New Products At AIMEXpo 2015: Helite Airbag Vest

Helite’s tethered vest offers a reliable and cost-friendlier alternative for airbag protection.

Unlike the microprocessor-controlled airbag systems that we've seen from Dainese and Alpinestars which utilize accelerometers and electronic/magnetic sensors, the Helite Airbag Technology that we were introduced to at AIMExpo 2015 is a mechanical system that requires 60 pounds of pulling force to deploy. Helite's Nichole Starkey demonstrated how quickly the Helite Airbag Vest inflates once triggered. And one of the appealing factors of a simple mechanical system is more affordable protection for riders who seek this level of safety. Watch the video for technical specs and MSRP.