Thursday, 17 December 2009

The future is bright for Knox

British safety experts Knox have given their Warrior impact protection harness a bright future with the introduction of two exciting new colour options for 2010.

Premiered at the Dirt Bike Show, the updated Warrior is one of the few off-road impact protectors to be fully tested and approved to the relevant CE standards for motorcycle use.

Originally only available in black, now riders can choose from white or lime green too.

Developed with help from Relentless Suzuki MX star Jamie Law, the Warrior protects the upper body with CE- approved back, lumbar, chest and shoulder protectors and features a radical 3-part shoulder system that allows total freedom of movement.

At the core of Knox protection is a naturally strong hexagonal honeycomb that gives advanced impact protection yet is lightweight and breathable. It acts like a crumple zone, absorbing massive amounts of energy from an impact, keeping the wearer safe. Both the back and chest protector meet the European EN1621-2 standard and the elbow guards meet the requirements for EN1621-1.

Knox understand that safety wear needs to be comfortable, otherwise riders will soon discard it and ride unprotected, so they have fitted breathable spacer fabric on the back protector, which also has pinhole ventilation, to disperse body heat when working hard. There is adjustment on the arms, shoulders and waist, for a precise fit.

The Knox Warrior Harness is produced in sizes Small and Large (measurement details are available from the Knox website or at your local Knox Premier Centre) and options are available for use either with or without a neck brace, both retailing for £149.99 inc. VAT.

Call 01900 825825 or visit

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Still waters run deep at Knox

British impact protection manufacturer recovers from ‘biblical’ flood

Press Release 10 December 2009Planet-Knox, the UK’s largest manufacturer of impact protection for extreme sports, is still in business, having survived the worst floods in 1000 years hitting its home town of Cockermouth.

Although the factory is situated close to the River Derwent, which burst its banks and submerged the High Street under eight feet of muddy water, only a limited amount entered the Knox premises. However, the building was inaccessible for several days due to roads and bridges being impassable and all this happened less than a week before Knox was due to launch its revolutionary Hand Armour at the NEC Motorcycle Show. Initial inspection suggested that the damage was not too serious, only affecting carpets and low level stock, but further investigation revealed some serious issues.

“On returning from a highly successful NEC show we find that the recent flood damage is worse than initially thought” explains Planet Knox MD Geoff Travell. “We’ve had to sanitize the factory, as the flood water was contaminated, our offices will be out of action until the New Year and we’ve lost a significant amount of stock, materials and general equipment”.

He continues; “The team have all been amazing; everyone has pulled together in spite of the difficulties we face – just getting to work when half the bridges in the county are closed is a major achievement. We expect to be back to 100% by the end of January”.

Knox wishes to reassure customers that it is business as usual – ‘phones, emails and faxes are being answered and orders are being despatched – but ask for a little patience while they get back on their feet.

For more information call 01900 825825 01900 825825 or visit

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hand Armour fits Big Ed

Big names from the world of motorcycle sport can often be spotted on the Knox stand at motorcycle shows, but perhaps the 'biggest' personality to visit Knox at the 2009 event at the NEC was 'Big Ed'. Famed for his, er, big shiny helmet, Big Ed had come to see the new Knox Hand Armour for himself.

Described by Superbike magazine as "the most eye-catching and bold glove design we've seen in a decade" the report continues; "Interest at the NEC show was high, but we suspect they're a love them or hate them item. We're in the loving it camp". Click here to read more.