Knox: 35 years of innovation in protection

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group_shot_wm-768x513_2Micro-Lock, the revolutionary new body armour that’s super soft, highly protective and stable across all climates and environments, is the latest in a long line of innovations from British impact-protection specialists Knox.

Knox developed the world’s first back protector in 1982, became the first brand to achieve CE certification of motorcyclists’ body armour in 1995, patented Scaphoid Protection Systems for riding gloves and much more, but always with a focus on innovation in safety.

In recent years Knox has continued to push boundaries, developing the award-winning Hand Armour range of gloves, Cold Killers mid-layers and Dry Inside base-layers, and changing the way motorcycle riders think about and wear clothing and protection altogether, with the Knox Layering system.

Key innovations on the Knox timeline:
1982 – the first Back Protector (under the Pro-Tek brand)
1984 – the first crash-protective MX armour
1988 – Best Safety Product – the first garment to include integral body armour
1993 – KC100 back protector, with carbon fibre inserts and repeat impact technology
1994 – Bodyguard; the first armoured shirt, with CE-approved protection in the shoulders, elbows and back
1995 – the first brand to achieve CE certification for motorcycle body armour
1996 – the first brand to achieve CE certification for back protectors
1997 – Knox launch a modular clothing system for motorcyclists, 15 years too early!
2000 – Stowaway – the first fold-away back protector, wins an MCN award
2004 – SPS – patented Scaphoid Protection System
2008 – Knox Aegis back protector with patented ‘live spine’
2009 – Knox revolutionise the glove market by launching Hand Armour
2014 – Knox launch the Studio collection of outerwear allowing motorcycle clothing to be worn as separate layers.
2016 – Mico-Lock – revolutionary new body armour that’s super soft, highly protective and stable across all climates and environments is launched.

To find out more about Knox and the new Micro-Lock body armour, call +44 (0)1900 825825 or visit www.planet-knox.com