The Point Two Child's ProAir is the lightweight air vest and the ideal safety choice for whatever discipline your children choose from hacking to eventing. It is easy to use, wipes clean and inflates in the blink of an eye to protect the child in the event of a fall.How the Child's ProAir worksThe air jacket is inflated by canister of C02, stored on the front of the jacket. When the child 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 child 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 protectionThe ProAir provides enhanced protection to all the major thoracic and upper abdominal organs, the spine and the collar of the neck. It also helps guard against crushing injuries in the event of a rotational fall.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, however some riders choose to wear the air vest alone while hacking or riding at home. Pony Club rules stipulate that when an air vest is used, it must be worn on top of a conventional body protector. Other affiliated competition for example British Eventing horse trials stipulate that a BETA-approved Level 3 body protector must be used.The Point Two Child's ProAir is fully reusable, and requires servicing annually or after every six falls.RETURN POLICY - If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase before it is used you must contact Customer Service (877-804-7810) within 14 days of the date you received the item, who will arrange for you to return the item as long as it is in its original condition (air jacket must not have been inflated). Please contact us with your order information, including which items you with to return. If you require an exchange, please contact us so we can arrange this for you.This item is shiped directly from the manufacturer.