TEX­TILE AND LEATHER JACK­ETS BMW Mo­tor­rad Street Air by Alpines­tars £1600

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This new airbag jacket rep­re­sents the first tie-up be­tween BMW and Alpines­tars. The Street Air adopts airbag tech­nol­ogy from Alpines­tars’ Tech-air sys­tem, which uses body-mounted sen­sors to de­tect a crash sce­nario and in­flate the airbag in time to help pro­tect the rider’s back, kid­neys, chest and shoul­ders.

The airbag sits in­side a tex­tile jacket that has a breath­able wa­ter­proof mem­brane to keep the weather at bay. The outer is made from 500-de­nier Cor­dura, and the jacket is equipped with Ce-ap­proved el­bow and shoul­der ar­mour. There’s also the op­tion to add a back pro­tec­tor to beef up the pro­tec­tion from the airbag.

Avail­able in grey or black in chest sizes 36in-50in for men, and sizes 6-20 for women; the outer jacket and airbag vest will be avail­able sep­a­rately, but the £1600 price cov­ers both. www.bmw-mo­tor­rad.co.uk

Outer jacket and airbag vest also avail­able sep­a­rately HIGH TECH Tex­tile jacket uses Alpines­tars’ Tech-air sys­tem Op­tion to add a back pro­tec­tor to boost airbag pro­tec­tion

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