Hi, I've been following for a while what's being happening in the airbag vests/jackets area and decided to share some of my experience and a few things I learned so far. I will start with the vests I think are available in the order of my preference: Dainese D-Air street (price - N/A) Alpinestars Tech Air Race Suite (Price - N/A). Helite vest (~$545 AUD + $105 shipping=$650 AUD, maybe minus EU VAT?). Point Two vest (~$560 AUD + ?? shipping, maybe minus EU VAT?) HitAir MLV HiViz vest ($370 AUD + $56 shipping = $426 AUD, [safermoto.com]) (note: prices and exchange rates are valid at the time of this writing, using Google conversion). Now, starting with the first 2 positions. The Dainese and Alpinestars have the fastest inflation time out of all and are very track oriented. Those guys are out of equation since they won't be available any time soon here In Australia. Also the cost is pretty high. Now, I will jump to the last (but not least) one - HitAir. It has been on a market for a long while. Has the biggest product line-up with a few options suitable for all kinds of riding (track, road, touring etc). The cheapest out of all and probably the most value for the money. Currently the inflation time is <= 250ms. But a few documents (2011 JARA tests) I received from dealers actually show the fastest inflation time of 90ms and slowest of 180ms. I also was sent a video of the test which was quite impressive (There're lots of old YouTube videos with 500ms inflation time - disregard those - too old). The HitAir jackets are used by police all over the world and seem to be proven by time and number of crashes. Seems like you can't go very wrong with it. Also price-wise, one can get 2 vests (one for racing another for the street) for the price of single Helite or PointTwo vest. Now will jump onto Helite (France) and Point Two (UK). Previously the ProAir Force jackets incorporated the Helite airbag and trigger system. More recent jackets are now including the Point Two air bag and trigger system approved by RicoTest. This system incorporates a bayonet fitting on the canister to reduce the risk of individuals not fully tightening the canister, and a base cap that can be used with either an allen key or a spanner. The trigger housing also holds an allen key so readily available. The new ProAir Force jackets also incorporate a longer EN1621-2 back panel than the original Helite design. The Point Two jackets are used by quite a few enduro racers. The inflation time is <100ms. But unfortunately I couldn't get much more information from them. They don't seem to be willing to communicate a lot and answer more detailed questions. The Helite (French) is claimed to be the only CE certified airbag system (didn't verify that). The inflation time is <100ms. Not much information on who has been using it though. They tried to explain quite a few things. But they provided false or misleading information about the competition (some of the number came out of the blue, like 0.36s inflation time of HitAir). Here's the excerpt from the email comparing the products: Helite Hit Air Impact jacket Point Two Efficiency time 0,1s 0,36s (0.25 or .5 OLD - WRONG!) 0,9s (0.5s - WRONG!) helite airbag (WRONG!) Full chest protection Yes No (WRONG!) Yes Yes Prevents back over flexion of neck Yes No (WRONG!) No Model ? CE certified Yes Model? No Model? Respect EN 1621-4 Yes No No No Price exwks (usualy) Model ? Model ? Model ? Model ? Additionally they (Helite) claimed that their neck protector design is more beneficial comparing to the the HitAir which was "floating". They couldn't explain what would make HitAir's vest float (which is significantly bigger), neither they could explain why exactly that is an issue. Finally our conversation ended with: I didn't want to continue the conversation, whatever that meant. I know for sure that Point Two is former reseller of HitAir. Helite probably too (that's what I suspect what they mean saying "we worked with HiAir"). So as a summary of all this: my conclusion is that HitAir is the most pragmatic choice out of all the options available (that I listed). But I wouldn't mind to try Helite/Point Two since they may have a little more protection, but the controversy scares me off a little. Hope this will be helpful to some of you. I probably forgot a few things, but at least I did my job sharing what've learnt after spending a significant amount of time on the airbag vests "research". What are your thoughts guys?