Dainese recently launched its new D-air Smart Jacket, which can be worn underneath or atop any garment, and works for any type of road & riding style, available for both men and women. Used by MotoGP champions, D-air technology has been developed by Dainese through more than 20 years of research in order to achieve the maximum level of versatility. With the Smart Jacket, for the first time ever Dainese introduces stationary impact protection, adding a whole new level of safety.
The ‘brain’ of the Jacket is the triggering algorithm: At a rate of 1,000 times per second, the electronic central unit analyzes data transmitted by 7 sensors and detects dangerous situations, activating the system only when necessary. The Shield is the heart of Smart Jacket protection, an airbag featuring Dainese’s patented technology that integrates proprietary internal microfilaments that guarantee inflation is even and controlled throughout the entire surface. When activated, The Shield envelops the body and delivers maximum protection to the rider. The Shield covers the chest and back, ensuring the same degree of protection as seven Level 1 back protectors, despite not having hardshell protective gear inside.
The result is an extremely light and practical garment that riders can easily fold and place in a lateral bag, a top box or in a backpack when not in use. Smart Jacket is also designed with incredible ventilation for further versatility and comfort. The external fabric of the jacket is ventilated but the most innovative ventilation is found inside, as the Shield folds over on itself. In normal riding conditions, this enables air to flow through the front. In case of activation, the Shield expands and covers the entire chest area, providing maximum protection. The Smart Jacket also features water-repellent fabric and the integrated D-air technology is waterproof to protect riders regardless of weather conditions.
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