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Hit-Air Airbag Jackets

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Just wondering if I'm the only person here wearing a Hit-Air airbag system jacket? Been rocking it since I bought my first streetbike last year. While I hope I never have call for it to deploy, I must say it adds a bit of reassurance when riding. So- anyone else? Experiences with them? Anyone have theirs deploy in a crash?
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Never heard of Hit-Air? Where can I see it online and learn about it. I know Dainese and Alpinestar have airbag systems, but they seem to be only for their race suits...

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Great concept and with time it'll probably become the norm much like how ce armour now is.

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An old thread, but thought I'd throw my 2 cents in...

I've been rocking mine for at least 4 years now. I wear it almost daily. Never had to use it, although the airbag did deploy when I dropped my bike at a near standstill. The jacket looks like it's 4 years old, but it's holding up great! I never ride without it. I want to add one of their mesh jackets to my lineup but don't have the cash for one now.

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An old thread, but thought I'd throw my 2 cents in...

I've been rocking mine for at least 4 years now. I wear it almost daily. Never had to use it, although the airbag did deploy when I dropped my bike at a near standstill. The jacket looks like it's 4 years old, but it's holding up great! I never ride without it. I want to add one of their mesh jackets to my lineup but don't have the cash for one now.

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How does it deploy? Is it tethered to the bike? You have to remember to disconnect every time you dismount?

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I keep forgetting to unplug my heated gear when dismounting. A tethered airbag for me would probably be amusing for others but a bad idea for me.

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I've had the vest for a few years now. Wear it all the time. I've forgot to unhook, but it takes 60lbs of pull to deploy the airbag. You'll pull the bike over first. I'll get a full mesh jacket at some point.

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I've had the vest for a few years now. Wear it all the time. I've forgot to unhook, but it takes 60lbs of pull to deploy the airbag. You'll pull the bike over first. I'll get a full mesh jacket at some point.
So theoretically, you could hit the ground or crumple onto the bike when hitting a car prior to separating from the bike enough to deploy the air bag?

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It deploys when you're separated from your bike. There's a tether that you attach to the bike that clips into a CO2 cartridge on the jacket/vest. When you get separated from the bike, it pulls the "key" from the cartridge that inflates the jacket.

Likely it won't inflate if you crumple on to the bike. It's designed to protect ribs and neck if you get thrown from your bike.

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I've had mine for 3 years and forget to detach it all the time with no issue. the airbag really is only for getting thrown, but there is the same quality of armour in it for low sides etc.
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I started wearing one of their vests recently, as it give me the option for any of my moto jackets by season.


I've forgotten to disconnect it many times too, and you would very likely pull the bike over before deploying the airbag. That said- I dropped the bike out from under me entering a garage with a metal sidewalk lip in the rain- The claims that it deploys in .25 seconds are entirely accurate. The vest was fully deployed before the bike hit the ground. So every day it's a reasonably lightweight hi-viz vest (which makes a real difference in NYC), and should the need arise a full airbag system. I still feel a lot better having it on when I ride, and consider it part of my ATGATT routine.


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I went to the link but didn't see a price. Did I miss it? How much?
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I went to the link but didn't see a price. Did I miss it? How much?

Took me awhile using google and searching several websites to find a price, they don't make it easy to buy one...

Depending on model and options...around $500.


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Safermoto is where I've purchased both my Hit-Air jacket and vest. THey're very nice and good to do business with. Highly recommended:

http://www.safermoto.com/


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Took me awhile using google and searching several websites to find a price, they don't make it easy to buy one...

Depending on model and options...around $500.
They don't, but it's still cheaper than a trip to the hospital. The added protection against busted ribs puncturing organs is worth every dollar to me. My life is worth it...

People sell used ones from time to time in the $250 price range.

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I've forgotten to disconnect it many times too, and you would very likely pull the bike over before deploying the airbag. That said- I dropped the bike out from under me entering a garage with a metal sidewalk lip in the rain- The claims that it deploys in .25 seconds are entirely accurate. The vest was fully deployed before the bike hit the ground. So every day it's a reasonably lightweight hi-viz vest (which makes a real difference in NYC), and should the need arise a full airbag system. I still feel a lot better having it on when I ride, and consider it part of my ATGATT routine.
That's the vest I wear.

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I am pretty happy in my 'Stitch.

But I know more than a few people that rock air bag vests. Just not my cup of tea?

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