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Women’s Rollerblade Protective Gear K2 Performance W 2020
Women’s Rollerblade Protective Gear K2 Performance W 2020
Are you tired of sweaty and uncomfortable protectors? The Women’s Rollerblade Protective Gear K2 Performance W provides the best possible protection, while making you look stylish. These protectors are made of CoolMax – a breathable mesh material with a liner that wicks sweat away from the body, keeping your knees, elbows and wrists well ventilated. Moreover, the protectors adjust to the shape of your body, allowing for a perfect fit. The protectors also feature Velcro tightening straps which are used to secure them in place.
- Women’s protective gear suitable for rollerblading and other similar sports
- Special CoolMax material – breathable mesh with sweat-wicking liner
- Shaped for effective force distribution on impact
- Adjust to shape of body
- Durable shell
- Velcro tightening straps for securing them in place
- Reflective elements
- Size: S, M, L, XL
- 2x knee protector
- 2x elbow protector
- 2x wrist protector
How to choose the correct size?
- Knee protectors: A – thigh circumference approx. 10cm above center of knee; B – calf circumference approx. 10cm below center of knee
- Elbow protectors: A – arm circumference approx. 10cm above center of elbow; B – forearm circumference approx. 10cm below center of elbow
- Wrist protectors: A – hand circumference right under knuckles; B
The 9 Very Best Knee Pads For Roller Skating and Blading
Rollerblading and skating are fun (and nostalgic!) ways to mix up your fitness routine and get in some outdoor movement. But safety comes first, friends, so while setting yourself up with the right pair of rollerblades or roller skates is the first step. Finding the best knee pads for your particular skill level is a close second. And expectedly, any old pair of knee pads won’t do.
Don’t worry, you’re far from the only grown-up weary of a spill. When choosing safety gear for wheeling through the streets, there’s much to consider, and finding durable styles made for adults is a real feat.
First and foremost, your skill level and intensity are crucial when shopping for a pair of knee pads. But it also comes down to personal preference—hard or soft shell, a slip-on design, or one with straps, and, of course, budget! A secure fit is also essential—you don’t want those pads slipping around loosey-goosey mid-stride. Also important? Breathable fabrics and flexible designs.
With all that in mind, we searched through the top-rated knee pads on go-to sites like Amazon and Dick’s Sporting Goods and compiled them into this comprehensive list for you. So, whether comfort, style, grippy, or durability are your number one priority, you’ll find a pair of knee pads below that tick off all your boxes.
Keep reading for 9 top-rated knee pads for rollerblading and skating.
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Best Rated OverallJBM Adult /Child Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards
Many rollerblade and skating knee pads come with extras, like wrist guards and elbow pads, and this three-in-one set by JBM is a customer favorite. Boasting rave reviews from newbies and experienced skaters alike, these pads combine durability and comfort, featuring tough plastic plates over the knees, interior padding, and adjustable elastic straps for a secure fit. The best part? They come in fun colors like pink, yellow, blue, and red. Colorphobs fret not; black is available, too.
Reviewer rave: “Fell hard and didn’t even feel it. I haven’t roller skated in more than 10+ yrs and decided I wanted to start again for fun exercise. I bought these pads for protection as I didn’t want to get hurt. I use the knee pads and wrist guards only. The first day I went out, I rolled over a twig and went flying forward. It happened very fast, but I didn’t feel anything when I landed on the ground on my hands and knees! I was and am still amazed! I got back up right away and started skating again. I had no injuries, knee pain, scraped hands, etc., and I fell hard. I am an adult, and this was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. They are very comfortable too. The knee pads slide up your leg and then velcro. The padding is thick. They stay in place and do not cut into the back of the knee, even when I skate up and down hills.”
Best Slip-On Knee PadsREKD Heavy Duty Skate Pads 3-pack
Okay, these also have straps, but rejoice! That means they’re super-duper secure, with high-impact plastic sitting over kneecaps with impact-absorbing foam just below. In other words, you’re in for mega protection and comfort.
Best Budget BuyRollerblade Bladegear XT Knee Pads
Coming in at $16, these are definitely best for casual bladers and skaters—they’re built with a protective hard-shell exterior, anatomical pads with cushioning for comfort, adjustable straps for a secure fit, and breathable mesh lining for an easy-breezy ride. Several reviewers note how well they fit on muscular legs, too.
Reviewer rave: “Super comfortable and allow me to move. I’m 5’6, 155 lbs and the mediums fit perfectly. No problem with the straps being too long.” —Daphne McCann, amazon.com4
Best Knee Pad SetDBX Adult Inline Protective Set dickssportinggoods.com
Durable and anatomically-shaped wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads are included so you can enjoy a natural range of motion while benefiting from a proper snug fit. Breathable mesh is also worked into the design—the more active you become on wheels, the more you’ll appreciate exceptional ventilation. Many reviewers say the set runs small, so be sure to size up if snugness is a concern.
Reviewer rave: “Great protective gear. These are great! I ordered them AFTER I fell down on roller skates and injured my wrist so I needed good protection for later. I especially like the wrist guards. I can feel confident when I skate again that I will have a substantial degree of protection.” —Betty, dickssportinggoods.com5
Best Hard-Shell Knee PadsTriple Eight KP 22 Heavy-Duty Skateboarding Knee Pads
For hardcore bladers and skaters, a hard-shell knee pad is so key. Roller derby gals, this applies to you, too! Reviewers rave about the comfort and serious protection that comes with these neoprene pads, mostly thanks to the heavy-duty EVA memory foam—a.k.a. top-of-the-line protection made from durable, impact-resistant, and high-density material. The design is great for those not into slip-on pads—the straps (which are reinforced with adjustable hook and loop closures for a secure fit) offer a more effortless on-and-off experience.
Reviewer rave: “I’m new to derby and kinda new to skating on quads (… it’s been FOREVER), so I wasn’t really sure what to get. My derby team suggested that I not skimp on knee pads and a few girls encouraged me to buy this brand because there’s plenty of cushion to fall on. They were right! It’s only been five months but we practice on an outdoor track and these have taken a pretty good beating. I have some pretty big legs but a large was perfect! These were definitely a great buy and I’ve only had a small label on the side rip off from a pretty hard fall. Just last week my cousin saw these pads and asked me to order her a pair as well. She loads luggage on planes for AA. So far, she’s had nothing but positive things to say about these. No more sore knees!” —Whitt, amazon.com6
Best Soft-Shell Knee PadsG-Form Pro-X Knee Pad
These flexible knee pads are beloved by customers for all sorts of high-intensity sports, but they’re a great skating and blading option if hard-shells don’t suit you. They allow greater mobility while being plenty durable thanks to an ergonomic design made up of compression fabric with impact-absorbing pads. Bonus: The compressions fabric is moisture-wicking with UPF 50+ protection built-in for a breathable, dry, and sun-protected skate. They’re also machine washable for easy cleaning.
Reviewer rave: “So comfortable/low profile compared to other knee guards. If you can and you need it, I’d recommend just getting the knee/shin guards.” —Kristin, amazon.com
7 Pro-Tec Street Knee and Elbow Pad Set
This top-rated knee-pad-and-elbow-guard set features a slip-on and full-wrap strap design. Meaning? They’re super secure. The neoprene fabric allows for more flexibility around the knees, making them less restrictive than other hard-shell pads. But, don’t worry, they’re plenty protective. Users can’t stop writing about their ability to defend on impact while feeling comfortable on legs of all sizes, including those with curvy and more muscular builds.
Reviewer rave: “Great investment for those that are on the plus size. I’m a 5’2”, ~240 lbs female with thicker calves and thighs. Ordered these because I want to start rollerblading again and help get to a healthier weight. They fit fairly snug (but not too tight) and give me a boost in confidence knowing that I’m going to be okay if I fall down. Yes, they are a little more on the pricey side, but it was a great investment!” —Mary Baumann, amazon.com8
Most ComfortableDark Lighting Knee Pads and Elbow Pads
With a soft gel core, premium EVA foam padding, and breathable stretch sleeves, this knee-pad set is the ultimate in comfort while being performance quality for more advanced bladers and skaters. For tricksters, speed demons, and athletes, the ergonomic curved design helps avoid muscle tension and promotes circulation, while the thick and adjustable elastic bands aid in a secure and customizable fit. They’re also cute! Coming in a range of colors and patterns to suit every taste, from understated to bold.
Reviewer rave: “Great buy! Worked great for roller skating! Comfy and adjustable. Loved the color too!” —Sophia P. amazon.com9
Most StylishTriple Eight Saver Series Pad Set
Hardly just about looks, these knee pads, and wrist guards are made from durable fabrics, including EVA foam padding and polycarbonate full-coverage caps (that’s what we call superior protection). The strap design increases their flexibility—so you can spin, glide, and roll to your heart’s desire—while being plenty secure with extra-wide straps with hook and loop closures. Some reviewers note they can be tight on the knees but rave about the adjustability, including those with curvier or more muscular legs.
Reviewer rave: “These are great quality, and the durability is awesome! Super comfortable even when you’re sweating a lot. They look nice too and not too bulky and ugly like most protective gear.” —Cassidy, amazon.comLaura Lajiness Laura Lajiness is a freelance writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, and lifestyle topics, including beauty, home, fitness, and travel.
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How Can We Fix the Fit of Personal Protective Equipment?
On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. During this daylong event in Rosemont, Ill., sponsored by Amazon, three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Abby Ferri, CSP, facilitated the personal protective equipment (PPE) group.
This article is part two of a three-part series designed to help stakeholders better understand the purpose of the summit and how we and our partners are working to remove the gender-related barriers to success for women.
