Name: Andrew Ancell
Product: Helite Vented Air Jacket
What happened: Since a fellow rider was thrown from his motorcycle in which he broke most of his ribs I decided it was time to wear a Helite jacket. Last year I was leading our group of riders in Spain. The sat nav took me up a very steep hill with no exit which meant I had to turn the bike round.
Unfortunately I lost my footing and the bike dropped down the steep incline. I threw myself away from the bike downhill so fell quite a distance. The air jacket went off and I landed and according to a fellow rider said I bounced like a ball!
I had no injuries at all. I am sure if I had not been wearing the jacket at the least I would have been bruised and worst Brocken shoulder / bones.
After fitting a new air canister in my jacket I was on my way within 10 minutes. I will not ride without an air jacket. The air vest was not damaged and I had a slight scratch on my helmet.
Thank you Andrew for letting us tell your story. If it wasn’t for the airbag, Andrew could have been seriously injured.
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