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Who we are D3O® is a British-based impact protection solutions company that markets a unique patented technology that is used to produce a shock absorbing material. This high performing branded material is used to provide a wide range of integrated products in the motorcycle, sport, electronics, footwear and PPE markets. We were born out of the 2006 Winter Olympics, where we provided protective-wear solutions to the US and Canadian ski teams. With no compromise on protection, we changed the protection market with a range of light-weight, flexible and breathable protectors. Today, we continue to challenge and lead the world of impact protection and shock absorption with innovative, pioneering solutions for our customers.

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How D3O works

How D3O molecules work

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How D3O works D3O materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state. This unique characteristic enables enhanced protection, while providing a versatile and flexible material that can be manufactured for a host of impact protective applications. We manufacture this raw substance into practical functionality, as both a foam and non-foam material. The technology allows freedom of movement for the user with no compromise in comfort or protection. As the material’s molecules lock, D3O disperses the force of impact, drastically reducing its effect and minimising the risk of injury or equipment damage. Note: D3O does not “go hard�.

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The Solutions Provider D3O is a solutions provider. We work closely with our partner brands, offering full product development service from concept to design, and prototyping to testing and certification.

Brainstorm

Research & agree PDA

Concept design & CAD

Prototyping

Performance analysis

Final production

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Testing and Accreditation We carry out extensive in-house testing, enabling us to assess quality and ensure stringent standards are met. The D3O test lab includes an AD Engineering drop tower and Instron tensometer. A wide selection of our components meet CE standard requirements for a variety of applications. The D3O additional tests are always validated by independent labs to warrant authorised recognition of our components. These labs also perform tests which cannot be done in-house.

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Our materials D3O is a smart, rate sensitive material – the stress vs. strain characteristics are dependent on the rate of loading. This means that the harder the impact, the greater the resistance to the force. We engineer a number of dilatant materials and, using patented technology, incorporate them into polymer structures. We offer a range of material formulations, each developed to meet the specific needs of diverse market places and product applications.

Property

Application

We manufacture and license our unique patented materials, combining enhanced chemistry and engineering to produce high performing, shock absorbing polymers. Sports

Footwear

Motorcycle

Shock absorption

Energy return

Low density

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PPE

Electronics


ST Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20 10

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

6mm Solid ST

4mm Solid ST

3mm Solid ST

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

10mm HDPE Foam

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Mesh Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1

ST is one of our soft, flexible and high performing material formulations. Focused on impact protection in a range of ambient temperature environments.

Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20 10

3mm D3O ST solid transmits 57% less force than 10mm EVA, despite being 60% thinner.

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

Typical Density (kg/m3)

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

Available thickness (mm)

ST Solid

400-550

60-75

3, 4, 6

ST Mesh

400-550

60-75

4, 6

9

6mm Mesh ST

4mm Mesh ST

10mm VN

10mm EVA

20mm PE/EVA Foam

D3O Material

10mm HDPE Foam

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Compared to 10mm EVA, 6mm D3O ST solid decreases the transmitted force by 79%.


XT Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20 10

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

6mm Solid XT

4mm Solid XT

3mm Solid XT

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

10mm HDPE Foam

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XT is a soft, flexible material focused on impact protection in a wide range of temperature environments.

Mesh Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20

Compared to 10mm VN foam, 6mm D3O XT solid decreases the transmitted force by 80%.

10 0 10

D3O Material

Typical Density (kg/m3)

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

Available thickness (mm)

XT Solid

400-600

60-80

3, 4, 6

XT Mesh

400-600

60-80

4, 6

20

6mm Mesh XT

4mm Mesh XT

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm VN

10mm EVA

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10mm HDPE Foam

Thickness (mm)

3mm D3O XT transmits 53% less force than 20mm PE/EVA foam, despite being 85% thinner.

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Shock+ Solid Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20 10

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

Compared to EVA foam, 6mm Shock+ solid decreases the transmitted force by 73%.

Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 40 30 20 10

3, 4, 6

Shock+ Mesh

500-700

70-85

4, 6

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20 30

6mm Mesh Shock+

70-85

4mm Mesh Shock+

500-700

20mm PE/EVA Foam

Shock+ Solid

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10mm VN

Available thickness (mm)

10mm EVA

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

10mm HDPE Foam

Typical Density (kg/m3)

Thickness (mm)

0

D3O Material

6mm Solid Shock+

4mm Solid Shock+

3mm Solid Shock+

10mm VN

Mesh

Transmitted force (kN)

3mm D3O Shock+ solid transmits 61% less force than 10mm HDPE foam, despite being 60% thinner.

20mm PE/EVA Foam

Shock+ is a versatile grade of impact protection for a range of extreme temperature environments.

