The Helite Airbag Vest is preferred by motorcyclists who want to continue using their existing motorbike jacket. The great advantage of the Airnest is its universal applicability. You only need one airbag waistcoat for the entire season, regardless of the outside temperature or the destination, and you are therefore very flexible. The Airnest is light, compact and always with you. Its elaborate workmanship guarantees a long life. The 17-24 litres (depending on size) of protective volume provide protection for the neck, spine, chest, pelvis, coccyx, head, collarbone and internal organs.
the Helite Airnest airbag waistcoat is mechanically triggered, which prevents false activation or failure
changing of batteries is not necessary
very high abrasion resistance due to 1.2 mm thick cowhide and foam to protect the airbag chamber
body-hugging fit, thanks to three individual width adjustments on the upper body for a perfect fit
large armholes for unrestricted freedom of movement
Airbag capacity: 17 - 24 litres
Airbag filling time: 80 - 100 milliseconds
The release is effected by a rip cord, which is firmly attached to the vehicle and is plugged into the waistcoat when getting on and off. It is almost impossible for the ripcord to be accidentally triggered by forgetting to release it when getting off the vehicle, as a force of 30 kg (300 N) is required to activate the airbag. By simply replacing the CO2 cartridge, the waistcoat is immediately ready for use again.
When triggered, the system has the optimum pressure after 80 - 100 milliseconds (depending on size) to provide the full protective effect. This time span has been determined on the basis of Helite's many years of experience and numerous calculations and tests to provide the optimum pressure to protect the body at the exact moment of impact. Important parts of the body are already protected during the release process, when the full pressure has not yet been reached.
the internal KNOX protector in combination with the shock absorbing air cushion provides protection against puncture
KNOX comfortable back protector, optionally removable
the inside of the waistcoat has 3D Air Mesh for optimal ventilation
the width of the waistcoat can be individually adjusted on all three buckles
To determine your size, we recommend to take measures in a t-shirt or a thin sweater.
Read the comments, to get it 1 size bigger than my jacket. My jacket was L, so I got XL. When it arrived I realized it was too big. Sent it back and got the M, that fits me fine with summer / colder time gear. I recommend using the back length as the first crucial measurement and then others, because if it is too big, the whole vest will move closer to your helmet when you sit down.
The product I hope to never fully use(08.04.2019)
Like so many reviews of this product, I’ve worn it but not actually used the airbag functionality. I have ridden 300 miles round some very challenging roads in Wales and it’s comfortable enough and certainly helps keep the wind out. Two small things to be aware of. 1 it may not be as easy as you think to find somewhere to attach the lanyard. 2 the extra bulk round your neck can alter the way your helmet sits Top tip if attaching to the frame under the seat, do so on the foot stand side of your bike. It makes it much easier to undo when you forget to do so before getting off your bike.