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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    Protective: Axo vs. Fox vs. Rockgardn

    I am looking for a full upper body protective solution. Seems like the following are all about the same price:

    Axo Air Cage Pro
    Fox Launch Suit
    Rockgardn Flak Jacket

    Anyone have any experience/advice on these or other brands?

  2. #2
    moaaar shimz
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    Jan 2006
    I would personally go for the Flak Jacket

  3. #3
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    Mar 2007
    Flak Jacket. I pretty much did a lot of research on armored gear after I cracked two ribs at Plattekill and ended up with the Flak, in the begining felt overkill and bulky but then after a couple nasty crashes I knew it was the most valuable piece of gear I own, that and my TLD helmet.
    The only thing I didn't dig are the arm pads, I guess that at Rockgarden they focused more on the core itself that did not pay too much attention to the arms, oh well, I wear it with my 661 arm pads and couldn't be happier.
    You should also consider the Race Face armored vest, it looks sweet, and costs around the same price.

  4. #4
    Chillin the Most
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    Jan 2004
    Flak Jacket gets another vote. Customer service at RG is the tops. Give'em a call, they'll take care of you. Who better to fit you to a jacket than the designer himself.

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    Mar 2004
    another happy flak-jacket owner in the house!
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