The first advancement in 4 decades. Traditional chest protectors have been the same for over 40 years - A combination of injection-molded plastic, laminated absorbent foam, and a fastening system holding them together. Finally, Atlas is proud to introduce the Defender - The first modern solution to body protection made to integrate seamlessly with your Atlas Brace.
Waterproof. FINALLY. With inspiration from high-end running shoes, Atlas is introducing a big step forward in comfort, durability, and water resistance. The Defender padding is extremely lightweight, incredibly tough and tear-resistant, and is completely waterproof. Finally, a chest protector you can wash knowing it will not put on water weight, or be wet for your next ride.
Out with the old. In with the new. Using a high-performance padding solution also meant using a high-performance assembly technique. Gone are the days of using dozens of cheap, low quality rivets to hold everything together. By bonding the padding to the plastic shell, Atlas creates a permanent singular assembly with no gaps, loose parts, fasteners, added weight, or protruding plastic features facing the body.
GoPro ready. Each Atlas Defender comes with a free GoPro camera chest mount. Bolt this optional mount directly to your Defender along with your own GoPro camera to get a perfect view of your riding, racing, or other extreme sports activity (note: GoPro camera NOT included).
Integration. And security. With five possible configurations, and the ability be worn under or over a jersey, the Defender is the perfect addition to your Atlas Brace. Atlas even provides built-in simple elastic straps to hold your brace in place.
Modular. Times 5. Configure your Defender in a way that suits you. Choose an over the jersey option: Full Defender + neck brace - Over the jersey, Defender with PVC upper back + neck brace - Over the jersey, Full Defender + NO neck brace - Over the jersey. Or choose one of the following under-the-jersey options: Defender with PVC upper back + neck brace - Under the jersey, Full Defender + NO neck brace - Under the jersey.
Maximum air circulation. By creating a seamless bond between the outer shell and padding, air doesn't get trapped in hidden gaps that exist with traditional protectors. A total of 52 intake and exhaust vents help promote maximum airflow to the body, and molded air channels in the padding help keep it circulating right where you want it.
Adjustment made easy. Adjust your Defender on the fly by simply sliding the waist strap adjuster till you reach the desired fit. Slide it forward to tighten, and backwards to loosen.
Mag-Strap Connection. Unique waist straps have built-in magnets to help keep the straps in place during use.
Innovation for the modern era. 40 years is too long to go without innovation. Atlas decided to break tradition and create the first modern chest protector - and they are proud to call it the Defender. It not only helps defend your body, but also what Atlas stands for. Atlas loves innovating better ways to solve problems, and the unique construction of the Defender is a prime example. This is a new era. And Atlas is just getting started.
Under. Or Over. The Defender can be worn under or over a jersey. Configure it in a way that suits your needs.
Simplified fasteners. Changing configurations is made easy, thanks to Atlas' unique single tool removal. Custom CNC-machined aluminum fasteners are recessed into the shell on one side, allowing for easier removal with a single flathead screwdriver, coin, or any other similar object.
Surface finish. Designing the first modern era chest protector meant making the inside just as beautifully crafted as the outside. Each surface of the shell and padding have a strategically chosen surface finish and texture to not only improve the looks and style, but also prolong the durability and the life of the product.
Make it your own. Simplistic design not only enhances features and function, it also lends itself to customization. Custom graphics are readily available, making it easy to add your name, number, and personal style.
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Warranty: Each Atlas Brace carries a limited lifetime warranty against breakage for the original purchaser. Atlas Brace USA, LLC. and its subsidiaries reserve the right to repair or replace the product and/or its component parts at their own discretion.
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