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Helite Turtle Airbag Vest

Helite Turtle Airbag Vest

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Is the XL+ same as the XLL in the sizing chart
DKDK
Hi DKDK
The XL+ and XLL are the same. These vests are the same dimensions as the XL with the exception that the XL+/XLL vests are much wider for heavier set riders, or riders with really bulky gear.
This deploys on impact as well right? Might seem like a dumb question but I see the guy in the video pulling the cord to inflate..
Also the XL, can a 5'7" person wear that? My girth matches that more than the large..
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Oh you know it would happen to you once and it would be hilarious to see.
andrewebay1
Hi Andrew
This is a mechanically activated airbag. The vest is connected to a lanyard that you can easily install on any motorcycle. In an accident, once you move more than a few inches the vest activates and in 80 milliseconds the vest/jacket deploys.
You can reuse it over and over again. You simply need to replace the spent cartridge with a new one each time and you're ready to go!
There's a couple youtube videos of guys crashing wearing one (airbag vests)- one person hit a deer, another slid off a corner. One nice thing about these is that they protect the chest as well as the back- someone I knew died from a broken rib puncturing his heart. I already have the Helite Adventure jacket, but would like to grab a vest next time they come up here.
Hamguy
Where are you located Hamguy. We can ship anywhere really!
I want to join this drop, but I need to know. If I get the XL and it's too large, can I return it for a L?
Pirato
This is a question for Massdrop staff, but Helite offers a no hassle size exchange program if you find your vest is too small or too large.
zhelite
Thanks for the response, I didn't join this drop because I didn't get an answer in time, but if I see it come up again I'll probably join. Massdrop said they would not exchange if it was the wrong size, but I'm guessing Helite would still honor an exchange if needed.
Omg perfect timing! I was about to purchase this full price lol.
Please join the drop!!!
Offer the leather jacket version and I'm a 90% sure bet buyer.
Is it a one time inflation or is it reusable like a parachute and you just get a new Co2 cartridge each time?
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Guys who bin their bikes at the track reuse these regularly without issue after serious incidents. They're designed to be reused so long as the bags are still intact.
Chewie87
Hi Chewie
Yes, you can use your vest over and over and over again. We do recommend that with your 5th or 6th accident that you may want to have it inspected for damage etc, but we have demo vests and jackets which have been deployed nearly a thousand times and it's still 100% functional each time!
After a deployment you need only to replace the spent cartridge with a fresh one and you're good to go!
Perfect timing on this drop. I got a motorcycle a couple months back and I absolutely love riding, my wife however.... Well, she hasn't quite warmed up to me riding it around all the crazy traffic here in Seattle. I've been considering these vests for a while now, but the price has always deterred me away. With this drop being about $100 less than other places, I can finally pick this up and ease my wife's mind a bit. Who knows, maybe she'll actually want to ride with me sometime.
I do have a few questions though.
1. Does anyone know how well this would work underneath a backpack? I use a Kriega r25, and my only concern is that there might not be quite enough room for the airbags to deploy completely. Is there any kind of backpack compatibility chart or user reviews I can refer to?
Other gear I use that I'm wondering if they're going to be compatible or not. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate your input. Icon 1000 Basehawk Jacket Alpinestars T-GP Plus R v2 Air Jacket
2. It looks like I'm between sizes a bit. I'm 5'10 and 200lb's with broader shoulders than most. The Alpinestars jacket I mentioned above is XXL while the Icon 1000 is LG, I find most motorcycle gear is a bit tight for my liking but it looks like I'm within the size range for the LG on this vest. Is there some kind of policy that allows me to swap the LG for an XL if it doesn't quite fit right? Or should I just go directly for an XL?
3. I see it protects quite well against a hatchet. But what about a chainsaw or machete? You never know when Jason Voorhees is going to show up and chase you down. I definitely want to stay safe out there. :-)
Thank you Massdrop and Helite! I'm looking forward to joining this drop when I get my next paycheck!
I’d get this since it is such a good price, but not a priority right now for me. Keep it coming back, ty Massdrop!
I have had one of these for a few years. Its pretty legit. Not much better at this price point.
I am 6’ @ 190lbs With a 34” waist. Torn between the L and XL...want to make sure it fits over my gear (summer and winter).
DingleBobber
I would go with an XL, Dingle
Just joined to get one for my dad. Can't find much info about sizing online (if people tend to size way up or what) but I'm hoping a large fits alright.
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He's 5'7", maybe 170 or 180lb. He usually rides with a leather jacket, though sometimes something lighter in the summer
by the sizing chart I'd bet with the jacket his chest is probably something like a 43" but the LL seems like it might he overkill? Hard to say
beespanda
Go with the L size. The LL and XLL sizes are for wider/girthier people.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks
Can this be delivered worldwide? With the CO2 cartridge?
Ni-Knight
Yes. It can!
Finally motorcycle gear that is actually good on Massdrop! I would like to see more like this.
I rarely get attacked with a hatchet on my bike. I'd be interested to see actual testing footage done from various crash angles, looks gimmicky to me right now.
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My apologies. If you detected any sort of snarkiness in my answers, please understand that that was not intended in any way. I want to be clear about what we are talking about. Especially when it comes to airbag technology. Hopefully was able to address your reservations about Helite.
I didn't sense any snark at all. I think you're being a little too sensitive.
Available for 629 on revzilla. Reviews look very positive. 4.5 out of 5 stars average on 15 reviews