The World's Most Reliable Airbag System
The highest level of safety for motorcyclists, the Helite Turtle Airbag Vest. Practical, lightweight and discreet, the Helite Airbag Vest can save a rider from serious injuries. The vest guarantees the most optimum protection without sacrificing comfort. HELITE airbag protection can be worn by a rider, as well as a passenger, no matter if you ride a motorcycle, scooter, or ATV. Turtle Technology is a new airbag innovation from Helite. With the highest level of SAS-TEC back protector, it disperses the force of energy twice as well as the previous Airnest model. The HELITE Turtle vest provides a rigid neck brace, as well as firm support to the spine and back, chest, rib and kidneys, and even hip and pelvic protection. The Hi-Viz yellow is made for the best visibility during the day, and the silver 3M reflective strips can be seen from a distance when hit with light.
- TURTLE CE Approved Airbag effective in 0.1 seconds
- SAS-TEC back protector 1621-2 certified EC, removable
- Textile 600D to effectively resist abrasion
- Neon yellow to be seen better day
- Retro-reflective tape to be seen at night
- Interior textile 3D mesh for comfort
- Clear underarm for freedom of movement
- Robust front clips, easy to open and close
- Adjustment straps to adjust the width at least 3-4"
- 1 CO2 cartridge and 1 motorcycle tether included
For sizes S-XL only use the 60CC CO2 Cartridge
For L-L and XL-L only use a 100CC CO2 Cartridge
**Please note: All deliveries will be sent with DIRECT SIGNATURE REQUIRED. Please contact us directly if you do no wish for us to ship your order with this option.**
I cannot comment on functionality or effectiveness of this vest since I have not been involved in an accident and I hope I will never know its effectiveness, but I can comment on the excellent customer service I experienced. I noticed when I got my vest that I should have ordered Medium instead of Large. They were very responsive and even sent me a fedex label to send it back free of charge. I got the right size shortly after and I was not charged for another shipping. I liked the service I received.
Also on the vest: it feels comfortable and looks less awkward than what the product photo suggests.
Bad things do happen, even to the best of riders. Sorry to be a spoiler kids. It isn't IF you will need an airbag vest, the sad truth is WHEN you need one, will you have one on? I have loved motorcycles for 40 years. I have had my share of accidents, both my fault and unavoidable. Now, it's all about risk management. Minimize risk by knowing how to ride safely, and wear the best protection. I wear the blacked-out Turtle pretty much every time I ride, except when the temperature gets over 90. It isn't bulky, and I forget it's on in about 30 seconds. The biggest problem I have, is remembering to tether it to the bike. It's not going to do a damn thing if it isn't coupled to the frame of the bike!
Only had it a week and haven't crash yet. It is one more piece of gear to strap on and store but it's easy with the 3 buckles. I've had it on two bikes. And after installation was done I haven't really even noticed it. The tether was in the way of some pockets but I to figured out how to deal with that. Overall seems well made!
I have had the Helite turtle for about two weeks. I have ridden approx. 500 miles in that time and I am completely happy with the product. It is a quality product that fits well and the extra layer is not noticeable when riding. I have worn it over both textile and mesh jackets and it is comfortable. I removed the back pad from both these jackets since I will be wearing the vest.