First up, the shoulders and elbows are protected with tough Pro Armor material as used and proven on their Trail Skins kneepads. The chest and ribs are guarded with Crash Absorb soft memory foam with a pliable Flexagon panel giving protection (and uncompromised comfort) for the back. It’s all about the most suitable type of protection in each specific area of the body. This jacket gives full protection for all areas of the upper body and is certified to EN 1621.1 and EN1621.2 Level 2.
Comfort is increased with the attention to the shaping of the jacket. The abdominal area is left uncovered aiding movement and the sleeves are a zip-off design allowing the Rhyolite to be used as just a protection vest. With six sizes available you should be able to get a suitable fit – just make sure you’re at your race weight when you try for size…
With a pedigree in protection that’s second to none, Dainese have produced a really well executed protection jacket. A big investment for sure, but the detailing and quality (as well as the safety) can’t be beaten.