Originally Posted by PackMule
Dave, is this foam one-shot type (like a bicycle helmet) or does it retain (or regain) its protective properties after being compressed?
I'll be interested to hear how it does in the heat.
As best I can tell, it'll take multiple impacts in one area. I've seen no indication that it's a one-hit-wonder on any of the many tags, certificates and descriptors that have come with it. As mentioned, it seems to be similar to the CE pads, which can be re-used.
I'm also curious how it'll do in the heat. More than likely it would be fine on its own, or with separate elbow pads, but with my jacket over it, it'll be a touch warm. That shouldn't be a problem at 9000 ft.