The new ‘Micro-Lock Compact’ protection set will, according to Superbike News, be used in future Level 1 and 2 CE-level Knox collections, with the pads featuring a patented system called SMART technology.
Here’s the descriptive of how the tech works:
“SMART technology…keep[s] the armour super soft to touch but it locks when impacted. The locking action increases the amount of impact absorbed by the protector and reduces the energy passed through to the wearers back and/or limbs.”
Essentially, Knox’s new pad sets are fantastic at absorbing excess energy, with the Micro-Lock Compact bragging a very nice 60% reduction in weight – an impressive improvement, made all the more cool by the fact that the pads are even formed into structures and shapes ‘inspired by nature,’ keeping the gear moving easy with the rider while guaranteeing ‘unbroken coverage.’
Oh, and the best part – if you’re worrying whether or not Knox will have your size, don’t; we’re told that the ‘Micro-Lock Compact’ set “comes in the widest range of shapes and sizes to cover all areas of the body in performance levels 1 and 2 of the CE standard EN1621.”
Whether the set will be readily available is left to be seen; looks like we’ll have to get our reviewers’ hands on a box of the stuff to see for ourselves.
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