Shadow – User Instructions

Manufacturers Information

SHADOW Mid-Layer Back Protector

Features

  • Super lightweight, Non-restrictive and breathable construction
  • Garment available in Junior and Adult sizes
  • Back Pad length available in seven different length

Protection offered by a Back Protector

Back Protectors offer some protection from impacts suffered as a consequence of falling. Impacts may be against soft or hard ground, or objects such as trees, vehicles, posts and rails. Injuries should be reduced in severity but cannot be entirely prevented

Back Protectors do not offer rib protection or prevent injuries involving severe torsion, flexion, and extension or crushing of the body. Back protectors do not offer full protection against spinal injuries.

This SHADOW product consists of a model 0202 back impact-absorbing foam panel insert CE certified to EN1621:2 2014 Level 2 and a fabric mid-layer garment which must be used together

Your SHADOW garment is made specifically to fit the model 0202 Back Protector panel, if an incompatible protector panel is used in our garment this may reduce the level of protection provided and could result in injury. See Model 0202 Back Protector insert pad user for further information

Selecting the Correct Size

Select the correct size for the garment size and Back Protector insert pad length.

Take into consideration the stature guide and back length ref. 1 on the back pad insert user (waist to high shoulder point) when selecting the appropriate length of back protector.

It is vital that the Back Protector length you select is the correct length and comfortable to wear. When correctly fitted your back protector should be as long as possible without restricting movement or interfering with the helmet, resulting in dangerous riding conditions. One single size cannot fit all sizes, this is why our model 0202 back protector panel comes in seven standard sizes/lengths.

The SHADOW Back Protector insert pads can only provide the maximum achievable level of protection when they are correctly positioned and adequately restrained on the wearer. It is vital that the SHADOW Back Protector you select is a correct fit and comfortable to wear in all riding positions. It should be a snug fit and worn over light clothing. The Back Protector insert pad has been designed to follow the shape of the torso and should therefore fit close to the back to provide the best performance

Garment Size

Take the below measurements to select the correct size from the size chart – Chest and Back Length (waist to high shoulder point as ref 1. in pad insert user) when selecting the appropriate SHADOW back protector

Back: from side neck point to waist

Chest: measured around the fullest part of the chest

Ref 1 – Back Length – minimum requirement of back protector

Inserting the SHADOW Back Protector pad

When fitting the Back protector insert you need to open the retaining pocket on the inside of the garment and insert the panel with the largest face sitting against the body when worn. The smallest panel is the surface that is furthest away from the body. Place the back protector so it sits level and even in line with the outline of the pocket.

As this garment is made from stretch material care should be taken to ensure that the fabric doesn’t have any wrinkles. Please ensure that the layers of the back protector insert are flat when fitted within the garment pocket.

Washing

wash at 30 Wash at 30 degrees Celsius

Do not bleach symbol  Do Not Bleach

Do not iron symbol   Do Not Iron

Do not cry clean symbol    Do Not Dry Clean

Do not tumble dry symbol   Do Not Tumble Dry

Zip Fastener

To maximise the life of your zip fastener please ensure that the base of the zip is fully in the zip head before attempting to close the zip. Failure to do this may result in it tearing away from the fabric or damage to the zip end.

.Shadow Size chart

Additional Safety Product advice

We recommend that the Back Protector is used with a base layer containing shoulder protector inserts which give coverage to the shoulder not provided by your Back Protector.

You should always wear a helmet meeting an appropriate standard.

WARNINGS

  • Back Protectors do not offer rib protection or prevent injuries involving severe torsion / flexion / extension / crushing of the body / neurological spinal injuries or prevent fatalities.
  • Ensure your SHADOW is the correct size and gives a close fit to the torso. Ill-fitting garments will reduce protection and may even have a detrimental effect.
  • It is important to recognise the influence of changes in the environmental conditions such as temperature and that extremes in temperature can reduce the overall performance of the protector
  • This product doesn’t contain any materials or substances which are harmful to the user’s health when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. In addition, it complies fully with the latest requirements of REACH which identifies substances of very high concern as authorised and published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

 

SHADOW INSERT PAD –  Manufacturers Information

User information for Model 0202 Back protector insert pad to be used in conjunction with Airowear’s Mid-Layer garment to create your SHADOW Back Protector

Model 0202

EN 1621-2: 2014. CE Marked conforming to the PPE European Regulation (EU) 2016/425

EU Type examination by Intertek Italia S.p.A Via Guido Miglioli 2/A, 20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio, Milano, Italy. Notified body No.2575 and UKCA Type examination by ITS Testing Services (UK) Ltd, Centre Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1WD. Approved body No. AB0362

EU Declaration of Conformity can be found at  www.airowear.co.uk/doc/

Ventilation holes in all insert pad layers for flexibility, durability and coolness

Comfortable and lightweight

AIROWEAR is a trading name of COMFG Ltd

Royal Works, Croesfoel Industrial Park, Wrexham, LL14 4BJ

Tel:  + 44 (0) 1978 317777 Fax:  + 44 (0) 1978 317778

When to use a Back Protector Insert

This Back protector insert has been designed to be used whenever there is a risk of impact with a hard surface or immovable object which might result in an injury. The insert must be placed into a garment that has an internal pocket that ensures that it stays safely in the correct place. These garments could be a base layer, mid layer or outer garment.