10mm EVA

10mm HDPE Foam

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D3O Aero Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1

Transmitted force (kN)

40

30

20

10

10

20

D3O Aero

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

30

10mm HDPE Foam

Thickness (mm)

0

We pride ourselves on our ability to produce low‑profile parts that still offer the ultimate in impact protection but also understand the market need for a lighter weight solution where weight is a key factor. D3O has developed a lightweight grade of polyurethane (PU), perfect for applications where weight is the primary material characteristic requirement. This high performing open cell PU solution lends itself to extended area coverage as it is soft and comfortable. At the same thickness, D3O Aero transmits 63% less force than vinyl nitrate and PE / EVA foam. Typical Density (kg/m3)

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

Available thickness (mm)

200-300

60-75

Application dependent

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D3O Lite 001 Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1

Transmitted force (kN)

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Thickness (mm)

40

10

20

10

0

20

At the same thickness, D3O Lite transmits 44% less force than traditional EVA foams. Typical Density (kg/m3)

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

Available thickness (mm)

150-250

60-75

Application dependent

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D3O Lite 001

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

D3O Lite is our first EVA solution. Graded to enable a greater range of performance and material characteristics, D3O Lite is a cost effective, lightweight EVA which allows us to expand the integration of D3O impact protection into a wider range of applications.

10mm HDPE Foam

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D3O Decell SATRA comparison between high grade EVA and D3O Decell 40 35

EVA

Deceleration (g)

30 25 20

Decell

15 10 5 0 0

200

400

600

Compression cycles (thousands)

Introducing D3O Decell - our latest material developed specifically for the athletic footwear market. D3O Decell brings strain rate sensitivity to the athletic footwear market. Walk and the D3O Decell offers cushioning, remaining soft and flexible, but start running and the D3O reacts to each impact, giving the user shock absorption that traditional EVA’s can’t match. D3O Decell deceleration stays low even at high impact energies while competitor results increase rapidly. ·· D3O offers better cushioning than high grade EVA’s ·· EVA loses 27% of its performance after 1000km ·· D3O Decell loses only 4% of its performance after 1000km

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SATRA testing of D3O Decell: Repeated compression (SATRA TM156): Designed to simulate the compressive forces experienced during normal walking. Falling mass shock absorption (SATRA TM142): Designed to simulate the impact of a heel strike for a man running. Conclusions: Not only does D3O Decell offer a lower deceleration before any compressions are applied, it maintains performance throughout the whole test (see opposite page). While competitor materials fatigue as the compressions accumulate (the polymer structure degrading with each impact), our material remains durable and high performing, losing only 4% after 500,000 hits, the equivalent of 1000km.

Intelligent midsole

Cushioning on impact

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Typical Density (kg/m3)

Typical Hardness (Shore 00)

Available thickness (mm)

250-350

65-80

Application dependent


Our technologies With a range of D3O materials now available, we have created a number of platform technology solutions aimed at disrupting the market place and providing innovation to market needs. Each D3O product technology solution can be tailored or moulded to suit the needs of the partner. We provide solutions to five very different markets. With our platform technologies, we are able to cater to the specific requirements of each customer in each sector. Each technology is designed in-house and developed with protection, comfort and flexibility in mind.

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Hooked Integration System Impact test based on EN1621-1 50

Ultimate impact protection maintained

40 Transmitted force (kN)

Diameter of only 37mm Weighs less than a gram

Level 1 pass

30 20 10 0

The profile of the product remains the same, despite the inclusion of hooked integration system

Tighter integration into garments and no need for pockets or sewn parts

D3O already manufactures streamlined, low profile, flexible parts. The inclusion of the Hooked Integration System within our range means that our parts sit even closer in the garment, combining the ultimate in impact protection with tighter, cost effective integration.

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Ambient

Wet

Cold (-ยบ10)

Example performance data based on the T5 ST Range


D3O Smart Skin Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1

Transmitted force (kN)

40

30

20

10

10

20

*D3O Aero material used

D3O Smart Skin*

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

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10mm HDPE Foam

Thickness (mm)

0

The creation of D3O Smart Skin brings a new manufacturing process and integration method to the D3O range of impact protection. D3O Smart Skin is an innovative protective layer that allows even lower profile and more complex geometries than previously offered. It can be heat-bonded directly onto the surface of the garment so no need for pocketing or hook and loop systems. ·· Improved integration through heat bonding or sewing ·· Manufacturing cost savings ·· Exposed D3O components ·· Design printing on product capability ·· Abrasion resistance ·· UV resistance

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Low profile

Complex geometries

Heat bonded

Anti-abrasive laminate layer

Example geometries

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Reactor Fabric

Base fabric + D3O Reactor Fabric

Base fabric + foam

Transmitted force (kN)

Comparative impact performance

Based on lab sample testing

Reactor Fabric is D3O’s latest market-changing material innovation that sees 1-2mm of D3O impact protection applied directly to fabric at source. Ideal for applications where ultimately low profile shock absorption is key. D3O Reactor Fabric can be applied to a broad portfolio of fabrics commonly used across a wide range of market places and still incorporates D3O’s patented technology. D3O is a disruptive technology, constantly leading the market with new and innovative solutions. D3O Reactor offers superior protection to Neoprene, despite being 60% thinner. Applying D3O Reactor to a base fabric provides a 20% improvement in impact protection compared to other foamed fabrics.

