Helite Turtle 2 Shell Inflatable Air Vest - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Helite Turtle 2shell inflatable air vest
As a 5' 8 slim female I purchased this product in medium. The product appears to be good quality and not too heavy to wear. The only problem for myself was that there is no adjustment and it was too big. I changed for a small which was a more snug fit however could have been made better if there was adjustment straps.
Safety & comfort
Safety along with comfort. I have had several airbag vests but quality Helite is one of the most comfortable I've worn. I still prefer connected to the bike via the anchor cable for activation over electronics. A big thumbs up from me.
Excellent Air Vest
Great air vest. Comfortable and does not interfere in your ride. The lanyard doesn't trigger the vest if you forget to disconnect. You will notice the tug. The vest feels sturdy and of a good quality and doesn't really reduce air flow to the vents in your jacket on warm summer days. Good value for piece of mind.
Helite 2 turtle
Hope I never need it but seems well stitched and very robust vest. Sizing was spot on with adjustable straps. Not to bulky and fits well over both summer and winter riding gear. Was concerned it would snag and restrict head movement when worn but it clears helmet and restricts no movement. Came next day delivery and well packaged as expected. Brilliant service from sportsbike shop.
Good product - hopefully
Nice vest easy to set up and comfortable on. The sizing was a bit tricky to judge depending on what gear I'm wearing underneath but there are adjustable straps for this. There's also a really handy pocket to stick your key in. Not truly tested the jacket and hopefully won't have to but offers good protection even for the lower back so helps me feel safe.
Ordered the new Helite Turtle 2 Vest, arrived. Sadly I chose the wrong size, too small. I raised a return and sent back, there was a delay as their returns dept was very busy, however after a call to advise them that I was going out on a run on Sunday (call was on Friday) guy said hang on, let me see what I can do for you, he came back and told me that he had put my replacement on a Sat delivery. Sat am and my replacement was here, well done Spotsbikeshop, excellent service. As for the new design vest, great quality, I like how they have hidden the air cylinder. The new design is also aesthetically pleasing, love the reflectors on the back.
Light, practical way to mitigate accidents
This airbag is not going to stop you having accidents - spend your money and time on advanced rider testing first. But it should mitigate the effects of you do have an effect. It's really light to the point I forget it's the when riding. It is secured by 3 clips across the front but you should be aware when trying it on that it adjusted bigger than it comes out of the packet but very difficult to make smaller (so try it/measure yourself on on your summer gear). The mechanical attachment strap is pretty fool proof and had the right balance between protection in accidents and preventing inadvertent activation. The shape of it when inflated also serves the role of next brace which makes it more practical than a big lump of plastic. Do not forget to buy at least one spare canister. If it does go off by accident you will need a spare can to get you home.