HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY AIR JACKET TO INFLATE AND DEFLATE?
The Helite Air Bag System inside your Air Jacket will inflate in less than a tenth of a second and will stay inflated to support and protect the rider for 15 – 20 seconds.
It will take 2-3 minutes for the Air Jacket to deflate completely, unscrewing and removing the canister will speed this up significantly.
The Air Jacket can be unclipped and removed from the rider immediately at any time.
HOW CAN AN AIRVEST PROTECT ME?
When inflated Helite airbag devices offer advanced safety & protection. They protect the vital organs of the upper body as well as the chest, ribs, collarbone, lungs, abdomen, pancreas and pelvis. Due to the unique orientation of the airbag it is capable of providing superior stability to the head, neck, and entire vertebral column. The airbag is specifically designed to meet the bottom of the helmet to ensure optimal coverage and support to the neck in the event of an accident. The inflation of the air bag at the cervical (neck) region provides support to the head, delaying the head strike and significantly reducing whiplash or traumatic brain injuries.
Helite Airbag products are made from the best motorcycle orientated fabrics which are designed for their durability & excellent resistance to abrasion. The airbag is protected by Cordura, a 1000 denier strength highly abrasion resistant material. The fabrics have been meticulously tested at speeds in excess of 150mph. Independent journalist tests have also showed a sliding crash at 62MPH with the same HELITE airbag vest requires at least 6 slides before having to consider any repair work. All Helite products exceed PR EN1621 level 4 safety standards.
CAN I REUSE MY AIRVEST AFTER AN INFLATION?
WHERE & HOW DO I ATTACH MY LANYARD?
For Motorbikes we recommend attaching the lanyard under the seat to a solid part of the bike frame (tubing, thick metal crosses). Please avoid attaching the lanyard around any bit of the bike which is sharp, may rub excessively or is likely to overheat and possibly burn the lanyard material. The lanyard should ideally be situated at your most centred point of gravity i.e. directly under where you sit – Please DO NOT attach the tether to your handlebars!
WILL MY AIRVEST ACCIDENTALLY INFLATE?
HOW DO I CLEAN MY AIRVEST?
Washing machines and dryers are strictly prohibited for all vests except soft-shell zip-out outers. The airbag vest can be washed by hand without drowning the mechanical part of the system. We recommend that you energetically scrub with a brush in warm soapy water (no detergent, products may alter the fabric). For fluorescent yellow vests, baby wipes are very effective. Do not rub hard on the retroreflective parts.
CAN I TAKE MY HELITE AIR VEST AND CO2 CANISTERS ON A PLANE?
Yes legally, you can take your airbag with CO2 canister on a plane in a checked bag. The CO2 canister is considered non-flammable dangerous goods. Airlines can confiscate your canister for no reason. To increase the chances that your canisters arrive safely we advise you to download and print the form for traveling with dangerous goods and leave them near the canisters and the airbag.
We also advise you to leave the canister screwed into the airbag and keep additional canisters close to the vest to help the authorities to understand what they will be used for.