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Helite Moto Leather Airbag Vest

Helite Moto Leather Airbag Vest

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How about having a drop for the Helite Adventure Jacket? https://www.helitemoto.com/helite-adventure-jacket-grey-previous-design-a/ I would prefer to have all-weather protection and shoulder and elbow armor in addition to the airbag. I have had enough unexpected getoffs in 47 years of riding on and off road (and even some track time) to know the value of modern armor and helmet technology first hand. I won't ride without it. And Rob, if you wonder whether it works, just check out the YouTube vids of the Helite products in action. There is a nice demo of a stunt rider colliding with a car and tumbling over it to get up and walk away. There are also vids posted by squids who had their GoPro on when they crashed while wearing a Helite. Pretty convincing.
Reminds me of Y. T. from Snowcrash.
j.a.l
More like Hiro Protagonist
I've got to wonder if this technology is really ready for primetime yet. I know most of the MotoGP guys have been wearing (a much much more sophisticated electronically triggered version of the technology) airbag race suits for a couple of years now.
It's a great idea in principle, but I worry about accidental activation on these. It says it's mechanically triggered... I'm assuming that means a "kill switch" type cable you connect to the bike... but cables snag. Or people forget to unclip them before they stand up. Or... or... or...
Not a huge fan of the vest thing either. Unlike your model, I see far too many of my fellow riders wearing vests over t-shirts thinking they're "protected". Hell, unless that denim he's wearing is reinforced he might just be in for a couple skin grafts anyway...
Just_Rob
I think mechanical is an advantage, unless you have $$$$$$$$ to spend the electronics will not be up to par of every day use + weather. Also having to charge it or else it will not work is a huge minus. All systems are prone to failure, and a reduction in complexity for a safety system is a huge plus. Also on their site they say the force required to activate is high enough that you feel a significant tug without it deploying.
Just_Rob
There is plenty of information available on our products online. As an example, here is a video demonstration that covers just two of our products - https://youtu.be/poMgdN_Pyvc
As for, "is this technology ready to primetime?", Europe has made this technology standard for professionals in some countries as well as it being already fully integrated and established tech in the motorcycle industry. Riders and racers all over the world wear Helite. It's a little late coming to the States in this regard. Helite have been around for quite some time as well. Helite has had its technology patented for 20 years now. It is the fastest mechanically triggered airbag system on the planet.
Now, as you probably are already aware - I assume - there are still states in the US without helmet laws. Couple that with the fact that motorcycle performance has exponentially expanded in only the last few decades, it is apparent that airbag technology is needed now more than ever. The realities of motorcycle peak performance in combination with unequipped riders speak for itself in the accident data. As ridership increases, so does the amount of data. So, hasn't anyone had the sense to certify this technology? How do we officially know it does what is says it does. The good news Helite is not only certified according to CE standards but also certified by independent safety commission, CRITT.
Furthermore, depending on the size and item you wear from Helite, we have deployments times of under 80ms for our systems. In less than a tenth of a second you are enveloped in an airbag that immobilizes your head and neck and protects your torso, ribs, spine, internal organs and pelvic/hip area in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Helite has been doing this for a very long time and only in the last couple years has the technology been available stateside. If you have any reservations about this tech being young, I would recommend you shift gaze to accelerometer/battery b
ased digital systems. And even then, that technology is coming along at a good clip.
If you have any questions or if you would like to read pages of customer testimonials (including crash testimonials), you can find out more at helitemoto.com.
Thanks
I was on the fence until I saw the photo with the guy with the helmet and goggles. Sold!
UncleMusket
LOL. It's a great look! Cant decide if it is inflated or if that's just his shape
this one looks way better than the previous airbag vest drop. But 100$ more expensive, if I remember the price of the other drop correctly :-/