HELITE CUSTOM Leather Airbag Vest

The Ultimate Leather Cut with Integrated, Removable Airbag.

Designed for you to add your own insignia

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£599.00£625.00

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Wear a leather cut?  If you like to sew on patches and customise your clothing, this product has it all.  Easy access to remove, and refit your airbag system allows you freedom to sew on insignia to the leather garment.  Combining the luxury and classic lines of leather with the latest Helite Turtle Technology air bag technology, Helite have delivered real style with maximum safety.  Careful use of expanding sections preserves the integrity of the vest when the air bag is deployed.  A hidden velcro panel at the neck inflates to effectively protect from whiplash injuries. The elastic mesh under the arms and side will permit the airbag to extend all over the upper body.  Now you can make that choice and combine it with maximum protection.

Can I wear the Custom leather vest when it is raining?

This leather vest is high-quality and can be worn when it is raining. However, it was not designed to be waterproof so the best solution is to wear a waterproof jacket under your Custom airbag. If you want to wear a waterproof jacket over your Custom, it must be large enough to guarantee an optimal inflation of the airbag and to keep an optimal protection.

How can I maintain the Custom leather vest?

Like every leather garment, maintenance is necessary to keep its flexibility and its colour. We recommend regular use of a high quality leather balm to maintain the airbag vest.  Caution, do not wash the vest with a washing machine or use solvent cleaning chemicals, or damage may occur.

Can I wear a backpack over a Helite airbag system?

Yes, while keeping in mind that the more resistance there is, the slower the airbag will deploy properly. We recommend to adjust your backpack straps fairly wide.

Is the airbag reusable?

Yes, as long as the airbag is in good condition (no holes, tears) you can reuse it. Easy to do, you can reset the system yourself in 2 minutes, without sending your vest back. It is only necessary to replace the CO2 cartridge with a new one. Please check  the  size  of  the  airbag  when  replacing  cartridges.   We are happy to help, just get in touch.

Can the airbag activate itself automatically? What if I forget to detach myself?

Helite airbags are mechanical to avoid unexpected airbag activation. Accidental deployments are extremely rare. The tractive force required to activate the airbag is between 20 and 30 kg depending on the size. If a rider forgets to unclip the lanyard, s/he will feel a strong tension on the vest or jacket before the airbag is triggered. Just as with a car seat belt, clipping and unclipping quickly becomes a habit.

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HELITE CUSTOM Airbag Vest Size Chart

SIZES (cm)SMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL6XL
1 - Height (cm)155-185160-190165-195170-195175-195175-195175-195175-200180-205
2 - Chest (cm)80-10085-10590-11095-115100-115105-120110-125115-130120-135
3 - Waist (cm)70-9575-10080-10585-11090-11595-120100-125105-130110-135
4 - Hips (cm)80-10085-10590-11095-115100-120105-125110-130115-135120-140
5 - Back length (cm)45-6550-7055-7260-7560-7560-7560-7560-8060-80
CO2 Cartridge Size60cc60cc60cc60cc60cc60cc or 100cc*60cc or 100cc*100cc100cc
Measure your Height (1) without shoes. Wearing a T-shirt, measure Chest (2), Waist (3) and Hips (4). Finally measure Back Length (5) from neck to tail bone. All sizes overlap.

CARING FOR YOUR HELITE LEATHER AIRBAG JACKET

HELITE airbag jackets and vests are built to last using selected hides and high quality materials. With a little care and attention you can keep them looking their best and ensure that if ever required, they will be ready to protect you.

CLEANING YOUR HELITE LEATHER AIRBAG JACKET

Keeping your HELITE jacket clean is really no different from other leather jackets. It is generally best achieved by wiping down regularly. For the Vintage Brown Jackets, these can only be cleaned professionally. For the black leather jackets we recommend RENAPUR LEATHER CLEANER and LEATHER BALM. Read our step-by-step guide to Cleaning your HELITE Airbag Jacket, which will take you through the process and is packed with hints and tips.

SERVICING YOUR HELITE AIRBAG JACKET

For daily road use, we recommend an annual service . For leisure users riding at weekends and holidays, once every two years is an appropriate minimum service interval. Remember you must have your Airbag Jacket serviced before it is 2 years old to qualify for the extended warranty period of 4 years in total from purchase. Read our step-by-step guide to Servicing your HELITE Airbag Jacket, which explains when and how to book a service, together with the various options including booking a loan airbag vest. After all, we want you to continue to be protected.

REPAIRING YOUR HELITE AIRBAG JACKET

HELITE airbag jackets are manufactured from abrasion resistant materials. If yours has inflated and you believe it needs repair read our guide to Repairing your HELITE Airbag Jacket. There is a handy booking form to use together with the chance to send us some photos of the damage. We will then be in touch and make all the necessary arrangements.

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