Protective jackets: protect your upper body
If you want to make the most of the weekend at the bike park, play it safe and wear a protective jacket. This 'armour' is put on like a jacket or waistcoat but is often worn under a jersey rather than over it. The focus here is not on protection from the elements but on protection from injury. Modern protector jackets are not only safe but also well ventilated and comfortable. Also available are pure back protectors and upper body protectors, which protect the chest and collarbone, and tanks, which also have protective zones on the shoulders and elbows. All variants are available both as hard shell models and with various soft foam or gel pads that absorb a high amount of impact energy and solidify on impact.