The airbag racing vest has been specially developed for the race track. Attention has been focused on aerodynamics with a perfect fit and a space for the suits hump. For more security, the vest is made with abrasion resistant materials.
Airbag capacity: 18 litres
Airbag filling time: 75 milliseconds
SAS-Tec back protector EN1621-2
elastic leather inserts on the sides to fit perfectly with all body types
the greatest feature of the Helite GP-Air is the neckline at the back; this allows the waistcoat to be worn over racing suits with large aerodynamic cushions
in the front the waistcoat is closed with several velcro fasteners, which are easy to handle even with gloves
Helite has optimised the release time of the waistcoat to 75 ms so that the 18 litres of protection volume are available even faster
like the other Helite systems, GP-Air provides protection for the neck, spine, chest, pelvis, coccyx, head, collarbone and internal organs
in addition to immense impact protection, the airbag stabilises the entire upper body against twisting and effectively supports the neck and back in a crash
this waistcoat was developed and tested by racers for racers The optimal solution for those who also place great value on optimum protection on the race track
It is activated by a rip cord which is firmly attached to the vehicle and is inserted into the waistcoat when climbing on. It is important that the rip cord is optimally adjusted. This means as long as necessary but as short as possible.
An unintentional release by forgetting to release the rip cord when getting off the vehicle is very unlikely, as a force of about 300Nm is needed to activate the airbag. By replacing the CO2 cartridge the waistcoat is immediately ready for use again after a fall.
SAS-TEC EN1621-2 back protector
very high abrasion resistance due to 1.2 mm thick cowhide and foam to protect the airbag chamber
in addition to the obligatory Turtle protector in the back area, GP Air has an additional chest protector which also covers the release unit and the capsule
To determine your size, we recommend to take measures in a t-shirt or a thin sweater.
Excellent fit. Hugs the race suit with minimal air drag.(02.04.2021)
I would probably give it 5 stars but i have not deployed it yet. I used the Hit Air product before and it worked well.-Deployed it 3 times. The mechanics look similar to the Hit Air and I trust they will work fine when needed. This Air bag fits better and is built better as well. I am very satisfied with it .I will submit another review after I deploy it on the race track. Andrew CCS AMA #181
The material is very good and on the track the job of being one more piece to wear, when we are riding does not feel ... The only problem is the part where we call to activate the vest scratches the deposit, we have to solve it ourselves.
Xtr comfortable, leather, quality is very good.(05.01.2020)