Point Two´s Pro Air 2 inflatable body protector features the proven Point Two advanced inflatable airbag system to produce fully innovative and superior levels of protection for motorcycles
This body protector has been tested at SATRA Technology Centre, Kettering, UK against the manufacturer’s specifications. It conforms to the SATRA technical specification for airbag systems `SATRA M38, July 2012` and EN 16231-2 2003 `motorcyclists protective clothing against mechanical impact – Part 2 Motorcyclists back protectors – Requirements and test methods´.
EC Type-Examination certification has been issued by Ricotest, Notified Body number 0498. This body protector is CE marked to denote compliance with the EU Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC.
The integrated back protector meets the requirements of European Standard EN 1621-2, which specifies two performance levels as follows:
Level 1 protector is impacted at 50 Joules and the mean transmitted force recorded by the apparatus is required to be below 18 kN with no single value above 24 kN. This is the lowest performance class recognised by EN 1621-2-2003.
Level 2 protectors are impacted at 50 Joules and the mean transmitted force recorded by the apparatus is required to be below 9 kN with no single value above 12 kN. This is the highest performance class recognised by EN 1621-2 2003. In order to provide higher impact protection, Level 2 products may be heavier and or thicker than Level 1 products.
It is important that you choose the level of protection most suitable for your riding activities.
When the airbags are fully inflated, the ProAir2/MC Super Lite provides additional protection to the back and torso from impacts resulting from a fall from a motorcycle. Impacts may be against soft or hard ground, or objects such as trees, vehicles, posts or rails.
Products meeting the requirements of the technical specifications are intended to reduce the severity or incidence of soft tissue injuries such as bruising, contusions, cuts and abrasions.
Products meeting the requirements of the technical specifications may reduce the severity and/or incidence of some more serious injuries such as minor fractures.
Products meeting the requirements of the technical specifications cannot significantly mitigate against major injuries such as serious fractures resulting from extreme impact forces or Torsion/flexion/bending/crushing injuries and neurological spinal injuries. Currently available materials and technology do not allow this level of protection to be attained in products which would be acceptable to wear and which would allow physical activities to be conducted and completed satisfactorily.
WARNING: Injuries cannot be entirely prevented by this body protector, but should be reduced in severity. Injuries cannot be prevented in accidents involving severe torsion, flexion, extension or crushing of the body. Protection from neurological spinal injury is not guaranteed, although testing at the Transport Research Laboratory has shown that skeletal spinal injuries may be reduced in severity or prevented. When inflated, the ProAir2/MC Super Lite´s airbag system offers the collar of the neck and trunk more support, thus reducing the risk of over bending the spinal column. The ProAir2/MC Super Lite body protector cannot guarantee the rider absolute safety and does not protect the rider from all injuries.
To benefit from the protection offered by your ProAir2, you should ensure that it covers the areas that it is designed to protect, that no discomfort is caused by the garment when you are in a riding position and that you are able to maintain a full range of movements. When correctly worn and inflated, the ProAir2 should cover the following area of the body:
The ProAir2/MC Super Lite is intended to be worn as the outermost layer of motorcyclists clothing. Remove any pointed objects such as pens, pins, glasses and mobile phones from your clothing before putting on the ProAir2/MC Super Lite vest. Unfasten the buckles or main zip and put on the ProAir2 vest. Refasten the buckles or zip. Put your hands inside the side opening and, turning them sideways so your hand is at 90 degrees to your body, you can easily run your hand from your chest to the bottom of the jacket without experiencing any tight spots, ensuring that there is at least a 7.5 cm/3” gap between your body and the lining of the vest. On the /S model, if necessary use the buckle and Velcro fastened straps, to adjust the fit(/Z model features zip-front fastening and elasticated side panels).
WARNING It is important that the ProAir2/MC Super Lite vest is not fastened snugly to the body, as the airbags require space in which to inflate. If, when inflated, the /S model vest is too snug, it may be necessary to adjust the straps or, in the case of the /Z model, try a larger size.
If, despite following the above instructions, you are unable to obtain a comfortable, secure fit, an alternative size may be required. Consult the retailer if in any doubt.
Take measurements according to the pictogram (see right – size Adult Large described) and select the appropriate size from the size chart.
Pro Air 2 - Outer Cover, 100% Polyester, Lining 100% Polyester.
P2-RS/MC Lite – Outer Cover 96% Polyester/4% Spandex. Lining: 80% Polyamide/20% Elastane. Impact foam PVC Nitrile.
Wipe clean with lukewarm water only and place on a hanger in a well-ventilated space to dry. Do not machine wash, use bleach, tumble dry or iron.
The materials from which the body protector is manufactured are not known to cause allergic reactions generally.
Place on a clothes-hanger, and store in a dry, well ventilated environment away from direct sunlight and extremes of temperature. Do not place heavy objects on top of the garment, as these may cause damage to the airbag system. Do now sew or stick anything onto the body protector as it could pierce the airbags and prevent them from working correctly.
Frequent visual inspection should be made for signs of obvious wear, especially after any accident. In particular, check all areas are in good condition where the airbag system is present, ie no rips or tears, before each use. In the rare instance that the airbag does not inflate, a severe fall can result in some cell damage of the foam, obvious signs of which would be reduced thickness (indentations) or a change in the feel of the foam. The garment should be replaced if in any doubt. Cleaned and maintained in accordance with these instructions, the service life of the body protector in normal conditions should be up to three years.
Back protectors are components of motorcyclists clothing (jacket, one-piece or two-piece suit) and are designed to be used with the following additional PPE.
