Necksgen REV Head and Neck Restraint System
*Proudly Made in the USA. Helmet Anchors Included.*
SFI 38.1 Certification
Helmet anchors included
You may be wondering, "Why did someone design an alternative head and neck restraint?" The answer is simple: to improve on the design, comfort and safety provided by one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you are requiredto purchase. Here's a brief summary of the improvements Necksgen has incorporated into the design (many more are listed below):
Comfort: The REV takes comfort to a new level... there is no frontal yoke, with no pressure on your body or collar bone. Our low profile design gives full range of head motion with no front or rear interference with your helmet.
Lateral/Angular Impact Protection: Due to the placement and angle of the lower tether mount, the NecksGen REV unit offers unsurpassed lateral and angular impact protection.
Clearance: The REV has a low profile design which creates minimal interference with the seat and helmet in the driving position.
Single Tether: The single self-aligning helmet tether creates full range of head motion while driving and offers maximum side impact protection.
The NecksGen REV units are designed and made in the USA, using the latest carbon fiber composite Dupont material. Not only are these materials lightweight, but they are extremely strong.
All NecksGen head and neck restraints have passed the mandated SFI 38.1 testing procedures. Due to the innovative features of the designs, the NecksGen head and neck restraints have surpassed our expectations in test results.
SFI 38.1 Certification
Offers lateral-impact protection in addition to frontal impact protection through its tension-neutralizing tether
Offers full range of motion, greatly increasing driver comfort and visibility
Low-profile design significantly eases egress into/out of the car
Shorter "winglets" are more comfortable and reduce the likelihood of collar-bone injuries in the event of a crash
Every unit includes:
Quick-Release Helmet Hardware (includes anchor posts for your helmet)
Available in Small, Medium, or Large
Small - 2" belts only
Medium - 2" or 3" belts
Large - 2" or 3" belts
General sizing rule (see diagram below):
3"-4" neck diameter wears a small unit
4"-5" neck diameter wears a medium unit
5"-6" neck diameter wears a large unit
(See numbered picture in picture gallery for diagram of components 1-6, listed below)
1. Quick Release Helmet Hardware - pictured separately
Unique single-hand quick eject helmet attachment system.
2. Emergency Pull - pictured separately
Optional pull tag for quick disconnect.
The shoulder and collarbone padding provide added comfort to the unit.
Large adult units can accept 2” or 3” seat belts. Small unit accepts 2" belts only. The wings aid in keeping your harness in place under impact. Even in multiple impact situations where the belts could loosen.
5. Tension Neutralizing Tether
Using a proprietary single tension-neutralizing tether (TNT), the loads under impact are distributed through four different load paths. This unique system offers an equal distribution of forces under impact. This system also offers a full range of head motion and side and angular impact protection.
6. Low Profile Design
The low profile design makes egress in and out of the car in an emergency easier
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What are the advantages of the NecksGen REV unit?
A1: Comfort - the REV takes comfort to a new level... there is no frontal yoke, with no pressure on your body or collar bone. Our low profile design gives full range of head motion with no front or rear interference with your helmet.
A2: Side Impact Protection - due to the placement and angle of the lower tether mount, the NecksGen REV unit offers unsurpassed angular impact protection.
A3: Safety - the REV performs exceptionally well in the SFI 38.1 sled tests. See test video above.
A4: Clearance - the REV has a low profile design which creates minimal interference with the seat and helmet in the driving position.
A5: Single Tether - the single self-aligning helmet tether creates full range of head motion while driving and offers maximum side impact protection.
A6: Seat Belts - the NecksGen REV Large and Medium units accomodate up to 3" seat belts. Small unit accomodates 2" seat belts only.
A7: Affordable - $599 and comes complete with Quick Release Helmet Hardware. No extras needed.
Q: What is the NecksGen REV made from?
A: The NecksGen REV is made from a Dupont carbon fiber composite.
Q: How heavy is the NecksGen REV?
A: The NecksGen REV is very lightweight, at 1.5 lbs for the large unit, 1.3 lbs for the medium and 1 lb for the small unit (with all tethers and hardware attachments).
Q: Do I need special tools to install the helmet hardware?
A: No, the NecksGen REV uses standard tools. We do supply a tool kit.
Q: Do you sell cases for the NecksGen REV?
A: The NecksGen REV unit comes with a free carrying bag to protect your unit.
Comfort and Fit Questions:
Q: Will I be able to move my head from side to side?