Learn more about the workplace violence group from facilitator Kelly Bernish, CSP, founding member of our Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group.
Learn more about the women in leadership group from facilitator Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, ASSP director-at-large.
As facilitator of the personal protective equipment (PPE) workgroup during the summit and part of the planning committee, my goal was to bring together safety and other industry experts to move forward the focus issues in a meaningful way. The summit provided an opportunity to discuss the three challenges in depth and begin to form solutions.
Keynote speaker Cori Wong, Ph.D., assistant vice president for gender equity at Colorado State University, introduced the concept of “going to the margins of the margins” to address challenges. By doing this, she explained, we can identify solutions that have a positive impact on the larger workplace, not just those who need extra support.
The Right Fit Delivers the Best Protection
Within the context of PPE fit, going to the margins of the margins would mean considering, for example, women who are short and curvy, as well as men who may be shorter, taller, narrower or wider than average. A common theme in our discussions was that a broader range of sizes and cuts would benefit all people in the workplace.
I personally became aware of the PPE fit issue when I learned that some women, even safety professionals, modify their work equipment. Problems can arise when specific items of PPE, such as flame-resistant clothing, are modified because doing so can decrease or even eliminate the gear’s protective qualities. Ill-fitting PPE or work gear can also have a psychological effect on workers, causing them to feel unprotected. This may impact their productivity and potentially expose them to increased hazards.
Many of the size, cut and style options available on the market for women are not rooted in science. The “shrink and pink” phenomenon assumes that all women are petite and thin. People fall into a range of sizes and protective gear should reflect that reality. It also appears that many manufacturers do not understand the sizing of women’s apparel and gear. We heard several stories of enthusiastic vendors touting women’s gear that actually turned out to be sized for juniors or simply a smaller version of the standard men’s gear.
Identifying Next Steps
Our group finished the day with optimism, and identified numerous potential partners with whom we could work to solve the PPE fit challenge. Overall, we agreed that more data are needed to understand incidents that may be caused by ill-fitting PPE. The costs of customization and offering a broader range of sizes are common barriers that must be addressed with suppliers and those making purchasing decisions. We also contemplated how best to educate those involved in selecting and purchasing PPE, as well as those who manufacture the equipment.
Next-step activities include gathering data, developing universal fit guidelines, providing ratings and reviews of PPE and work gear, and publishing white papers and testimonials geared toward equipment users. ASSP is exploring the development of a technical report on PPE that would include guidance on selecting gear for different populations. In addition, ASSP plans to publish a report on the summit in early 2019. ASSP’s Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group is sponsoring a collaboration session on the summit during Safety 2019, the Society’s annual professional development conference, next June. Please join us for what I’m sure will be an important discussion.
We are also committed to continuing the dialogue in the ASSP Community. Join our conversation and share your experiences with ill-fitting PPE or work gear, solutions tried and lessons learned. Simply log in using your ASSP.org username and password or create a new account. And on social media be sure to follow ASSP (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and WISE (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) as we work to influence change around these important topics.Understanding Risk Management and Assessment
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Women’s Sport Clothing and Protective Equipment
Specialized women’s sports clothing is an industry that has sustained a growth paralleling the rise in the number of women engaged in both competitive sport as well as numerous other forms of exercise activities such as aerobics, yoga, and Pilates.
The growth of the women’s sport fashion industry is also related to an increase in marketing exercise clothes specifically made for women, in terms of both style and the intended specialized fit for the female body. Items such as shorts and tights for exercise or training purposes are designed to take into account the wider female pelvis relative to leg length; additional clothing items, such as sports bras, take other female physical characteristics into account.
The breasts are a region of the female athlete’s body frequently exposed to injury. The inadequate covering of and lack of support for the breasts are also common causes of physical interference in athletic performance. The human breast is composed primarily of fatty tissues, which enclose the mammary glands (designed for nurturing an infant), and the capillary network that supplies nutrients to the breast tissue. There are thin ligaments that intersperse the breast tissue and provide a limited measure of support to the breast; these ligaments are not strong enough to provide structural support to the breast during athletic movement. The muscles that underlie the breasts are not constructed to assist with the support of these tissues during movement.
As a general physical proposition, the larger the athlete’s breasts, the greater the forces that will be directed into the supporting muscle structures of the shoulder, upper back, and upper chest through the undulating movements of the breasts. This repetitive movement can cause significant discomfort for the athlete if the breasts are not properly supported, as the result will be an imbalance between the breasts and the function of the upper back and shoulder muscles.
The female breasts are often a source of irritation and interference in the desired athletic function. If breasts are incorrectly supported or placed in repeated contact with material that creates irritation, the condition known as jogger’s nipple (intense soreness, dryness, inflammation and/or bleeding of the nipple) will occur. This condition may also occur in male athletes for the same reasons. Additionally, with the female athlete, the risk of a permanent stretching of the ligaments in the breast tissue is present.
For these reasons, the sports bra is the most important female sports clothing essential. The specialized bra did not exist until the 1990s; previously, female athletes typically improvised a supportive bra from commercially available products. Popularized by the successes of the 1996 U.S. women’s soccer team, the sports bra is a product of both form and function. The most important aspect of the selection of a sports bra is the fit; the bra must be tight to the athlete’s body, without being constricting, and sufficient to ensure that the breasts have minimal movement during exercise.
There are hundreds of different sports bra styles; for all sports where the athlete will be perspiring to any extent, sports bras are constructed of a variety of polypropylene and Lycra-based fabrics, which permit both stretching and the ability of the material to “wick” away moisture (remove perspiration from the skin surface through the material) to keep the skin relatively dry through competition.
The type of support required by the sports bra is a function of the breast size of the particular athlete. Support is provided in varying degrees in each of three general types of construction. A compression sports bra is designed to pull the breasts into the body during motion; the compression model is best suited to women with smaller breasts. An encapsulated-style sports bra fits around each breast to secure the tissue against excess movement; this model is usually recommended for women with larger breasts. Underwire sports bras are the third type; this construction is found as a distinct style or it can be used in combination with the encapsulated style.
The breasts are also vulnerable to injury in sports where a direct trauma is possible. As a sensitive glandular structure, a direct blow can cause a contusion, with resultant discomfort, swelling, and bleeding within the tissue. Some models of sports bras have additional padding that can be inserted into the bra cups for protection. In a number of sports, including martial arts, fencing, boxing, and rugby, specialized chest guards can be worn by female athletes. In both rugby and soccer, some jersey manufacturers have designed built-in chest protectors for female athletes
In sports such as ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse, where players, particularly the goaltenders, are exposed to an object directed at them at high speed, female athletes can wear a specialized groin protector (known as a “jill,” in contrast to the well-known male equipment used to protect the genitals, the “jock” strap). This protector is fashioned consistent with the structure of the female body.
see also Athletic shoes; Female exercise and cardiovascular health; Heart rate monitors; Jump rope training; Orthotics; Yoga and Pilates.
Account for gender/sex to make PPE safer for women
Covid-19 is not a gender- or sex-neutral killer. Men are more likely than women to need intensive care for the disease or die of it. Among health care workers, however, the tables are turned: Women accounted for 73% of the more than 9,000 U.S. health care workers who had been infected with the novel coronavirus by early April.
This gender/sex difference has been seen in other countries, and it isn’t because more women than men are on the frontlines of Covid-19 care. The design of personal protective equipment might be to blame.
In late February, as the pandemic began to sweep across the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an infographic on the use of protective masks for men with facial hair. It showed what kind of facial hair was acceptable for a proper fit for men using masks for infection control and prevention, and what kind wasn’t.
Reading these guidelines transported me back two decades when, as a senior medical advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, I read an internal report on the challenges that face masks and respirators posed for coal miners, especially men with facial hair — and women.
When the Covid-19 pandemic is over, health care must not return to business as usual
Rather than focusing solely on men with facial hair, the CDC guidelines should also have covered how women should be fit tested for their masks and respirators in a way that takes into account that the sizes, shapes, and geometries of their faces could affect the fit.
Heightened awareness about the lack of spacesuits fitting female astronauts generated significant discussion on the need for gender/sex-inclusive design. It is disheartening to see that this has not translated into awareness that the personal protective equipment women need to do their jobs as health professionals, caretakers, and essential employees may not be designed for them.
In August 2019, I had the opportunity to discuss the importance of gendered innovation for the space program during the National Space Council meeting chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, who is now leading the Covid-19 task force. I began my remarks with the following statement:
“Gender and sex impact every aspect of our lives on Earth and in space. It is more than spacesuits not fitting female astronauts. We see the impact from the shoes and clothing we wear, the electronic devices we use, the cars we drive in, and even the medications we take. Modifying appearances or the ‘pink it or shrink it’ approach for gendered innovation will never work in any environment including space, battlefields, hot zones, and in our homes.”
We are now facing a new hot zone. This time it isn’t in foreign countries. It is in our medical facilities, communities, and homes. With the outbreak of Covid-19, issues surrounding gender/sex-related design elements including products, policies, programs, and protocols need to be urgently addressed.
Size isn’t the only factor that affects proper fit for personal protective equipment. Anthropometric measurements like body proportion and movement that can be affected by sex can also have an impact and need to be considered.
I founded iGIANT — impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Therapeutics — a nonprofit accelerator for gendered innovation, after I heard stories from female colleagues that they had to duct tape their gowns and gloves while caring for patients with Ebola because their protective gear did not fit properly. This put their lives at risk, especially when they tried to take off this equipment after potential exposure to the Ebola virus.