Protection offered by a Back Protector

Back Protectors offer some protection from impacts suffered as a consequence of falling. Impacts may be against soft or hard ground, or objects such as trees, vehicles, posts and rails. Injuries should be reduced in severity but cannot be entirely prevented

Back Protectors do not offer rib protection or prevent injuries involving severe torsion, flexion, and extension or crushing of the body. Back protectors do not offer full protection against spinal injuries

EN1621:2014

This back protector has been manufactured and tested to meet the requirements of EN1621-2:2014, the European Standard for ‘Motorcyclist Protective Clothing’. It is CE and UKCA marked showing confirmation to the PPE European Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

EN1621-2:2014 Standard have specific tests to establish the performance of garments under impact.

Product selection within EN1621-2 :2014

There are three protector definitions

FB – Full Back, this provides protection to the central back and scapulae

CB – Central Back which protects only the central back

LB – Lower Back worn to provide some protection to the lumbar region

This Back protection insert pad is tested to FB

Fitting a Back Protector

Back protector inserts will only provide the achievable protection when they are correctly positioned and restrained on the wearer by an appropriate garment. This insert has been designed to fit in our garment with a corresponding shaped inner pocket

When fitting the back protector insert within the garment pocket, the widest part of the insert must be placed to the top extending over the scapulae (the shoulder blades) and the narrow end to the base. Place the largest face of the panel against the body with the smallest panel furthest away from the body to the outer side of the garment. Place the back insert into the pocket in-line with the pocket outline shape. These garments could be worn as a base layer, mid layer or outer garment but must fit snug to the body.

It is important to ensure all the layers of the insert are flat when inserted in the garment pocket. Attempting to fit our model 0202 back protector insert pad into an incompatible garment may reduce the level of protection provided and could result in injury.

Additional Safety Product advice

We recommend that the Back Protector is used with a base layer containing shoulder protector inserts which give coverage to the shoulder not provided by your Back Protector. You should always wear a helmet meeting an appropriate standard.

Caring for your Back Protector

Should your Back Protector insert pad need to be cleaned surface wiped with a damp cloth. Dry away from direct heat source.

Do not wash symbol  Do Not wash

Do not bleach symbol   Do Not Bleach

Do not iron symbol    Do Not iron

Do not cry clean symbol    Do Not Dry Clean

Do not tumble dry symbol   Do Not Tumble Dry

Selecting the Correct Size

It is vital that the Back Protector length you select is the correct length and comfortable to wear. The Back Protector insert pad has been designed to follow the shape of the torso and should therefore fit close to the back to provide the best performance.

Select the correct size from the size chart for the Back Protector insert pad length, then select the closest fitting garment to hold the required length of back protection insert pad. Take into consideration the stature guide and back length ref. 1 (waist to high shoulder point) when selecting the appropriate length of back protector

The back protector should be as long as possible without restricting any movement, If it is not long enough within the standard range an extra long length is available or if it is too long an extra short long length is available by special order. One single size cannot fit all sizes, this is why our model 0202 back protector panel comes in seven standard sizes/lengths

When correctly fitted your back protector should be as long as possible without restricting movement or interfering with the helmet, resulting in dangerous riding conditions

Product labelling

The following labelling will appear on the back larger panel of the back insert pad

Shadow pad labelshadow pad picture

Storage

Keep in a dry place away from direct sunlight and extremes of temperature. Avoid storing under heavy or sharp objects.

Temperature

The impact absorbing materials used in this back protector insert pads are sensitive to temperature performing best between 5ºC-25ºC. If exposed to low temperatures the foam may become brittle and break, before using allow to return to the ambient temperature range when the foam will regain its flexibility. Above 25ºC the foam will become excessively soft and its performance may be significantly reduced

Inspection

We recommend that you check your back protector insert pad regularly for WEAR AND TEAR

Damage to the impact absorbing materials may be apparent by reduced thickness or a change in feel. If in doubt replace your insert pad. In the event of a fall, where the insert pad has had a serious impact, the product should be replaced.

Warnings

  • Injuries should be reduced in severity but cannot be entirely prevented.
  • Back Protectors do not offer rib protection or prevent injuries involving severe torsion, flexion, extension or crushing of the body nor offer full protection against spinal injuries
  • Ensure this back protector is the correct size. Ill-fitting garments will reduce protection and may even have a detrimental effect.
  • Alterations to or misuse of the back protector insert pad would dangerously reduce the protection offered by it
  • The foam in this Back Protector is sensitive to extremes of temperature; it may become brittle in low temperatures. Its protective value may be reduced if it is subjected to high temperatures.
  • This back impact absorbing foam panel should be inserted into a back pocket of a purpose fit garment when worn by the rider to provide the best performance.

Airowear is a trading name of COMFG Ltd, Royal Works, Croesfoel Industrial Park, Wrexham, LL14 4BJ

Tel:  + 44 (0) 1978 317777 Fax:  + 44 (0) 1978 317778