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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black

Waterproof touring jacket with inflatable airbag system and Knox back protector

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Customer Reviews for Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black

Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
August 19, 2019

Very good, but should have Level2 protectors

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?

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
March 13, 2019

Peace of mind

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

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
January 20, 2019

Snug functional all rounder jacket

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
May 15, 2018

Great jacket

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
April 18, 2017

Heavy weight jacket

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
January 13, 2016

Sturdy and waterproof

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
September 17, 2015

Very satisfied

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black
May 26, 2015

Quality jacket

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.

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Helite Touring Jacket Inflatable Textile Jacket - Black

  • Turtle technology back protection
  • Sealed safety seams
  • Stretch panels at arms
  • Cordura performance fabric for high abrasion resistance
  • Waterproof Humax liner
  • Removable thermal lining
  • Knox back protector, canister and lanyard included
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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.

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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • what is the weight of a HELITE TURTLE MOTORCYCLE AIR VEST jacket in large

    August 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 days

    January 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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