SAS-TEC CE Approved Shoulder Protectors
- 3D-Protector from visco elastic soft foam with outstanding shock absorption values: Residual force < 13 kN (Norm, level 2: 20 kN).
- Asymmetrical shoulder form protects the shoulder blade and lower collarbone
- We recommend this protector for use in leather jacket shoulders. High-end engineering for greater safety
- Weight: ca. 87 g / item
- Dimensions (L/W/H): ca. 240/190/13 mm
- Protection level: 2 (mean value below 20 kN)
- Protectors surpass the required values of EN 1621-1:2012, level 2 by approx. 30 to 40 per cent
- Protectors are not destroyed by an impact and can still be used
- Protectors are lightweight, asymmetrical and washable (remove, hand launder separately / water absorption less than one per cent)
This armor is specifically made for shoulders and is slightly smaller than the similar SC-1/02 armor which is made to fit elbows/knees or shoulders (see the link below for the other kind).
Overall length/width of these pieces is about 8.5” long x 5” wide. But the shape of the protectors is curved, so I’ll give you the measurement of length and width measured on the surface over the curve in both directions. Length is about 9 1/4” and width is about 7”. You can use these estimates to decide if the armor pockets in your jacket or pants will work with the size of these protectors.
Please take a look at our photo gallery. We’ve included a shot of this armor laid over a shoulder (mine in fact), and you can see that the coverage is on the shoulder and up toward the neck as well. There are markings on the armor to show the correct orientation. Only very specific jackets will have the shoulder armor pocket built this way. Scorpion is one that is built for this shape and its positioning, but as of this writing, only the 1909 jackets use this specific shoulder armor. Other jackets in their line use the SC-1/02 for both shoulders and elbows.
Our Two Cents
SAS-TEC armor is one of the newer armor brands on the market in the US. As of this writing, Scorpion has adopted this armor for use in their new designs. But the armor is sold separately so that people can retrofit existing armor if they like. The armor pieces are comparatively lightweight, very pliable and have sort of a soft “squishy” feel to it, which makes it very comfortable in apparel. The “feel” of the material feels a lot like the D3O brand to me. “Ordinary” CE armor inserts are a bit heavier and not as pliable. Even though this armor is pliable and flexible, it has the unusual property of becoming momentarily very firm when struck, which helps disperse an impact over a wider area of the body in a fall. This property, along with the comfort factor, makes this armor a “premium” product in my opinion. :: Paul, 08-08-14