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Deals this weekend on Helite

For anyone interested, MotorcycleGear.com has a nice sale this weekend on all Helite gear -- 25% off, which is much larger than the normal discount on this stuff.

https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree..._types/helite/

I'm kind of a bug about wearing good safety gear. When the airbag tech companies come out with a vest cut for women, I'll probably throw down for it.

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I looked into these before. How hot do you think the system is in the summer? Could wear some cooling gear under it. Pretty cool invention.


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The reviews I have read do indicate that this is a pretty warm setup. But still ....

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i watched a bunch of videos of these in use with people falling off of bikes, pretty cool. Also, saw some stuff from people forgetting to unhook and the jacket blows when filling up with gas...LOL. Guess it is smart to carry around some refill canisters.


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For anyone interested, MotorcycleGear.com has a nice sale this weekend on all Helite gear -- 25% off, which is much larger than the normal discount on this stuff.

https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree..._types/helite/

I'm kind of a bug about wearing good safety gear. When the airbag tech companies come out with a vest cut for women, I'll probably throw down for it.

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I ride in one of their vests. Started doing it after a friend of mine got into a really bad accident and I saw what stupidity and lack of gear does to a human body and brain. I wear this vest over a mesh jacket, and it is ok. Stop and go traffic, not so much. at the same time, anyone will probably fry in anything but shorts and flip flops while moving 2 mph on a hot engine attached to two wheels...

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Thanks for the real-world observations, @FireManC50!

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No problem. The price you posted is really good, and a lot of stores usually price match. It is pricey, but I think worth it. S lot of stores price mat h purchases from helite website. I bought mine during a similar sale from revzilla.com and they had a better price than helite, and much easier return and exchange process: I did have to exchange the vest for a smaller size.
Hi viz version looks just like a safety vest, but with some very high quality reflective stripes about 2 inches wide all around the west.
I rode it in the rain and in the winter in NYC and NJ over my winter jacket - no problem. The built in back protector is larger than the one I bought for my jackets (Joe Rocket something cold weather and RevIT Wind jacket) and I like it: more protection.
The tether is plenty long and replacements are cheap enough. Same with CO2 cartriges. I have it for about half a year and 2000 miles city highway mixed riding and the west stood up without any problems or defects. I don't remember the warranty, but it is peaty long.
All in all, satisfied and hopefully will never need to test the protection side of it...
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No problem. The price you posted is really good, and a lot of stores usually price match. It is pricey, but I think worth it. S lot of stores price mat h purchases from helite website. I bought mine during a similar sale from revzilla.com and they had a better price than helite, and much easier return and exchange process: I did have to exchange the vest for a smaller size.
Hi viz version looks just like a safety vest, but with some very high quality reflective stripes about 2 inches wide all around the west.
I rode it in the rain and in the winter in NYC and NJ over my winter jacket - no problem. The built in back protector is larger than the one I bought for my jackets (Joe Rocket something cold weather and RevIT Wind jacket) and I like it: more protection.
The tether is plenty long and replacements are cheap enough. Same with CO2 cartriges. I have it for about half a year and 2000 miles city highway mixed riding and the west stood up without any problems or defects. I don't remember the warranty, but it is peaty long.
All in all, satisfied and hopefully will never need to test the protection side of it...
Sorry for typos: posting from a borrowed phone...

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