Inflate ! A simple but innovative idea
In the early 2000s, RXR Protect, reflected on the ideal protection vest for the practice of his sport.
Our objective is to go beyond minimum standards of protection.
Our solution : absorb shock with an air cushion. After several hundred hours decrypting standards, analyzing medical studies, meeting sportsmen and health professionals (Surgeons, kinesiologists, prosthologists...), and building prototypes, we created in 2008 the Patented Air SHock Absorber Technology
The challenge: protect riders
For example, the rate of wearing a back protector is close to 0 in road bikers, while nearly 40% of spinal cord injuries result from a traffic accident. Also note that a third of the spinal cord lesions are due to a fall, usually during a leisure activity. For many of these accidents (2/3 of the cases), the wearing of personal protective equipment could have significantly reduced the severity of the long-term, permanent dammage.
But these personal protective garments are often labeled as uncomfortable and stiff.
It was therefore necessary to develop and manufacture protective gear that would not hinder free movement during practice of sports activities.
Proven design for performance
10 years after we released our first chest protector, our design continues to evolve towards a single objective: the best permanent solution regarding protection for outdoor sportsmen.
Efficiency and ergonomics are our priorities, without forgetting an aesthetic adapted to each discipline. In an effort to add a style element for our riders we introduced our customizable decal kit. To design useful protection in tune with your needs, we spend a lot of time observing and questioning athletes from amateurs to professionals.
Air Shock Absorber : Our patented technology
Our compartmented air cushion offers the best shock absorption on the market! Up to 5 times more protective than standard chest protectors. Always inflated (unlike an air-bag), it dissipates and absorbs the energy produced from violent shocks by dispersing it throughout a system of small internal air pockets.
we chose to test our products on a real crash test dummy equipped with sensors. Result: RXR not only protects far better than standard protectors, but also better than conventional products (foam and plastic).
But why not an Air-bag?
Whatever the trigger system to be used (electronic=faster or wire=slower), there is always uncertainty about its triggering in the event of an accident. In addition, the air bag must be reconditioned by a pro after deployment. Totally unsuitable for motocross or skiing, sports in which falls are frequent.