Rezon wanted to find out how Halos® would perform after a season of wearing. How would the fabrics wear? Would the stitching stay intact? Most importantly, how would the Rotection® technology fare after being used three times a week in training and matches, with regular machine washing to keep Halos® looking and feeling fresh? Would Halos® still offer satisfactory, reliable protection?
To obtain the answers, two samples were submitted to the respected independent test house, SATRA, for testing to the original CE certification criteria. The first sample was a Halos® which had been used by a rugby player for a season of matches and training, during which it had received multiple impacts c.1500 sub-concussive impacts and had been washed monthly. The second was a Halos® which was laundered 40 times.
Both samples came through the testing process with full marks. After a season of laundering, the first sample Halos® retained its ability to reduce impact, and the characteristics to reduce concussive and sub-concussive brain injury, with plenty of safety margin. After 40 washes, the second sample Halos® was unfaded, demonstrated no shrinkage, no seam breakdown, no detachment of layers, no fraying, no shape distortion, no loss of elasticity, no loss of colourfastness, no loss of silicone gripping, and no fading of the labelling.
These independent tests prove Rezon’s design, choice of materials and manufacturing methods are your guarantee of a robust product that lives up to the claims made.