When it comes to action sports like snowmobiling and dirt biking, safety is paramount. Whether you're navigating rugged trails or hitting high speeds, there's always a risk of accidents and impacts. To safeguard riders from potential injuries, protective gear with proper impact ratings is crucial. One such rating that you might come across is CE LVL 2. So, what exactly is CE LVL 2 rating, and why is it essential for action sports enthusiasts?  

CE LVL 2 is a certification standard used to assess the impact protection capabilities of protective gear. It sets specific criteria that the gear must meet to be classified as CE LVL 2 rated. One of the primary criteria for achieving CE LVL 2 rating is that the mean value for transmitted force must be below 20 kN. In simple terms, this means that CE LVL 2 gear must transmit less force upon impact, resulting in more diffusion (shock absorption) into the material. 

The Importance of CE LVL 2 Rating for Action Sports

Action sports involve high levels of physical activity, unpredictable terrains, and varying weather conditions. As a result, riders face an increased risk of accidents and impacts. Having protective gear with a CE LVL 2 rating is crucial for several reasons: 

  • Enhanced Impact Protection: CE LVL 2 rated gear is designed to provide a higher level of impact protection compared to CE LVL 1. By transmitting less force upon impact and absorbing more shock, CE LVL 2 gear reduces the risk of injuries, especially in high-risk or extreme sports scenarios. 
  • Flexibility and Comfort: Despite offering superior protection, CE LVL 2 rated gear is designed to remain flexible and comfortable. This allows riders to move freely and comfortably while maintaining optimal protection. Riders can focus on their performance without feeling restricted by the gear. 
  • Lighter Weight: CE LVL 2 rated gear is often constructed using advanced materials that are lighter in weight. This ensures that riders can enjoy the benefits of added protection without feeling weighed down or fatigued during their adventures. 

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509 R-Mor Protection Riding Short

Men's R-Mor Protection Riding Short

The 509 R-Mor Protection Riding Short is a prime example of CE LVL 2 rated gear. This low-profile and stretchy padded short provides CE Level 2 tailbone protection and impact protection on the thighs. It offers stealth coverage and flexible comfort, allowing riders to focus on their snowmobiling or dirt biking adventures without compromising safety. 

509 R-Mor Protective Elbow Pads

R-Mor Protection Elbow Pads

The 509 R-Mor Protective Elbow Pads are another excellent example of CE LVL 2 rated gear. These lightweight and low-profile elbow pads offer full range of motion and CE certified impact protection. The Velcro straps make it easy to adjust the fit, and the pads are removable for convenient washing. 

509 CE Level 2 Protection Pad Kit

CE Level 2 Protection Pad Kit

For riders seeking to upgrade their existing gear, the 509 CE Level 2 Protection Pad Kit is a reliable option. This kit allows riders to easily replace older pads with CE LVL 2 certified pads featuring non-Newtonian fluid technology for added impact protection. 

Difference Between CE LVL 1 and 2

Both CE LVL 1 and CE LVL 2 gear offer impact protection, CE LVL 2 provides a higher level of protection and is often used in more demanding or extreme sports scenarios. The choice between CE LVL 1 and CE LVL 2 gear depends on the specific sport, the level of protection desired, and the individual's risk tolerance.

To learn more about CE LVL 1 visit the article: What is CE LVL 1 rating?