Well that's a much better response, so I apologise! Your post gave me the impression that you know next to nothing about armour and were not that interested! I suppose I'm a bit of a gear nazi, but I used to race, and all racers are gear nazis. It's just accepted that you wear Daytona Security Evos. Everybody wants to keep their feet. The awful thing is that road crashes do much more damage to the body than track crashes, but most road riders just won't wear the gear. This guy sticks in my mind. Even after his crash he still thinks his cotton pants are "safety equipment". He's genuinely surprised that his jacket was unscathed and the rest of his gear was shredded: http://www.vansonleathers.com/customers/p19.html. I tried to research armour. The manufacturers don't part with much info but I did find a 2011 lab test in Motorrad magazine, which I reckon is the only trustworthy consumer magazine in motorcycling. The Germans take this stuff seriously. http://www.motorradonline.de/motorr...toren-fuer-motorrad-bekleidung-im-test/358979 SAS-TEC is not in the test, which is puzzling. Maybe it's because they make stuff for other brands. Soft armour has evolved into 2 types - the latest is viscoelastic. The idea is that when you hit it, it goes hard, which makes it better at spreading the impact over the whole area of the pad - which is what hard shell armour was good at. So in theory we can now have comfortable soft armour which works as well as the best hard armour. For my money the T-Pro hard armour always did a fantastic job when it was fitted correctly in a custom, close-fitting leather suit. It's really amazing - you can hit me with a hammer all day long and there's no pain or bruising, I just get shoved across the room. I've been trying to adapt a Dainese Safety Jacket for road use. The jacket is a mesh vest with off-road armour glued to it. Off-road armour is only meant to protect you from flying stones, not cars and lamp posts. So I'm replacing the Dainese armour with Safe-Max viscoelastic, and removing as much mesh as possible for cooling purposes. The idea is that I can wear the vest under any jacket and the armour will always be tightly positioned over my joints if I come off. And I can choose whatever jacket is dictated by the weather, and not have to upgrade all the shonky old armour in all my jackets, and not fiddle around trying to get the armour positioned just right in the pockets. This vest idea also makes chest armour easy. Hardly anyone uses chest armour on the road, but since helmets have been mandatory in the UK the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes has been chest injury. Ribs get broken and puncture the heart, lungs, aorta etc.