Atlas Original neck brace £249.99

Neck support with adjustable sizing

BikeRadar score 3.5/5

The Atlas Original neck brace is put on and removed by sliding it over your head. If you have a crash and it needs to come off without going over your head, a split-pin pulls out and a simple threaded nut is undone to release the brace.

Once the brace is on (which can be a squeeze for riders with larger heads) it’s surprisingly comfortable. It stayed in place well when we were riding, thanks to the super sticky, rubbery padding. 

The all-round flexibility of the brace is noticeable too, with evident expansion when we were breathing deeply, and no upwards or downwards movement, although one tester felt a bit of discomfort with pressure on the inside of the collarbone. There’s no noticeable restriction when wearing a helmet – even bigger motocross-style lids. 

The fact that the brace is available in three adjustable sizes is impressive too. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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