The In&motion airbag system has been conceived to be worn under a motorcycle jacket.
Each partner brand has developed an airbag product that can be worn under a jacket, as an independant vest, a zippable layer or completely integrated into their motorcycle clothing range.
how does it work ?
The speed of inflation combined with the elasticity of the fabric (no, your leather jacket is not a concrete block: it deforms and relaxes depending on the use, the sun, the movements you make, etc.) makes the air fit and the airbag can deploy at optimum pressure to absorb the energy of the shock.
how can i know if my motorcycle jacket is compatible?
The IXON IX-UO3, KLIM AI-1, HELD E-VEST, FURYGAN FURY AIRBAG SYSTEM 2021 and TUCANO AIRSCUD airbag vests have been designed to be worn under your motorcycle jacket, whatever the brand. To make sure that the airbag will deploy correctly under your jacket, please follow the measurement process hereunder, also detailed in the user manual of your airbag product.
1. MEASUREMENTS OF THE USER WITHOUT VEST:
- Measure around your chest in cm.
- Measure around your waist, at navel height, in cm.
- Add these 2 measurements, then divide by 2.
2. MeAsurements on your jacket:
The following measurements are taken while stretching the jacket. All the elastic fabrics and elasticated parts in the direction of measurement taking must be fully stretched.
- Place your closed jacket on a flat surface.
- While stretching the jacket until the elasticated parts and fabrics are taut, measure the width of the jacket under the armpits in cm.
- In the same way, while stretching the jacket fully, measure the width of the jacket at navel level in cm.
- Add these 2 measurements.
Finally, subtract: the result obtained in the second stage minus the result obtained in the first stage.If the result is equal to or greater than 13 cm, your jacket is compatible with the vest!
the specific case of the racing suit!
If the airbag vest can be worn under any motorcycle jacket, it is not the same way for suits or for jackets having a support in the crotch.
The explanation is simple: when the airbag will deploy, it will go up under the helmet in order to protect from a neck hyper-extension. If you wear a jacket (that is not zipped with your motorcycle trousers), no worries, the airbag can easily go up and deploy correctly… if you wear a suit, it won’t be the case and it might compromise the correct deployment of the airbag in case if incident, for more information see the article on “The racing suit compatible with the In&motion airbag system“.
WHAT ABOUT THE AIRBAG PRODUCTS CONCEIVED AS A ZIPPING LAYER INSIDE THE JACKET?
In case of the In&motion airbag system is integrated into a layer (and not an independant vest), it’s then compatible with the motorcycle clothing range in which the layer can be zipped. It will be the case for the Held (eVest Clip-in) and Furygan (Fury Airbag System).
WHAT ABOUT AIRBAG PRODUCTS DIRECTLY INTEGRATED IN the JACKET ?
The RST range products and the Airscud from Tucano Urbano fully integrate the airbag system in a single product (integrated airbag): the question of compatibility conditions does not concern these products.