Knox Venture armour review

Lightweight Lycra protection

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £89.99 RRP | USD $149.95
Knox Venture Armour

Our review

Well fitted, lightweight back protector but some discomfort from kidney shields
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The Venture upper body armour from Knox features a spine protector and shoulder padding made from Knox’s soft, pliable Lite + material – which feels like a very dense yet flexible foam.


The shoulder pads sit on the fronts of your shoulders when the top is on, and the dense foam pad make-up means they do a good job of staying put while riding. 

The spine protector feels like a solid core wrapped in dense foam, and although it does a great job of shielding your back, the lack of side-to-side flexibility means the wider kidney guard part at the bottom can dig into your sides at times.

The lightweight Lycra construction does vent heat well though, even if the padded areas are slightly less airflow friendly. And the Venture isn’t so tight that it’s impossible to remove when sweaty at the end of a hot day’s riding. 


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

Product Specifications


Name Venture top (12)
Brand Knox

Description • Motorcycling, MX, ATV, Snowmobile, Snowsports and MTB. • Uses UK made Meryl Lycra, which has proven moisture wicking abilities and is fast drying. • Superior cut for ultimate performance and comfort • Venture Top is short sleeve version which includes Knox Flexifrom + protectors in the shoulders and the Knox Advance X in the back. • EN1621 1 limbs. EN 1621 2 Level 1 back. • Available in Black, sizes S-XXL
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL