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.