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Helite Turtle Motorcycle Air Vest

Helite Turtle Motorcycle Air Vest

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Helite Turtle Technology is the latest air jacket innovation – Helite have successfully revolutionized safety protection levels for motorcyclists.

The unique feature of the Turtle Airvest is that the CE certified EN1621/2 back protector has been placed on the outside of the air bag – a shock resistant outer material which acts like a turtle shell. It has a similar design to a helmet – a hard layer on the outside with soft material on the inside.

This results in a resistance to puncture forces and full dispersion across the airbag surface. The improvements are VERY significant in respect of protecting against small, sharp, protruding objects – ideal for when you are out on the X-country course.


Product Description

Helite Turtle Motorcycle Air Vest is very airy and free under the arms to make sure it adapts to the clothing you are wearing underneath; it comes with easily adjustable fastenings to ensure the perfect fit every time. This model is available in black and Hi Viz making it the ideal road safety garment too.

Features of The Helite Turtle Motorcycle Air Vest

  • CE certified airbag which is fully inflated in less than 0.094 seconds
  • Unique design: SASTEC 1621 Level 2 back protector placed on the outside of the air bag.
  • Inner textile 3D mesh to maintain good air circulation.
  • Vest-style body-worn protective air bag system.
  • Adjustable fastenings.
  • Comfortable, light & allows a full range of body movement.
  • High performance and durable sports fabric.
  • Multi directional triggering system.
  • Shower proof & suitable for use over any type of garment including race suits.
  • Also available in High Viz with reflective tape for maximum road visibility.

Optimal Protection

A high-quality back protector is placed over the airbag as a rigid outer material like a turtle shell so that the whole back is protected in case of a fall. The composition of the TURTLE airbags can be compared with the composition of a helmet: there is a rigid outer material (protector) and a softer material (airbag) that absorbs the shock. The biggest advantage of the TURTLE is that it also protects the rider from intruding objects like a guard rail, a branch or a piece of a motorcycle.

Efficient Force Distribution


Due to the placement of the back protector on the outside of the airbag this results in the energy from an impact being dispersed effectively & evenly.
Tests from the external laboratory CRITT Sport have shown that the force distribution is 4 times more effective than with a regular airbag of the same size and the same shape.



The rigid SASTEC level 2 back protector when placed outside the airbag is capable of delivering 50 times less transmitted force and therefore trauma to the spine in most accidents. Due to the position of the back protector when the airbag is inflated, a much larger area of the spine is covered.

Helite Turtle Wide angle TT comparison

Optimal Spinal Stability

  • The inflated air bag ensures efficient spinal alignment.
  • Providing support and rigidity minimises damage to the spinal cord that can be caused by hyper flexion or extension.
  • The inflation of the air bag at the cervical (neck) region provides support to the head, delaying the head strike and reducing whiplash or traumatic brain injuries.

Superior Inflation Speed

All Helite air bags inflate and reach optimal supportive pressure at 0.094 seconds.

Comfortable & Versatile

  • Breathable fabrics used which provide good circulation and moisture management.
  • Easily adjustable fastenings.
  • Very light and flexible with unrestricted movement.
  • A wide range of colours, sizes and styles available.
  • The body-worn air bag products are suitable for multiple sports, activities and disciplines.


  • Providing the product is correctly serviced and well maintained the air jacket components are reusable.
  • The CO2 gas cannister is the only item which requires replacement following inflation.

TT comparison with standard airbag

Guaranteed Quality: CE Certified

  • CE certification: a mandatory conformity marking.
  • We guarantee the product for two years subject to appropriate servicing and maintenance.
  • We only utilise durable high quality performance fabrics.

Advanced Safety & Protection

  • All products exceed PR EN1621 level 4 safety standards.
  • Unique air bag design and installation provides optimal coverage of the vital organs and skeletal structures.
  • Provides enhanced protection specifically to the neck, thorax, spine, abdomen and pelvic region.
  • The large surface area of the air bag absorbs the impact and disperses energy safely.

Fitting Instructions

  • The air vest should reach half way down the buttocks when deflated; this is to ensure it will cover the pelvis sufficiently when inflated.
  • It is important that there is enough room between the air vest and any body armour to allow for inflation, we suggest a fists width.
  • The velcro straps can be adjusted accordingly.
  • Cross country number bibs should be loosely fitted over an air vest.


Every air jacket comes with a canister and lanyard attached – extra lanyards, canisters or interchangeable jacket outers can bought separately.

1 review

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tom Mcgeehan

    This is a superb piece of safety kit. Had mine about 6 months now and always put it on. The only downside from my perspective is that if your riding a slightly lean forward bike eg ZZR 1400 the back armour rides up as you lean forward restricting neck movement as the back protector hits the back of your helmet,ok for short distance but 200 miles plus it’s starts to hurt your neck. I’ve taken out the protector as I have a level two in my forcefield pro shirt. Def more comfortable. Other than that it’s great,

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Helite User Guide


Providing the products you have ordered are in stock we operate on a next day couriered delivery service if ordered before 11am - however we quote the below delivery times to account for any postal/stock delays.

If you require express delivery or have specific delivery instructions (e.g. to allocate a "safe" place) please call the office on 01132 843497.

  • All orders over £175 Free UK delivery (Courier service) - 3 to 5 working days.
  • Orders less than £100 £3.50 (Royal Mail) excluding canisters - 3-5 working days
  • Canisters £5.50 (Courier Service) - 3 to 5 working days.
  • Europe £35.00 (courier service 7-10 days)
  • Australasia £50 (courier service 7-10 days)
  • America £45 (courier service 7-10 days)
  • Africa £50 (courier service 7-10 days)

Prices and delivery times are a general guide and are subject to change according to the daily courier/postal/euro exchange rates & delivery service availability.

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Stainburn Lane
LS21 2LF

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