UFO Plast Body Armor Review

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Bottom Line
The UFO Plast Enduro Elbow guard are pretty much the cat’s meow, I never go for rides without them. They are lightweight, comfortable, ergonomic, provide great tree and brush protection while riding and of course provide great protection when crashing. I rarely notice that I am wearing them.

The UFO Plast Enduro Knee-Shin guard are also lightweight, comfortable, and provide great protection when crashing. I only used them for downhilling and technical riding. They did tend to wander down on your legs while riding, which was a bit annoying, and if you ended up pedaling a lot they could rub the back of your knee a bit.

The UFO Plast Enduro body armor series is a great product, that will suit All Trail riders or anyone whom rides technical terrain and wants some armor protection. I feel naked if I am not wearing the Elbow pads on any ride!

Strengths
-Lightweight
-Comfortable
-Excellent brush and tree protection
-Adequate crash protection

Weaknesses
-Knee Shin Guard rubs back of knee on occasion
-Knee Shin Guard can drift downwards while riding

Value Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Knee-Shin Guard Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Elbow Guard Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

NOTE: UFO Plast is currently looking for a US distributor, refer to their website for more information
UFO Plast url: http://www.ufoplast.com/

MSRP:
Knee-Shin Guard $37
Elbow Guard $26
Sizes: S/M and L/XL

UFO Plast Elbow Guard:http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/mtb-bmx/knee-shin-guards-and-elbow-guards-mtb-bmx/MTP6176
UFO Plast Knee-Shin Guard:http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/mtb-bmx/knee-shin-guards-and-elbow-guards-mtb-bmx/MTP6190

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Paulmeister says:

    the knee pads don’t have side impact cover- so what’s the point?

  • Colin says:

    After seeing too many broken bones with “soft armour” there is nothing to replace the strength of a solid armour product such as those by Race Face, Fox, SixSixOne, Rock Gardn and many more.

    For the limited protection this will give, while still getting hot, I wouldn’t risk my body on such a product.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    1) Most soft sided armor does not have much side protection up by the knees

    2) This is lightweight armor and is not meant for high speed riding, it is meant to protect you from moderate tumbles, and it has worked fine in those cases for me. Also, this armor is not hot. I have worn hard armor, it is heavy, cumbersome and just not very pleasant to wear, so many times it would be left back at my truck. I always bring this armor with me anywhere I go. Better safe than sorry.

  • jh_on_the_cape says:

    How do you think these compare with the other soft armor from 661, etc?

  • Brian Mullin says:

    I am setting up a review of the SixSixOne 4×4 and 4×2 body armor, they look similar (perhaps a bit more beefy and hotter), but I need to test them before I can draw any conclusions.

  • Paul says:

    I don’t think you can go pat 661 pads. they fit- work- and are bomb proof. teh end.

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