Armor Reviews and News

Sea Otter Video: 2014 iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger knee guards and Flow elbow pads

A run-down of the iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger Knee Guard and the Flow series knee and elbow pads.

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Review: Demon Knee and Elbow Soft Cap Pro X D3O soft armor

The Demon Knee Soft Cap Pro X D3O is an exceptional piece of soft armor, that is comfortable, and allows long pedaling sessions without binding and irritation issues.

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Interbike 2013 – Seven iDP Armor

The Seven iDP Armor, includes the top of the line Tactic knee, elbow and knee/shin with Boa Closures, the Control suit, knee and elbow, the tuneable Covert knee and elbow, and lastly, the Transition suit. The 7iDP armor is highly innovative and should provide lots of protection and safety in any type of riding.

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Review: POC VPD 2.0 Knee and Elbow Armor

Overall, the Joint VPD 2.0 Knee and Elbow are great products, since they use the excellent VPD 2.0 material with its shock absorption and pre-bent molding, and have overbuilt construction, rugged stitching and materials; all which make for a durable, comfortable and safe armor product.

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Trail Rated: Troy Lee EG and KG Armor Built to All-Mountain, Enduro Spec

In the market for ‘goldilocks’ armor for your Enduro race? Something that’s not to heavy but not too light? Read on and see if these ones are for you.

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POC 2013

The Swedish based POC gravity sport protection company has some new treats for 2013, including a new freeride helmet, revamped gloves, and new DH VPD armor. The new Crane helmet is for multipurpose usage, and it will be at home with freeride, BMX, dirt jumpers and bike park users.  The helmet uses an EPS sandwich […]

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Alpinestars Launches 2013 Cycling Collection

The 2013 Cycling Collection incorporates a specialized selection of new products that offer class leading safety, comfort and performance to mountain bike riders in every discipline.

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New Demon Knee and Elbow Soft Cap Pro X D3O

Welcome to the next generation of protective gear by Demon. The new Demon Soft Cap Pro X D3O Knee and Soft Cap Pro X D3O Elbow are our most versatile pads yet. Ultra-lightweight from their slim design, these elbow and kneepads provide a very low profile fit without forfeiting protection. From ocean to river to […]

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T.H.E. Launches New Maxi Guards

SAS-TEC soft guards blend extreme protection with extraordinary comfort Cerritos, Calif. – High-end mountain-bike and BMX helmet and soft-goods maker t.h.e. recently released a line of SAS-TEC viscoelastic soft guards designed with equal parts form and function, providing an unparalleled blend of protection and comfort. The Maxi Guard has been tested to be more impact […]

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Dainese Rhyolite Vest and Oak Pro Guards

Italian brand Dainese had a booth at Sea Otter displaying some of their latest safety and apparel gear. We first saw the new Oak Pro guards at Interbike, they are now available for purchase at local Dainese dealers. Also on display was the new Rhyolite Vest. It is the latest generation breathable vest, characterized by […]

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G-Form Knee, Elbow and Shin Pad Review

The G-Form company makes protection gear for consumer electronics and extreme athletic endeavors, that makes use of PORON XRD, which is a density changing and impact rate-dependent material. The basis of their product is RPT, which is Reactive Protection Technology, and is a combination of the PORON XRD material and their proprietary G-Form technology. What […]

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Allsport Dynamics Assigned Insurance Billing Code For New OH2 Wrist Brace

Nacogdoches, Texas-October 18, 2011- Sports medicine manufacturer, Allsport Dynamics, Inc., today announced that it has been assigned HCPCS Code L3915 for the new OH2 Wrist Brace for billing health insurance, from the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Committee. All models of the wrist braces have both preventative and post-injury applications. Used properly, they provide […]

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Kali AAZIS Armor Review

Their knee and knee/shin armor are comfortable, light, easy to wear, and provides excellent protection. They have made a design that utilizes a great combination of soft and hard materials, and uses innovative features, such as side protection, and an extremely durable front covering. In Sanskrit, Aazis means “blessing”, which certainly defines their focus. Their […]

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Nukeproof Unveils Cutting Edge Critical Armour Range

Hotlines, distributor for gravity brand Nukeproof are pleased to unveil an entirely new range of body armour developed by Nukeproof in conjunction with the ChainReactionCycles.com/Nukeproof World Cup team. The armour features cutting edge technology such as Sas-Tec protection foam, full Leatt brace compatibility, breathable/wicking layers and removable portions to adapt to any situation. The full […]

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Dainese 3x Knee Guard and Performance Elbow Guards

While I freely admit to being a complete fan boy for Dainese’s gloves, their elbow and knee protection guards falls under more scrutiny.  This market is highly saturated and there are many fine elbow and knee guards for us riders to choose from.  So what does Dainese have on the competition? Well for starters the […]

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Dainese Impact Armor Review

I must admit, when I was younger and invincible I hardly blinked an eye at these types of torso protectors.  Helmet and knee pads were enough for me because I wasn’t going to crash.  But now that I’m older, and I do have to go to work on Monday, having torso and spine protection is […]

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SixSixOne 4×4 and 2×4 Armor Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I first saw the SixSixOne 4×4 and 2×4 soft body armor while I was at Interbike this year. The ‘x4′ series of soft armor, is comprised of the 4×4 (Knee/Shin), and the 2×4 (Elbow/Forearm) guards. They both use an EVA foam padding as the main […]

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UFO Plast Body Armor Review

UFO Plast Body Armor – Lightweight Elbow and Knee-Shin Guard Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ As I was wandering around 2008 Interbike Dirt Demo seeking some shade and cold refreshments from the beastly desert sun, I bumped into this small booth that was carrying biking body armor. UFO Plast is […]

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Rockgardn TrailStar Chest Protector

The Quick: The Good: Light Weight (2.51 lbs, not including sweat) Does not restrict mobility Well made, thick material, thick stitching Clip on hydration pack – awesome! Easy on and off Not too hot The Bad: Bite Valve could be better Model: Rockgardn TrailStar MSRP: $119.95 Weight:2.51 lbs Manufacturer Link: www.rockgardn.com

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POC Spine Vest Protector

The Quick: The Good: Light Weight Does not restrict torso movement Good quality stitching, not great, but better than cheap Kidney belt doesn’t move much PVD material actually works Vents heat well, but does keep your spine warm The Bad: Sizing issues Stitching in some parts could be better Fabric around neck could stretch a […]

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Rockgardn Now Available in Canada

  Body armor and off-road outerwear company Rockgardn Sports Inc. of Camarillo, California announced that they have completed the establishment of their new Canadian distribution and order processing facility in Delta, BC. “We know that we’ve had demand in Canada for some time now, but faced a problem. The larger Canadian distributors already represented competitive […]

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Dainese Impact Race Jacket – Review

www.dainese.com The Quick: The Good: Light weight 1600grams Breath well, not very warm Good tight fit Removable back protection Fabric doesn’t rub nipples raw if no under shirt Comfortable while riding The Bad: Stitching could be a bit better Could use something to help keep breast plate and waist support in place It is still […]

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Dainese 3X Knee and Elbow Guards Review

Dainese is an Italian company, and is a well known brand in the world of motorcycle road racing (I wear a Dainese Zen motorcycle jacket on my daily commute to work). They have been around for over 35 years, and have always been known for their excellent quality (albeit at a price). Most of their […]

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