EDIT ALERT! Just 7 weeks after I started this thread, the HELITE Turtle vest proved to be a lifesaver. On March 25, 2017 I was rearended on the 405 freeway near LAX. I could easily have been killed, yet from the waist up, I did not get a scratch. The HELITE Turtle vest did its job exactly as intended. The horseshoe collar stabilized my helmet, which never even touched the ground. A miracle ? I'd call it solid research, engineering and commitment to safety. Thanks, HELITE, I'm your # 1 fan! A 5 car pileup caused by the black car, above left. Paramedics and firefighters are working on me, above right, and below: Now back to my original post, pre-accident: Firm believers in ATTGATT unite? My thought is that this could be a thread where Helite users (and others, of course) can share their experiences, purchase decision making etc. In other words, spread the word, hopefully, we can help save lives. DISCLAIMER: I am not employed by Helite. I am, however, a strong advocate of rider safety. After doing my research, I chose Helite, but there are other options available. I would like to hear from all. My objective is to save lives. I'll start: 10 years ago I crashed racing motocross. I broke my back. It wasn't even a hard crash or high-speed crash. In the end, it took years to recuperate, I lost my business, my house and the wife showed her true colours. They weren't all that pretty. On top of that, there was the $ 85,000 (give or take) hospital bill. Bankruptcy followed. Obviously, these aren't issues that go through one's mind when starting the motorcycle, but those are the HARD consequences. Had I been wearing an inflatable device I believe I would have walked away unscathed. Considering the Helite costs about the same as a quality helmet, the return on investment is HUGE!