February 10 2009.

Knox has redesigned the ultra-light Kompakt back protector, with an emphasis on improved design and fit for 2009.

At under 600g it is the lightest CE-approved back-protector on the market and due to its flexible shape it is instantly comfortable. Its naturally strong hexagonal honeycomb interior absorbs massive amounts of energy from an impact, working in a similar way to the crumple zone on a car.

Typically for a Knox design, the Kompakt is packed with innovative and practical features. It is backed with Spacer fabric that reduces heat build-up and works with pinhole vents in the back plate to improve air circulation, making the new Kompakt both light and cool to wear. Comfort is further enhanced by the broad Velcro waistband with Increased Posture Support (IPS) and Z-fastener system that gives wearers the option to cross-over the elastic shoulder straps. There is even an option to fit a Knox CE-approved chest protector (£24.99). Knox developed the first ever roll-up back protector and the Kompakt continues this tradition - it may be stored in its own carry bag for convenience at home or work.

Knox produce the new Kompakt Back Protector in sizes Large (to fit 510mm torso) and Small (450mm torso), retailing for £69.99 (both including the stow bag). For children there is a 350mm size at £39.99. A free sizing chart may be downloaded from the Knox website so customers can ensure they get a perfect fit for complete confidence when riding.

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