PRESS RELEASE: EVOC
The Liteshield Plus back protector specifically designed by the protector backpack specialists at Evoc will now protect your spine on the snow or on the bike at level 2 (EN 1621-2) while being ergo-dynamically flexible and lightweight. This protection improvement premiered in the Evoc Protection Wear range Fall/Winter 2020/21 and is now available in the all-new TRAIL PRO Protector Backpack. Check out the new Evoc Trail Pro Protector Backpack collection on Pinkbike
This cutting-edge, extremely lightweight, and flexible back protector offers excellent impact protection properties. The two-component sandwich construction developed at the Evoc headquarters consists of a combination of expanded polypropylene (EPP) and a TPU carrier layer. The EPP pellets are formed under high pressure and steam while being simultaneously bonded with the carrier layer - without the additional use of adhesives.
The highly-compressed EPP foam is pre-formed which ensures optimal protection of the thoracic spine, the lumbar spine, and even the sacrum. The side of the protector in contact with the back is composed of plus-shaped elements (segmented “Plus-Design” that is also referenced as the plus in protection). This segmented design creates a multitude of ventilation channels for maximum air circulation while ensuring a high degree of flexibility in all directions — the plus-shaped protector elements can move independently of one another. This means they adapt perfectly to the wearer’s movements while the protector remains as close to the spine as possible, thereby providing increased protection and comfort.
“For me, the Liteshield Plus Protector is the logical advancement of the Evoc Liteshield Protector with the new material that offers improved impact absorption properties and the combination of flexibility and stability provided by the innovative manufacturing process. This process also enables us to avoid the use of solvents, making this protector more skin-friendly,” says Tobias Reischle, product manager and industrial designer at Evoc.
The horizontal, stepped flex lines determine how the new Liteshield Plus Back Protector flexes while providing constant contact to the back in any situation. The EPP protector material has a closed-cell surface which prevents the intrusion of humidity and dirt. The flexible, tear-resistant TPU carrier layer in the front keeps the protector in shape.
BACK PROTECTOR FACTS
• CE standard EN 1621-2
• TÜV + GS certified
• Highly-compressed EPP foam with a TPU carrier layer
• Backed by Evoc's free protector crash replacement
• Level 2: with a residual force value averaging 8.23 kN
• Extremely lightweight: 168 g
• Sizes: S/M; L/XL
• Pack and Protector Size Guide