During iGIANT roundtable discussions around the world, I’ve heard numerous women report that their gowns, gloves, boots, and eye protection do not fit when they are working in laboratories and other environments. Female health care workers across the globe are sharing these same concerns while caring for patients with Covid-19.
In collaboration with the American Medical Women’s Association and the University of Indiana Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, iGIANT is hosting roundtables with representatives from the public and private sectors to raise awareness of these critical issues and catalyze partnerships to develop and manufacture personal protective equipment that fits women as well as it fits men.
This issue is both a professional and a personal one for me. As a physician who serves in the Medical Reserve Corps, I too want personal protective equipment that fits me.
Women across all sectors of the workforce on are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. We need to ensure that they have the resources, opportunities, and tools to do their jobs well and safely. Seeing the world through the lens of gender and sex will advance new product designs to fit women, not just those working in the grandeur of space but in all environments.
All our lives are depending on it.
Saralyn Mark is a physician, founder and president of iGIANT, and a former senior medical and policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Female NHS staff at risk due to not being able to ‘access protective gear correctly sized for women’ | The Independent
Female NHS staff are putting themselves at risk due to not being able to access correctly sized protective gear during the coronavirus emergency, doctors warned.
The British Medical Association, the professional organisation for doctors, hit out at the fact personal protective equipment (PPE) tends to be designed for the “size and shape of male bodies”, despite the fact that 75 per cent of NHS workers are women.
Its warning comes as the government faces mounting criticism over the drastic shortage of PPE — which includes essential items such as hand sanitiser, gloves, visors, aprons, and face masks — that is placing frontline health workers at risk of contracting the potentially deadly virus.
Dr Helen Fidler, who is deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) UK Consultants Committee and a member of the BMA Council, told The Independent: “It is vital that to keep staff in clinical environments safe they have an adequate supply of PPE and that it fits correctly.
“However, we are aware that in the current crisis, female doctors and other NHS staff are having issues with filtering face-piece (FFP) masks and other PPE not being available in smaller sizes as they tend to be designed to the size and shape of male bodies.”
Dr Fidler, who is a consultant gastroenterologist at Lewisham and Greenwich Trust, added: “This is in spite of the fact that 75 per cent of NHS workers are women. Correctly fitted PPE is essential for the protection of staff and patients, and smaller sizes need to be made available urgently.”
There have been 49 confirmed deaths of NHS staff since the coronavirus crisis started, but the actual figure is expected to be substantially larger.
Rose Gallagher, professional lead for infection prevention and control at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), said: “One-size-fits-all protective equipment has been a problem for frontline healthcare workers who have to wear this specialist life-saving equipment for up to 12 hours at a time.
“Nurses can find it very difficult to deliver care to patients if this equipment is so uncomfortable it bruises the skin and makes them feel hot and unwell. Nurses wearing PPE need adequate breaks to rest and rehydrate, which requires them to remove and then replace the personal protective equipment.
“However, many nurses are expected to work without adequate PPE or to use PPE that has not been produced to meet the required safety standards. Nurses are now also being asked to reuse what has up to now been single-use equipment, which is completely unacceptable. Ministers must get a grip on this issue and ensure that no nurse is needlessly put in danger by a lack of masks, eye protection or gowns.”
The nursing sector is predominantly made up of women, with nine out of 10 nurses in the UK being female.
Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said: “Every day, frontline workers are being forced to risk their lives because they don’t have the proper protective equipment to do their jobs safely.
“With women making up nearly eight in 10 of the NHS workforce, it’s a disgrace we don’t have protective uniforms in women’s sizes. Our workers deserve better.”
A nurse in an intensive care unit in Scotland hit out at the dearth of protective gear that fits women in a message shared by her friend on Twitter earlier in the month.
The nurse said: “PPE, which myself and my colleagues are wearing for all of my 12.5 hour shift, with only 2 30 min breaks to eat, drink and pee, plus the time we are working without being paid, is designed and made to fit men.
“The majority of nurses are female. Our PPE is therefore ‘tightened to fit’ us and believe me it’s uncomfortable enough before that. This is everyday sexism and it’s an absolute horror show already. But females deserve PPE which is designed for smaller faces.”
The president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists told The Independent doctors should not be looking after patients amid the Covid-19 crisis if they do not have protective gear.
A poll of more than 6,000 doctors across the UK by the BMA found a substantial proportion are working without PPE, while a study by the RCN discovered half of nurses have felt pressure to work despite not having suitable protective gear.
The 19 Best Self Defense Products For Women – hobbr
Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by hobbr.com
Below are the most popular and effective self defense gadgets for women and college students. First a few quick tips to help you decide which item will be best for your situation.
1. When it comes to picking the best self-defense device for women it basically comes down to what you find most comfortable carrying. If, for some reason, you find a specific self-defense weapon a burden carrying with you, you are likely to not have it on you which defeats its whole purpose.
2. Personal protection devices come in a few categories, there are impact weapons, sprays and maces, and stun guns and tasers. Before you buy a female self defense product decide if you prefer a range or melee device.
- Most women, and men too, will prefer to deal with a mugger or rapist from a distance. However, in certain situations this is not realistic. For instance when you need to defend yourself in really crowded spaces a melee weapon will be more effective.
3. Do your diligence when buying cute, non-masculine looking self defense items that are specially designed to look appealing to women. Shiny products that look like jewelry or have a bling factor might not be your most effective option.
4. Also keep in mind that no device is 100% effective. Yet the 19 products listed here are all known and proven to be potential lifesavers.
1. Honeycomb Hairbrush concealed stiletto dagger by Cold Steel
What looks like a simple round comb is actually a deadly weapon. Concealed in the comb’s head is an 8-inch dagger made from durable fiberglass materials that are weather-resistant. This self-defense device will look harmless to attackers, but should you need it, it quickly transforms from hair styler to aggressor neutralizer in a second. However, the Cold Steel Honey Comb Hairbrush is a weapon that is not ideal for preventing attacks and is close-range only.
2. Stun gun with flashlight
The Terminator compact stun gun is a sure way to put your attacker down. It may look tiny, but this stun gun packs an amazing 25 million volts into your attacker’s body, rendering them immobile without killing or permanently injuring them. However, you’ll have to get close to use it, as in “up close and personal.” It doesn’t shoot out barbs; its prongs run an electric current between them. Shine your assailant in the eyes with the flashlight to blind him before taking him out with the stun gun. Unfortunately, this stun gun is illegal in many states.
3. Lipstick stungun
At a mere five inches, this lipstick tube can hardly be called intimidating. Removing the cap, however, changes most people’s opinions pretty quickly. The Guard Dog Lipstick Stun Gun packs 3 million volts along with a 100-lumen flashlight that can blind your attacker. College students and young women looking for an easily concealable and inconspicuous weapon will find this useful, though it requires contact with your attacker to work and won’t incapacitate them.
4. Sabre Red Police Strength Pepper Spray
Pepper spray is a more risky self-defense mechanism, but when used properly it can be incredibly effective. SABRE Red Pepper Spray offers free instructional videos to ensure proper use and boasts an effective range of up to 10 feet, all in a compact keychain. Users should be aware that pepper spray doesn’t work on everyone, and a 10-foot range can be too close for comfort for some. Some states do not allow this spray.
5. Lipstick pepper spray
SABRE also offers an equally effective lipstick pepper spray that uses a police-strength ballistic stream of pepper spray to fend off your attacker. Young women, both in college and elsewhere, can carry this with them in pockets or their purse. Unlike the keychain, the lipstick doesn’t have an attachment for your keys and can be hard to find in the dark or in the depths of your purse (even if its a small one).
6. Kuba-Kickz plastic knuckles for your shoesplastic pointy knuckles for your shoes
Kuba-Kickz self-defense spikes are a lightweight solution that helps you instantly become a ninja. Kicks to the arms or legs while wearing these will deal some serious damage. A kick to the groin will be even more devastating than before.
Unfortunately, options for shoes are incredibly limited for women. These only fit shoes with laces and a tongue, meaning most fashion boots and even Converse tennishoes are out. They’re also pretty obvious, so more fashion-conscious women may steer clear of these.
7. Smith and Wesson tactical pen
As easily lost as pens are, Smith and Wesson might be on the wrong track with this one. Their tactical pen does, however, have its merits. The Smith and Wesson Tactical Pen can be used as both a regular pen and stylus for computer screens. Its striking tip can deliver a powerful blow, but the aluminum material used would be better suited as steel for self-defense.
8. Slap Hat
The Night Watchman Self Defense SAP CAP With Lead Pocket is probably one of the most disguised self-defense devices there is. The cap looks like a plain, ordinary baseball cap, but the material in it has the same density as lead, making it a powerful blunt weapon. The only problem is that you have to hold it by the bill; this unstable grip could render the cap useless if it’s knocked out of your hand.
9. Self defense knife Spyderco Matriarch Spyder Edge Knife with Emerson Opener
The Matriarch Spyder Edge Knife isn’t for the faint of heart; this velociraptor-shaped curve on the blade is meant to do extreme damage, so be prepared to see some blood.
This knife is a so called karambit style knife. Experts agree that these belong to the most effective self-defense weapons. With their serrated edges they are designed for gutting and ripping flesh instead of stabbing. This makes them ideal when in extremely close quarters. Which is often the case when you have to defend yourself.
Its Emerson feature allows for easy snagging on your pocket, so you can deploy it quickly from a tip-up carry position when needed. By simply pulling the knife up or down you can do maximal damage so prepared to cause serious injury to your slasher in order for you to get safe.
