Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Knox Kompakt Back Protector Review

The Knox Kompakt Back Protector is a great universal product that has show it's worthiness to all types of riders.  This particular back protector is one of the most comfortable on the market with a ton of adjust-ability to make this piece good for almost any rider.  The main use of a Knox Kompakt is for touring riders and the trackdays riders.  Back protectors are are said to be the next most important thing after a helmet.  To keep a rider safe this piece is CE approved to EN1621-2 Level 1, and provides the rider with excellent impact protection and comfort while riding.  This back protector is section off into many polypropylene squares and rectangles for added movement and to allow for easier storage when your not using the back protector.

Please watch our video review on the Knox Kompakt Back Protector.

Part of the reason we recommend this back protector for touring is its extremely light weight, at 500g or 1.1lbs.  The New Kompakt design is much slimmer and allows more flexibility and comfort, you forget that your wearing a back protector.  Keeping on the comfort factor, this back protector uses Knox's legendary strap system to ensure a tight and proper fit.  This allows almost any user to wear this back protector with no issues, the dual waist straps allows you to keep the back protector tight under all riding conditions.  There is also extension waist belts available if you need additional room that the normal straps can't obtain.  Like most of Knox's back protectors they are using a technically advanced spacer fabric for breath-ability and antibacterial treatment on the waist area.  The spacer fabric keeps this back protector off of your back and allows air to travel up and down your bike to keep you cooler and to help with sweat build up.  

The Knox Kompakt Back Protector is available in 3 different sizes, a Small, Large and a New Children's size.  Please see the Knox Size Chart for your size. The Kompakt also come with a carrying case which allows the back protector to be folded up and carried when not on the motorcycle.