Airbag Jacket any good? ( Hit Air Safermoto jacket & vest)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mikeyoda, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Looking for product reviews. If any vest or jacket owners could take a bit of time and write a product review on the website at www.safermoto.com I would appreciate it

    Thank you and hope every one has a Happy and adventurous New Year :D
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    hamiamham Been here awhile

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    trying to logon to the site and its giving me an error message.
  3. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    It should be fixed if you woudl care to try again. GoDaddy decided to take theeir SSL ball and play somewhere else for a while :rofl
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  6. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Thank you I appreciate you taking the time :clap
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    Left a positive comment about my YS vest.

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  8. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    What about waterproof ability of MotorRad jacket? If have to wear over rain gear....... how does that affect airbag's? I have a MotorRad and trying to figure out how to handle rain gear.
  9. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    You would have to wear the jacket over the rain suit
  10. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Which is why I asked the first question in my post. So again please what is the waterproof level of the motorad jacket.
  11. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    It is not waterproof more water resistant
  12. VincitOmnia

    VincitOmnia Flyover Adventurer

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    I'm happy to say that I haven't crash tested mine yet but I will comment on a couple concerns I had before buying my vest (a HitAir MLV-PY from SaferMoto). One of my prime concerns was the bulk of the vest. I need not have worried. The PY slips on and buckles up easy, and once it's on I don't even notice it. Fits equally well over either my Klim Badlands Pro, or my AeroStich Roadcrafter Light. The added visibility from the HiViz color and reflective stripes is an added bonus. Concern two had more to do with my own mental capabilities: in the first couple weeks of wearing it I probably forgot to unplug it a dozen times when getting off the bike. Despite a firm tug on the lanyard it did not accidentally inflate. Now that I've gotten used to the "un-plug lanyard before getting off bike" step in my routine it's pretty automatic.

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  13. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the comments. Hope you never have to use it in "anger" so to speak :rofl
  14. Coachgeo

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    Suggest you get with Hit-Air to remedy this either with new materials or sell approved rain over gear. Lets be real......... get offs on wet happen more than on dry (when factor in % range of bikes on road when wet) For example rain gear gathered in places and held tighter to the under hit air coat that way with elastic. This allows the rain gear to appropriately expand to size of Jacket.
  15. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    A waterproof liner can be added to the jacket right now but you asked specifically about the jacket it'self. I would suggest a waterproof jacket/suit then wear one of our vests over that.
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    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    What I originally asked was about a jacket I ALREADY OWN (Motorad). Not about to go buy more. That makes riding too expensive to enjoy. Besides; water proof liner makes no since in today's material choices. The weight of the jacket or any other clothing when soaking wet increases riding safety issues and is avoidable now. 10 to 15 years ago ........ maybe even 5 years ago there was not much choice. But .......... not so much the case now. Water repellent materials are available.
  17. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Can you tell me how long you have owned your current jacket?

    The only 3 waterproof models are the GS-3, EU-3 and Autobahn 2 which have a waterproof layer inside the outer water resistant layer. According to the manufacturer specs the Motorad model has no waterproof layer just the outer water resistant layer.

    Did you purchase the jacket under the impression that it was waterproof? Did you purchase the jacket from SaferMoto?
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    Hey amigo

    I just want to point out that you are really coming off as a jerk, whether you are intending to or not. It is clear that someone is trying to assist with whatever it is you are asking, so please, let's just all get along. If it is not your intentions to come off as an ass, maybe throw a smiley into your post to lighten the mood.

    Adios
  19. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Yet if you paying 400 or 500 bucks it should be that water proof. Not just a cheap inner liner but something like First gears top of the line that water proof out side. After 10 years of seeing Air vest makers come and go I wonder why the high cost still? 300 plus bucks is still up there . You can say what is you life worth but it's seem to be a high profit item . Can't help wondering if they made less cash per vest that they would end up making more out of them by volume sales. Really don't think it cost more then 75 bucks max to make up. Even that number is really high guess at cost. In the end it cost that stop so many people buy one.
  20. SaferMoto

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    You can buy a waterproof jacket we have 3 models as I posted earlier. Take a look at the price of a non air bag waterproof jacket. What price range are they in? Probably $300 - $400 or more for a decent jacket. Add in the cost of the air bag technology!! There is also "supply and demand" not many manufacturers around so the price is kept at a certain level. You then have to amortize the research and development costs over time into the sale price! :evil

    Maybe "Air Vest makers come and go" because of the high cost of manufacture and riders looking for low cost of sale? Same reason motorcycle stores are closing all over the nation!

    Do you have ANY idea how much liability insurance is needed and how much that costs? I cant advertise at less than MSRP because the factory tells me not to. I offer discounts to riders where and when I can as I feel it is important to get riders wearing the air bags

    There is a weird $400 "glass ceiling" when the majority of riders buy gear(from 4 years of being a seller). If the gear is priced below $400 with Tax and or shipping then the majority of riders have no problem just buying it. Over $400 then they are a bit more reticent to spend the money.

    I have no idea how much the air-bags cost to manufacture but I can assure you I am not getting rich from selling them :D I really dont see how you could produce even a vest for less than $200 with the material, the air bag, keybox, CO2 cartridge and tether. But I am not a manufacturer so I dont know

    I am happy to answer any other questions you may have if I have the information if not I will attempt to get the answers for you