10. WarTech Super Bitch tactical spring assisted rescue knife
If you want a more all-round knife this Super Bitch spring-assisted rescue knife may be more of your liking. It may be less geared towards doing insane damage to an attacker but it does have features that increase your safety in other hazardous situations such as a car accident. It works well as a seat belt cutter and glass breaker and can obviously be a lifesaver when someone tries to harm you too. After all, it’s still a heavy, sturdy, razor sharp knife.
11. Personal safety alarm
If you need to sound the alarm to alert people to your peril, there’s nothing quite like 130 decibels to do the job. The PPS8 personal alarm can be carried easily in pockets, purses and by hand. All you have to do is pull the pin and the alarm sounds. This device is most useful to college students when walking around campus. Although alarms are a loud and effective way to deter attackers, it is by no means a weapon to defend yourself with.
12. The Cat personal safety keychain
Cat keychains are adorable, aren’t they? Well, the thug that may end up on the receiving end will think otherwise as this one’s also an excellent self-defense weapon for women. The Cat Personal Safety Keychain is basically a set of brass knuckles in the shape of a cat’s head, with the eye holes being the grips.
This one is made of plastic (they’re available in metal too) but don’t be fooled, they don’t break or even scratch easily. It also requires the ability to throw punches, but even young women without fighting skills may find this keychain helpful in warding off an attacker. If only if it were to give you some peace of mind while walking home in the dark.
The formerly quite popular pitbull self defense knuckles don’t seem to be sold on Amazon anymore. Perhaps even better because they they are not instantly recognizable as self defense items when kept in your hands are TigerLady retractable cat claws. A simple women’s self-defense tool that captures DNA too.
13. Kubotan key chain sticka.k.a. ninja spike keychain
The Kubotan Self-Defense Keychain can be your best friend on those nights where you have to walk to your car by yourself. The nearly 6-inch stick is highly durable and delivers a powerful blow, but here’s the kicker: it requires a very precise, calculated strike to be effective.
The Kubotan is meant to deliver strikes to pressure points.It doesn’t come with an instructional booklet but there are highly helpful videos on YouTube. You may think it’s best left to those with the proper training but on the other hand, women who know how to strike a punch can increase their reach and impact with this easy-to-carry, lightweight tool.
What’s more is that going for the eyes, the upper lip, the sternum, upper rib cage or back of the hand doesn’t require any training. Hitting an assailant with it can proof a critical difference compared without the Kubotan.
14. Monkey Fist self defense keychain ball
The Monkey Ball looks like some sort of odd keychain, but it’s a powerful weapon in the palm of your hands. This keychain contains a 1-inch steel ball wrapped in high quality paracord. Swing it at your attacker’s head and you may just knock them out.
Attaching the keychain to a lanyard gives you more range on your swing and greater impact, but heavier opponents might be able to brush it off if hit in an area other than the head or groin. Use extreme caution when swinging your MonkeyFist; you might just injure yourself if you’re not careful.
Update: Amazon doesn’t seem to carry these keychains anymore. Instead they only sell bearing balls so you can DIY a MonkeyFist paracord. Look on Youtube to see how to make one yourself.
15. Go Guarded self defense ring
No need to push buttons or retrieve weighty or bulky self defense weapons from a purse. Nor will this tool be easily knocked out of your hand. The pointed tip of this ring automatically protrudes when you make a fist.
Sort of.. because as you can see on the photo, when you make a fist the sharp end of the ring points downward. So it’s more like a clawing or scratching weapon because if you would throw a traditional punch the ring wouldn’t hit the attacker straight on.
Slip this ring on your finger before you walk home at night and feel a bit more secure. Fisher Defensive’s Go Guarded ring is best used as a surprise defense measure: hit your assailant where it hurts most and run to safety.
16. Munio designer self defense keychainget some practice before you rely on this small, plastic, lightweight keychain
We’ll put this one in the category ‘better something than nothing at all’. Some users claim it doesn’t hurt it all when trying the Munio out on their peers in a simulated attack situation. But perhaps they were just holding back.
Yet, despite these mixed reviews this popular little keychain seems to pack a punch as demonstrated by this, admitted, male Youtuber showing its impact on a coconut, watermelon, and pumpkin.
It’s designed to stab with its point at an attacker or to swing at him with the dangling keys. Make sure to learn how to use it optimally with the help of the accompanying e-book.
17. Pepper spray gunbest ranged non-lethal option for home defense
Pepper spray is one of the actually viable self defense tools for serious situations. It is proven effective by the police and U.S. Military. Its main downside is limited range at up to approx 10 feet. If you’d miss or the attacker would be able to shield their face somehow they would have already reached you. The Salt Supply Pepper Spray Gun solves this problem as it has a range of over 150 feet.
With this non-lethal option, instead of shooting with lead bullets, you’ll be firing off rounds containing a combination of tear gas and powdered pepper spray that break on impact. Even if you don’t hit the target, the subsequent 5 foot chemical cloud that hangs in the air for minutes will cause temporary blindness, difficulty breathing, and other discomfort.
If necessary, fire again and hit them with the round itself as it’s going to hurt badly and stop them in their tracks. A pepper spray gun is an option well worth considering as an alternative to firearms. Either if you are a gun owner or if you’re not. Statistically, in most self defense situations, lethal force isn’t necessary anyway.
Note: the Salt Supply gun is basically a Tippman TipX paintball gun loaded with pepper balls. Make sure to read one of the first Amazon reviews to get this product at a discount by buying them separately.
18. Kimber Pepper Blaster IIpowerful pepper spray self defense tool with natural pistol grip
If you want something a bit more powerful than traditional pepper spray the Kimber Pepperblaster II might be your best bet.
Its advantages over pepper spray include; doesn’t lose pressure over time, ergonomic grip makes it more accurate and easy to use, range up to 13 feet, more powerful as the more concentrated solution travels 13 feet in 1/10th of a second!
This self defense tool for women works in rain and wind and provides you with two shots. Has to be disposed after use as it can not be refilled. Read its raving reviews here.
The most effective self defense weapon for women?
19. Pepper gelpepper gel’s sticky viscosity allows it to travel further than pepper spray droplets
Pepper spay is one of the most effective self defense options both for women and men alike. It’s non-lethal yet if aimed correctly really takes an opponent out for at least tens of minutes. Pepper spray also doesn’t really require much skill or training.
It only takes a basic amount of common sense such as pointing the canister in the right direction (away from you) and being aware of strong wind direction. One mayor downside is that pepper spray is less suitable in close quarters, especially indoor. Which is where the fairly new to the market self defense tool, pepper gel comes into play.
Pepper gel benefits
No spray blown back at you. Pepper gel does not nebulize into very fine particles like conventional pepper spray but is dispensed as a sticky substance. This means that pepper gel doesn’t carry the risk of spraying yourself due to wind blowback.
Keep a larger distance between you and your attacker. Pepper gel travels 20% further (up to 12 feet/ 4 meters) so you can protect yourself from more of a distance.
Can be used indoors too. Attacks often happen when you’re suddenly alone and a perpetrator grabs his chance. For instance in an elevator. Which is especially dangerous since you can’t get away. Spraying pepper spray would could you to at least breathe in microscopic droplets making breathing difficult or worse. Pepper gel is safe to use in enclosed quarters.
More stopping power. Foam and gel burn a lot stronger and quicker than spray. Clever attackers might know not to rub in their eyes and face when they are sprayed with pepper spray. It’s this instinctive reaction what’s for a large part responsible for the stopping power of pepper spray. If you don’t rub, chances are you’re less affected which might mean the attacker could come at you again. Pepper gel sticks to their skin so they can rub it off.
Easier identification. Often these gels are not only of police strength, they may have UV marking dye in it as well in order to more easily identify potential perpetrators.
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Tip: How to keep your mace or pepper gel at hand so you can use it when needed
When you’re suddenly in a threatening situation, your life may depend on how quickly you can get hold of your spray or gel. Which is why it’s wise to think about when and how you will be carrying your spray. Especially when you’re going for a run and might need to defend yourself from individuals with bad intentions or wildlife.
Some spray or gel canisters come with a clip, others with a velcro strap. Various carrying options exist. Hold the container with a jogging hand grip strap. Carry it on a wrist band or arm band or clip it to your running belt. To name a few options that belong to the most practical solutions.
The adjustable, sometimes reflective arm bands we reviewed didn’t really live up to their expectations as they simply didn’t secure the canisters well enough. Because of this we’re not linking to any of these product as of now and suggest using a running belt or an existing arm or wrist band and see if that works. Alternatively, this running belt with 120 dB personal alarm might work too.
Important note regarding your safety
We’ve listed these 19 self defense tools for women mainly to provide you with an overview of what’s available. We want to point out that some of these products are gimmicky and might give a false sense of security. Others can easily be used against you. A designer keychain isn’t going to help you one bit if a raging attacker who’s high on drugs or adrenaline is assaulting you. Or even when he’s planning to.
In our opinion your best bets are either pepper gel, spray, or foam and or a stun gun. It’s absolutely required for you to ensure you’re comfortable with carrying it and that you know how to use it.
In addition it’s highly recommended for not just women but anyone actually to get at least a few self defense lessons. You could inform at your local police station or your gym.
If you want to do it well… krav maga lessons for women are known to be highly valuable and can potentially be lifesaving. You will learn how to react when you get actually attacked. You will train to enhance your instinctive reactions and use them as brutally as is necessary to incapacitate your assailant so you can get away into safety.
Some of the personal protection gear mentioned here are illegal in some states. Not only a stun gun but also a spike key-chain or the hairbrush may be illegal in your living area. Be sure to check this before buying.