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How it works: Process: Fabric stretched on a conveyer belt and coated with D3O. Once cured, top layer then applied. The base fabric: Choose from thousands of fabrics. D3O Reactor: Lightweight, flexible, durable impact protection using D3O technology. The laminate: Top layer customisable to offer added value: ·· Abrasion resistance ·· UV protection ·· Fire retardency, etc.

Laminate D3O Reactor Base fabric

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Our products As well as developing bespoke solutions for our partners, we also design and develop components specifically tailored for our target markets. Each component is tested to the highest standards to ensure the protection of the end user.

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T5 Evo 50 40 Transmitted force (kN)

The T5 EVO range of limb protectors offers great impact protection whilst remaining low profile and lightweight. They are CE certified to level 1 across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ideal for the motorcycle market.

Level 1 pass

30 20 10 0

Ambient

Knee

Wet

Cold (-ยบ10)

PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

143 x 227

109

Elbow

130 x 222

96

Shoulder

140 x 185

95

Hip

130 x 179

75

Elbow

50

Transmitted force (kN)

40

Level 1 pass

30 20 10 0

Ambient Shoulder

Wet

Cold (-ยบ10)

Hip

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PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

143 x 227

84

Elbow

130 x 222

74

Shoulder

140 x 185

74

Hip

130 x 179

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T5 EvoPRO 50

Transmitted force (kN)

40

Level 1 pass

30

Level 2 pass

20

The T5 EVOPRO range of limb protectors are even more durable than the T5 EVO range, with XT offering level 2 CE certification across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ST offering level 2 CE certification in all conditions.

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Hot (40ºc)

Cold (-10ºc)

Wet

Ambient

0

PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

143 x 227

153

Elbow

130 x 221

122

Shoulder

140 x 185

129

Hip

130 x 178

103

Knee

Elbow

Shoulder

Hip

50

Level 1 pass

30

Level 2 pass

20 10

Hot (40ºc)

Cold (-10ºc)

Wet

0

Ambient

Transmitted force (kN)

40

PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

143 x 227

130

Elbow

130 x 221

103

Shoulder

140 x 185

109

Hip

130 x 178

88

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Xergo 50 40

Level 1 pass

30 Transmitted force (kN)

Developed to exceed level 2 of the new standard in all conditions, the Xergo range of limb protectors offers greater protection across extreme temperature conditions (-10ºC to +40ºC) whilst remaining flexible and breathable.

Level 2 pass

20 10

Hip

Shoulder (left)

Elbow

Knee (right)

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Hot (40ºc)

Cold (-10ºc)

Wet

Ambient

0

PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

137 x 252

217

Elbow

118 x 249

184

Shoulder

167 x 218

190

Hip

149 x 222

167


Transmitted force

T6 EN1621-1

Pass area

Our T6 range of limb protectors have a built‑in hard shell offering puncture and abrasion resistance, whilst maintaining comfort and performance. The T6 range is CE certified.

Time

PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

Knee

143 x 227

113

Elbow

130 x 222

102

Shoulder

143 x 193

101

Hip

130 x 178

78

Knee

Elbow

Shoulder

Hip

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Crash range Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1

The Crash Range was initially developed for the snowsports market but is now used in many applications, from mountain biking to motorcycles. Transmitted force (kN)

40 30 20 10

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

Thigh

Coccyx

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6mm Solid ST

4mm Solid ST

3mm Solid ST

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

Kidney

10mm EVA

10mm HDPE Foam

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PART

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

NOMINAL THICKNESS (mm)

Thigh

143 x 227

153

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Coccyx

130 x 221

122

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Kidney

140 x 185

129

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Viper Central 50

We have three back protector solutions, designed with an extremely flexible and breathable geometry known as Airwave technology.

Transmitted force (kN)

40 30

Level 1 pass

20

The Viper Central gives the user high performing (EN1621‑2 level 1) spinal coverage.

10 0

Ambient

Wet

Cold (-º10)

VIPER CENTRAL SIZE

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm)

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g)

TORSO LENGTH (cm)

XS/S

137 x 339

187

Up to 43

M/L

165 x 400

262

Up to 50

XL/XXL

170 x 433

300

Up to 56

NOMINAL THICKNESS (mm) 13

Viper Central

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Viper Stealth / Pro VIPER STEALTH

At 18mm, the Viper Pro is our ultimate back protector solution and passes level 2 of the CE certification EN1621-2.

