An integrated spine protector won't do you much good if it doesn't fit correctly. For that reason Evoc has designed its FR Trail Protector pack in proportions to fit a shorter torso, while still offering maximum protection and hydration-bladder compatibility.
The FR Trail was designed as a technical daypack with all the features you'll need, no matter how hard the trail gets. To begin with, the front panel unzips to reveal a series of compartments to organize and stow anything from spare tubes to your phone. Translucent tarpaulin lets you see the contents, and a main compartment unzips to hold elbow and knee protectors, or a snack for the midway point of the ride. Two small side pockets are also easily accessible, and external straps and an expandable pocket hold a jacket, additional padding, or your full-face helmet. The built-in hydration pocket holds either a two or three liter bladder, and the tubing routes easily over your shoulder to hold it out of the way.
As with other Evoc back protectors, the FR Trail contains the CE-certified Liteshield back protector. This spine protector features a layer of Adaptive PU foam, segmented EPS, and soft damping layers. It is flexible and conforms to your spine and reduces injury by up to 95% upon impact. It is durable and maintains its integrity throughout a range of temperatures. The Liteshield is also replaceable.
To hold the back protector snugly against your back, which gives you optimal protection, the Evoc pack features adjustable shoulder, sternum, and waist straps. They were constructed from a combination of Air Mesh and breathable foam so that sweat is able to evaporate out from underneath. If you're just out for a short downhill run and you don't need a full pack, the back plate may be worn without the rest of the pack.