January 26 2009.

Knox has updated its FastBack gilet for 2009, offering riders a cool and convenient alternative to conventional back protectors. Designed specifically for 2-piece leather or textile suits, where the waist is tight, the Fastback easily fits under the jacket.

Based on the KISS design principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) the FastBack is a mesh waistcoat with a full-length CE-approved back protector. Fastened by a central zipper and held firmly in place with a dual fastening Velcro waist belt, the FastBack can be put on and adjusted to fit in seconds.

Manufactured from ultra-strong sport mesh for durability, there are stretch mesh side panels and elastic trim over the arm holes for a comfortable fit all day long.

Not only does the flexible back protector exceed the tough new EN1621-2 standard (Level 1) with energy transmission of just 10Kn, (44% within the 18Kn permitted), it also has a Venturi cooling system, a series of flues that draw hot air up and away from the body. Knox have even designed the FastBack so that the back plate is removable, enabling owners to wash the vest separately.

Produced in a wide variety of sizes (from Small to XX-Large) the Knox FastBack sells in the shops for £59.99 including VAT.

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