Helite leather airbag jacket XENA for women with turtle technology
Including capsule and ripcord!
The airbag leather jacket Xena is for all women who want to combine style and safety while riding a motorcycle. The integrated TURTLE technology ensures optimal protection.
The main features of the Xena women's jacket by Helite
The shape of our HELITE airbag offers complete protection: back, neck, spine, chest, ribs, pelvis, abdomen, etc. 18 L protective volume for optimum pressure. Fast tripping time in about 100 ms.
The Xena leather jacket is equipped with the TURTLE technology. The airbag is located under the back protector (SAS-TEC Level 2). The hard outer protector in combination with the shock-absorbing air cushion ensures optimum impact absorption and protection against puncture. The non plus ultra in terms of protection.
Mechanical release system
Helite airbags are 100% mechanical to prevent false tripping, failure and battery replacement. There is no special tool or technical knowledge required to attach the ripcord to the vehicle.
Rigid elbow and shoulder protectors are integrated in our leather jacket and SAS-TEC back protectors Level 2 for a TURTLE effect.
Quick and easy replacement of the CO2 capsule by the driver himself. For a more aesthetic look, the capsule is in a separate bag.
Elastic fabric above the back to optimize the neck protection.
Our Xena jacket is made of black quality leather (1.2 mm thick cowhide).
Soft neoprene collar with press stud for flexible adjustment.
Close-fitting fit, which allows the jacket to adapt to any body shape thanks to the elastic leather on both sides and at the bottom of the back for a high wearing comfort.
Removable inner lining in claret, 100% polyester.
Elastic and breathable fabric under the arms for more mobility. Hip circumference adjustable by Velcro.
2 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets (classic + smartphone).
CERTIFICATION & PRODUCT TEST
Our airbags are certified by the independent laboratory CRITT Sport. CRITT Sport is a specialist in the objective testing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The protective functions of the Helite Xena at a glance
TURTLE airbag model, complete with air and maximum pressure after 80-100ms - CE certified, latest model.
The hard outer protector in combination with the shock-absorbing air cushion ensures optimum shock absorption and protection against puncture
The Helite Turtle Airbag Vest is released mechanically, which prevents false triggering or failure. Changing batteries is not necessary.
Very high abrasion resistance, because stable 1.2 mm thick cowhide to protect the airbag chamber.
SAS-TEC EN1621-2, CE certified comfortable back protector
Close fit with elastic material on the arms and shoulders
removable thermal lining (100% polyester) provides warmth at low temperatures
KNOX CE certified protectors for elbows and shoulders
Outer and inner pockets
The operation of the Xena airbag jacket
The women's leather jacket XENA with integrated airbag combines highest wearing comfort with sporty-elegant design and highest safety for motorcyclists. The waisted cut makes the airbag almost invisible. Only the buckle, with which the ripcord is fixed to the jacket, reveals the inner workings of this jacket.
Thoughtful details such as leather stretch inserts on the sides and in the lumbar spine area ensure that the jacket goes about every movement. Elastic inserts on the arms and upper back provide good ventilation even on hot days. For the colder days, the XENA has a visually appealing lining, which can be optionally removed.
The release of the jacket is done by a ripcord, which is firmly connected to the vehicle and is plugged in when climbing on the jacket. This ensures maximum reliability. An accidental release by forgetting the ripcord when getting off the vehicle is very unlikely, since a force of about 300Nm is needed to operate the airbag. By replacing the CO2 cartridge, the jacket can be used immediately after a release.
17-24 liters of protective volume are effectively distributed in an accident around the wearer's upper body, thus protecting the neck, spine, ribcage, pelvis, coccyx, head, collarbone and internal organs. In addition to an immense impact protection, the airbag stabilizes the entire torso against twisting. After just 80-100 milliseconds, above the optimum pressure to develop the protective effect. This period of time was determined by Helite's many years of experience and numerous calculations and tests to provide the optimal pressure to protect the body at the time of impact. Already during the triggering process, when the full pressure has not yet been reached, important parts of the body are protected. In addition to the airbag system, the jacket has a SASTEC CE2 certified high quality back protector and protectors on the shoulders and elbows, which can be removed as an option.
Like all Helite jackets with built-in airbag, the jacket features the innovative turtle system. In this case, the Sas-Tec back protector is like a turtle shell over the airbag when triggered. The spine thus remains free of any stress and punctual forces are effectively distributed to the entire airbag in the back area and absorbed there. The protection is therefore many times higher than with a standard airbag.
Frequently asked questions about the Xena Ladies Leather Jacket
Can I wear the Xena airbag leather jacket even in the rain?
The Xena leather jacket is of very good quality and can be worn even in the rain. However, it is not waterproof, so we can not assure you that you will stay dry in the event of a rain shower.
How can I care for the Xena leather jacket?
As with any leather jacket, care is needed to maintain flexibility and color. We advise you to maintain your airbag jacket regularly with appropriate products. Attention, do not wash the jacket in the washing machine and do not use detergents, otherwise the leather may be damaged.
Can I carry a backpack over the airback?
Yes. Note, however, that the airbag will not trip properly if there is a major resistance. We therefore recommend that you adjust the shoulder straps as loosely as possible.
How long does the airbag need after a release until it is empty again?
The air bag must remain inflated for some time to protect even with slides and later impacts. It takes 5-7 minutes for the airbag to deflate by itself. If the capsule is removed from the vest, the airbag is immediately empty again. You can also open and remove the airbag immediately after the accident.
Can the airbag activate by itself? What happens if I forget to "unbuckle"?
The pulling force to activate the airbag is between 20 and 30 kg (depending on the size). If the driver forgets to unbuckle, he feels a strong pressure on the jacket before the airbag triggers. As well as the buckling and buckling while driving, the "buckling and buckling" of the motorcycle ripcord quickly becomes habituation.