I went from 205 lbs in March to 160 lbs at the end of May this year & my Hit-Air vest had enough adjustability in the size it still works for me. There are several air bag vest manufactures. Hit-Air has been around longer than Helite.
Great for you on the weight loss also. I went from 229 to 180 and have stabilized at around 184-185
And I am happy your vest went with you as you went down in weight that saved you money for sure. I see the Hit is a lot less expensive so that is a good thing if it saves you some pain.
I did not have that luxury and ended up with a new vest I can not use, hence the post.
As I said I have no experience with other brands. I know the High Viz, with the reflective stripes has made a difference with visibility more then my C3 High Viz Helmet alone did. Since wearing it I have a lot less pull outs from side road cross traffic as it is the only thing that changed, I assume it is from being seen better.
I know if I had it on in 2010 I would not have broken ribs or had my head screwed back on to my neck. Yes I would have broken my wrist and my left ankle but I believe the vest would have saved me the neck fusion and broke ribs.
All I know is I am more confident in surviving a accident with a air bag vest on.
I got this at a good price and I am offering it for that price. I am not making anything just trying to break even. If someone needs a vest you can not buy this brand, in High Viz, and in the current Version 2, for the price I am offering it for.
That is my only point, and intent of this post.