Stra(ub) To(m)
Straub Tamás a Facebook-on
All about Airbag Jacket and Airbag Vest for motorcyclists and for horse riders  - (hungarian invention)
All about Airbag Jacket and Airbag Vest for motorcyclists and for horse riders  - (hungarian invention)

Riding gear with airbags are one of the greatest safety innovations for motorcyclists ... (

Airbags changed automobile safety. Airbag jackets are about to do the same for motorcycles.

Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on the roads. Motorcyclists involved in accidents are 40 times more likely to be killed than car drivers.

Airbag jacket save lives

Airbag suit a lifesaver in head-on crash

January, 2020
A 35-year-old British rider who survived a horrifying head-on collision has credited his airbag-equipped full leather suit as a lifesaver.

This confronting video showing in-car footage, a rear angle and a following car’s video has been released overnight by Yorkshire Police to highlight the value of riders wearing the full gear — or as we call “ATGATT” (All The Gear, All The Time)... Read more

MotoGP: The Silverstone accident: how the airbag saved Dovizioso

September, 2019
In retrospect, the accident that Quartararo and Dovizioso were in at Silverstone can be defined as spectacular. We can use this adjective because, besides several bruises, the two riders were able to get by with only a scare.

Until a few years ago, such a dynamic could have caused serious injuries, but safety has taken great strides in the MotoGP. We're not just talking about circuits (with large enough ride-off areas and airfences on the barriers) but also protective clothing. In this sense, the airbag inserted in the suits was a real revolution and, rightly so, the regulation makes it mandatory... Read more

Olympian Matthias Mayer avoids major injury with airbag

December, 2015
In less than a tenth of a second, safety in ski racing took a huge leap forward on Saturday.
That was the time it took for a radical air bag system to inflate and prevent Olympic champion Matthias Mayer from serious injury during a nasty crash at the classic Val Gardena World Cup downhill.
The Austrian lost control on the Saslong course and spun around, flying down the hill backward in midair. Before he landed on his right side, the air bag vest under his race suit inflated and softened his landing... Read more

(Foto: GEPA pictures/ Hans Simonlehner)

Crashing at 210-mph and walking away

June, 2013
Marc Marquez crashed at 209.9 mph during practice for last weekend’s Italian GP at Mugello, but the Repsol Honda rider was medically cleared to ride the event, which he did.
How could Marquez be so lucky? Part of his “luck” was the performance of the Alpinestars Tech Air Race suit, which detected the crash and, within 50 milliseconds, deployed airbag protection for his shoulders and back, reaching full inflation 30 milliseconds before Marquez’s first impact with the pavement. The presence of the inflated airbags spreads crash impact force over a wider area, preventing the extreme concentration of force that breaks human bones. Read more

Airbag Jacket saves teenage motorcyclist

November, 2011
Lourens Koster a 17-year-old student escaped the clutches of death on the October 17 while on his way to school, when he was involved in a serious accident after a car collided with his motorcycle at an major intersection in Vanderbijlpark [South Africa].
Lourens’ motorcycle will probably be written off due to the damage, indicating the severity of the impact. But he himself escaped death after the motorcycle airbag jacket he was wearing deployed on impact and protected all his vital organs including his spine and neck... Read more

Zara Phillips protected by airbag jacket

October, 2010
Princess Anne's daughter, 29, was competing in Enschede, Holland, when her horse lost his footing at a jump. The Queen's granddaughter was thrown into the water when High Kingdom slipped. But Miss Phillips was protected when the airbag jacket she was wearing inflated immediately after being activated by a rip cord on her saddle.
Miss Phillips, the twelfth in line to the throne, was eliminated from the competition because of the fall. The Military Boekelo is the biggest outdoor sporting event in The Netherlands and one of the most important equestrian events in the world.
Miss Phillips, a keen equestrian, won the world eventing champion title in 2006 and Sports Personality of the Year for her efforts. In 2009 she was awarded an MBE for services to equestrianism and hopes to compete in the London Olympics in 2012.
Earlier this year she told The Daily Telegraph that she would rather be known as an "athlete" than a "princess or a model", as she launched her first ever clothes collection.
Miss Phillips, who won gold medals at the 2005 and 2007 European Eventing Championships, is yet to secure her place on the London 2012 Olympic team however. Her previous horse Toytown is unfit to ride and will be too old to compete in 2012. Miss Phillips was forced to pull out of the British Olympics team in 2008 after the horse became injured. She missed the 2004 Olympics in Athens for similar reasons with the same horse.. Source: Telegraph

Airbag vest saves horsrider´s life

May, 2010
Oliver Townend only escaped death thanks to the revolutionary jacket he was wearing... Read more

Jorge Lorenzo crashes in airbag-equipped suit

August, 2009
Both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have been wearing Dainese D-Air leathers in races since last month, but last weekend’s MotoGP round at Brno was the first time either rider has crashed while wearing the airbag-equipped suit. It’s impossible to definitively declare that the airbag is responsible for Lorenzo walking away injury-free, but doing so is a rare occurrence for the crash-prone Spaniard... Read more

Airbag jacket saves motorcyclist's life

October, 2007
While motorists who have been in car crashes often attribute the help of air bags to saving their lives, a Maryland motorcycle rider injured in a collision is doing the same -- for a jacket. Joseph McPhatter, of Randallstown, was injured in a crash on Interstate 83 after being cut off by another motorist in September. According to police, McPhatter was ejected 100 feet, hitting the ground at an impact rate of 140 mph. Police said that McPhatter might have been severely injured had it not been for...
Read more and a video

Straub Tamás, inventor of the airbag jacket (2016)

All of information on this site used freely, but the source citation is needed. -
Recommended display resolution 1024 x 768 pixels or higher.