Dainese Debuts Soft Body Armor, Gloves w/ Formula One Tech
Dainese has borrowed F1 technology to better protect your hands and torso from those aggressive fadeaways and near vertical rock gardens.
The new Rhylite Jacket is a full upper body protection piece with each pad as a separate piece for better flexibility. The pads are made of ProShape, a foam they say is used in Formula One seats that hardens on impact but is very soft, flexible and comfortable otherwise. The padding covers the full back, collar bones, chest and ribs. Removable sleeves that have shoulder pads.
The Rhylite Jacket will retail for $299.
New Rock Solid G gloves get hollow hexagonal pads made of ProShape.
They say it offers the same protection as their hard shell Berm gloves but is much more comfortable and flexible. And cooler. $39 in a variety of colors. Not shown, the Rock Solid C is same but without protection for $29.
The new Hybrid Neck Brace is 100% carbon fiber with replaceable pads that come in two different heights (included) to customize the fit.
The pads rest on the chest and back muscles rather than the collar bone and spine, so impacts are spread better and less likely to break something (on you). It’s designed to fit with any brand back protection.
Weight is claimed at less than 200g, and it can be removed with a front opening without having to take off your helmet. Retail is $449.
The other new jacket is the Manis Safety Jacket, which combines the benefits of soft and hard armor. It has hard pads on the elbows, shoulders and chest.
The back panel is a segmented hard plastic that expands to pivot and flex with you. Underneath is a firm foam to absorb impact. Both are perforated for breath ability. It’s $299.
The Manis Gilet (vest) keeps the back protection but loses the rest for a sleeveless base layer addition. $199.