Air jackets for mountain biking?

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  • Spin
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    I’m going to stick with the cotton wool me ma wrapped me up in all them years ago.

    Markie
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    It alway provides a (wrong!) cause for a chuckle when you see a rider slide off their horse at the end of their ride having forgotten to unclip their jacket’s safety cord… oops!

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    I think the jump version would be useful. Given the up take in Leatt braces I can see these being used.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Jacket, which costs about £400 and weighs 1kg, is attached via a lanyard (cord) to the saddle
    When the rider parts from the saddle, or extends beyond the lanyard length, a trigger is activated which punctures a CO2 canister.

    I’d need about 10 jackets a ride 😳

    My OH uses one when riding her Devil’s Bicycle and swears by it.

    Not sure how much use it would be with a backpack over the top though – probably cause more injury than it prevents.

    discoduck
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    Before wearing that I’d stop biking altogether !

    I’d love to go on a ride with several other people who were all wearing them so I could chuckle at the amount of Negligent Discharges that were going off !

    Edric 64
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    Negligent Discharges that were going off !

    There must be a double entendre there !

    ti_pin_man
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    How long before these become standard?

    Air Jacket bbc

    Premier Icon downshep
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    Camelbak bladder mucho cheaperer but still quite effective at cushioning the spine.

    ti_pin_man
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    I can’t see much difference between these and body armer, knee pads and arm pads tbh. For big mountains I can imagine these being readily adopted or for scaredy cats or DH’ers.

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    Deployment is an issue in that they depend on seperation from the x10 heavier and relatively immobile quadruped to go off.

    Many offs on MTB don’t seperate the rider from bike much at the injury stage so not sure how they could reliably deployed.

    eyerideit
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    Made lighter, cheaper and combined with something like the ICEdot tag it could be viable.

    Combining it with this

    You’d be like an air filled ironman.

    zelak999
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    Can’t wait! The number of times I’ve fallen and damaged myself this year!

    matther01
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    I use the cheapo version and encase myself in bubble wrap.

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