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    https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air...-airbag-system

    The tech-air vest costs twice as much as the Helite Turtle vest, and also requires a compatible jacket because it is worn inside the jacket rather than outside it, so the total cost is much higher than a Helite vest.

    I'll stick with my Helite vest. My main purpose is using it to defend against the possibility of hitting a deer. I would also be useful if a lane-changer knocked me off the bike and some other types of collisions. I've got the Hi-Viz version so it helps with conspicuity. As with all protective gear, I am under no illusion that these will make me invulnerable out on the mean streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air...-airbag-system

    The tech-air vest costs twice as much as the Helite Turtle vest, and also requires a compatible jacket because it is worn inside the jacket rather than outside it, so the total cost is much higher than a Helite vest.

    I'll stick with my Helite vest. My main purpose is using it to defend against the possibility of hitting a deer. I would also be useful if a lane-changer knocked me off the bike and some other types of collisions. I've got the Hi-Viz version so it helps with conspicuity. As with all protective gear, I am under no illusion that these will make me invulnerable out on the mean streets.

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    Airbag

    My wife worries and some one sent her a link to one of these systems and apparently she read the thing because she said I should get one, my response well I probably would have to get a newer motorcycle, she informed me that no I would not!
    So a couple of questions on the Alpinestars system any idea of total weight, any ventilation so system can be used in hot weather and is their some way of locking airbag vest thing with cable to bike or will it fit in side case ( 94 R1100RS standard case )?
    Donít think I would get used to tether system I do not think I have remembered to unplug heated vest yet before dismounting.
    Would it be safe to assume Alpinestars and Helite will be at moa rally and will probably have some kind of discount prices?
    Thanks in advance for any information

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    So a couple of questions on the Alpinestars system any idea of total weight, any ventilation so system can be used in hot weather and is their some way of locking airbag vest thing with cable to bike or will it fit in side case ( 94 R1100RS standard case )?
    Don’t think I would get used to tether system I do not think I have remembered to unplug heated vest yet before dismounting.
    Would it be safe to assume Alpinestars and Helite will be at moa rally and will probably have some kind of discount prices?
    Thanks in advance for any information
    The Alpinestars Tech-Air system is interchangeable. I wear the mesh Viper jacket in the summer and the adventure style Revenant jacket in the cooler months. Just unzip/unplug the vest from one jacket to the other. Make sure the jacket you choose is "Tech-Air" compatible.
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