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Hit Air Jacket..... Airbags for bikers

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by DRMAT, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Hope this hasn't been posted already but search had a hissy fit when i tried.

    Just saw on this weeks Fifth Gear a new product called the Hit Air Jacket, basically a jacket with air pockets over your spine, neck and pelvis that inflate if you come off the bike. The jacket connects to the bike via a dead mans line similar to a jetski. Has all the normal armour in shoulders and elbows as well. And the canister to fill the air pockets is replacable.


    The "Hit Air" jacket uses CE certified armor to protect the shoulders, elbows and the spine but most importantly, the "Hit Air" jacket also incorporates an air cushion system. In the event of an accident and a rider is thrown from the motorcycle, the air cushion instantly inflates (within 1/2 second) to protect the rider's body. Activation is simple and automatic. A coiled wire is attached to both the motorcycle and the jacket. Once the rider and the motorcycle are separated, the coiled wire pulls a "key" out of a gas release system and inert gas inflates the air cushion. The inflated jacket provides the necessary impact protection. After a few seconds the gas is automatically released through the gas release valve.

    The "Hit Air" jacket with its instant activation is the ideal jacket for motorcyclists!

    The 5th Gear episode is available here (with bit torrent client): http://www.mininova.org/tor/376654. Worth a look for the Mclaren F1 and Ferrari Enzo back to back in day to day driving.