Dakine got in touch to tell us about their new protection for 2016, and they’re also sending some over, so expect to see it in Fresh Goods soon. Like any self respecting mountain bike press release nowadays, it arrived with an edit of the sick variety:
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The Slayer knee and elbow pads are lightweight designs based on cuffs, whereas the Hellion pads have a burlier design with velcro closures. The Seeker backpack has a built in spine protector, PU-coating and 2L of hydration built in around the lumbar area, though it can take a 3L reservoir instead. See more on the Dakine EU website.