Point Two’s exclusive trigger system is discreetly hidden in the front pocket of the vest with a small opening for the lanyard which can be hidden within the Vest when not riding.
The air vest is inflated by a canister of C02, stored on the front of the vest. When the rider separates from the saddle, the canister is activated by the release of a lanyard that is clipped from the vest 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 Vest is inflated, the rider will continue to have full movement of their waist, arms and legs, and partial movement of their head.
The Point Two Soft Shell 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 Soft Shell Vest is in conjunction with a conventional body protector. Some riders who use the Soft Shell 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.
The Point Two Soft Shell Vest is fully reusable, and requires servicing annually or after every six falls to maintain its lifetime warranty.