(Baltimore, Maryland) – A recent report revealed that nearly 4,800 motorcyclists died in crashes last year in the United States alone. Further, the number of fatalities involving motorcycles has increased annually for the past 11 years in a row. But now a uniquely designed safety product called the Armored Air Jacket is aimed at decreasing those numbers dramatically.
The Armored Air Jacket is an effective airbag system integrated into specially designed jackets. The Armored Air Jackets come equipped with a small Co2 air cartridge attached to a ripcord that is tethered to the motorcycle. Riders simply connect the ripcord lanyard to the anchoring cable as they mount the motorcycle, much like a throttle kill ripcord on snowmobiles and jet skis. When the ripcord is activated during an accident, the integrated airbag system automatically inflates within the jacket, filling the internal airbag bladder in just one-half second. The inflated airbag provides an armor-like layer of extra protection to the most vulnerable areas of the body, including the neck, chest, back, ribs and spine, thereby reducing injury as the cyclist impacts with another object or the roadway.
Tested and certified by a leading automotive airbag deployment system testing firm, the Armored Air Jacket has already been credited with saving the lives of cyclists around the nation.
In one accident in Baltimore, a cyclist was cut off by a motorist and ejected 100 feet, hitting the ground at 70 mph. The rider was wearing an Armored Air Jacket and suffered only an injured hand, soreness, scrapes and bruises – but it could have been much worse.
The jacket and vest, available in a fashionable collection, can be used repeatedly and are even washable. The Armored Air Jacket and Vest retail for approximately $595 and $250 respectively and can be ordered online: www.armoredairjackets.com