Care of your AirBag Vest
CLEANING YOUR AIRBAG VEST
Airbag vests are products that do not pass through the machine due to their mechanical release system and the internal protective membrane.
To clean them, we recommend manual cleaning with a large sponge, hot water and a mild or biological detergent.
Regularly ventilate your airbag vest and deodorize it with our specific product (discover the Apparel Refresh).
Do not tumble dry, iron, place on a radiator or any other heat source.
The entire compatible range can be washed in the conventional way.
AFTER INFLATING YOUR AIRBAG VEST
After each inflation of the vest, carry out the following checks before using your airbag again:
1. Check that the airbag vest fabrics are not damaged,
2. Check that the plastic of the trigger system is not damaged,
To deflate the airbag, flatten it on a clean surface and press down on each chamber with both forearms.
In case of damage or malfunction, do not use your Horse Pilot / IN&MOTION airbag and contact In&Motion customer service. They will advise you on whether maintenance is required.
Please replace the recharge after each inflation, as described in the “Recharge Replacement” section of this guide user below.
STEP N°1 : REMOVE THE RECHARGE
THE DIFFERENT STEPS TO CHANGE THE GAS REFILL OF YOUR AIR VEST
Lower the two latches on the side of the trigger with your thumb and forefinger.
While holding both latches down, place your free hand under the recharge and your thumb on the trigger (as shown in the diagram).
Using your thumb, push the recharge upwards to remove it.
Do not pull the recharge in the direction shown in the diagram.
STEP N°2 : UNSCREW THE CAP
Using the Allen wrench on the back of the trigger, unscrew the cap until you see the “STOP” and stop before you see the red marking.
If the red marking appears, screw the cap back on a little until the red marking is no longer visible.
Push piston 1 using the Allen wrench provided on the back of the trigger until the hole in the piston is aligned with the hole in the trigger.
Please make sure that the hole in the piston is of a “metal” colour. If the hole is black, the piston has not been pushed in properly.
The piston may have rotated around its axis. If the hole in the piston is not visible, please use the Allen key to orientate the piston properly.
Still using the Allen wrench, push pistons 2, 3, and 4 into their seats.
Place the release pin in the piston hole, ensuring that it is firmly seated.
While holding the pin in place with your thumb, screw the cap back on until the arrow on the cap and the arrow on the trigger are aligned.
Fit the new recharge: Insert the new recharge by clipping it onto the trigger. Then put the elastic back on to hold it in place.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF THE VEST
Whether your vest has inflated or not, maintenance is recommended every 2 years after purchase, even if your vest is functioning normally.
In case of damage or malfunction, do not use your IN&MOTION airbag and please contact customer service. They will advise you on whether maintenance is required.
Even if it has not inflated, the recharge’s weight must be checked every year: 204 grams (+/- 6 grams). If the recharge is under this weight, it must be replaced, as described in this manual’s “After Inflation” section.
You can order maintenance directly on www.inemotion.com under the “Shop” tab.
Note that Horse Pilot and In&Motion teams are working to establish a maintenance service in North America for North American customers.