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Brand Focus: G-Form Pads and Armor

by Douglas DiLillo May 09, 2017

Brand Focus: G-Form Pads and Armor

Most brands have several different technologies that they develop and adapt to a ton of various products such as helmets, body armor, goggles, limb pads. But G-Form is different. 

G-Form has taken a single technology and made it their brand. Applying their RPT technology to several different products to be at the forefront of lightweight body and limb protection. 

The History of G-Form

G-Form is a brand for athletes by athletes.

G-Form's RPT Technology for Mountain Bike and BMXInstead of a traditional approach, where designs and products are conjured up in the board room, this athlete-minded company has used design ideas and input from proven successful athletes. Athletes in mountain bike and BMX but also other sports such as skiing/snowboarding, soccer, and baseball are coming on board to support the brand. Not just athletes, but whole teams are buying in as they recently became the official protection partner of the MLB's Boston Red Sox. G-Form spans many competitive venues, helping athletes to maximize their game. 

The basis for their brand has been a shared vision of using advanced polymer technology to revolutionize impact protection and vibration dampening for competition.

Not only has G-Form been a player in sports protective equipment, but also in electronic protection and military/tactical gear. Their technology can be used in many ways, and G-Form is maximizing it. 

RPT Technology

What makes G-Form unique? It is their RPT Technology and their many applications of it.

RPT Technology is a rate-dependant material that stiffens on impact to absorb energy. That may be complicated to understand, so let's break this down to explain the technology and its properties better.

Molecules in the foam slightly repel each other, making the material soft and flexible to the touch. When impacted, the molecules instantly bind together to absorb and redistribute the energy. After the energy from the impact dissipates, the molecules return to their original state.

Below is a video by G-Form, while it is geared toward soccer, the benefits of the technology are easily apparent. 

 

G-Form Products

Some buyers may look at G-Form's RPT Technology and wonder if it really has a leg up compared to other hardshell protective guards and pads. The real benefit of G-Form's products is how lightweight they are. 

G-Form's RPT Impact Material for Mountain Bike and BMX

Yes, as seen in the video, G-Form's products are great at absorbing energy during an impact and not just dispersing it like hard shell impact material. That is why G-Form's products are excellent for Mountain Bike and BMX because they are minimal, low-profile and can be worn underneath other riding attire with ease. 

G-Form can easily outline your body from the neck down for increased riding protection:

G-Form's PRO-X Compression Shirt

  • A lightweight compression material
  • RPT impact pads at the chest, collarbone, shoulders and sides
  • Breathable Stretch material for added breathability
  • Weights well under one pound (362g/0.79lbs)
  • Comes in both adult, women's and youth to outfit the whole family. 

G-Form's PRO-X Compression Shorts

  • A lightweight compression material
  • RPT impact pads at the hips, lower leg, and tailbone
  • Breathable Stretch material for added breathability
  • Elastic waistband for comfortable fit
  • Weights well under one pound (75g/0.16lbs)
  • Comes in both adult, women's and youth to outfit the whole family. 

G-Form also has a pair of Compression shorts specifically for mountain bike and BMX riders. While it is similar to the PRO-X Compression Shorts, the G-Form PRO-B Bicycle Compression Shorts have an added padding in the crotch area, for better and extended comfort. These might better suit some buyers. 

Limb Protection

G-Form completes their products with various limb pads and guards. Each is similar as it adds their RPT technology to a compression fit sleeve. They are all lightweight, weighing well under one pound. G-Form also makes these pads in youth sizes, for your young rider. Click on the products below to learn more. 

We recommend G-Form to any rider who hates that bogged down feeling that hard shell protection can give them. Heavy armor isn't for everyone, and G-Form fits nicely for those riders who want something lightweight but strong. 

When we hear from riders, who say "I would rather not wear protective gear, it's too heavy" we let them know G-Form is a great compromise. It can give protection without holding you back.

Like Your Gear Lightweight? Shop G-Form!

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