The second and very important aspect of the Mawashi R4-E is that it offers a very high level of flexibility & mobility for a system that offers such a level of impact attenuation. The suit offers users a full range-of-motion (i.e. flexibility) and complete ease-of-motion (i.e. mobility) while maintaining the necessary impact protection and coverage areas and other important aspects (e.g. cooling, stab protection, etc.)
Through Mawashi’s expertise with researching, understanding, and applying knowledge of human factors & ergonomics we are able to deliver systems that do not impede or fatigue users while they are wearing PPE and the R4-E is an excellent example of the application of this knowledge resulting in a very comfortable and functional suit.
By providing this exceptional level of flexibility & mobility the users will have much greater comfort (and thus less distraction and irritation) and their functionality (ability to perform necessary roles, tasks, actions, etc.) will not be impeded. In this way officers benefit from all the protection of CAN/CSA 617-06 impact attenuation levels and coverage areas but they are not adversely affected by this protection.
The R4-E has a 3-part wrap-around lumbar support (covering from the lower back to the sides/hips) to help officers feel more comfortable and less fatigued after wearing the suit for extended periods of time.