100 Percent Fortis Elbow Guard
Who's this item for: These are designed primarily with DH riding and shuttle days in mind. However, they are highly breathable for a hard shell guard so could be used on Trail or Enduro rides as well.
Protection Style: They feature a mixture of protective elements. Hard plastic shields help protect from abrasions, while ventilated foam padding helps protect from impacts. Together they offer certified level 1 impact protection.
Materials: The shields are made from fortified injection molded plastic. The chassis is made from perforated neoprene for breathability and they feature a spandex joint for ease of movement. The chassis is pre-curved so you are always ready for the attack position.
Closure or Slip-on: These are slip on elbow pads but feature a silicone webbing to prevent slippage. They also feature 2 hook and loop closure systems on the upper arm and forearm for added security.
Length of elbow pad: They run from the bottom of the bicep to the top of the forearm.
Protection level: These are a heavy duty level of protection.
Removable protective inserts for washing: No removable inserts.
Pros: They are breathable and they offer both abrasion and impact protection, which is important for DH racing.
Cons: Although cooler than other hard shell protection, they will still run warmer than a gel fabric guard.
Ratings & Reviews
Solid feel, protective, good fit, comfy but durability questionable
by Steven Thomas
Overall solid elbow guard in the protection dept.. feel safe and secure and good coverage of elbow and forearm. I like how the top strap opens up and expose the bicep area when taking a breather for cooling down when not pedalling. Can get a tad warm but by no means unbearable and I can ride for long periods on hot days (only when you stop it feels hot but just undo the top strap and it fine as I don’t feel it when pedalling on the trails). However, the top straps on the elastic band on the base on both sides are starting to rip after less than 10 rides (me thinks 6). If only one side I may think perhaps it a manufacturing defect but both side i’m starting to think a design flaw. I love send it to a tailor to reinforce the top straps and hope the rest holds up. Hence 3 stars not 5 but for that issue.