Protection During a Fall
A chest protector can protect your torso from injury during a fall. The tough plastic construction will absorb much of the impact and help prevent broken/cracked ribs, punctures from rocks, branches and other impediments, and scrapes and lacerations.
Protection From Debris
A chest protector protects the upper body from flying debris such as rocks, dirt and branches.
When riding in groups it is especially important to wear a chest protector. Debris from other ATV riders can be thrown up from tires and hit riders behind them.
Protection From Crushing
A chest protector provides limited protection from being crushed during a crash. The torso has most of the important organs in your body and keeping them safe in a crash could mean the difference between riding back to camp and getting air-lifted to the hospital.