Level 1

Pass area

Transmitted force

At 11m, the Viper Stealth is a lightweight back protector that includes protection for the scapula whilst remaining low profile. It passes level 1 of the CE certification EN1621‑2.

Time

SIZE

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS (mm) Small 242 x 366 Regular 268 x 406 Large 274 x 444

NOMINAL WEIGHT (g) 228 277 332

TORSO LENGTH (cm) Up to 43 Up to 48 Up to 53

XL 316 x 477 386 Up to 56 NOMINAL THICKNESS CERTIFICATION (mm) 11

CE Certified EN1621-2 Level 1

Transmitted force

VIPER PRO

Level 1

Pass area

Level 2

Time

SIZE

NOMINAL NOMINAL TORSO DIMENSIONS WEIGHT LENGTH (mm) (g) (cm)

Small

Viper Stealth / Pro

241 x 365

353

Up to 43

Regular 268 x 405

431

Up to 48

Large

274 x 444

492

Up to 53

XL

316 x 477

611

Up to 56

NOMINAL THICKNESS CERTIFICATION (mm) 18

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CE Certified EN1621-2 Level 2


Accessories Comparative impact perfornace at 10J Impact test based on EN1621-1 Transmitted force (kN)

40 30

Our range of accessories includes market leading protective and shock absorbing components for the palm, knuckle, forefoot and heel. Metatarsal components offer great protection and performance characteristics in extreme temperatures, and are popular in footwear within the defence, workwear and sports markets.

20 10

Thickness (mm)

0 10 20

6mm Solid XT

4mm Solid XT

3mm Solid XT

10mm VN

20mm PE/EVA Foam

10mm EVA

10mm HDPE Foam

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MET GUARDS SPECIFIC: Knuckle

50

Palm Clearance (mm)

40 30 20 10

Forefoot (right)

0

Heel (left)

Boot with integrated D3O Met guard SIZE

NOMINAL NOMINAL NOMINAL DIMENSIONS WEIGHT THICKNESS (mm) (g) (mm)

STANDARD Small

128 x 104

52

10

Regular

134 x 108

56

10

Large

152 x 123

74

10

Small

122 x 89

37

10

Regular

134 x 98

44

10

Large

144 x 106

52

10

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Pre-curved met guard Standard met guard

PRE-CURVED Left

138 x 121

73

13

Right

138 x 121

73

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Please visit www.D3O.com for further information on our product ranges

F16 met guard

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D3O in a nutshell

D3O: The Company

Internal design team

On-site sampling & prototyping capabilities

In-house testing facilities

Value adding marketing support

D3O: The Materials

High performance shock absorption

Patented technology

Maximum flexibility

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Trusted protection

Extremely comfortable

Tested to the highest standards


D3O Communications D3O is now the ‘secret ingredient’ technology found in many of the world’s leading sports brands. We are building a growing group of brand advocates across the sports world including elite athletes, engineers, leading brands and end users. Join us and Make An Impact.

D3O Demo kit

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D3O App, available on iOS and Android.

Visit our website: www.D3O.com

Join our community:

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Testimonials “If people want to know about the quality of your armour tell them that they saved me when a giant truck ran over me... My arms, shoulders, and spine, all protected with your armor... uninjured, no bone breaks, no spine injury. It worked great. Thanks!” Rider in modified Triumph gear “If you’re thinking of investing in protective gear but think it’s too heavy or doesn’t look cool, think again. Today, lots of brands make lightweight, minimalist protection. That’s where D3O comes in.” Youri Barneoud, Onboard Magazine “Icon’s goal is to bring the very best of materials and construction to our products and D3O is an integral part of this process. The low profile of D3O armor and it’s industry leading protective properties allow us to provide our customers with apparel that is built to take a hit, but doesn’t interfere with mobility and movement - two very important things when piloting a motorcycle through the urban wasteland.” Icon “Thanks to the minimalist approach, it’s one of the best-fitting back protectors we’ve ever had the pleasure of riding in – ideal for races where a back protector is compulsory.” Mountain Bike UK D3O is cool, edgy and fun, but behind the day-glo orange exterior lies a product – and a company – with a serious grasp on technology, marketing and partnerships that is steadily turning into a global brand. Mike Peake

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PPE

Electronics

Footwear

Motorcycle

Sports

Our partners

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Contact us: Sales: +44 1273 425 450 sales@d3olab.com

Marketing: +44 1273 425 470 marketing@d3olab.com

www.D3O.com

Press: +44 1273 425 459 louise.wilson@d3olab.com


An introduction to D3O