Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 Review

by Kate A June 11, 2020

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 Review

When it comes to the highest level of rider protection, airbag equipped garments are undeniably  it. While there are numerous airbag options on the market, when it comes to coverage and innovation, the Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag System  is definitely superior to anything else on the  market. With airbag systems now being mandatory in world level professional racing, having an airbag for track use is a no brainer. But we think it’s equally if not more important to have an airbag system for those who only ride street as well. Fatalities and serious injuries are a lot more common among street riders after all. Which is why we are particularly excited about the release of Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 system, a self-contained wearable airbag vest that can be worn under any proper fitting jacket.

We sat down with a Tech-Air specialist from Alpinestars and picked his brain on all thing Tech-Air. The video below will answer anything and everything you need to know about this airbag system. Questions answered include:

  • How does the Tech-Air system airbag work? How does it know when to deploy?
  • How effective is the Tech-Air system in an impact? How much does it reduce the force of the impact?
  • What's the difference between the Tech-Air  Street and Tech-Air Race systems?
  • Can the Tech-Air 5 system be used on track?
  • How would one know if their jacket has enough room for the Tech-Air 5 to expand?
  • Can Tech-Air 5 be worn over the jacket or with no jacket at all?
  • Can you travel with the Tech-Air 5 airbag? (Take it on airplanes)
  • What's the best way to clean Tech-Air vests?
  • Is Tech-Air 5 waterproof?
  • What's the Tech-Air warranty period?
  • How often should the Tech-Air be charged?
  • What kind of maintenance is required for the Tech-Air?
  • How do you update Tech-Air firmware?
  • Will the Tech-Air deploy if the rider falls down at a standstill?
  • Does Tech-Air  work when the rider is sitting at a red light?
  • How long does Tech-Air stay inflated after a deployment?
  • With a Tech-Air, is jacket armor still necessary?
  • Can the Tech-Air 5 be used offroad?

Kate A
Kate A


As a matter of fact, I do know what I'm talking about.

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