A: Yes, the NecksGen REV has self aligning tethers that offer range of motion from left to right.
Q: Will NecksGen place pressure on my clavicle (collar bone)?
A: No, the NecksGen REV has no solid structure on your collar bone and has body forming pads which go under the seat belt at the collar bone position. There is no hard surface to press on your collar bone.
Q: Will I need to buy shoulder pads?
A: No, the NecksGen REV comes with a pad that covers the contact point of the seat belt over the collar bone.
Q: Will the NecksGen REV restrict my body movement while driving?
A: No, the NecksGen REV sits on the large trapezoidal muscle behind the shoulder. There is no interference on the frontal section of the driver.
Q: Will the NecksGen unit interfere with my roll bar/cage?
A: No, the low rear section of the NecksGen allows easy access in tight areas with low roll bars, such as Dragsters and land speed cars.
Safety and Testing Questions:
Q: Has the NecksGen REV passed any safety standard testing?
A: Yes - all NecksGen head and neck restraints have passed the mandated SFI 38.1 testing. View test video above.
Q: What is SFI testing?
A: The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment.
Q: Is the NecksGen REV an approved device for my sanctioning body?
A: Most racing organizations in the USA, that have recently mandated neck restraints, require an SFI approved device. NecksGen REV is an SFI approved device.
Q: How does the NecksGen REV stand up to other restraints in the market in testing?
A: Amazing! The NecksGen REV has passed the SFI test with results that exceed all of our expectations!
Q: Does the NecksGen REV offer any side protection?
A: Yes, the NecksGen REV incorporates lateral tethers, that offer alternative load paths in side-on impact for superior protection.
Q: Is the NecksGen REV flame resistant?
A: Yes, the NecksGen REV has been tested to the SFI flame testing standard.
Helmet Hardware Questions:
Q: Does the NecksGen REV come with a Quick Release helmet hardware?
A: Yes, included in the price for $599 you get Quick Release helmet hardware.
Q: Is the Quick Release hardware easy to use?
A: Yes, to release from the helmet, simply pull the quick release tether and tilt your head forward or turn from side to side..
Q: Do I need to buy additional helmet hardware or other accessories?
A: No, the NecksGen unit comes with all the helmet hardware needed. You can buy additional sets of Quick Release helmet hardware if you have multiple helmets.
Q: Will I need to drill my helmet?
A: If you have a new SAH2010 helmet or a pre-drilled helmet, it is ok to use these.
Q: What do I do if my helmet has been drilled?
A: The NecksGen will work using those holes! Simply install the Quick Release helmet hardware using the backing plate (washer nut). You will have to unscrew the backing plate from the helmet hardware (backing plate is screwed to the QR helmet hardware when you buy it). The backing plate goes in the inside of your helmet - between the foam and the inside of the helmet.
Q: Do I need to adjust my tethers?
A: No, the NecksGen tethers come a fixed length which has been predetermined in testing to allow proper protection. However, all helmets are different in design and manufacture, therefore SAH2010 pre-drilled holes may be in different positions. Drivers also have different neck lengths. Some drivers may be able to move their head forward and still not feel the tension of the tethers, this is ok. In the event of an accident, the unit is held back by the seat belts, whereas the body, neck & head will move forward and away from the device. It is at this point, that the tethers will tension up to minimize neck tension.
Seats & Belt/Harness Questions:
Q: Can I use 2” seatbelts with my NG?
A: Yes, 2” belts work with all NecksGen units.
Q: Can I use 3” belts with my NecksGen?
A: 3" belts work with the NecksGen REV in Large and Medium. However, the NecksGen Small can only accept 2" belts.
Q: What should the gap between my upper belts behind the seat be?
A: The gap can be as close as 4" and as wide as 8"
Q: What angle should the seat belts be from the mounting point to my shoulders?
A: We recommend anywhere from zero to 10 degrees below horizontal of the highest point on the shoulders. Your shoulder belts should pull you slightly down and back as you tighten them.
Q: Why is the NecksGen REV not adjustable?
A: The NecksGen REV has no frontal yoke section and therefore does not need any adjustment.
Q: Can my seatbelts come off my shoulders while driving or during and accident?
A: The NecksGen REV has upper belt guides that will keep a secure belt on at all times.
Q: Can the unit rotate while driving or during an accident?
A: The NecksGen REV has inner and outer belt guides designed to keep the unit in place at all times.
Q: Does NecksGen work with my seat?
A: Yes, the NecksGen REV unit will work with most race seats without any modifications.