D3O, the world’s number one impact protection brand, is a common denominator in three ISPO 2019 award-winning products; namely D3O® LP2 Pro, the Scott AirFlex Polar Vest Protector and the Race Fusion Glove from Auclair Sports.
The ISPO awards are established as a seal of quality within the sporting goods industry and winning products are selected by a jury consisting of independent sports business professionals evaluating several hundred entries each year.
D3O® LP2 Pro is the most advanced, breathable protective armor for motorcycle and mountain bike riding in all conditions, certified to the highest level of impact protection.
The protectors are 40% more protective than the CE Level 2 standard requires, and they also offer the same breathability advantages to riders as D3O® LP1, their Level 1 equivalent, which provides 45% improved breathability in comparison to other limb protectors.
“Rider discomfort can cause dangers on the road or track as potential losses in concentration heighten the risk of accidents,” says D3O Senior Designer, Adam Turvey.
“With high levels of humidity strongly linked to rider discomfort, the tri-ventilation design of the D3O® LP2 Pro increases air passage and moisture flow from the body through the pad to maximise comfort in warm conditions, without sacrificing performance.
Geometry is also used to optimise the flexibility and fit of the product, ensuring maximum comfort for the user combined with a modern design aesthetic.”
The full range includes knee, hip, elbow and shoulder pads, all of which are CE certified to Level 2 for ambient, wet, hot and cold conditions.
The AirFlex Polar Vest Protector from Scott Sports and the Race Fusion Glove from Auclair Sports are both snowsports category winners, with the Race Fusion Glove earning a Gold award.
The Scott AirFlex Polar Vest Protector was developed in partnership with D3O to provide winter sports enthusiasts with market-leading back protection that fits like a second skin, freeing them up to concentrate on the slopes.
The AirFlex back protector is 53% more ventilated, 13% more flexible and 30% softer than the next best competitor. In a similar vein, the Race Fusion Alpine Race glove was developed to reduce bulk, improve dexterity and freedom of movement for users whilst providing ultimate impact protection.
“I am immensely proud of the work carried out by the D3O team in adding value to the lives of those protected by D3O®, whether they be athletes, motorcyclists, soldiers, industrial workers or people like us,” says Mostyn Thomas, General Manager at D3O.
“I look forward to continuing to lead the way together with partners in creating pioneering protective products that enable people to take risks, challenge their limits and stay safe.”
D3O is a fast growth engineering, design and technology company, with offices in the UK, US and China. A collective of engineers, chemists, product designers and industry experts, D3O partners with world-class brands including Scott Sports, Auclair Sports, 3M, Schutt Sports and Under Armor.
From body protection for professional athletes and motorcyclists to precision safety equipment for industrial workers to combat helmets for soldiers – D3O® protects.