The development of protectors, starting from the back protector, did not proceed linearly because the behavior codes of the riders tended to reject innovation, even if their suggestions for improvement arrived continuously.
During the '80s, Dainese began anatomically shaping a structure formed by a soft base and a stiff shell to be sewn on top for the part of the body to be protected, with the objective of distributing impact force over the widest area possible. This led to the birth of the first composite protectors.
Reducing impact force through wider distribution over the body and not just absorbing the force also requires the development of lighter, thinner protectors that are also more comfortable. Protectors that are more comfortable are also more likely to be worn. Motorcycle riders understand and appreciate the value of innovation, and today the concept of composite protection is applied in every element of their apparel for the protection of their shoulders-upper arms, elbows-forearms, knees-shins, and even in their gloves and boots.
Studies and sketches made by Marc Sadler for the introduction of technical solutions that guarantee protection, comfort, and freedom of movement all at the same time.
Details of Dainese quality: boots in composite fibre (DuPontTM KEVLAR® and carbon) and the use of aluminum honeycomb for the ventilation of today's back protectors.