Also make sure to familiarize yourself with your new defensive item. Learn how to use it. How to grab it quickly. Make an habit out of carrying it close when in less safe situations such as late at night. This can all help you be ready when it’s necessary. It’s like the saying goes, “a prepared woman is worth two women who aren’t prepared”.
Editor’s note: This publication has been updated for 2020 since it was originally published in September 2015.
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Special protective female equipment for an ATV significantly reduces the risk of injury while operating the vehicle. It provides comfort when riding an ATV, protects against the negative effects of snow, rain and cold. When choosing a certain model of women’s clothing, you need to give preference to functional branded products with high protective characteristics.
Elements of women’s equipment
A complete set of women’s ATV equipment should consist of the following items:
- Enduro motocross or helmet;
- protective collar for the neck;
- motorcycle turtle or protective vest with elbow pads;
- Mandatory elements of women’s outfit – textile motorcycle jacket or overalls;
- trousers, boots, glasses and gloves.
Tips for choosing women’s ATV equipment
When selecting elements of women’s equipment for an ATV, it is better to give preference to goods from one manufacturer.There are certain criteria that elements of women’s clothing must meet:
- Only motocross models or enduro helmets are suitable for ATV riding. An enduro helmet must have a reliable, fog-free visor, an effective ventilation system, a reliable chin guard and a visor. A cross-country motorcycle helmet must also meet the above characteristics, with the exception of visors that are absent in such models.
- Neck protection should be chosen so that it is in maximum contact with the chest and neck, while being comfortable.
- All elements of a tortoise or a protective vest with elbow pads must fit snugly to the body and must be securely fixed to each other. When choosing women’s ATV gear, vests or turtles with one-piece chest protectors should be preferred to protect the ribs from stones or branches.
- Motorcycle boots for an ATV are better to buy high, with grooved non-slip rubber soles and shin protectors.
- Gloves and goggles, like helmets, it is better to buy motocross.
In the catalog of the salon you can familiarize yourself with the model range, prices and characteristics of sets of women’s equipment for an ATV. The assortment includes various models and sizes of original women’s clothing from well-known world manufacturers.
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Rugby and American football equipment
Head collisions often occur in rugby, this can occur in different episodes of the game. Therefore, head protection is one of the most important priorities for rugby players.
Rugby helmets are commonly used for this. Such helmets have a soft surface so as not to injure the opponent on contact and perfectly protect the player’s head from any possible injury.
Helmets come in different levels of protection, depending on the thickness, the composition of the protective inserts, the shape of the helmet, etc. When choosing a helmet, you should pay attention that its design does not interfere with vision and hearing, otherwise it will be inconvenient during the game.
Nearly all rugby helmets perform well in their basic functions, but an IRB approved helmet is the optimal choice.This helmet has passed special certification and its quality has been confirmed by the professional community.
American Football Jerseys & Shorts
In addition to the head, the body of a rugby player is also at high risk of severe injury. Often times, one hard joint on the pitch can take an athlete out of the game for a long time.
To ensure protection of the body from bruises, it is recommended to use protective shorts and protective shirts. such underwear reliably protects the necessary areas of the body from bruises, while absolutely not hindering the movement of the rugby player.
Protective underwear is usually compression underwear with special protective inserts. Hex-shaped inserts have proven to be the best. This form of protection allows the underwear to tightly fit the body and distribute the blow over the entire area of protection.
The main vulnerabilities on the player’s body are
- thigh (front and side)
It is these places that are protected.
When choosing a protective jersey or shorts for rugby, you should also pay attention to the IRB approbation, since for professional competitions the level of protection is strictly regulated, therefore some products cannot be used in professional sports (their level of protection may be exceeded).
High-quality rugby equipment is very important, therefore, its choice must be approached with the utmost seriousness.
MMA clothing and equipment. Everything you need to know
Mixed Martial Arts – MMA (from the English.Mixed Martial Arts) or Mixfight, aka SBE (Mixed Martial Arts) is a fairly young sport. Like any other sports discipline, MMA also has its own rules, requirements, features, clothing and equipment. In this article, we will touch upon important points on the appointment, use, care, selection and purchase of clothing and equipment for MMA, as well as share any other useful information and advice that will help you quickly understand the topic.
Even 20-25 years ago, when MMA was just in its infancy and bore a different, more catchy name “Fights without rules”, there were practically no restrictions.These were fierce, uncompromising battles, in which representatives of various martial arts and styles took part. The fighters went into battle without protective ammunition and in traditional clothing for their kind of martial arts. Lack of mouth guards, gloves, etc. often led to injuries to opponents, and the presence of certain elements in the equipment created additional advantages over the opponent. For example, multiple winner of UFC tournaments, Royce Gracie, successfully used his gi (kimono) to perform various techniques.
Fortunately, these times have already passed and modern mixed martial arts have finally transformed into a full-fledged sport with its own rules, prohibitions, standards, clothing and equipment. Let us dwell in more detail on what modern MMA clothing and equipment are.
For convenience, we will divide the equipment for MMA into compulsory, without which, fighters will not be allowed to compete, and training, which athletes use during training.
Mandatory equipment MMA
“Take your shape so as not to fall when fighting” – MMA
All MMA equipment for competitions must be of the established form and have certificates of conformity recognized by the league, promotion, organization or federation under the auspices of which the athlete is playing. This form is certified, that is, it meets the necessary standards and requirements, as well as checked and approved by the organizer of the tournament / competition.At the same time, all elements must have a neat appearance and correspond to the size of the fighter.
As in boxing, in mixed martial arts there is also a division of MMA into amateur and professional, which have their own differences, in particular, in relation to what athletes are allowed to compete in tournaments.
Fig. MMA fighters: amateur (left) and professional (right).
Both categories of fighters must perform barefoot, and what they are allowed to wear, we will consider in more detail below.
Mandatory equipment for amateurs
Equipment for amateur MMA for different age groups does not have fundamental differences and differs only in individual elements, which are designed to create additional safety measures for younger athletes.
Each team, when participating in the opening, awarding and closing ceremonies of the competition, must wear the same sports uniform, determined by the sending organization and agreed with the organizing organization.
During the fight, it is allowed to use equipment of a neutral (black or white) color, and the use of equipment of the color of the opposite corner of the ring is prohibited.
Now let’s figure it out in order with all the elements of clothing and protective ammunition for amateurs.
Fig. Protective helmet for MMA
Athletes under the age of 21 are required to wear a reinforced open-type helmet with an open face and chin with double Velcro on the chin, which will impede the movement of the helmet during the fight.The helmet must protect the parietal and lateral parts of the head, the browbones and the forehead, and must match the color of the corner.
It should be noted that if one of the rivals is under 21 years old, then the second is also obliged to compete in a protective helmet, no matter how old he is.
Fig. Mouthguard for protecting teeth
The dental guard not only protects the teeth, but also the entire jaw, and also reduces the risk of concussion and other head injuries.
Athletes in the age groups 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years old must wear a tight synthetic T-shirt (rashguard).
Read more about rashguards here: http://mmation.com/mma/odezhda-i-ekipirovka-mma/rashgardy/information/
Fig. Gloves for MMA
Gloves with a rigid wrist restraint and open fingers that allow the fingers to grip are used in MMA competitions.The weight of such gloves should be at least 5 ounces. Glove cuffs should be with Velcro. To increase the shock absorption (softening) of the impact surface and reduce the risk of injury, the filling of the impact surface of the gloves should consist of multi-layer foam / foam.
When using gloves of a neutral color, the athlete’s wrists are wrapped in red or blue tape according to the color of the athlete’s corner.
Read more about MMA gloves here: http://mmation.com/mma/odezhda-i-ekipirovka-mma/perchatki/information/
Fig.MMA Fighter Shorts
Athletes must wear long or short wrestling shorts without zippers, zippers or pockets. MMA fighters shorts can be either classic type or compression shorts. Read more about MMA shorts here: http://mmation.com/mma/odezhda-i-ekipirovka-mma/shorty/information/
Fig. Protective bandage – protection on the groin area of the soldier
Groin protector, also called groin protector or shell (bowl), is a must-have protection attribute for any man.The groin protector is worn under the shorts, where it is firmly held on the body by means of elastic bands, tightly fitting to the body even during movement. Many MMA shorts already come with a built-in shell inside, or provide a place for it.
Fig. Shingards protect shins and feet of soldiers
Shingards are tight-fitting protective pads (shields) for the shin, which are fixed on the shin with a Velcro fastener and do not have plastic or metal parts.Shingards soften shock loads, thereby protecting the legs and feet from injury.
Fig. Breast protection for women
Girls are required to wear special protectors on the chest, which will protect the chest from accidental hits. Such protection is put on under the T-shirt.
Bandaging and taping of the hands is permitted but must be approved by the Competition Chief Judge or Referee.
Knee pads, elbow pads, as well as other medical equipment must be flesh, black or the color of the corresponding corner of the ring and free of metal parts.
Mandatory equipment for professionals
The requirements of MMA organizations for the clothing of fighters around the world are generally the same. So, athletes must fight barefoot and with a naked torso (men), and only shorts are allowed from clothes.
Most Athletic Commissions mandate men to wear groin protectors that are worn under shorts and women chest protectors that are worn under a sports bra or top.
In general, protective equipment for professionals is also not abundant and has only 3 elements: gloves (4-6 ounces), mouth guard and the aforementioned groin and chest protectors.
The equipment used by athletes in training is more varied.This is due to the diversity of MMA itself, which combines many elements taken from other types of martial arts. The arsenal of mixed martial arts is universal – punches and kicks, wrestling, both on the ground and in the standing position. All this makes the preparation of a mixed fighter more complex and multifaceted, requiring separate attention to work on each component. Accordingly, to work out each component, you need your own set of equipment.
