The Ergo Flow Spine Protector by POC Sports is the first spinal protector of its kind to incorporate impact protection for the coccyx and cervical regions of the spine. The best part is, these added protective inserts are removable, so for those rides that don't require full, comprehensive protection you can leave them out!
What makes a spinal protector so necessary? Look at it this way… you're soaring down the side of a mountain at mock speed, you lose control and uh oh… there's a tree. If you manage to get yourself spun around and the impact is delivered to your spine, chances are you are not going to get up and walk away. The spine is a pretty delicate region, and it seems odd that no other manufacturer has spent a significant amount of time developing a product based around it. Thanks to POC, this region now gets the love it deserves.
Ok, down to construction. The Ergo Flow is built hard hitting back plates made from polypropylene to prevent penetration while spreading impact and it's lined with an inner shock absorbing core made of multi-impact expanded polypropylene.. You'd think that this would give it a bulky appearance, but the silhouette retains a comfortable curve that hugs your spine closely and really lets your retain the fluid motion that is so necessary to extreme riding. The Ergo Flow gives other protectors a run for their money, because of its remarkable difference… the optional, insertable coccyx and cervical pads. Use them together, or individually… simply snap them in or out, depending on the protection you require based on the sport you're engaged in.
With all of this protection, you are probably expecting this thing to wear heavy and bulky… not a chance. With POC's streamlined European designs, you are provided with the best of both worlds… The Ergo has adjustable shoulder straps that adapt to give you the most perfect fit, while the breathable waistband system enables you to adjust it vertically - to tailor it to your height. It is ergonomically correct, giving you an almost Armadillo like feeling of invincibility. On top of all this… is is incredibly well ventilated, and won't leave you swimming in your own sweat.
So, if you are not into the inclusive chest protector, take a look at this sick piece of body armor, because it's probably the right choice for your needs. Boasting a hardshell shield with multi-impact shock absorption, the customized protection of the Ergo Flow fits the bill for just about any type of extreme sport. The affordable Ergo Flow Spine Protector is also a perfect candidate for combination with many other high quality pieces of armor available at www.helmetsandarmor.com. So check it out and mix and match until you find the right suit of armor to meet your needs.