SixSixOne Evo armour jacket review

Protective body armour for those tricky trail riding days

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £155.00 RRP | USD $190.00
The D30 material is designed to harden on impact yet flex while riding

Our review

A great fit and offers plenty of low-profile protection that stays put no matter what you’re riding
Buy if, You're looking for comfortable torso protection that's feels good even when riding all day long
Pros: Great fit and properly comfortable, low-profile armour offers good coverage and stays where it needs to
Cons: Forearm straps are too tight, gets sweaty when the mercury rises
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This relatively light and low-profile armour from protective clothing makers SixSixOne offers plenty of coverage and some great features.

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The D3O shoulder, back and elbow padding can be removed before you sling the jacket in the wash, or to simply let you tailor how much protection you want out on the trail. Just like on the short-sleeve version, you can remove the back protector and slip a hydration bladder into its place, which is handy if you’re not likely to stop for a drink any time soon.

When SixSixOne says the jacket is made from ‘compression fabrics’ they’re not kidding. The snug fit is no bad thing though, and means the pads all stay put when it counts. Generous underarm and elbow cutouts help shed heat but things still get pretty sweaty in the Evo on warm days.

Our only other niggle is that the forearm straps are a little short, so they feel tight when fastened. We ended up removing them and had zero issues with the elbow pads moving around.

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In terms of comfort, the SixSixOne jacket goes almost unnoticed during long uplift days and its tight but well-articulated fit means movement is unrestricted. The coverage is great too, which boosts confidence when the trails start getting trickier.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Evo armour jacket
Brand Sixsixone

Fastening Type Full-Zip