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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Airbag Jacket--FREAKIN COOL!!!

Well, I may have just found something that I might get instead of a Motoport.

http://www.hitairaustralia.com/jackets.htm

This is just...freakin cool!

Here is a link to a small vid of a demonstration. More links on their site. Check out the japanese link that they have for some good instruction videos as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aCkRRGL1rw&NR=1

Let me know what you guys think.

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Very cool idea. In the video it looks like it inflates too slowly to be useful.

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got another link...main english site I think.

http://www.eggparka.com/english/main.html

Actually, now that I have had some time to look at the materials of the jacket I am a little disappointed. I question some of the abrasion resistance of their materials.

They are not very specific about the type of material other then to say that most of them are "(polyamide 6) (PU coating)", which if I am not mistake means that it will have a polyurethane coating. This stuff makes the jacket unbreathable and also can melt into you in a crash.

Kinda disappointing. Oh well. I retract my earlier enthusiasm until more study is done.

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Looks good on paper, but I wonder how well it will work in a real crash. What would be the goal of such a thing, no bruises? How much of an impact can it stand? Is it reusable? Its kinda pricey as well...



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The Dainese one seems a little better thought out and it protects your collarbone, but they both look okay.

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Ok, found this one instead

http://www.air-vest.com/mm5/merchant...MotorcycleVest

Much more practical and not to bad on the price. Can be worn over a normal motorcycle jacket.

This has possibilities. These things inflate in under a second and would probably do a lot to cushion the initial impact from a crash.

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