The Charles Owen
Kontakt 5 vest is engineered to give you total confidence in your upper body protection meeting the latest, most comprehensive 2009 European body protector safety standards. A slim line appearance is achieved through tapered shoulders and rounded chest protection panels. Ventilation holes are covered in Coolmax fabric for superior breathability and comfort. The spinal grip gechnology prevents the garment from riding up and allows the rider to maintain freedom of motion.
Charles Owen body protectors maximize protection using the these advanced design features:Gelfoam: This material is heat activated and fits like a gel pad. Unlike traditional gel, Gelfoam has millions of trapped air bubbles that reduce weight and increase impact absorption. Spinal Grip: One of the greatest problems with body protectors is movement up the body. Spinal grip was developed by Charles Owen to solve this problem for every body shape. Spinal grip locks the garment into the base of the spine, stopping vertical movement that causes over shoulder protection to end up around the ears with exposure of the lumbar vertebrae.Interchangeable panels: A special feature of Charles Owen body protectors is the ability to interchange panels from adjacent sizes. This allows for a customized fit off the shelf and ensures that the correct front length is obtained to protect the liver and spleen while still maintaining maximum flexibility. An additional safety features is the ability to remove front and back panels without moving the body.Manufactured to EN13158:2009 and BETA 2009 Standard level 3.