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    Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    on: November 25, 2020, 03:05:37 pm
    November 25, 2020, 03:05:37 pm
    Dear All, does anyone have experience with inflatable air jackets please?
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    Re: Air Jacket
    Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 08:01:24 pm
    November 25, 2020, 08:01:24 pm
    Hi Warree,

    If you're talking about vented summer jackets then I can recommend my Revit Cayenne Pro. It feels like a t-shirt once you're moving, but has level 2 protection everywhere. It's my go-to-jacket for extreme temperature days.

    All the best,

    Remo
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    Re: Air Jacket
    Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 09:28:01 pm
    November 25, 2020, 09:28:01 pm
    I have the airflow suit as well as an airshell jacket (is this what you are referring to?).

    I like them both quite a bit.  The Airflow is only for warm (70-90f) weather riding (only has a rain/wind over-jacket).  The airshell is more flexible with it's liner(s) (maybe 50-90f).  Neither are really great above 90f, for that I use a Klim Induction.

    I prefer the Airflow simply because it has the matching pants.  I have the Rider pants for the Airshell and its a pretty good match but I don't know that the protection is there in the Rider pants as they feel more like a denim.

    What else do you want to know? 
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    Re: Air Jacket
    Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 11:42:20 pm
    November 25, 2020, 11:42:20 pm
    Great advice thanks fellas but I meant protective inflatable air vests. Sorry for the confusion

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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 07:08:21 am
    November 26, 2020, 07:08:21 am
    Hi Warree,

    I have a Dainese D-air vest on order. I chose it over the Alpinemasters version because you can wear it over and under your jacket and it is less cumbersome. It also stays activated at the traffic lights because it detects the vibration of the engine, so will also inflate if needed in those circumstances.
    The Alpinemasters does have a higher protection level and covers a larger part of the body though.
    In any case, even airbag vests only help you survive to collisions up to about 40 kmh (25?mph), but will also help when sliding over the road surface of course.
    There was an extensive test in a large German motorcycle magazine with actual motorcycle test accident data I based my opinions on.
    I don't believe in the cable activated ones. There are several cases where they just won't deploy if needed. Then again, it's better than nothing.
    It's always good to wear gear with level 2 protection, should the airbag not be activated during a spill or accident. On top of that, airbag vests never cover knees, hips and elbows.
    Hope this helps.

    All the best,

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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 03:41:52 pm
    November 26, 2020, 03:41:52 pm
    I was an early adopter of the BMW jacket. It is the Tech-Air type.
    I removed the waterproof  lining as it was too hot in summer and had zips inserted down the arms.
    Initially it was slow to sense when it was meant to be on, but is now good since the flash update.
    I'm happy with it now.

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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 03:46:13 pm
    November 26, 2020, 03:46:13 pm
    I wear a Dianese D-Air suit on track been lucky enough not to have try it yet.

    Only thing relevant I can really add is they are bloody heavy.


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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 03:59:23 pm
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    Mine is quite heavy too

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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 05:11:20 pm
    November 26, 2020, 05:11:20 pm
    I have the Klim Ai-1 airbag vest. It's sold as a Ixon in Europe. So far I like it but thankfully haven't tested. Major difference between this airbag vs others is that it's user serviceable after inflation, and has road and track mode in EU(track coming to US soon). Also, dirt mode is coming soon as well. Does not have as much shoulder protection as the Alpinestars street air vest.

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    Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
    Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 05:38:56 pm
    November 26, 2020, 05:38:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
    I wear a Dianese D-Air suit on track been lucky enough not to have try it yet.
    Only thing relevant I can really add is they are bloody heavy.

    The street version is quite a bit lighter than the track version, but it's still around 4 pounds.

    All the best,

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