It looks simply like a fine undergarment ideal for wearing beneath your winter sports gear, yet the Base Impact Jersey has a whole lot more to it than what initially meets the eye. The lightweight long-sleeved t-shirt, made of New Zealand merino wool, has pockets and pouches stitched throughout, designed specifically for the arrangement of armor-like inserts.
Riley Sanders's goal was to manufacture a piece of clothing that could prevent personal injury while the wearer is engaging in extreme sports. The types of physical trauma that result from activities like snowboarding and skiing were studied, singling out the parts of the body that could benefit from shielding. The Dow Corning silicone material forms hexagonal guards that ensure that the Base Impact Jersey supports the human body and reduces the risk of unnatural movements.
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