Armor: HIP Level 1 Can be used for knees, elbows, shoulders too
If you don't wear hip armor or need to upgrade your armor to superior protection, but want a super low, barely there profile, look no further.
SAS-TEC body protection systems is made of viscoelastic foam with memory effect that has outstanding shock absorption values without a hard shell or edges. This honeycomb is only 3/16 inches - 0.476 cm, 4.762 mm thick. CE Level 1 protection CE EN1621-1:2012. The closed air cells function by means of progressive absorption is the answer to finally wearing hip protection.
The material is soft and flexible (more pliable with body heat) in its normal state but a sudden impact will cause the protectors to harden and absorb the impact without transmitting the force to the body then will quickly revert to its original shape. Even if the same area of the protector receives repeated impacts, it maintains its fully functional capability and can withstand up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit and will not harden up in lower temperatures.
SAS-TEC is environmentally conscious partially made of recyclable materials and can last up to 10 YEARS ! unlike other viscoelastic armor that only lasts 2-3 years. Lightweight, comfortable, anti-microbial, temperature stable, will not absorb water, multi impact compliant, truly technically superior protection