Industry Updates

Introducing airbag jeans, the innovative protective gear for primary protection.

Published: April 21, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

-By Ankita Dutta

Mo’cycle, a Swedish firm, has produced the world’s first airbag jeans. The trousers are made of water-repellent, breathable, and abrasion-resistant fabric, and their airbag is unnoticeable until triggered by a fall. The pants can only be activated by 88 pounds of force, and the airbags ultimately deflate, allowing the pants to return to their regular size. The jeans must be tethered to a motorcycle by an elastic tether, letting the rider to move freely while remaining attached to the machine. The trousers are completely reusable due to interchangeable CO2 cartridges. High fashion can be both exciting and baffling; although certain pieces are indisputably lovely, we might wonder about others’ affordability and suitability.

These designer clothing items can be uncomfortable or out of the ordinary, and they sometimes come with a large price tag. While some fashion accessories can be wonderful and enjoyable for a picture, others might come off as ludicrous. The issue is where to draw the line and when will society become tired of these costly pieces of clothing.

Assume you can get your hands on a pair of trousers that could one day save one’s life for less than the cost of some pointless Prada trousers. Let’s suppose these jeans could literally save your life.

The first pair of airbag jeans have been launched by the Swedish business Mo’cycle. Not referring to the hilarious latex balloon-inflated trousers. When a motorcycle crashes, Mo’cycle’s trousers can really inflate upon impact, reducing the force of the impact.

Credit- Mo’cycle Campaign

The jeans are as comfortable as any other pair of trousers, but they are composed of fabric that is water-repellent, breathable, and abrasion-resistant, according to an article in Mo’cycle. The airbag in the trousers is unseen until a fall causes it to deploy. Eventually, the airbags deflate, allowing the trousers to expand to their original size. There is no need to be concerned about embarrassing public mishaps because the trousers only trigger from a force of roughly 88 pounds.

The trousers can continue to be functional and fashionable at the same time thanks to replaceable CO2 cartridges. Well, it’s actually quite easy. The elastic tether needed to secure the jeans to the motorcycle must allow the rider to move around freely while remaining fastened to it. When a fall is detected, the tether is pulled apart, inflating the airbags in the pants through a spring-loaded piston puncturing the CO2 cartridge.

These airbag jeans offer a useful and original solution to a problem that motorcycle riders frequently encounter. They demonstrate that fashion may certainly have a utilitarian purpose by providing both protection and style. It’s encouraging to see a business, like Mo’cycle, put safety above looks and develop a product that might as well save lives.

Although some would disagree and say that airbag pants aren’t the most stylish thing to wear, it’s important to keep in mind that safety is just as important as style if not more. The fashion industry ought to take a hint from Mo’cycle and produce additional products that are useful rather than merely attractive.

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