NEW IDEAS: KNOX TRACK VEST


NEW IDEAS: KNOX TRACK VEST



British-designed and manufactured Knox Track Vest ($189.95; sizes S to 2XL) offers comfort and protection beyond that of a traditional CE-approved back protector. The snug-fitting vest is made of breathable, moisture-wicking Meryl Lycra, has a padded, ventilated chest and can be machine-washed when the zippered-in-place Aegis protector is removed. As for the spine protection itself, Knox uses a series of “flex channels” that follow the contour of the wearer’s back. The vertical channels contain energy-absorbing rubber honeycomb filler that also provides ventilation. Raised ribs and perforations in the padded lining create paths for cooling airflow.