The Atlas brace was tested by six motocross riders of varying skill levels, sizes, and ages. Everything written in this review is based on the opinions of these riders.
Atlas Brace Price: $299.00
Weight: 2.19 lbs; 992 grams
First impression on the Atlas brace wasn’t all that great. When you put it on it feels a bit odd on your shoulders and although everyone agrees taking the rear support off the spine and putting it on your muscles, the way it sat felt a bit weird at first, not to mention how heavy the brace felt. Some riders complained about how it went over the head without opening and scraped on their face and ears on its way into place. Most of our testers were really excited to try the Atlas brace, when we got it, it was really hard to find because it was so new. No one knew anything about it at all and no reviews were available from anywhere.
There was a surprising phenomena – every tester raved about how great this brace was when they came off the track. On the track it is virtually unnoticeable its super low profile and super adjustable. It comes with a different offset mount for the rear supports and more are available are from Atlas. Also available are the necessary parts to widen the brace (for people with fat heads). If it sits too high you can adjust the height by removing part of the padding that sits on your shoulders. It comes with two different strapping systems – one the exact same as the Alpinestars, the other an improved, more effective version of the Leatt’s strap except with no buckles. The brace is appears to be very well designed (none of us at PPS Moto are Biomechanical Engineers or Doctors). It has a somewhat flexible design and rests on your chest and back muscles instead of your sternum and spine. Atlas really looked into the complaints of other neck braces when building this and made sure to build it to address things that people claimed or hypothesized could cause injury to the rider when protecting the neck.
Atlas really did their homework with this brace and it shows. They addressed all of the issues people had with other neck braces and came out with a great product. As with all products we recommend you try to find somewhere locally you can try it on and compare with other neck braces before you buy it, to see what you prefer. If you can’t find a few different ones to try on no need to worry, you’ll definitely be able to get the Atlas brace adjusted to fit you very well.
- Comes with 2 strap systems, one is a slightly beefier version of the Alpinestars’, the other a very improved version of the Leatt’s
- Looks cool and is available in many different colors
- Slides over head, no need to mess with buckle
- Easily comes apart (in half) so it can be removed without moving an injured rider
- Barely noticeable on track
- Very good fit
- Very comfortable
- Flexible design seems it would help lower the chance of other injuries
- Rests on chest and back muscles instead of sternum and spine
- At first it seems to sit on shoulders and back weird
- Over head install wasn’t liked by some riders
- Hard to find a chest protector that will fit with it.
*Everything written in this article is the opinion of PPS Moto. We are not doctors and can’t make any suggestion to which neck brace will protect you best in the event of a crash.
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|Amazon||Starting at $239.99|
|Rocky Mountain ATV/MC||$269.99|