The ARG Vertical LD Tank Top can be worn by itself or combined with the ARG Vertical Elbow Pad or ARG Minimalist Elbow Pad to add limb protection. The ARG spine and tailbone pads are slim without looking bulky. The top is constructed from a lightweight base layer, it is comfortable enough to be worn next to the skin. In case of an impact, the pads stiffen up and protect your body against impacts, penetration and abrasions. The Armourgel pads absorbs and dissipates 80% of the impact energy, greatly reducing the energy transmitted to the body and ultimately injury. However when protection is not required, the ergonomic ARG padding flexes with the muscles, providing unrestricted movement. When combined with a close fitting lycra base layer and an asymmetric zipper, offers great comfort and mobility. The flat lock stitching prevents hot spots and chaffing on skin. The Armourgel back protector is CE-certified to EN1621-2.