Motorcycle Airbag Vests

Motorcycle Airbag Vests

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are very common. Riders often get hurt because of inattentive drivers who crash their cars into bikes or do not give way. The main reason is in small dimensions of a motorcycle if compared to a car. Given the danger of this type of transport, riders need to protect themselves with reliable gear. You can increase your safety by picking a suitable helmet, motorcycle jacket, pants, boots, gloves, and a set of armor covering your ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders, chest, and spine. For those who wish to add another layer of protection to their gear, we can offer an assortment of motorcycle airbag vests.

Such a vest is designed to be worn on top of a regular or armored motorcycle jacket. It includes a lightweight but durable airbag system loaded with a CO2 cartridge. In case of a collision, the pressurized CO2 gas is released into the airbag and inflates it in a tenth of a second to create a firm cushion around vital organs, chest, back, and immobilize the head acting as a neck brace. The airbag can partly absorb and disperse the energy of impact and prevent hyperextensions and whiplash injuries. Mechanically triggered systems are very reliable. You just need to clip on a quick-release buckle when getting on your bike.

The trigger that releases the gas from the canister is tethered to the bike’s frame. When the rider is ejected from the seat, the cord is tightened pulling the trigger and inflating the vest before the fall, which significantly reduces the risk of getting the spinal cord injury. In more advanced and expensive airbag vest systems, triggering is conducted by an electronic module equipped with accelerometers or other sensors detecting impacts. Note that the electronic triggering mechanism uses a battery that needs to be recharged or replaced regularly. A motorcycle airbag vest can be reused multiple times. You just need to replace a CO2 cartridge.

Even though a fully-inflated airbag vest creates a powerful “bear hug” effect constricting the rib cage, neck, and pelvic area, the rider can breathe normally and move his or her legs and arms immediately after the fall. The vest can be unbuckled at any moment. The pressure of CO2 gas drops significantly in 20 seconds after the inflation. The airbag deflates completely in several minutes or faster if the used canister is unscrewed. When choosing a motorcycle airbag vest, make sure that it sits loosely on your riding jacket and extends longer than a regular vest covering your pelvis and upper hips.

n our online store, you can find a huge assortment of reliable, high-quality motorcycle airbag vests of different types and styles. No matter whether you ride a sport bike or heavy touring motorcycle, here you can find a vest that can satisfy your needs fully. We have vests made of abrasion-resistant, bright-color hi-visibility fabrics. Thanks to retroreflective stripes, such a vest is especially useful during nighttime hours or in poor weather conditions when the visibility is limited. Our leather motorcycle airbag vests feature a perfect combination of protection and style. If you tend to test your riding skills on the track, you can choose a racing airbag vest featuring an aerodynamic design.

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