Longsleeve Shirt PRO – D3O and Xion Elbow protectors pro – D30 review

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Both Longsleeve Shirt PRO – D3O and Xion Elbow protectors pro – D30 can be used for a big variety of sports (Kayaking, MX, DH, snowboarding and a lot more). In this review I will stick more to kayaking experiences with Xion protection gear.

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Kayaker: Bojan Rusjan Photo: Jernej Mlekuž
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Kayaker: Bojan Rusjan Photo: Andraž Krpič

When kayaking steep creeks and narrow gorges, it is good to use elbow protection. Until now, I had plastic DH elbow guards which were bulky, restricting and slowly slipped of the elbow. It was always hard to decide if the guards are really needed.

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Kayaker: Miha Brišar Photo: Saša Kovačič

With Xion Elbow protectors pro – D30 this dilemma is solved. The elbow pads are very light (do not get heavy soaked with water), comfortable and most importantly – they do not slip of your elbow.

After getting my hands on the Longsleeve Shirt PRO – D3O there was a revelation. This shirt is made for extreme or clumsy (:D) people. Speeding through narrow parts, evading sharp rocks and doing hard portages got a lot safer.

In the Longsleeve Shirt PRO – D3O you get 4 pads on each arm. I preferre to paddle with the 3 upper ones (elbow, biceps and shoulder pads). The pads are easy to remove or fit back in.  When kayaking all the pads stay in place no matter what you do, even when wet. The shirt is comfortable and stretchy – tight fit.

I can easily say that this is the hottest stuff on the market. Try it, use it and you will never again go without it

Special thanks to Xion for a great product.

 

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Kayaker: Jan Praprotnik Photo: Urban Bajrič
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Kayaker: Jan Praprotnik Photo: Urban Bajrič
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Kayaker: Jan Praprotnik Photo: Urban Bajrič