Reid Vokey from Alpinestar gives us the skinny on the new A-10 Chest Protector.
A-10 FULL CHEST PROTECTOR MOTOCROSS / OFF-ROAD
With it revolutionary exoskeletal and contoured design the A-10 Full Chest Protector offers improved structural strength while its reduced material design and air channeling allows for optimized airflow and well as performance flex, ergonomics and weight saving. Its performance polymer plates which are CE certified have embedded grid technology for superior impact resistance while the A-10’s versatile modular design means it can be worn in a many configuration depending on the type of off-road riding.
Protector plates feature embedded grid technology under the shells which absorbs and dissipates impacts forces. Grid technology cell system enables greater flexibility and air ventilation
while allowing for significantly reduced weight. Protector plates are CE certified:
Back protector is CE certified according with the EN 1621_2: 2014 level 2.
Chest protector is CE certified according with the pr EN 1621_3: Level 2 full chest Type A.
Shoulder protectors are CE certified according with the EN 1621_1 : 2012 level 1 Type A.
Hard shells are constructed from a high performance polymeric material blend for optimized flexibility and excellent weight saving properties.
Shells feature perforation zones and air channelling for excellent breathability and ventilation. Modular design to allow for addition of BNS neck support:
Removable upper back padded panel for BNS compatibility.
Removable upper front panel for BNS compatibility.
Soft touch BNS puller for convenient and safe engagement of the BNS. Modular design means protector can be worn in various configurations
allowing rider to use in different riding situations.
Removable EVA padding on biceps with a locking system on the shoulder pad keeps protection in position.
Soft bio foam padded chassis for maximum comfort and personalised, close-to-the-body fit.
Side adjustable kidney belt allows for various fit sizes and ensures protection remains close the body at all times.
Features Alpinestars quick release attachment system for convenient in and out.