ION always strives to make good products even better. The brand new K_LITE Zip is based on the regular K_LITE kneepad but has been upgraded with a zipper to get into the pad quicker. The Quick_E function makes for a light, breathable and pedal-friendly kneepad with a very slim outline, easy handling and great comfort. In order to offer good impact protection the K_LITE Zip combines thin SAS-TEC padding with hidden hardcaps to distribute loads in case of a crash. The unique Snug_Loop construction – an internal neoprene strap running from the back of the calf over the kneecap back to the calf again – keeps the pads in place. Even if you ride for hours. An additional Thigh_Match velcro strap at the top (and bottom) plus the 3D patterns cut of the K_LITE Zip also ensures a secure fit even when pedaling.
A fully integrated zipper opens the protector sleeve from top to bottom. Quicker gear up times mean longer rides.
Around-the-knee loop construction. Made of sticky skin neoprene to keep the pad exactly where it belongs.
SAS-TEC’s 3D-protectors made of visco elastic soft foam offer incredible shock absorption values. They are multi-impact compliant, adapt to body contours and are heat resistant.
The human body is neither cylindrical nor symmetrical. Thus, you have to forget about flat 2D patterns. We use our expertise in tailoring body-fitting wetsuits to shape anatomic fitting pads for a natural riding position.
A hidden routed velcro strap helps to adjust the protector above your knee.
Elastic and lightweight mesh fabric for optimal ventilation and additional freedom of movement.
Neoprene is pretty versatile. It also absorbs impact forces in the event of a crash. Airprene_Padding makes for lightweight protection, whilst providing sufficient breathability to avoid overheating underneath. Very flexible and robust neoprene, perforated for breathability and with a Sanitized® finish for long lasting freshness.
Power_Aramid is a synthetic fiber originally developed by DuPont. Today it’s used for a range of applications from bulletproof helmets via tires to bow strings. It offers outstanding tear resistance and tensile strength.
Sanitized® is a certified antibacterial fabric treatment to prevent bad odor from bacteria, mildew etc. in moist or sweaty environments. It uses the active biocidal substance zinc pyrithione to shut down bacterial cell growth. Sanitized® is perfectly safe for your health and the environment and fully complies with the strict and independent testing standards of bluesign®, Allergy UK and Oeko-Tex 100/Class I (safe for babies).
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