Originally Posted by gypsygirl
what is the cord thing you are talking about ? I have never heard of that !
the point two jacket works like an airbag in a car, there is a cord that goes from the jacket and attaches to the D ring on the saddle, when you fall off it "snaps" and the jacket inflates. It's designed so that you can lean right back over a drop fence and not have it go off while you're jumping (you adjust it to suit). They're not "approved" as such because they don't inflate if the horse falls and you don't come off, so they are worn over a regular body protector
I have a Racesafe RS 2000, it took a while to get used to, but once you do it's light and easy to wear although you do get very warm under it!