Freejump strengthens by acquiring Oscar & Gabrielle Airbag jackets
In recent years, the Airbag vest has become an essential element of safety for young riders. Riding on these new safety requirements, Oscar & Gabrielle has developed with Hélite, the world leader in Airbag vests, a competition jacket that discreetly integrates the Airbag into the jacket’s lining.
Freejump and Oscar & Gabrielle, two companies based out of Bordeaux, will share their common values of comfort, safety and performance, their know-how and experiences.
„Be Safe – Be Style“ is Oscar & Gabrielle’s motto.
Freejump and Oscar & Gabrielle will benefit from Hélite*’s strong taste for innovation to make further progress on the development of an Airbag that is more discreet and meets the most demanding safety standards. Together, they will rely on the natural elegance of Oscar & Gabrielle products to become the major player that the market needs to address the safety issues posed by horse riding.
* Developed 3 years ago in collaboration with Helite, the Oscar & Gabrielle by Freejump
show jacket is today the reference for the Airbag jackets that riders need to practice their sport in total security.
Initially invented for NASA pilots and already used in motorcycle circuits, gliding and skiing, individual airbags are essential today for all risky sports.
Helite is a French company, world leader in individual airbags, and the specialist dedicated to sports’ airbags.
Freejump, partner of international top riders, is the specialist of stirrups, shoes, chaps, and competition tall boots. Freejump, the leader of single-branch stirrups, bought the Oscar & Gabrielle Airbag Jacket in May 2019.
For the first time in top level showjumping, a top 10 rider, Martin Fuchs n°3 in the FEI ranking will jump the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen (July, 21th) with a competition Airbag jacket Oscar & Gabrielle by Freejump. Integrated and invisible under the jacket, the airbag inflates in case of a fall in less than one-tenth of a second to protect the vital parts of the body.
Martin Fuchs, 27 years old Swiss rider is the 2018 World Equestrian Games’ individual silver medalist, 2019 World Cup Final’s silver medalist and winner in 2019 of the Grand Prix of Basel, Wellington, Madrid and Estoril.