When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, your safety isn't just about your own skills and equipment—it's also about the unpredictable elements brought by those around you on the slopes. Brigid Mander, writing for the Wall Street Journal, highlights a key perspective from Nick Sargent, president of Snowsports Industries America: "After a helmet, such a pad offers skiers the most important type of protection." This insight underscores the importance of being mindful not only of your own actions but also of those around you, whose control, or lack thereof, can impact your safety.
Advancements in protective gear have revolutionized the comfort and feasibility of wearing such equipment. Mander notes that modern back protectors, like those from SHRED., incorporate "proprietary foam that is certified to safety standards set for motorcyclists—adds almost no bulk." This level of innovation means that essential protective gear is now more comfortable and less intrusive than ever before.
Opting for SHRED.'s protective gear is about prioritizing your own protection in a way that's convenient and comfortable and that boosts your confidence on the slopes, no matter your skill level (+ it keeps your back warm). As highlighted in the Wall Street Journal by Brigid Mander, "the lightweight Shred Flexi Back Protector Vest fits over your base layer and underneath everything else," making it practically unnoticeable but significantly impactful. Read the full article here.