The following information is included on your ProAir/MC Lite body protector.
Product information label The `B`and `2`denote that the product is a full back protector meeting the highest Level 2 requirements of EN 1621-2 2003.
Material content, cleaning instructions and year of manufacture.
IMPORTANT: Please read these special instructions carefully in order to ensure optimum protection is provided by the Point Two airbag system, which is designed to keep the spinal column supported and absorb shock. Failure to follow the instruction could lead to your body protector malfunctioning or reduce the effectiveness.
The ProAir2/MC Lite is worn like any other conventional outer garment when riding. The wearer attaches a lanyard to the ring of the adjustable seat attachment once fitted securely to the motorcycle and, when they fell or are thrown from their motorcycle, the lanyard linking them to the machine tightens and forces out the key ball bearing from the trigger mechanism which in turn disengages the release pin. The CO² is then discharged into the airbags until they reach full inflation. Approximately 15 seconds after inflation, the CO² begins to automatically discharge through a decompression valve in the body protector.
Point Two requires its retailers to provide every purchaser of a ProAir2/MC Lite body protector with the opportunity to experience a test inflation of their new garment. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of this, as you will then know what to expect when the system is activated in response to a real incident and how the body protector feels when inflated. You may experience a feeling of slight restriction for a few seconds, but as the gas is released, the pressure gradually decreases. Most wearers do not find this troublesome, particularly if they have experienced the test inflation, and those who still feel particularly restricted can release the main zip in order to ease the pressure, which we recommend is also done as part of the test inflation process.
The airbags are made of high-quality resistant polyurethans sheaths, which provide the best possible shock absorption. It is possible for the airbags to be ripped or damaged in an accident if they hit any pointed or sharp objects.
CAUTION: The sheaths must not be exposed to temperatures above 50C.
A force, applied to the connecting lanyard, is required to eject the ball bearing from its compartment. This releases a spring which forces a needle to perforate the cartridge, releasing the gas into the airbags. The key ball bearing can be released from its compartment in any direction.
WARNING: For your own safety, do not dismantle the release pin or remove any parts
When replacing the gas canister, use only genuine Point Two canister of the correct size (cartridges may be marked with either company’s name). Capacity of CO² is stamped on the canister on the CO² line. Replacement gas (CO²) canister can be obtained from Dmom-parts.de.
Canister volume: 60cc
Container: Cast steel. Welded top
(1)Remove the seat of the motorcycle
(2)Identify a suitable bolt situated centrally towards the front of the saddle (such as the rear mounting bolt for the fuel tank), to which the attachment can be rigidly fixed. Do not attach to any bolts which are holding electrical components or any part of the fuel system in position.
(3)Replace the saddle.
(4)The lanyard strap should be long enough to permit the D ring to protrude not less than 2.5 centimetres and not more than 5 centimetres from above the point where the front of the saddle and the fuel tank meet.
(5)Remove the saddle, adjust the attachment and refit the saddle until the correct free length for the lanyard is achieved.
CAUTION: Make sure that the lanyard cannot wrap itself around any part of the motorcycle when riding. Shorten it accordingly and check that it does not restrict the rider´s movements and that the chosen fixing point is sturdy enough.
The individual user is responsible for ensuring that they have the correct length of lanyard and attaching the lanyard to the adjustment saddle attachment.
The lanyard has a clip at the end, which simply clips onto the central ring of the adjustment, attachment on the saddle. The lanyard must be securely clipped on to the ring otherwise your jacket will not inflate in the event of a fall.
Considerable force is required to activate the trigger mechanism, so the airbag system should not be activated during normal use. Should the lanyard linking the saddle to the release pin catch on any obstruction, accidental activation could occur. If the motorcycle falls to the ground and the rider stays in the saddle, the airbag system cannot be activated until the activation distance (full stretch of the lanyard) and activation force are both reached.
Always detach the lanyard from the saddle before dismounting to avoid accidentally inflating the airbag system. Forgetting to unfasten the lanyard before dismounting when the lanyard is too long or not enough force is exerted will mean the wearer will still be attached to the saddle.
Pay attention to the following points when the airbag is inflated.
If after reading the following instructions you remain unsure of the correct procedure to reset your P2-RS/MC Lite or ProAir2 body protector’s airbag system, we recommend you take it to an authorised dealer for resetting. The Airbag Jacket can be reused if it is reset according to the following procedure, but if it is not reset correctly there could be a malfunction. Using the Airbag Jacket without a correctly set airbag trigger system could deprive the wearer of the additional protection provided by the airbags.
IMPORTANT: These steps must be followed in sequence before removing a spent cartridge to avoid damaging the release pin. We recommend that an adult reset the jacket after activation.
IMPORTANT: Please pay particular attention to the following points when reassembling the trigger system of your Airbag Jacket.
Check for visible external damage (holes, rips etc) in the fabric of the outer garment and the airbags (if visible)
Ensure that the airbags have completely deflated
Always ensure the replacement cartridge is a genuine, approved Point Two part of the correct size, which is 60cc for adult sizes
Conclusion: Check again to ensure accurate reassembly of the airbag trigger system bearing in mind your own safety. Any exterior or interior damage could cause a malfunction.
Thoroughly following these instructions will ensure your ProAir2/MC Lite body protector’s airbag system is properly reset. If, however, you remain unsure about the resetting procedure, or are not confident of your understanding of these instructions, please visit the Point Two website to view the instructional video, or for one-to-one assistance contact your local stockist.IMPORTANT: