Armor Reviews and News


Dakine Slayer knee pad review

Dakine’s new bike protection line-up includes the heavier weight, gravity focused Hellion knee pads, Seeker 15L protective backpack, and the lightweight Slayer elbow and knee pads, which we’ve been testing.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter

From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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G-Form releases impact protection for infants

After three years conducting market research and proto-typing, G-Form, the leader in impact protection, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of the Pro-X Baby line.

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New Troy Lee Designs apparel and protection

For 2016, TLD has updated several classics, as well as expanded their product range. Click through to see the new colorways and products.

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Best new protective gear of 2015

Before you utter the words “hold my beer,” here are eight protective items you should consider wearing.

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Review: Alpinestars Paragon kneepads

Priced at just under the cost of dinner for two, these kneepads might be one of the most affordable products we’ve reviewed all year. So how do they stack up against the competition?

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POC introduces airbag vest for skiers

We don’t usually post information about winter sports products, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion seemed especially relevant after last week’s spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage.

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Leatt Interbike 2015

Leatt is tantalizingly close to production of their new full face helmet, which features some exciting new safety technologies.

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Eurobike 2015: New Leatt hydration packs, gloves and helmet

Safety has always been job No. 1 at Leatt, and that hasn’t changed a bit with its latest round of new products, which include new hydration packs with CE level 1 or 2 protection.

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Eurobike 2015: Alpinestars new lightweight protection

Last year, the Evolution vest was presented as a way to integrate body protection in a lightweight vest. The new Paragon vest is based on the same technology.

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Sea Otter: iXS’s new Sever back country shorts and new brand ambassador

New product highlights for 2015 including a new line of shorts. Also, the Gravity Cartel signs Mountain Bike Pro Eric Carter to their team.

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First Look: Specialized Atlas lightweight knee pad

Specialized enters the lightweight knee pad arena with this 156-gram set of pads. It features an impact hardening material and a fit that is designed to stay in place without straps.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Enduro knee pads

Whether you race Enduro or just rally down the mountain with your buddies, the best ways to show up healthy to work on Monday are: maintain your focus, get bike lessons and wear bike protection. In the holiday spirit, here’s some buying suggestions for bike protection.

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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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