From Fall/Winter 2020/2021 EVOC will protect you with the new LITESHIELD PLUS protector technology

From Fall/Winter 2020/2021 EVOC will protect you with the new LITESHIELD PLUS protector technology

The LITESHIELD PLUS back protector specifically designed by backpack specialists EVOC will now protect your spine in the snow or on the bike at level 2 (EN 1621-2), it is ergo-dynamically flexible and lightweight. With its plus of protection it will premiere in the new PROTECTION WEAR range of Fall/Winter 2020/21.

This cutting-edge, extremely lightweight and flexible back protector offers excellent impact protection properties. The two-component sandwich construction developed at the EVOC headquarters consists of a combination of expanded polypropylene (EPP) and a TPU carrier layer. The EPP pellets are formed under high pressure and steam and simultaneously bonded with the carrier layer-without the additional use of adhesives.

The highly compressed EPP foam is preformed which ensures optimal protection of the thoracic spine, the lumbar spine and even the sacrum. The portion of the protector in contact with the back is composed of plus-shaped elements (segmented Plus-Design - referring to the plus in protection). This design also creates a multitude of ventilation channels for maximum air circulation. The segmented arrangement also ensures high flexibility in all directions: the plus shaped protector elements can move independently. This means they adapt perfectly to all movements while the protector remains as close to the spine as possible, hereby providing increased protection and comfort.

“For me, the Liteshield Plus Protector is the logical advancement of the EVOC Liteshield Protector with the new material that offers improved impact absorption properties and the combination of flexibility and stability provided by the innovative manufacturing process. This process also enables us to avoid the use of solvents which makes it more skin friendly,“ says Tobias Reischle, product manager and industrial designer at EVOC.

The horizontal, stepped flex lines determine how the new LITESHIELD PLUS BACK PROTECTOR flexes while providing constant contact to the back in any situation. The EPP protector material has a closed-cell surface which prevents the intrusion of humidity and dirt. The flexible, tear-resistant TPU carrier layer in the front keeps the protector in shape.

The new LITESHIELD PLUS will premiere in our completely re-engineered 2020/2021 Autumn/Winter PROTECTION WEAR range and from Summer 2021 it will also protect the spines of mountainbikers.

Facts:

  • CE standard EN 1621-2
  • TÜV + GS certified
  • Level 2: with a residual force value averaging 8.23 kN, 95% of the impact force is absorbed.
  • Extremely lightweight: 168 g
  • Sizes: S/M; L/XL

Press release to download:

PR_EVOC_LITESHIELD+_EN.docx 445 KB

Press images for download:

Dani Odesser Head of Public Relations
BIKE SNOW Fall/Winter 2020/21 Spring/Summer 2021
About EVOC Sports GmbH

In the last 20 years, we have travelled to more than 50 destinations always in search of the best trails and most amazing powder runs. Finding the right backpacks and bags that met our requirements in terms of functionality, protection and quality was difficult. So, we started developing equipment according to our personal preferences. Since 2008, EVOC has stood for evolution and the concept of high-quality, sporty backpacks, bags and luggage with a particular focus on proper protection. EVOC PROTECTIVE SPORTS PACKS

EVOC Sports GmbH
Tegernseer Landstr. 37a
81541 München
Germany