What is the thickness of this piece of armor?
The d3O website describes 4 different products: Armor with two different thicknesses (8 mm and 13 mm), each with two different densities (FLO 1 and FLO 2). This particular item for sale could be a variation of their product line.
The first important thing to know: How thick is the material in this armor?
The second important thing to know: What is the density of this armor?
Even knowing the answer to just the first question would be extremely helpful.
The Viper Pro (the one with the wavy lines), is 18mm (eighteen) thick. It is CE level 2. I own it, it is stamped: "EN1621-2, LEVEL 2, VIPER 2L". I just wrote a review and included a picture of it rolled up- and I very easily could have rolled it tighter. It is about the density of a thick running shoe's "middle section" of the sole, but gets soft and conforms with heat. I can attest to it's effectiveness- although I haven't had an incident involving pavement, I have done some very unscientific tests with a buddy and a 2x2 piece of lumber. The 8mm pads are the elbow, knee and shoulder pads. The CE1 back pad is 11mm. I own all these pads except the CE1 back pad, and have measured the thickness with calipers.
Hope that helps.
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