to-waist over shoulder||82-92||88-98||94-104||100-110|
|Full length of Jacket (cm)||67.5||71||76||79|
- **XL only available in black
- NEW SIZE OPTION -S,M,L are available in wide fitting, providing an additional 10cm (4inches) across the chest. Only available in black
Point Two also manufactures to the following standards:
- SATRA M38 – meeting body protector requirements for airbags for Equestrian use
- The only fully integrated hybrid with airbag and BETA level 3 body protector
- Latest standard for motorcycle airbags EN 1621-4
The latest Point Two trigger system has been developed from the experience of servicing the jackets over a period of nearly five years and has not only enabled the manufacturer to increase inflation speeds, but also to iron out opportunities for user error.
Point Two has led the way in not just developing the jackets but also in carrying out testing and research to ensure the jackets offer the most protection to the rider. This research has been carried out by a number of independent test houses, and most recently by the UK test House Satra.
Point Two Air Jackets are the only one on the market to have been tested to Satra’s M38 air jacket standard. This research has meant that Point Two has increased the speed of inflation of the jackets, and even more importantly increased the time for the jackets to reach the required pressure to withstand the equivalent of Beta Level 3 impacts.