The 6100 Series from Crash Pads is soft pad armor designed to give the snowboarder, mountain biker, and skater upper body armor protection without sacrificing your range of motion. Super-dense foam padding provides excellent high-impact protection for your back, sides, shoulders, collar bone, upper chest and nearly the full length of your arms. The elbow pads in particular are substantial. A comfortable, breathable chassis provides a slim fit that's perfect for its unisex sizing. Lightweight, flexible, low-profile. What's not to like?
Crash Pads is dedicated to making protective gear that is flexible and lightweight, but won’t restrict any of your athletic mobility. As a company, Crash Pads is the quintessential small business success story. Back in 1992 in the beautiful river town of Astoria, Oregon, where the massive Columbia River flows into the Pacific, a woman teaching herself to inline skate got tired of the bruises she suffered every time she wiped out. So for her own self-preservation, she began to stitch foam pads into her clothing. Through trial and error, her designs became increasingly more sophisticated. Thus was born Crash Pads, one of the very first manufacturers of body armor in the United States. To this day, nearly 20 years on, every piece of protective gear the company designs is still manufactured in the United States (no longer at this enterprising woman’s kitchen table, but most definitely in the United States).