Motorcycle Airbag Jackets

Motorcycle Airbag Jackets

A motorcycle is the world’s most dangerous type of transportation. Each year, in the U.S. alone, tens of thousands of bikes are involved in crashes with fatal results in roughly 5% of the cases. Most accidents happen because motorcycles are smaller and much less visible than cars, which is why sometimes drivers may start maneuvering without giving way to motorcyclists. For that reason, every rider must take precautions and gear up to increase his or her safety on the road. The essential riding gear package includes a helmet, gloves, boots, pants, joints protection, and of course, a motorcycle jacket.

In our online store, you can find a wide range of motorcycle jackets of different designs. You can choose a leather, textile, or mesh jacket of classic, sport, or adventure-touring style depending on the type of your motorcycle, weather, road conditions, and your riding style. The majority of motorcycle jackets offered on our website provide excellent abrasion protection in case of the slide on the road surface. Armored jackets can ensure sufficient impact protection to the rider's elbows, shoulders, and spine. To maximize your safety on the road and minimize damage from abnormal bending of your upper body, you can use one of our motorcycle airbag jackets.

The design of motorcycle airbag jackets includes a canister with the pressurized CO2 gas which is released in a split second to inflate an airbag vest incorporated into the jacket lining. The inflated airbag compresses the upper body of the rider preventing over-extension and absorbing shocks from impacts. Also, the bag immobilizes the neck and acts as a neck collar. The simplest and most affordable analog system is activated by a tether attached to the bike frame at one end and the canister at another. The rider has to connect the quick release buckle each time he or she gets on the bike.

More advanced electronic airbag systems are designed to be activated by the control module that receives the signal from the accelerometer. It is powered by a battery that needs to be recharged daily. When combined with CE-approved back and chest armor, airbag jackets utilize a “turtle effect” offering the maximum level of protection. The top portion of each jacket features a stretch material which allows the jacket to expand. Leather motorcycle airbag jackets feature hook-and-loop fasteners over the shoulder blade section allowing it to open when the airbag is inflated. The CO2 canister is insulated from the rider’s body with a rubber pad and an inflated airbag.

When the airbag is inflated, the rider can breathe and move his or her arms and legs freely. The airbag mostly deflates in 15-20 seconds after the impact. It takes up to 7 minutes to deflate it completely. The rider can speed up the process by unscrewing the canister or simply take off the jacket at any moment. By installing the new CO2 cartridge, you can fully restore the protective properties of your airbag jacket. It is recommended to weigh the canister on a scale annually to make sure that the required amount of the CO2 gas is still inside. The system is watertight and can be used in any weather conditions.

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