In addition to the elements mentioned in the paragraph “Compulsory MMA Equipment”, training equipment also includes:
Compression pants (leggings, leggings), like rashguards, are made of durable elastic materials that do not hinder movement and can last for a long time. These clothes are ideal for parterre work.
Material properties ensure maximum comfort:
– good air permeability,
– perfectly absorbs sweat and prevents the formation of excessive moisture,
– prevents the body from overheating or cooling,
– protects the skin from microtraumas – scratches, abrasions, bruises, burns, etc.etc.,
– protects previously affected skin areas from dirt and infection.
They are often worn under shorts, but some train without shorts. It all depends on your preferences.
Fig. Boxing Gloves: Training (left) and shell (right).
It is better to use boxing gloves for hitting or practicing striking techniques during sparring.
Boxing gloves are ideal for working on bags. The construction of these gloves allows you to better feel your blows, and materials that are more durable than conventional boxing gloves will contribute to a long service life.
Normal boxing gloves are best for sparring. Compared to MMA parkets, the padding of classic boxing gloves will better protect you and your opponent from cuts or other injuries.
Fig.Wrestling helmet – protection for athletes’ ears
Wrestling is an integral part of MMA. And like any wrestler, the mixed fighter is prone to frequent ear injuries such as “fractures” (tears or breaks) of the ear cartilage (shell).
To protect the ears of a fighter and significantly reduce the risk of injury, special headphones, also called “wrestling helmet”, which have special soft inserts that protect the auricles from damage, will help. Protective elements are interconnected at the top of the head and under the chin.Adjustable buckle protection.
Protection for joints of hands and feet
Fig. Medical equipment: knee pads, elbow pads, calf supports, wrist supports, etc.
Elbow pads, knee pads, ankle or wrist supports, and other types of bandages support and relieve the joints and ligaments, preventing sprains and dislocations. Also, they warm the joints well, thereby improving blood flow.
Fig. Protective vest
Protective vest serves to cushion shocks falling on various parts of the body. Perfect for both the coach and the athlete.
Popular clothing brands MMA
The most popular MMA clothing brands at the moment are: Venum, Hayabusa and Bad Boy. These manufacturers successfully embody the latest trends in stylish and comfortable equipment, which is produced using the most modern equipment and the latest technology.
Also, equipment from Fairtex, Reebok, RDX and Twins and many others is in demand.
Venum (pronounced Venum) was founded in 2006 in Brazil. Venum specializes in the production of clothing and equipment for various types of martial arts, including MMA.
The company currently operates in Europe, America and Asia.
Venum sponsored MMA fighters include Jose Aldo, Fabricio Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, Misha Tate, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida, Carlos Condit and others.
Hayabusa (pronounced Hayabusa) is one of the most famous, progressive and innovative brands of MMA clothing. The outfit is manufactured by Hayabusa Fightwear Inc, which is based in Canada. The company’s products are sold in 165 countries. This brand is trusted by many of the world’s leading fighters.
Bad Boy (pronounced Bad Boy) is an American clothing brand founded in 1982.The Bad Boy brand produces equipment for various types of martial arts, as well as for active sports.
Bad Boy products are renowned for their innovation and high quality. “Bad Boy is not only a brand, it is a way of life,” – this is how the company positions itself.
Among the sponsored Bad Boy MMA fighters, we will highlight: Alexander Gustafsson, Demian Maya, Darrion Caldwell, Michael Page, Wilson Reis and Brandon Vera.
Where to buy?
Now is the time to decide what kind of clothes you need at the moment and choose the most suitable for yourself in terms of price, quality, brand and appearance, equipment.To do this, we suggest you visit this page:
Summing up, the following points can be highlighted:
Elements of MMA equipment and clothing are due to the requirements and features of preparation of fighters of mixed style.
At the competition form requirements differ depending on whether the athlete pro or amateur.
Requirements for lovers of different age groups have fundamental differences.
In training, the equipment depends on what technique the fighter is currently working on.
And now we will bring all the elements of equipment into separate groups for each category of MMA fighters.
Competitions for fans of age groups 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17
– MMA gloves (at least 5 ounces)
– Protective mouth guard
– Groin bandage ( for guys)
– chest bandage (for girls)
– bandages (must be approved by the head judge or referee)
– medical equipment
Amateur competitions over 18 years old
– helmet (for an athlete under 21 years old)
– MMA gloves (at least 5 ounces)
– protective mouth guard
– groin bandage (for guys)
– chest bandage (for girls)
– bandages (must be approved by the head judge or referee)
– medical equipment
– Gloves (4-6 oz)
– Groin Protection (Men)
– Sports Bra or Top (Women)
– Chest Protection (Women)
– compression pants
– boxing gloves
– MMA gloves
– ear protectors
– elbow pads
– knee pads
– protective vest
– medical equipment
So you like motorcycles? Oh, but you are a woman … Hmm, but you still need protective equipment. You definitely adore pink and purple, and you are absolutely crazy about the word “chic” written in pretty letters on your jacket, don’t you? And surely you don’t mind if your outfit is no different from men’s, but with girly names? Wow, do you want to have motorcycle gear specially designed for women, yet stylish and safe at the same time ?! We hasten to disappoint you – this is the market for women’s motorcycle equipment today …
It’s 2016 outside, and gender discrimination still reigns in the motorcycle industry.Motorcycles are primarily marketed as products for Homo Sapiens with XY chromosomes. In 9 out of 10 examples, the promotional brochure for the new model will show you a woman on a motorcycle, exclusively as a passenger.
However, according to a December 2015 analysis by the US Motorcycle Industry Council, 14% of all motorcyclists are women. Women are the fastest growing demographic in the motorcycle industry!
Compared to 3-5 years earlier, the range of women’s motorcycle equipment has expanded in leaps and bounds.Even when starting from the lowest level, it would be easy to take off quickly. However, if you look at the products that, for example, the Revzilla company offers, in order to navigate the state of the women’s clothing market, we can state – alas, this is not much …
So, goods for men prevail over womens goods in a ratio of 3 to 1. And even these figures do not show the whole picture. Firstly, within the proposed lineup, men have a much wider choice of colors and designs.For example, the Dainese Air-Flux textile jacket is available in 5 colors for men and 3 for women; The Alpinestars Jaws leather jacket is available in 7 color combinations for men and 2 for women. Many online motorcycle equipment stores have a very limited selection of goods for women, and in general stores – in general, as luck would have it …
The most common complaints from women about motorcycle equipment is not so much the number of products or colors as the size. Pants are often too long: the fact that women are usually shorter than men is not taken into account.With jackets the same problem: the manufacturer can position the jacket as a woman’s only because of its small size, without taking into account the differences in the circumference of the shoulders or chest. Jackets are also often too short around the diaphragm, exposing the upper abdomen of women to more abrasion than men.
Below is the perfect explanation of how important matching is – a comparison shot of Dainese’s leather racing jacket for men and women (these are the company’s official promotional images).Tailored specifically for racing, the jacket should fit snugly and comfortably around the body for improved aerodynamics and safety so that protection does not fail in the event of an accident. The men’s jacket is ideally tailored to the average figure, but the women’s jacket … The girl is like a child who has put on her parent’s clothes 5 sizes larger! The jacket is bulky, baggy, not fitted to the figure. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad …
If you need further proof that men in the motorcycle industry have no clue of women’s needs, take a look at some of Speed and Strength’s glove names: Women’s Cat Out Hell Gloves, Women’s Sinfully Sweet Gloves, Women’s Wicked Garden Gloves.Believe me, this is not an invention! Naturally, the names of men’s gloves also do not shine with genius, but Trial by Fire and Stars and Stripes definitely sound better and not so dismissive …
Helmets and Skulls
We haven’t even gotten to helmets yet, and this is the biggest problem with women’s motorcycle gear. Using Revzilla as an example, the ratio of men’s and women’s helmets on sale is 685 versus… 47!
On its women’s helmets page, Revzilla states: “Every brand represented (with the exception of Schuberth) produces helmets in the same size for men and women; the only difference to is the use of graphics that are more attractive to women. “ And this is complete nonsense!
The helmet is the single most important piece of equipment for riding a motorcycle, and the manufacturer’s narrow-minded view of women’s skull protection (“Just fit!”) Is utterly ignorant. Yes, the difference between a male and a female head is not as obvious as the difference in the size or shape of the ribcage, but it is essential in order to properly design women’s helmets.
Main differences between male and female skulls:
- The male skull is larger than the female.
- The frontal bone of the male skull is slightly sloping, sloping, while in the female it is vertical.
- The male skull is longer, the chin is larger and protrudes further forward. The female skull is more rounded, the jaw is smaller.
- Above the eye sockets, the male skull has rounded dorsal edges and larger brow ridges. The female cranium has sharpened rims of the eye sockets, but does not have any prominent brow ridges.
Among the major helmet manufacturers, Schuberth is the only company that develops helmets specifically for women (C3 Pro, C3 Lady).It didn’t cost them too much work, they just modified the lining of the helmet to more comfortably fit the female forehead and jawline. This is a breakthrough in design!
So, Do Women Have Hope? Not much, as some brands are at least trying to improve on something. Alpinestars launched the Stella line for women back in 2009, and while the range is still far from masculine, the style and sizes are designed with the feminine in mind.
Another brand that is actively caring for women is Harley-Davidson, with its long-term advertising campaign for women and a good selection of clothing, plus women-only events and even motorcycle accessories.Today, no other motorcycle brand can match HD when it comes to caring for women; given the company’s image as a “macho brand,” this should shame all other motorcycle manufacturers on the market.
