A Swedish company have developed airbags for motorcyclists that go in the rider’s jeans…
The jeans, which cost $499 (or £413), are designed to inflate like an airbag to protect the rider’s lower body in the event of a crash. They protect areas of the body which previously went unprotected, such as the thighs and tailbone.
Swedish brand Mo’Cycle are crowdfunding for the jeans now.
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The jeans are fitted with a replaceable CO2 cartridge which releases the gas when the rider falls off their bike. “The airbag is activated when the rider is bodily separated from the vehicle, the trigger mechanism is a tether connecting the jeans
to the motorcycle and works as a dead man’s switch,” Mo’Cycle explained in a press release.
The jeans have been designed by Moses Shahrivar, who founded Mo’Cycle in 2005.
According to the Mo’Cycle website, the Airbag jeans are made with water repellent, breathable and abrasion resistant fabric, and are “just as comfortable as any other pants”.
Mo’Cycle are crowdfunding the jeans through Indiegogo, and as of writing are already at 502% of the goal.
The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and Airbag jeans featured on the Swedish “Dragons Den” and raised funds from three Dragon investors.
And it’s not just jeans. Mo’Cycle are giving you the option to “complete your look” with an airbag vest too!