Crashing your motorcycle can be a horrific experience, especially if you happen to find yourself needing more protection than just a regular helmet and pads.
Luckily there’s something called the Helite Airbag vest and it’s made to protect vital organs from impact damage by deploying in as little as 80ms. Even more, the vest can be reset after it has deployed as long as you have a new CO2 cartridge on you.
There are of course plenty of reasons and scenarios in which a person could use such a product and this video captures one such scenario, where the rider veered too much and hit the bank on the side of the road, getting himself thrown off his bike.
In many ways, he was very lucky there weren’t any hard or jagged surfaces around. His survival instincts helped him get right back up on his feet and acknowledge to himself the fact that the vest saved him.
While that’s hard to know for a fact, let’s just say that the vest definitely helped – and that bikers everywhere should consider wearing something like this if safety is their number one concern – as it should be.