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Old 07-14-2020, 05:18 PM   #31
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Those of you who know who Max Wrist .
last time I heard about him was he came to sf/alices and crashed hard.

i had a hitair vest - it did its job, and a spidi vest as well, imo its just another safety thing, like a helmet/jacket/gloves
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:23 AM   #32
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:31 PM   #33
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After owning several Hit-Air vests and crashing twice on the track with them (and starting the company SaferMoto back in 2009 to import them from Japan), I've been a big fan for years.
BUT I feel the new tech of the Alpinestars Tech Air 5 and the Dainese D-Air are superior. I own them both. I actually prefer the Alpinestars because they don't have that bulky stuff down at the bottom of your back and you can wear it with any jacket.

I have a beat to shit formerly hi-viz MLV vest I'll give to anyone who wants it. Never deployed.

Edit - Low viz brown vest has a new home.

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Old 09-20-2020, 08:36 PM   #34
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Sorry to thread jack but what is the life span of the cartridge in the mlv? I have one I bought in 2014-2015 that I rarely wear anymore because I pretty much ride dirt or to dirt. I’ve wondered if I can count on the cartridge still or if I should replace.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:49 PM   #35
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Sorry to thread jack but what is the life span of the cartridge in the mlv? I have one I bought in 2014-2015 that I rarely wear anymore because I pretty much ride dirt or to dirt. I’ve wondered if I can count on the cartridge still or if I should replace.
I'd remove it and make sure the plunger is working fine.
It's a CO2 cartridge. It'll be fine as long as the plunger can penetrate the end cap.
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I've got my eye on a Hit-Air MLV RC
I know it's not the most technically advanced system but it is better then not wearing a vest. The feature I like about this vest is that it will flow more air then any of the other vests I've seen so I will be more apt to wear it in the hot weather.
I'm waiting until I sell some things in the garage to free up my fun budget.
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I just bought a Hit-Air MLV-P after doing a bunch of research (including this thread, which was a great resource, thanks). The most important thing to me was that it flowed air and didn't render my Olympia Airglide mesh completely ineffective. Good news: the combo still flows a lot of air in hot weather. Happy with the choice so far.
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I just bought a Helite (over suit) airbag this weekend. As my pace quickens, I don't want to come off the bike and have no protection. The sport is dangerous, I'd rather have it and not use it then not have it and need it.

Plus, I scored. 400 bucks and it was basically brand new.
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I've got my eye on a Hit-Air MLV RC
I know it's not the most technically advanced system but it is better then not wearing a vest. The feature I like about this vest is that it will flow more air then any of the other vests I've seen so I will be more apt to wear it in the hot weather.
I'm waiting until I sell some things in the garage to free up my fun budget.
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I've been wanting a vest a lot lately, but have trouble finding decent sizing info. Which vests are compatible with us big boys? I'm about a 52" chest right now (thankfully shrinking due to COVID exercise routines).
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I actually prefer the Alpinestars because they don't have that bulky stuff down at the bottom of your back and you can wear it with any jacket.
The Alpinestars Tech Air 5 needs 4 cm of free space around the circumference of the chest when worn with regular jackets. What jacket does one have with 3 inches of room and isn't the fit sloppy otherwise?
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The Alpinestars Tech Air 5 needs 4 cm of free space around the circumference of the chest when worn with regular jackets. What jacket does one have with 3 inches of room and isn't the fit sloppy otherwise?
4cm is only 1.57" total, so if you have like .8 inches front and back, that's enough. A golfball is 4.2cm, so if you can fit a golf ball between your jacket and vest, that's enough.
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4cm is only 1.57" total, so if you have like .8 inches front and back, that's enough. A golfball is 4.2cm, so if you can fit a golf ball between your jacket and vest, that's enough.
I'm looking at the Tech Air 5 as well. Does it have as good of coverage as the Hit-Air? It looks like the Hit-Air covers more around your neck and tailbone. I'm between the Tech Air 5 and the Klim right now (and maybe the Hit-Air, but I can't find much in the way of their sizing and availability).
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