Discretely, the Prestige ensures an optimal protection and a high comfort. Its elegant design matches easily with any outfit.The Airshell vest is made for any body shape and guarantees a great freedom of movement. Compatible with the Zip’in airbag.

  • Protection
  • Comfort
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Reviews & Certifications
  • Warranty & User Guide
  • Size chart
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The shape of our Helite airbag offers a full protection, absorbs impacts and stabilizes the whole upper body from head to tailbone. For an optimal pressure, the volume of gas varies between 14 and 28 liters depending on the size of your airbag. Fast inflation time for an efficient protection -> 0.1 sec.


The Zip’in airbag is compatible with Prestige outer (indicated by a label). It only takes a few seconds to combine the airbag with the outer. You have to choose the same size for your Zip’in airbag and your compatible outer.


A saddle strap is delivered with each Zip'In airbag. For safety reasons, more reliability and faster inflation it is important to correctly install and use the saddle attachment. No special tools or technical knowledge are required to install the strap on your saddle.


Helite airbags are mechanical to avoid unexpected airbag activation and changing batteries. It is a ready-to-use system that you can reactivate by yourself.


Quick and easy replacement of the CO2 cartridge. The size of the cartridge is proportional to the size of the Zip'In airbag. One cartridge is always included with your airbag. We recommend you to have an additional cartridge to be replaced quickly after an inflation.

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The softshell fabric has been specially selected for its ability to return to its original shape after each inflation.


Dark blue, red/white line OR Dark blue, black/white line

Its elegant design matches easily with any outfit.


43% Polyester, 38% Polyamide, 15% Elastane, 4% Polyurethane


The Airshell Prestige ensures a maximum comfort and a great freedom of movement while riding: soft collar, stretchy material on the hips (rib trim) and 
low cut underarm.


Water-repellent, windproof and stretchy softshell fabric.


2 useful exterior pockets.


Woman / Man

The Airshell Prestige vest is made for any body shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you musn’t wear the Zip’in airbag alone. You have to combine it with a compatible Zip’in outer (HeliteDada SportOscar & Gabrielle).

No, you musn’t wear the Zip’in airbag under any clothes or any jackets. An equestrian clothing over the Zip’in airbag can obstruct the normal deployment of the airbag and slow down the time of inflation. You have to combine it with a compatible Zip’in outer (Helite, Dada Sport, Oscar & Gabrielle).

At first, choose the size of your Zip’in airbag following our size chart. According to your measurements, several sizes can fit you. So, you just have to take your favourite size depending on your feeling (closefitting or large cut). Caution, you mustn’t wear Helite airbag if you weigh less than 35kg. We advise you to never use a smaller size than recommended. Once your choice is made, you always have to keep the same size, for example a Zip’in airbag size M must always be combined with a compatible outer size M.

You musn’t wash your Zip’in airbag in a washing machine or by immersing it in water. We recommend you to clean it with a soft cloth and soapy water or with babywipes (no detergent, products may alter the fabric). Never put your Zip’in airbag in the tumble drier, on the heater or next to a heat source. When your airbag is clean, store it in a dry place away from moisture.

Helite airbags are mechanical to avoid unexpected airbag activation. Accidental deployments are rare. The tractive force required to activate the airbag is between 20 and 30 kg depending on the size. If a rider forgets to detach from his horse, he will feel a strong tension on his jacket before the airbag is triggered. As the car belt, clip and unclip the saddle strap will quickly become a habit.

Yes, as long as the airbag is in good condition (no holes, tears) you can re-use it. Easy to do, you can reset the system yourself in 2 minutes, without sending your vest back to Helite. It is only necessary to replace the CO2 cartridge with a new one, available at all Helite dealers worldwide. Please, check the size of the airbag when replacing cartridges. If you have any doubt about the correct use of your airbag, our team is at your service (



userguide-equestrian-airbag.jpgEvery airbag comes with a user guide. The user guide will explain you how to use and take care of your equestrian airbag, how to install the saddle strap and reactivate your system after an inflation.

Our team is at your service, even after your purchase if you have any doubt about the correct use of your inflatable life savior.





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Register your airbag to extend the limited 2 years warranty into 4 years warranty






Certifications & Reviews


CE CERTIFICATION - Our airbags are certified by the external laboratory CRITT Sport, the French specialist for objectively testing Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Size chart

This size chart is for information only. Caution, you mustn’t wear Helite airbag if you weigh less than 35kg.

SIZES (cm) Child L XS S M L XL 2XL How to measure?









A. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.

Chest line








B. Measure horizontally around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits.

Waist line








C. Measure horizontally around your abdominalat the narrowestpoint.
Hips line








D. Measure the circumference, from pelvic bone to pelvic bone, at the widest part of your hips.
Back length

35 - 50

40 - 55

45 - 60

47 - 65

50 - 67

55 - 70

60 - 75

E. While standing upright, measure the distance between the lower neck and the tailbone.
Cartridge 50cc 60cc 60cc 60cc 60cc 60cc 100cc

The cartridge size must fit the airbag size.