Hit Air is a technical company with one objective in mind: Improve safety and reliability in motorcycle gear. They are very particular in studying motorcycle related injuries and they found out that most critical and fatal injuries are received in the head, neck or chest.
The Japan-based company, Mugen Denko Co., LTD, based in Nagoya is widely received in over 30 countries like China, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, Korea, France, and more, heavily patronized even by national police. The wearable airbag system is a Japanese Protection Technology that started out as a safety gear for horseback riding that eventually focused also in motorcycle safety and in all aspects of riding.
With the influx of CE Rated Jackets in the market, Hit Air offers extra protection through shock buffering airbag system that protects the critical areas standard riding jackets cannot.
The shock buffing airbag wraps throughout the chest, back, neck and waist, that inflates in split seconds in case of an accident. A heat-resistant, sturdy wire is tethered to the bike and the jacket, that whenever a rider is ejected during an accident, it quickly enables the airbag.
I was able to try out one of their products during a travel event one weekend. The HS-6 Ventilation Model is a Padded Riding Jacket with the S-System airbag installed. The material in Outer Shell: 600D and Ripstopwater resistant Polyester, Polyester Mesh inner lining, Neoprene neck guard, and Polyurethane airbag tube. It comes in two stylish color combination. It also has reflective print for night riding, and additional chest padding options
We started our ride early morning. The jacket keeps me a bit warm in the cool morning air. When it got a bit hotter outside, I opened the vents for air to flow through the mesh lining on both arms and back. Upper arm, cuff and waist straps provide best fitting. Halfway through the day we got caught in a wild drizzle. Thanks to the Poly-outer shell, water seeping through is very minimal. It also dries really fast. The jacket comes with CE HEXA lightweight honeycomb material on shoulders and elbows as standard, with a soft back padding too.
To sum things up, wearing a Hit Air Jacket gives me that extra, extra peace of mind when I ride. I believe most riding jackets serve their purpose to protect impact points during a crash, what more a jacket equipped with hi-tech shock buffering system. With a price tag of PhP37,520, you’re getting extra protection, a good value to invest on motorcycle riding safety.
Hit Air Philippines has 5 dealers in Luzon and 7 stores in Visayas and Mindanao. They are targeting a total of 12 stores nationwide by the end of April 2020. For more information and inquiries you may visit Hit Air Philippines in Facebook.