What is most striking is how many lost opportunities the motorcycle industry has had with women. A prime example of their flawed strategy is the comparison to surfing . In the 1990s, Quicksilver launched the surf brand Roxy, targeting exclusively women in a (at that time) male-dominated sport.
Let’s look at the state of affairs today – women make up 30% of surfers in Australia and 33% in the US, but this situation will soon change radically, as in the younger generation this ratio is 50/50. Go to any surf shop – half of the range will be for women. Sure, surf clothes are more for style and moto gear for protection, but why not combine these aspects?
The chasm could be filled by niche players like Allstate and Roland Sands Designs.New young companies are also launching the production of women’s clothing and accessories. It is sad to realize, however, that as long as current motorcycle manufacturers continue to ignore the women’s segment of the market, apparel and apparel companies will follow suit, leaving women with few choices and insufficient protection …
Based on materials from http://www.therideadvice.com
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Choosing ski and snowboard protection correctly
If you go out on the slope today, you will hardly notice a skier or snowboarder without a helmet.But protection of the back, knees, elbows is worn by no more than 10 percent of skiers and snowboarders, mistakenly believing that it is necessary only for extreme descents on very, very, very steep slopes. But even on a prepared and carefully groomed slope, traumatic collisions with other skiers, accidental falls and other troubles are not excluded.
In this article, we will show you how different types of protection will keep your body intact while skiing or snowboarding.Let’s dwell on the questions:
- What functions does protection perform?
- What materials is it made of?
- What to look for when choosing?
- Types of protection.
- Models for children.
- Care and replacement.
What functions does protection perform?
First of all – protects against injuries in case of an accidental collision on the track with another skier or snowboarder, when hitting stones, ice, trees, when hitting obstacles on a mountain slope, such as snow cannons or snow groomers, during an unsuccessful fall.
How does the protection work?
The protection distributes the energy of the volumetric impact (when you hit something voluminous. The classic case is when another rider on the slope enters you at full speed) over its surface, damping due to a combination of soft and hard layers and thus, reduces the degree of impact volumetric impact on the human body.
Protection protects the body from a point (penetrating) blow when, for example, you fell back on sharp stones. Protection does not allow a sharp object to inflict stab-cut injury on you.The effects of a penetrating impact are prevented by hard layers of plastic and soft, elastic layers of fabrics or special materials.
By the way!
Right now Kant’s assortment includes 576 models of alpine skis.
We understand that it is extremely difficult to choose exactly what you need from such a number.
Therefore, we wrote a special article about the basic concepts when choosing alpine skiing – “How to choose alpine skiing?”
Basic parameters for choosing the “correct” protection.
In addition to the subjective factors influencing the choice – comfortable fit, design and wearing comfort – there are several objective parameters that are worth paying attention to.
Compliance with European standards.
First of all, you need to make sure that you have a test certificate and a certificate in accordance with the European standard EN 1621-2. Usually these documents are on the manufacturer’s website. This standard was originally intended for certification of motorcycle protection, but since July 2014 it has been adopted as a standard for winter sports as well.During the test, the sample is subjected to a series of impacts that measure the force exerted on the human body through the tread. The lower this value, the more efficiently it works.
Testing separates two levels of protection that any product placed on the market must withstand.
- Protection level 1. In the event of five impacts on the protector, the average value does not exceed 18 kN, and one impact cannot exceed 24 kN.
- Protection level 2.The residual force should not exceed an average of 9 kN, and a single blow should not exceed 12 kN.
Protection should not be destroyed after such blows.
To simplify, (not every consumer will start looking for certification before buying), then all the protection that is sold in official, specialized, professional stores is certified. And, of course, you shouldn’t buy protection from unknown brands in obscure places.
An important part of quality protection is the correct choice of ski goggles – masks.We have a special article that fully discloses all the issues related to the selection of masks.
Correct form and adjustable.
When buying protective equipment, it is very important to pay attention to the precise fit and the possibility of individual fitting to the figure. Only if the protector correctly and tightly fits the corresponding area of the body, does not fidget around the body, does not move, will it properly protect against injury. If the protective frame “dangles” too freely over your body, then in the event of a fall, the spine, knee, elbow, hip joints can be seriously damaged.
Lightweight and breathable.
Protective equipment should not cause discomfort while riding, otherwise sooner or later there will be a desire to take it off and throw it away. Therefore, high-quality models from leading brands are made of lightweight “breathable” materials with antibacterial properties, and also have a ventilation system to remove sweat vapors and provide sufficient air exchange.
What materials are used in the protectors?
The overwhelming majority of defense models are made in the form of a “puff” cake, which consists of many “layers”, each of which plays a role.One – they protect against a point, penetrating blow with a sharp object, others – distribute the energy of the blow, the third soften the volumetric blow. Together, it prevents injury.
All protection by design features is divided into two main types – hard and soft.
Soft treads use flexible and lightweight materials. They are mainly made of foams such as polyurethane (PU) or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), which are stacked in different layers.For example, the Dainese Flexagon – men’s and women’s back protector – uses the innovative Crash Absorb® memory foam overlapping technology. And the ergonomic pattern of the soft, hexagonal cushions is responsible for comfort and maximum freedom of movement.
The viscoelastic foam, when heated by body temperature, becomes flexible and adaptable to the individual anatomy. After you remove the protector, it will return to its original shape.The same thing happens during a fall – shock-absorbing layers absorb the impact energy. Modern polymeric materials such as d3o, G-Form, Slytech NoShock ™ and 2nd Skin ™, in the event of a light fall or minor impact, soften the fall and remain soft, and in the event of a strong impact, they harden, absorbing energy and distributing it over a larger area.
Due to the ability to restore their original shape, high-quality protectors made of modern polymers are able to absorb several shocks without a significant loss of the effectiveness of protective properties.
More examples of “soft” protection:
Rigid frame protection systems are made of tougher and less flexible plastics such as polypropylene (PP) or polycarbonate (PC). Naturally, plastic cannot absorb energy as smoothly as foam. It will hardly soften the impact in a collision, but it will provide a high degree of protection against damage from sharp objects – stones, branches, sharp pieces of ice, rails.
Examples of “hard” protection:
Injuries to the spine and chest are most common on the ski slopes and, unfortunately, they almost always lead to severe (and financially expensive) health consequences for the skiers. An unprotected riding accident can result in serious injuries to the chest, spine and spinal cord, which can take a long time to heal or remain incurable.In addition, the back protector provides stabilization and protection of the spine during sudden movements and unsuccessful cornering. Therefore, back protection should be a standard feature on all skiers and snowboarders, not just freeriders on the “wild” slopes.
Padded back protection.
Suitable, first of all, for those skiers and snowboarders who ride on the prepared slopes of ski resorts, where, when falling, it is excluded from falling onto stones or the possibility of hitting driftwood, sharp broken trunks and tree branches.
Models of back protectors with a soft frame that we recommend.
Amplifi MK X
The protective layer of this model is so light that it is practically not felt during riding. The protection is fully adjustable and can be adjusted without removing the gloves.
A new generation protective inner layer with armogel reliably absorbs shocks.
Lightweight protection with reliable protector and excellent ventilation.Silicone print prevents the adjustable belt from twisting and slipping while riding.
Dainese Pro Armor G1
For those looking for reliable and comfortable protection.
This protector uses Crash Absorb Soft Memory Foam to absorb 83% of the force of impact. The shape of the elements distributes the impact energy over the entire surface of the protection.
Very light protection with good flexibility of the composite carapace provides reliable back protection.On the wide belt, adjustable in height, you can put on an additional protective pad for the ribs.
Back protector with a rigid frame.
Rigid protectors are suitable for snowboarding, where falls on the back occur much more often than skiing, for freeriders skiing off pistes or professional skiers flying at insane speed on icy, competitive slopes.
One-piece plastic frames are heavy, bulky, do not have the best effect on mobility and mobility.Therefore, in order to reduce weight, improve air exchange and mobility, modern models use honeycomb structures or interconnected plates, the so-called. “turtles”.
Varieties of back protection.
Protective carapace with straps.
It is a protective frame for the whole back or lower back, which is fixed with adjustable, elastic straps in the area of the shoulders and lower back. The most versatile design in terms of fitting to different anatomical features of the figure.
This type of protector has good ventilation so there is no need for frequent washing. The disadvantage of the carapace is that with sudden movements it can slide off the back or bulge up.
An excellent option is the Dainese Auxagon protection.
The structure of the Crash Absorb memory foam conforms to the shape of your back, ergonomically adjusting to your body with every movement.
Protection with an adjustable waistband and adjustable detachable shoulder straps.
The main advantage of protective vests is that they fit very tightly on the rider’s body. Made of soft and elastic materials with impact resistant inserts.
Stretch fabric fits snugly around the torso, while the lumbar strap and silicone print prevent the “protection” from slipping along the torso. In addition, protective vests function as one of the intermediate insulating layers. They use antibacterial, breathable and quick-drying flexible materials to provide thermoregulation and comfort.For washing, it is enough to remove the protective inserts and put the vest in the washing machine.
All protective vests in the Kant store.
Made of the same elastic materials with shock-absorbing inserts as the vest. Has additional overlays in the area of the shoulders, elbows and chest. Protective jackets are heavier and more restrictive. They are primarily designed for aggressive snowpark riding and the toughest, most extreme freeride.
Models of full, protective jackets:
All protective jackets in the Kant store.
Backpack with back protection function.
