iXS Announces New Hex Pull-Over Protector

Apr 15, 2024 at 8:56
by iXS  


PRESS RELEASE: iXS

In nature, self-protection is essential – as it's all about the law of the strongest. With the new Hex Pull-Over, we have taken advantage of the structure of the honeycomb to develop a protector that combines supposed opposites. We call this technology HexForm. It is flexible and yet stiff. It offers both high protection and great ventilation, making it a protector that is not only ideal for outgrowing yourself in the bike park but is also suitable for enduro races.

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The heart of the HexForm technology is the honeycomb structure. The highlight: the hexagonal honeycombs differ in size, height and thickness. This allows the impact energy to be optimally dissipated in the event of a crash. A pleasant side effect of the honeycomb concept: the protector is extremely well ventilated. In the shoulder and waist area, elastic, adjustable straps hold the front and back sections in position and allow individual adjustment to the anatomy of the rider. Our Hex Pull-Over protector complies with the EN1621-2:2014 (Level 2) protection test standard for the back and EN1621-3 (Level 1) for the chest. In addition, its surface is designed to be extra sleek so that it dissipates as much energy as possible on impact.

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bigquotesI love the Hex Pull-Over because it is so comfortable to wear. You can wear it over or under a shirt and it doesn't get in the way at all when riding.Iven Ebener

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TECHNICAL DATA:

Hex pull-over upper body protective
Streamlined low-friction, impact protection for your body

• HexForm, hexagonal 3D shock absorbent impact shell technology
• Ventilated and ergonomically designed to perform best comfort and protection
• Protected back and chest, adjustable to fit
• Stone shield standard
• EN 1621-3 level 1 / back EN 1621-2:2014 level 2
• Weight: 820 grams (size S/M) / 980 grams (size M/L)
• Price €179 / $ 169
• More Info: ixs.com

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bigquotesThe Hex Pull-Over combines opposites: it meets the high level 2 protection standard and is top ventilated at the same time.

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34 Comments
  • 20 0
 The former IXS "cleaver" jacket had a longer back protection, and the front was available for women or men.
The women version (that I own) is really really clever, it fits any boobs size (yep I wrote boobs in the PB comment section...) thanks to smart adjustable padding.

It lacks in this version.
  • 1 0
 salut as tu un lien pour cette ancienne version ? je cherche desesperement un truc sympa pour madame
  • 1 0
 @gilou5020: je sais pas si elle se vend encore.
J'avais fait un test sur 26in : www.26in.fr/tests/protections/ixs/cleaver-jacket-women/0_1231.html
Tu as des photos et détails.
  • 1 0
 @gilou5020: Et sinon je crois que Leatt a sorti un version nana de leur dernière veste. leatt.com/int/product/chest-protector-airflex-women-22?selected-color=black
  • 1 0
 I agree with you @Rideuse67 It's frustrating that there isn't more chest/spine armour designed to fit women (boobs!!!) You'd think there would be more available with so many women riding these days. My ridiculously old Dainese was the only thing that fit well and did a good job.
  • 14 0
 Am I the only one that wants my ribs protected if I’m going to bother with a hotass chest protector???
  • 1 0
 Yep! That's why i bought a Alpinestars A-10 V2 and un-velcro'ed the shoulder pads. Take a look at the Alpinestars A-10 V2. Much better protection IMO
  • 5 0
 I have bruised or broken ribs six or seven times. Not pleasant. Just about every ‘torso" protector I’ve seen offers zero protection for where I’ve struck my ribs in crashes. It’s always the sides.
  • 2 0
 Agreed. I put some SAS-Tec level 1 chest protectors on the lower ribs www.sas-tec.de/en/products/sc-1-cp2
and at the top www.sas-tec.de/en/products/sc-1-cp4 in my TLD Rockfight CE chest protector. Probably best coverage protection on the market now at 1200g Wink
  • 1 0
 @LDG: interesting! How did you fix them would be a great upgrade for mine
  • 1 0
 @LDG: if you look at dirt bike chest protectors, you can get Level 2 protection and it's designed to not be cumbersome. The Alpinestars A-10 V2 is Level 2 chest and back
  • 1 0
 @FULL-SEND-ER: not planning on doing. XC race in it, but do you find the A-10 V2 comfortable and breathable enough for some (30 minute) pedalling and short climbs? Thinking about getting a new protection jacket and am considering this, as well as the Bionic Tech V3 as well as the POC VDP 2.0 jacket (which my friends have and find good enough for limited pedalling).
  • 2 0
 I don't get that either... I wouldn't mind a protector that goes as far as my belly button in the front... so my fat gut doesn't push up the protector and my spleen and liver is exposed.. just saying...
  • 1 0
 @LDG: I’m not seeing those protect the sides of the chest. Once I did something at the sternum rib connection but all the other injuries were on the sides. Sometimes the mode of injury is from the elbow being shoved into the ribs from a bad landing. One bad injury I had jumped off the trail on a technical uphill and caught a small stump in the side. Another I slipped out on a wet root and slammed a rotting log. Other times I never was able to see what hit my ribs but it may have been my elbow.
  • 1 0
 @wobblegoblin Leatt has some excellent chest/spine protection that also properly covers the ribs.
  • 2 0
 @srh2: i have an A-10, but id never buy another without rib protection…
  • 1 0
 @ESKato: Zip ties Wink velcro would be n ice though.
  • 1 0
 @FULL-SEND-ER: All the ones I've seen doesen't have anything else than extra plastic for the ribs. Try hitting yourself on the plastic compared to if there were actual protection like Sas-tec level ett foam! not even in the sam universe!
It doesn't matter if it says level 1 or 2 since it's rated at sternum it seems. Some brands have a very little insert there but still got the rating!
  • 8 0
 No, it's a cardigan, but thanks for noticing.
  • 1 0
 Underrated comment. lol
  • 4 2
 Yeah, I don’t wanna pull over anything.
I don’t want to pull knee pads over my shoes.
I don’t wanna pull anything over my head.
Buckles, zippers, buttons, clasps Velcro .
Pick.
  • 8 0
 And leather???
  • 10 0
 Bro you have got some good song lyrics going here, don't let it go to waste
  • 4 0
 @Dogl0rd: Judas Priest has entered the chat.
  • 1 0
 spoiler to the next song lyrics on 'Mitchin' Out'
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: lol. That’s funny
  • 4 0
 @Kiltymac: “ im your Tuuur-bo Levo”
  • 5 1
 Back coverage seems pretty good and cheaper than POC, looks nice
  • 2 0
 POC is expensive for something with lousy Level 1 padding.
  • 2 0
 Is wearing armour fashionable again? Most riders don’t even wear elbow pads.
  • 1 2
 That's because the elbow pads on the market are designed for people with pencil arms. If you lift weights and have 17"+ biceps you won't find anything that fits.
  • 1 0
 @PJSANAB: use knee pads...
  • 2 0
 @PJSANAB: Bro do you even lift?
  • 2 1
 Why don't any of the advertisement videos have a crash clip? That would be good marketing.







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