Helite Touring Air Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
Waterproof touring jacket with removable thermal liner and integrated airvestView full details
Verified Customer Reviews for Helite Touring Air Inflatable Textile Jacket
Great service from SBS, delivered on time with no problems. Already have a Helite vest but find that wearing it and a jacket is heavy especially in hot weather. A friend recommended this jacket and I'm very happy.
Good quality with some nice touches better than the Alpinestars Andes it replaced. Good ventilation in hot weather and lining is easy to install. It is expensive but the quality and enhanced protection provided justifies the price.
Very happy with my purchase.
Comfortable, & does the job. Quality & fit are good, but see below.
The inner liner fastens up separately from the main jacket but isn't a real inconvenience.
A word about sizing ....
I followed the site's size guide & was surprised to find I required 5XL but went ahead & ordered anyway. I am 6'3" with a 47/48" chest but when the 5XL jacket arrived it was huge; far, far too big.
Sportsbikeshop were as good as gold & I eventually settled on a 3XL which is a good fit.
thrilled, comfy, stylish. Great visibility (better than i expected)
Had to send back as ordered L, needed XL, as 40 ish chest, now nice fit, with room to wear something under neath . Not been for a long ride yet, Jacket is a bit heavier then my old one,But much more protection with this and more peace of mind.
This jacket looks and feels great . Good fit but would recommend going a size bigger to get good fit . Great service from the Sportsbike shop as always .
Very comfortable, fits well (I am medium and M fit just right).
Less fussy than my previous jacket with the Helite turtle vest on top.
Tried to replace the shoulder/elbow protectors with L2, but they wouldn't fit without a lot of trimming.
Why not have L2 protectors from the factory, especially elbows that are well outside the airbag zone?
After a size change and swift service by yourselves I'm happy with this jacket. Can be quite heavy but not noticeable when u wear it. Feels similar to other textile jackets but of course its the airbag feature that makes it appealing. Something I never want to test but glad it's there
Stylish high quality jacket with built in air bag. Still manages to have multiple pockets large and small, useful vent zips, highish collar to suppress wind noise entering under helmet. Waterproof on the outside so inner layers do not get heavy if you are caught in rain.
Going on my first touring trip riding pillion and wanted extra protection. This jacket ticks all the boxes, hopefully I wont get to find out how good the airbag works. Armour in all the right places. Good fit, very comfortable and looks good too. Tried to find it cheaper and couldn't so overall I'm happy with the jacket and happy with Sportsbikeshop. Quick delivery and great customer service.
I was originally looking at the BMW Street Air but the price, at around £1,600 was way too high for me. In stead I went for this jacket after much research. The jacket is really heavy but not noticeable when you've got it on and to be honest you're not going to be carrying it around the shops so that's fine. It feels nice on as well. Very comfortable and with tons of pockets it's ideal for me.
I would also say the the level of service from Sportsbikeshop is excellent. They always seem happy to help.
This really is a solid and well made jacket. It has kept me dry in some heavy rain on my 40 minute commute, it's warm and has a huge number of pockets.
There is lots of adjustment to get a good fit, has a removable inner vest and air vents for when it is warm. The back protector is very solid.
As already mentioned in other reviews it is very heavy, but not really noticeable when wearing. The only improvement I can think of would the addition of some high-vis panels. I am 5' 10" and around 11 stone, the large fits well with some room for layers underneath.
A very well made and fully equipped jacket. There are pockets everywhere (with useful tags sewn on whether, they're waterproof or not) and it was very warm when I needed it to be and nice and breezy when the weather was hot. My first use was 2000 miles around Scotland and I always felt very secure in the jacket. But it didn't rain once (!!!) so I cannot comment on the actual ability of the jacket to cope with a downpour. They could maybe add a few more reflective panels to save covering the jacket in a hi-vis. It is a heavy jacket, but I didn't really notice it once on. Sizing is a bit tight, I had to go for a 2XL as a 17" neck, 42" chest, 38" waist kind of guy and it's still snug but I was able to wear a thin hoodie underneath when required.
Decided to get an air bag jacket but didn't want a waistcoat-style version as it already takes me long enough to get dressed up. As I am a 42in chest, I originally got a large jacket, but this was too tight. Easily exchanged for an XL which is perfect. This jacket feels heavy but is very comfortable to wear. Loads of pockets, mostly with zips, rubber covers and flaps to provide waterproof seals. After a few rides, you remember to clip the jacket onto the bike. I still sometimes forget to unclip when I dismount, but a little tug from the cord reminds you that you are still attached, enough to stop you in your tracks, but not enough to set off the air bag. An expensive jacket, but great quality. Might one day might just save me from serious injury.
Helite Touring Air Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
- High-quality durable external fabric construction
- 600D and 1000D Cordura on the elbows and shoulders
- 100% polyester removable thermal liner with mesh.
- CE certified airbag: full inflation in less than 0.094s
- Once inflated the Airvest stabilises the head, neck and spine of the individual
- Minimises the possibility of hyperflexion/extension and whiplash injuries
- Stabilises and protects the internal organs
- Ensures efficient spinal alignment providing support and rigidity to the trunk and spine
- SASTEC 1621 Level 2 back protector placed on the outside of the airbag
- Removable elbow and shoulder pads for added protection
- Multiple interior and exterior pockets of all sizes
- Waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane for any weather condition
- Multiple zips for maximum ventilation
- Removable thermal liner, ideal for warmer weather
- Adjustable fastenings for an optimal fit
- High performance and durable sports fabric
- Multi-directional triggering system
- Retro-reflective panels for maximum road visibility
- Replaceable CO2 canister design
|Armour||Elbow, Shoulder, Back|
|Jacket Features||Thermal, Waterproof, Airbag Fitted, Removable Liner|
Helite was founded in 2001 by Gerard Thevenot, one of the French pioneer and entrepreneurs in the light aircraft industry. His thirst for invention and conscience for safety has pushed him into creating Helite. First created to develop more safety in the light aircraft sector, Gerard rapidly understood the crucial need for more security in all types of applications. Now readily available in the motorcycle market, Helite products are used by all French emergency service bike riders and some counties within the UK.
Questions and Answers
what is the weight of a HELITE TURTLE MOTORCYCLE AIR VEST jacket in largeAugust 9, 2018
The weight of the jacket is 5kgs.
Is this the version with the sastec backprotector over the internal airbag the turtle version?March 23, 2018
The SASTEC 1621 Level 2 back protector is placed on the outside of the air bag, which is Turtle technology.
Are there matching trousers that zip to the jacket?January 17, 2018
Helite do not manufacture any matching trousers.
Will this jacket only inflate one time after coming off or can it be reused?September 4, 2017
The Helite Touring Jacket is capable of multiple deployments. The C02 canister must be replaced after each activation.
Can this item be shipped to Ireland?August 22, 2017
Due to this jacket containing a cannister of compressed air, we are unable to ship it to Ireland.
Is there vented areas on the Helite touring jacket for hot daysJanuary 25, 2017
The Helite Touring Jacket has two vents in the back, two in the chest and one in each sleeve.
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