Dainese continue what seems like their relentless expansion, and have just launched their Smart Jacket, the first airbag vest featuring D-air® technology that can be worn either over or under any jacket. This D-air® is also available for both men and women. The great news is that it doesn’t require any form of connection to the bike, and the long battery life guarantees 26 hours of use and fast recharging time. It’s foldable, so if you choose not to wear it, it can be packed in pannier or top box.
Smart Jacket is the result of more than twenty-five years of Dainese research on the D-air® system and combines in a single garment the ultimate in airbag technology with great versatility.
The “brain” of Smart Jacket is the triggering algorithm. The electronic central unit analyses 1,000 times per second the data transmitted by seven sensors and detects any dangerous situations, activating the system only when necessary.
The Shield is at the heart of the protection provided by Smart Jacket, an airbag featuring patented technology with internal microfilaments which guarantees that the inflation is even and controlled throughout the entire surface to create a shield that envelops the body. The Shield covers the chest and back, ensuring the same degree of protection as seven Level 1 back protectors, despite not having any form of hardshell protective gear inside: the result is an extremely light and practical garment which, once off the bike, can be easily folded and packed away.
The external fabric is ventilated, but the main innovation is found inside: the Shield is in fact folded over on itself, enabling, in normal riding conditions, air to pass through the front part. Smart Jacket is also designed to be worn in the rain, thanks to the water-repellent fabric and waterproof D-air® technology that have no problem with water.
Dainese Smart Jacket is available in six sizes and will be in stores from July, and will retail at £569.95