Airbag Motorcycle Jacket

Airbag Motorcycle Jacket
The Airbag Jacket from Hit-Air might just save your life. The jacket hooks up to your bike and inflates instantly to cushion your fall in the case of an accident:

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 jacket cost a bit over $400 (well worth it IMO). Hit-Air also makes a horseback riding jacket in case you’re into polo, foxhunting or other highfalutin equestrian pursuits (ed. note: I’m shocked that foxhunting doesn’t pass spellcheck but highfalutin does). The way cars drive around here they should make a bicycle or pedestrian jacket too- I’d buy one.

via Product Review

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