Earlier this year Alpinestars gave us a sneak peek at its expanding line of Tech-Air airbag systems, and now one of those items, the Tech-Air 3, is available to customers starting at $599.95.
The Tech-Air 3 will have the broadest appeal of the products in the growing Tech-Air family thanks to a design approach that lets riders wear the garment over or under their standard riding jacket. It’s also a fully autonomous unit, meaning riders won’t have to plug the Tech-Air 3 into separate modules or sensors on the bike. Other Tech-Air products will focus on distinct ride styles, such as on-track or off-road riding.
The water-resistant exterior chassis houses a waterproof ECU and electronics system that gathers information from six different sensors within the garment. The crash detection algorithm developed by Alpinestars monitors the continuous flow of information and inflates within 50 milliseconds of detecting a crash. The system is readied automatically when the rider secures the magnetic zip closure and an LED display on the chest provides operational status. Riders will also be able to connect to the Tech-Air 3 via Bluetooth to monitor the battery and operational status as well.
The Tech-Air 3 will be available in sizes XS–4XL. It will also be available in a Stella cut for women, with sizes ranging from XS–2XL. Color options will include black, or black and fluorescent yellow.