HELITE MOTORCYCLE


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Airnest

From NZ$  820

Black, HiViz


Child S, Child M, Child L
S, M, L, XL, L-L, XL-L

The Airnest is the most popular model of Airbag vest with over 70 000 vest around the world.

Airnest-Turtle

From NZ$ 870

Black, HiViz

Child S, Child M, Child L
S, M, L, XL, L-L, XL-L

The Turtle Airnest is an Airnest ameliorated with the Turtle Technology.

City Parka

NZ$  1092

Black

L ,XL

Combine elegance, comfort and descretion with the City Parka.

GP AIR

NZ$ 1076

Black/White

S, M, L, XL

You can now add optimum protection for your neck and back with the GP AIR specially design for track riders (Aerodynamic).

Vented

NZ$ 1184

Black

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

The Vented Jacket allow you to have the best protection for a light jacket. Perfect for summer weather.

Touring

NZ$ 1250

Black, Grey

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

The Touring jacket is the perfect all weather protection.

Leather (Woman)

NZ$ 1295

Black

S, M, L, XL

Ally elegance and safety for women riders and you will find an excellent protection jacket with The Xena Helite.

Leather

NZ$ 1295

Black, Brown

S, M, L, XL

Ally elegance and safety for riders who like leather.

About Helite

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HELITE specialises in airbag systems and safety. Their products have improved user security in: trains, baby seats, skiing, motorcycling and horseback riding. To find out more information about their various technologies, please visit their global website.
Today, over 90, 000 people are using Helite jackets for their safety and they regularly provide testimonials of how it has saved them during an accident.
Helite's products are designed by a competent and experienced team of engineers who have become the leaders of inflatable safety devices in the world. The products are manufactured and individually tested in Dijon (France) before being sent to customers.

The research and development team is continuously finding new ways to improve safety across various sports and during individual’s daily routines. Most recently, they are launching a new hip protector product, Hip-Air, developed for seniors to prevent against hip fractures.

About Helite

HELITE specialises in airbag systems and safety. Their products have improved user security in: trains, baby seats, skiing, motorcycling and horseback riding. To find out more information about their various technologies, please visit their global website.
Today, over 90, 000 people are using Helite jackets for their safety and they regularly provide testimonials of how it has saved them during an accident.
Helite's products are designed by a competent and experienced team of engineers who have become the leaders of inflatable safety devices in the world. The products are manufactured and individually tested in Dijon (France) before being sent to customers.

The research and development team is continuously finding new ways to improve safety across various sports and during individual’s daily routines. Most recently, they are launching a new hip protector product, Hip-Air, developed for seniors to prevent against hip fractures.

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How does the airbag work?

When you are experiencing a fall, everything happens very quicklly, and this is why it is crucial that the airbag inflates in a heartbeat. The Helite Airvest inflates in less than 0.1s, which makes it the fastest in the market.

When starting riding, the vest needs to be tethered to the motorcycle which will activate the trigger system in the event of a fall. There is no risk to trigger it by mistake as it requires 30kg of pressure to trigger it. After an inflation, the cartridge has to be replaced before riding again (See how to replace a cartridge).


The Trigger system

In the event of a fall, the rider pulls the tether, which will disengage the multidirectional ball located on the bottom of the canister. This releases the pressure in the spring that is connected to a piston that will perforate the cartridge liberating the CO2 in the airbag.
The multi-directional trigger improves the inflation time, as you cannot predict which side the fall is going to happen. The lanyard is easy to install on your saddle and it needs to be fitted only once. 

The only thing that needs to be done is to connect the lanyard when mounting on the horse and disconnecting when finished.

If you forget to 'disconnect' the vest from the saddle, you will feel a tug when dismounting the horse. This will not be enough pressure to trigger the airbag, but a reminder to unclip the lanyard.

 


The benefits of the airbag cage

In 0.09 seconds your vest will be fully inflated. The pressure in the airbag is optimum to protect your neck, your back, your shoulders, your ribs and your organs. Most accidents leading to tetraplegia are due to a violent fall pushing the head backward, leading to an irreversible spinal injury. The benefit of the airbag being inflated behind the neck prevents the rider from spinal injuries and long-term damage.
The vest will remain fully inflated for about 10 seconds before it automatically deflates. The only thing that needs to be done is to change the cartridge.

 


What is the Turtle Technology?

The turtle Technology is the last evolution from Helite, the tough CE certified back protector will dissipate the force of the impact on all the surface.
This recent technology is the best protection you can get when you ride.The Turtle technology combines a tough back protector, on the high standards of CE conformity, above the back side of the airbag.