Knox encourage women toward back protection

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Knox pioneered back protectors in sizes and shapes to suit women and so are the obvious choice for one of the UK’s most successful female motorcycle racers, Maria Costello.

She uses a Knox Contour back protector, along with Knox body armour fitted inside her race suit.  The Contour is one of three models produced by Knox that is available in smaller sizes popular with women.

Wearing the wrong size of back protector can result in an uncomfortable fit, limited protection and/or restriction to movement, so choosing the best fit is essential. 

Knox offer the Contour in five sizes, including Small and a special Small Race version with additional protection over the coccyx.

Knox also led the way in developing ultra lightweight materials and at just 600g the Contour is the lightest back protector on the market that conforms to Level 2 of the EN1621-2 CE standard – the highest rating possible under current EU testing regulations. 

This is achieved by the use of honeycomb technology, with impact absorbing cells formed in a 5-layer mould to follow the contours of the spine.  

Comfort is further enhanced by the use of breathable Spacer Fabric, multi adjustable waist strap and shoulder straps that can be worn in vertical or cross-over positions. 

The Contour is available in Small and Small Race sizes retailing for £99.99 and can be purchased in the MCN shop.

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Rob Hull

By Rob Hull