Many freeriders and skiers neglect the back protector, believing that this is the function of a freeride backpack with a reinforced back wall. In part, it can provide a little protection and in some cases it is better than nothing. But don’t rely on it completely. First, the backpack often contains a hard thermos and other hard objects that can also cause injury.Secondly, an ordinary small rolling backpack does not protect the spine in the cervical region, the lower back, and it does not protect the tailbone.
If you ride at high speed and aggressively, then we recommend that you combine both a backpack and protection.
Models of backpacks for freeriding with additional back protection:
All freeride backpacks in Kant.
A few tips – how to choose the right back protection for yourself?
- Protection must cover the area from the helmet on the head – the lower cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine to the tailbone.Ideally, it should also cover the shoulder blades.
- Please note that not only vests and jackets, but in general all protection is divided into male and female models, differing in anatomical configuration.
“Female” protection models that take into account anatomy.
- When choosing a size, you can be guided by your usual clothing size and size. But the most important parameter is the length of the back, which is not always the same for people with the same height. Therefore, it is necessary to measure the length of your back and compare it with the length of the back protector.
- Protection should fit snugly to the body, but at the same time not restrict movement, and the straps should not cut into the body. This can be easily verified by waving your arms in all directions and making a few turns of the torso.
- Most protectors are worn directly on thermal underwear or on an insulated fleece. Ideally, come to the store in the clothes in which you plan to ride, try on the chosen model and make sure that it sits comfortably under a ski jacket and pants, does not interfere, does not fidget on the body and does not restrict movement.
By the way!
We have several articles on the selection of fleeces, thermal underwear and clothing for winter. Read it!
Choosing the lightest model possible, it is important to do it without sacrificing efficiency – the protection must match your tasks and riding style.
All back protection in the Kant store.
Any protection after a strong (and even more so – a penetrating blow) loses some of its properties. If at least one segment of protection is destroyed, it must be changed.You should not ride in a “wounded” protection – it will actually cease to perform its functions.
Special shorts with soft and hard inserts protect the tailbone from injuries when landing on the “fifth point”, as well as the soft tissues of the thighs from lateral injuries. This is an absolute must have for beginner snowboarders and skiers, especially children. They are also necessary for those who are fond of acrobatic riding in a snow park, protecting them from impacts against rigid elements of stunt structures – the corners of the halfpipes and the edges of the rail.This piece of equipment will not be superfluous for freeriders.
When practicing freeriding, it is not superfluous to take care of additional safety. We think that without such necessary things as: beepers, shovels, roomy backpacks and other avalanche equipment, it is better not to go outside the pistes.
Useful articles on freeride and ski tour:
Different models of different brands are slightly different. Some have very large, thick pads, while sports models have smaller and thinner pads.Some shorts have a lot of overlays on all sides, while others only protect the coccyx. What to choose?
Overlays on the hips.
Serves to protect soft tissues from bruises during lateral falls. Skiers should choose models with enhanced hip protection, and snowboarders, for whom protection of the tailbone and gluteal muscles is more important, can do without them altogether.
Overlays in the hips are:
– Soft foam – polyurethane (PU) or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA).
We recommend paying attention to the following models with soft hip pads:
Dainese Scarabeo Flex with Flex Lite technology, which is presented in the form of two layers of shock absorbing foam. The soft elastic fabric stretches in two directions, thanks to which it fits snugly to the body, but at the same time does not hinder movement. The Flexagon technology contributes to the absolute freedom of movement – the layers of the Crash Absorb material are divided into hexagons of different sizes.
Amplifi MK X – reliable shorts in a minimalistic design.They are almost invisible under clothing and protect without hindering movement.
The fabric of the shorts is treated with water-repellent and antibacterial impregnation.
Shorts Amplifi Salvo with 3D-molded panels made of lightweight and highly cushioning EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) and elastane.
Flat flexible seams, anatomical fit, silicone print belt and cuffs to prevent slipping and twisting – everything to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
More shorts with soft pads on the thighs:
– Rigid polypropylene (PP) or a combination of hard plastic and soft foam.
The foam softens the impact and distributes its force over a larger area. Hard plastic also dissipates impact force, additionally providing protection against pinpoint impacts on sharp edges. Shorts with plastic overlays are relevant when there is a high risk of injury to the thigh with something sharp.
Action Shorts Ev is one of the most popular shorts for its high protection.
Coccyx and thighs are protected by layers of rigid composite material, 3D mesh and “breathable” shock-absorbing cushion.
Additional inserts on the buttocks protect soft tissues from hematomas.
BIONT Extreme Lux – protective shorts with combined overlays from 8 to 12 mm thick.
In addition to protection, they perform another important function – they reliably insulate them. In such shorts it will not be cold on the lift, and it will be warm to sit on a snowy slope, fastening fasteners or relaxing.
BIONT Comfort shorts made of fine mesh with combined overlays from 8 to 12 mm thick.
Soft linings absorb impact energy, while the hard cover distributes local loads (for example, from a sharp stone, corner of a step or rail edge) over the entire liner.
Almost all snowboarding shorts have a tailbone protector. In some it is a sewn-in pad of polyurethane foam, but in most it is a hard plastic cover that can sometimes be removed, for example, as in the BIONT Snowboard Lux Shorts.
These are shorts designed especially for snowboarders. They have no pads in the hip area, and a removable protective pad on the tailbone is attached with Velcro.
Soft pads on the buttocks.
Also relevant primarily for snowboarders, but useful for all riders, especially girls, since in addition to protecting soft tissue from bruising, they provide thermal insulation – you can comfortably sit in a cold chair lift, or flop on a slope directly on the snow to adjust the mounts , watch friends or just relax.
Professional skating riders who spend a lot of time on the slope can opt for a protective seat instead of shorts. For example, a protective anatomical pad “Seat-Hoba” made of foam heat-insulating material from BIONT. You can wear it both under clothes and over them.
All models of protective shorts in the Kant store.
We believe that in addition to protection, a ski helmet should be worn when skiing.Head protection at high speeds is important!
All ski helmets in Kant.
We have 456 helmets in our assortment right now.
Essential first of all for beginner snowboarders, who often catch the toe edge, as a result of which they fall to their knees. Plus, like the seat cushion, the knee protector provides thermal insulation from snow when you are kneeling on a slope. In addition, knee protection will protect aggressive riders from unpleasant consequences after encountering stones, stumps, fallen trees, covered with snow when riding at high speed.
Lightweight models available with soft foam cushions. They fit snugly around the leg while maintaining freedom of movement.
Some models have additional side protection to prevent injury while riding and falling.
There are also simpler models – with hard plastic pads.
BIONIT knee protectors use a breathable composite material, which will be comfortable even in warm weather.So you can use them for rollerblading in the summer.
All models of knee protectors in the Kant store.
Often used during the summer training process when rollerblading, but as a protection against awkward falls, during winter skiing (especially for beginners), it is also great.
Protects elbows from injury, which is necessary for jibbers and those who prefer acrobatic riding in snowparks on rails, steps and other figures.
However, if you are not comfortable on the ski slope and are afraid of falls, then you can add soft elbow protectors to the rest of the protection kit, such as the Amplifi MKX Elbow elbow pads. Thanks to their elasticity and ergonomic cut, they fit the hand without restricting movement. And the light weight and flexible material makes them completely invisible.
Another good option is the Amplifi Sleeve with a 3D panel for extra elbow protection.
All models of elbow protectors in the Kant store.
Like shorts with coccyx protection, wrist protectors are essential for snowboarders, regardless of riding style, as injuries to the hand, fingers, tendon sprains are common in snowboarding.
But above all, wrist protection is essential for children when they first start snowboarding.
Good wrist protection is almost invisible under gloves and does not restrict movement, as is the flexible and ergonomic Amplifi Wrist Wrap that remains flexible in any frost.
Kant wrist guard.
When putting a child on alpine skis and snowboards, as well as teaching him to roller-skate or skateboard, every parent realizes the need for a helmet and protection for knees and elbows. But on the ski slopes, it is especially important for children to protect the spine, and a back protector is also necessary as protection for the knees or head. Despite the fact that children grow quickly, it is not worth buying back protection “for growth”, otherwise it will lose its functional purpose and will dangle on the child as a useless element of a ski “outfit”.
Nidecker produces a range of back protectors for children 5-7, 7-9 and 9-12 years old with an optimal transition to the full-size, adult model.
Since everyone sweats while riding, back protectors and vests should be washed regularly. For some models, it is necessary to remove the protective plates before washing, but most can be sent entirely to the washing machine, if the design allows it, or washed by hand – with a brush and hot water.
Despite the care, the protection has to be periodically replaced with a new one. When should you do it?
- If it is severely hit after a collision or fall and develops defects such as cracks or broken parts.
- After 5 years of use, even if you have not fallen, because the foam will lose its properties over time.
We have a special article telling – how to properly wash sportswear – “How to avoid mistakes when washing sportswear? Decoding of all symbols on clothing labels ”.
Protection, of course, will not be able to save you from collisions with other road users on the slope or from contact with hard obstacles: trees, stones, etc. However, the truth is, and it is true, that it significantly mitigates the severity of the trauma that you may receive as a result of such unwanted contact, and even save your life.
Safety – first! Safety must come first! Is always!
We highly recommend buying protection in Kant stores after a personal visit and consultation with our professional sellers.However, if you are sure that the model is 100% suitable for you, then our online store is at your service.
When buying via the Internet, we offer various payment systems:
- in cash to courier
- by bank transfer
- on card
- by installments
- with gift voucher
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If you have absolutely no time to visit offline stores, then we can deliver the purchased clothes directly to your hands: by courier or transport company.We also arrange delivery to legal entities.
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We also have a pick-up from your nearest store, if that’s more convenient for you.
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