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The Airo has been designed in a way that the rider does not know they are wearing armor. The Airo Vest incorporates a highly flexible, breathable and removable CE approved chest (L1) and back (L2) protection in an ergonomically designed technical fleece vest.
The Airo vest's shell is constructed of lightweight, breathable and comfortable Coolmax breathable fabric. Featuring hand pockets on the front and flat lock stitching throughout, the Airo will provide years of comfortable service. CE approved to EN1621-2 (Level 2), the back protector molds to the body's natural shape when in use creating a supremely comfortable fit. Held firmly in place with the aid of a separate height adjustable waist strap, the vest is secured at the front with a high-quality zip with "garage" to enclose the zip at its top point and stop irritation. Full gripper elastic is added at the hem to stop the vest lifting. The low-profile back protector is formed from M15 Armour, a specialized polymer from Nitrile rubber that has been optimized to achieve low weight, flexibility and Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) ensuring protection is given even after multiple impacts and can be easily removed allowing for easy care (washing) of the fleece vest.
CE approved back (L2) and chest protector (L1).
Coolmax extreme breathable fabric.
Repeat Performance Technology (RPT).
Height adjustable waist belt.
Machine washable (with armor removed).
How does it work?
Forcefield body armor harnesses energy, slows it down and manipulates it into a lesser force before it hits your body. Where applicable, Forcefield body armor is made using a triangular grid material that they call Molded Nitrex Evo. This is made of interconnecting walls where the width of the wall at the base is always wider than at the top. This is triangular in shape and these walls all interconnect, which means that the material is structurally solid and sound. While the triangular shape they create is the 'mechanics' behind the high performance, the other important element is the formulation and technical layering system used. It's light and is robust. The ideal material is one that, on impact, compresses to a degree but then returns to its original shape and size. This means that you are maximizing the length of time so that as much energy can be absorbed as possible. So, on impact, what you are trying to do is delay as long as possible the moment of peak transmitted force. This force is what does the damage to the body. Forcefield body armor material slows the moment of peak transmitted force and spreads the damaging forces over the whole surface, which means that the material is used to its maximum.
Repeat Performance Technology:
Forcefield body armor has been designed to withstand multiple impacts. Most armor types deteriorate after an impact, making it un-usable and ready for the trash - not Forcefield. Their research shows that people do not throw hard armor / honeycomb types away after a crash (as they should), and instead carry on using it - yet now it is not fit for purpose. Take it a step further - in a serious, high speed crash where multiple strikes take place in the same incident, normal armor is getting weaker at the very time you need it to be strong. Forcefield body armor is as strong at the end of the crash as it was at the beginning, thus giving the wearer the best possible chance for the least amount of injury.
3D Molding Characteristics of Forcefield Body Armour:
Forcefield body armor is soft, moldable, breathable and the most non-restrictive material design available. After wearing for a short period of time, the armor custom molds itself to the wearer's body shape - therefore creating not only a two-dimensional shape of the body part, but a three-dimensional form, molding in all directions, wrapping perfectly around the body, becoming a part of the wearer. It has the ability to move and flex with the person wearing it and is not restrictive in any way - it becomes a second skin. Forcefield body armor is close fitting, slim and part of the body. And, it is breathable; each garment Forcefield body armor makes is perforated with thousands of holes to ensure the heat can pass through the product, maintaining body comfort at all times.