D3O CE Approved Impact Protectors for Elbows, Shoulders, Hips and Knees
Use in sport jackets, pants and suits that have pockets for the addition of armor
- High performance shock absorption
- Maximum flexibility
- Extremely comfortable
- Tested according to CE-standards
- Sold as a pair
These armor pieces will fit the armor pockets of most jackets and suits; they’re a fairly standard shape and size.
Actual dimensions are as follows:
|Armor||Widest point (near top)||Narrowest point (near bottom)||Length|
|Elbow||6 inches||2 inches||9.5 inches|
|Hip||5.5 inches||2 inches||7 inches|
|Knee||7 inches||2.75 inches||9.5 inches|
|Shoulder||6.5 inches||3.75 inches||8 inches|
Our Two Cents
We’ve seen this brand of armor used in FirstGear and Icon products and we like it a lot. And now you can purchase separately (not just with a new apparel item). We think there are lots of folks out there with older-style armor that would want a good replacement/upgrade. This armor is thinner and softer than most and would enhance the enjoyment of wearing your favorite gear.
Here is the manufacturer’s technical description: An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O® impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O® impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket or pants more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. D3O material has very low compression set properties allowing the material to return to its original form after repeated loading or compression. D3O can also recover from multiple impacts. However in the cases of extreme forces the ability to recover fully may be compromised.