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A great amount of design time has gone into this product. Forcefield is well aware of chest protectors being too bulky and hard for practical use. This slim and low-profile breathable design is soft enough to curve around the individual's body shape, utilizing the Forcefield Nitrex Evo Armor to provide the protection. The straps are multi-adjustable with the option of being removed completely if they are not needed. The fully CE-approved Elite chest protector is designed to be soft, flexible and comfortable. Using Nitrex Evo, a unique high-tech triangular shock absorbing material, combined with dense and lightweight foam, energy can be dispersed evenly over its surface.
CE approved Nitrex Evo Armor features "RPT" - Repeat Performance Technology.
Low profile and slim design is fully adjustable (height and width) and 3D molds to the rider's body shape.
Breathable and lightweight.
CE approved to: EN1621-2 (Level 1).
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.