Interbike 2017 – Kali Protectives

by Brian Mullin on September 26, 2017


For the 2018 season, Kali has some great new products, including the Mission and Strike soft armor lineup, the Alchemy, and Therapy helmets which get you the LDL technology for a mear $100.

For further information refer to kaliprotectives.com

Mission and Strike Armor

Kali is releasing two new sets of armor for 2018, the Mission and Strike which will be available for both knees and elbow. Both of them are slip-on soft armor designs, and the Strike utilizes the innovative and wild looking Xelion padding while the Mission uses a simpler flexible foam pad.

Mission

The slip-on Mission soft armor was made to handle epic all-day trail riding where long pedaling sessions will be encountered. It’s durable, lightweight and ergonomically designed for climbing and descending, and its available for both elbows and knees. It utilizes a flexible, high-performance shock absorbing protective foam pad in the front that is faced with a compression fabric and the pad is perforated for ventilation purposes. It has elastic cuffs on the top and bottom with non-slip bands to prevent slippage and keep them in place during usage. It has a CE EN 1621-1 certification, a breathable mesh backing and they’re machine washable for ease of use.

It comes in S, M, L and XL sizes, two color schemes (Black/Red, Black/Grey) and should retail for $45.

Strike

The slip-on Strike soft armor is a bit beefier than the Mission and thrives when the trail becomes more technical and gnarly. It features the innovative Xelion padding for high impact protection and EVA padding in critical support areas and is available for both elbows and knees.

The Strike utilizes the 3D molded Xelion for its central front pad which is highly perforated for excellent ventilation, and it has additional EVA padding along the sides in critical areas for added protection. It has elastic cuffs on the top and bottom with non-slip bands to prevent slippage and keep them in place during usage. The knee version has a Velcro adjustment on upper cuff for more tailored fit. It has a CE EN 1621-1 certification, a breathable mesh backing and they’re machine washable for convenience.

It comes in S, M, L and XL sizes, one color schemes (Black/Grey) and should retail for $85.

Xelion

“The main protective pad of the Strike armor is made of Xelion, an advanced nano-carbon elastic compound. It absorbs impact energy by instantaneously converting it into heat, which is then dissipated across the entire pad. It is so efficient at dissipating energy, and it can be molded into very low-profile perforated designs without sacrificing protection. Xelion also remains effective at extreme temperatures compared to NBR, TPR, or PU foams, ensuring flexibility and protection in even the harshest riding conditions.”

Alchemy

The new Alchemy gets you their excellent Composite Fusion and LDL technologies at a superb $100 price point. All the elements come together in a Composite Fusion trail helmet that is light (300g) yet so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing it. It features LDL, Kali‘s proprietary omnidirectional impact technology for the utmost in safety. Also, it also has Anti-Microbial Pads, a breakaway visor, a micro-fit retention system and locking buckle and sliders.

It comes in S/M and M/L sizes and two color schemes (Black and White/Black).

Therapy

The new Therapy is the road version of the Alchemy (meaning no visor) and also gets their excellent Composite Fusion and LDL technologies at a superb $100 price point, and it only weighs 285g. It features LDL, Kali‘s proprietary omnidirectional impact technology for the utmost in safety. Also, it also has Anti-Microbial Pads, a micro-fit retention system, and locking buckle and sliders.

It comes in S/M and M/L sizes and two color schemes (Black and White).

 

Earlier in the year we tested some other product by Kali, including the Kali Protectives Venture Gloves Review and Just In – Kali Protectives Interceptor Helmet

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