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Has anyone gotten or used an "air bag vest". Looks legit and was thinking of getting one at least for my son when he rides with me.
 

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I have read good revues on the vests, but don't 'demonstrate' how it works to a buddy.
I hear it costs about $40.00 to refit the vest.
 

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moto gp riders swear by them. Don't know if they are the same though.
 

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I have read good revues on the vests, but don't 'demonstrate' how it works to a buddy.
I hear it costs about $40.00 to refit the vest.
It's normally just a $20-$25 CO2 canister so you can reset on the go if u accidentally deploy it
 

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I've been using a "HitAir" mesh jacket for a couple years now. It also sports shoulder/forearm armor as well as a spine pad. Good looking jacket and you "feel" protected. Never deployed it yet. The co2 cartridge sits high in a right front zippered shoulder pocket and looks like your packing serious heat. Overall, I like it. Hot in the summer tho.
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I've been using a "HitAir" mesh jacket for a couple years now. It also sports shoulder/forearm armor as well as a spine pad. Good looking jacket and you "feel" protected. Never deployed it yet. The co2 cartridge sits high in a right front zippered shoulder pocket and looks like your packing serious heat. Overall, I like it. Hot in the summer tho.
-Steve-
Can you wear the vest under your normal riding gear
 

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It's normally just a $20-$25 CO2 canister so you can reset on the go if u accidentally deploy it
I was just going by an article in "Motorcycle Consumer News" that said that the particular vest that they did the article on was about $40.00 for the refill set up!
BUT.... I did look it up and you are right on the prices, my memory of 4 months ago was fragile at the least.
Here is the digital page of the article......
Motorcycle Consumer News - September 2016 - 48
 

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I like the idea of this vest but I'm not crazy about the price of $600. And I suppose it is required to be worn OVER the jacket, thereby negating the "coolness" of my customized Indian leather jacket. Like a helmet though, definately more safer.
 

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Dang those things are expensive. I'll be very honest here, I don't think I'm worth that. Heck a $99 helmet was questionable. :D
 

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It's Cheaper than my life and only have to buy once
But see, I'm older than dirt and already seen what's on the other side once so this body ain't worth saving a second time.:D
 

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Ya it's something I was looking more for my son when he rides with me... he's 7 do you think that's too young?
 

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This thing would have to be in neon yellow with reflective stripes before I would wear it.
How about an inventory tag, like on a body bag?
That way they would know where to send the remains after the accident without doing a bunch of snooping in your wallet or cellphone.

I'd also like to see "Tip Pockets" with little indelible tags on the flap.
That way you could label them...One for the cops, another for the ambulance crew, then one for the wrecker driver, yet another for the ER team.
Put a C-Note in each little pouch for the thoughtful handling of your remains....Think like a pirates gold ear ring here......final arrangements.
 

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moving right along.....
Bikebone.com is where the kids picked up my jacket. ...and yeah, the prices will set you back in your seat.


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moving right along.....
Bikebone.com is where the kids picked up my jacket. ...and yeah, the prices will set you back in your seat.


-Steve-
are you able to wear the vest under your normal riding gear
 
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