Helite Turtle 2 Airbag Vest Black (Mechanical Trigger)

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Our best seller, the Turtle 2 is an airbag vest with a tether airbag system connected directly to the motorcycle with a lanyard. Ideal for motorcyclists who want to combine convenience and optimal protection. It fits easily over all motorcycle jackets offering a great freedom of movement and comfort thanks to its ergonomic cut, its 3 adjustment straps and its soft neoprene collar.

The airbag vest offers a big protection volume and is equipped with a mechanical system ready to use and easy to reuse. Thanks to its ultra-fast inflation (100 ms), it ensures an optimal protection of the vital zones: cervical, back, pelvis, sacrum and thorax, before ground impact.

Designed for the road, the airbag vest is provided with retro-reflective strips offering high visibility day and night and also in bad weather.Even with gloves, the vest is easy to open and close thanks to its resistant clips. Small objects can be put in the exterior pocket.It is sold ready to use with 1 gas cartridge, 1 motorcycle lanyard, 1 Allen key and 1 user guide. 




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CE CERTIFICATION and WARRANTY Our airbags are certified by the CRITT Sport Loisirs laboratory, a recognized and independent body that certifies protective equipment for motorcyclists. Our airbags come with a 2 year warranty (4 years if you register your airbag within 3 months after your purchase on

21 Reviews

  • 5
    Helite protection

    Posted by Jim on 18th Mar 2024

    For a size reference or comparison, I am 5’10 and weigh 150 lbs. I measured myself according to the size chart here and my recommended sizes were between a L and XL. I went with a large which is a perfect fit over my normal riding jacket. It’s not tight or too loose. So far I’ve forgot to unclip it twice before I got off my bike which I’m happy to say it didn’t go off on me. Overall I do feel much more protected. Great product.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Mar 2024

    As a firefighter I've seen what a bad motorcycle accident will do to a human body. I now ride with an helite airbag to improve my chances in an accident. Looks like a normal riding vest in terms of fashion when riding

  • 5
    Turtle 2 vest

    Posted by Dave on 16th Feb 2024

    This is the 3rd Helite airbag I’ve purchased in the last few months, along with the leather jacket and the HMoov backpack. All have been impressive. They are very well made, easy to use, easy to reset if activated, and all of them can potential save you from some terrible injuries.

    The vest runs similar in size to your everyday jacket: I wear a large jacket and the large vest fits just fine. I prefer the simple, mechanical activation of this vest. If you are concerned about your safety, get an airbag. It’s cheap insurance against some really nasty injuries, not the least of which is broken ribs.

    No, you do not have to worry about forgetting to unplug it and accidentally setting it off if you get off your bike: it takes 60+ pounds of force to active the airbag.

  • 4
    Helite Turtle2 Airbag Vest

    Posted by Donal von Griffyn on 26th Dec 2023

    While I hope to never review the actual function of this product, what I got was a very well build device that appears ready for the road. Size it by length (cover them hips) as the fasteners on the front have a very wide range of adjustment.

    In a perfect world everyone would wear one of these and nobody would ever need to use it, but for our reality it is inexpensive protection compared to the potential costs of injury.

  • 5
    Loved it

    Posted by Big Daddy on 29th Mar 2023

    1st air bag investment. Made the right choice for this purchase. I prefer this compared to the electronic ones.

  • 5
    Quality, peace of mind, & stylish

    Posted by Keith C. on 19th Jan 2023

    Arrived quickly. Well packaged. Less bulky than expected. Comfortable and doesn’t ride up on my neck. You forget it is on once riding. The vest provides me with an added sense of safety. And oddly, it doesn’t look uncool.

    I see very few compromises with this vest. My main concern is storage during the warmer months when I would want to take it off when walking around. The back protector is stiff and it is too long for my top or side cases.

  • 5
    A no brainer for anyone who rides motorcycles

    Posted by Alex on 19th Jan 2023

    I get it, wearing gear sucks, especially in the summer. It’s hot and cumbersome. However, this product can very easily save your life. By inflating, it not only has the capability to absorb impact force (which is 50 times more effective than dispersion, which most standard back protectors and armors do) but most importantly, it immobilizes your helmet and prevents both whiplash and hangman’s fracture, the fracture of your neck vertebrae which is the single leading cause of motorcycle deaths. The tethered system has no battery to die or gyroscope to fail on you. Spend the $700 and wear it over your existing gear, and odds are, it will prevent you from having a VERY fucked up day.

  • 5
    Well worth the money

    Posted by Spencer on 8th Aug 2022

    I love it. It fits well and does not constrict. The vest does block some airflow to the torso, so hot days are a little less comfortable. I will take the reduced airflow for the increased protection. I have been considering getting one for a few months. As soon as I heard about Youtuber Shadetree Surgeon's friend Abel sustaining compound fractures of his ribs after a tire blowout, I donated to his GoFundMe hospital bill, then ordered the Turtle 2 vest.

  • 5
    Lowside-Tested, Worked Wonderfully

    Posted by JAMES AGUILA on 3rd Jun 2022

    Had my first real accident *ever* today, lowsided on a surface street at 30-40 mph, landed my right side before sliding out into the road & came to a stop along with my bike without colliding with anything.

    My tether was anchored beneath my seat with just enough slack to stand on the pegs if needed, so I think my vest inflated as I was going down or just before I hit the road. I barely felt anything in terms of impact with the road despite landing squarely on my right side. It also seemed to help stabilize my neck, because there wasn't a single scratch on my helmet, so it did an great job of minimizing whiplash in the neck region (and saved me the cost of replacing my helmet!). I did still manage to bruise my hip a bit, but the vest extends far enough that I think it helped with that too (along with my riding pants which have hip protectors).

    The vest also took most of the abrasion from sliding rather than my riding jacket (in the hip/torso area, anyway). I used to dislike how long the vest is, but after going down I'm happy that it extends so far. The vest material held up quite well, and while the Helite tag was slightly ripped off, the vest was only slightly worn (just ordered my replacement CO2 canisters).

    Overall, an easy 5-star rating from me. I credit this vest for making my first real crash pretty harmless overall, and reinforced my decision to wear it even for just going around town/surface streets. If anything, I'm MORE confident in the performance of this vest now. Great product!!

  • 5
    helite vest

    Posted by justin holtzclaw on 18th May 2022

    have not tested yet gratefully but comfortable and easy to set upsizing was good for me plenty of adjustment

  • 5
    Helite Turtle 2 Airbag Vest

    Posted by Robert (Bobby) Pruitt on 11th Apr 2022

    Wonderfully crafted product, 1st rate materials, sizing was spot on, easy to use, 2 of my friends are buying one as well

  • 4
    Turtle 2 airbag vest

    Posted by Greg on 6th Oct 2021

    I am pleased with the vest. It is very comfortable to wear and is completely unnoticeable while on the bike. I like the fact that it has a small pocket on the front as well, I would like to see more reflective material on the front and a soft raised removable collar. Not the lightest bit of gear, but I feel it is a good bit of safety kit.

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