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AI-1 AIRBAG VEST

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Surfing the internet during these cautious times..

 

Anyone seen or used this Airbag Vest from Klim (or others) or have any opinions ?

 

Seems a little pricy and I'm sure technology will evolve - but maybe theres something to this 

 

https://klim-files.s3.amazonaws.com/Web Files/Ai-1 Vest Info.pdf

 

https://www.klim.com/Ai-1-Airbag-Vest-3046-000

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https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air         One of my Italian friends worked at AS during the beginning of this program among others they were working on. Alpine Stars,  I believe are one of the pioneers of this technology, they have been at for a number of years. MotoGP guys have had this for quite some time in their kit.

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Interesting business strategy; to rent the electronics @ $12 a month

Wondering if software is optimized between off-road and road.

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I got the opportunity to play test dummy for Klim on their airbag vest a few months before it went to market.  While demonstrating to the group, standing on the ground, The Klim rep stuck a helmet on me, put the vest on and hit the trigger button. BOOM! and instantly I was wrapped up tight as a drum in the fully inflated airbag. My helmet was firmly locked into a non movable position as the air collar wouldn't let my head roll in any direction.  Amazing experience really.

Would I want one on the road... absolutely would / should.

Offroad? . . . it's complicated.  I'm happy to ride my GSAdventure in places I should probably not go.  Which means I'll drop it once and awhile.  If the vest deployed on every drop ... deal breaker.  But... if I were launching my bike 40' over a cliff, like I watched a member of our group do recently . . . I would gladly pay whatever it cost to have one.  I think a Leatte neck brace would be a good compromise.  You won't get the torso protection, but you might save yer neck.

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